Do we need to give up alcohol to lose weight?

Calories between white and red wines, depending on the brand, 12 ounces of beer can range from 55 to 320 calories.

Potato chips with antioxidant properties

This is a potato variety resistant to diseases and with natural antioxidants which when vacuum fried preserve their properties.

Video games improve attention in children with ADHD

The tool includes a series of quests which turn into challenges for children, who with a cellphone or tablet embark on trying to discover similarities between figures, for instance, stimulating concentration, memory and striking their interest.

Teenagers influenced by video games with alcohol, smoking content

Teenagers are twice as likely to try smoking and alcohol after playing popular video games, experts have warned.

No differences noted over time for children of gay, lesbian, adoptive

No differences noted over time for children of gay, lesbian, adoptive

Climate could have an impact on dengue and leishmaniasis outbreaks

Aspects such as temperature, rain and moisture influence reproduction, survival and biting rates of Aedes aegypti and Lutzomyia sp., vectors of these two diseases.

New genes could open the door to new antibiotics

“If we could discover gene sequences with biological activity, at least minimal, we could control and apply new functions to biotechnological industries.”

8 ways summer is good for your health

There are a few special benefits unique to summer that we’re more than excited to enjoy. Here are some.

Superbug in US: Doctors fear it could herald a post-antibiotic era

Bacteria discovered in 49-year-old's urinary tract infection contains the mcr-1 gene - resistant even to colistin, the antibiotic of last resort.

A guide to prevent gastric cancer

Health professionals of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia (UNal) designed a method to help Colombian gastroenterologists define strategies to fight malignant digestive system tumors.

Men prefer pretty while women look for financial stability

When it comes to looking for a lifetime partner men usually look more into the physical attributes of women and women look more into financial stability and future status.

The Psychological Trauma of a Multi-Generation War

Colombian children have never lived in a world where their country was not fighting. Now, as peace finally seems probable, the nation is grappling with the mental-health fallout from the conflict.

Marijuana in Colombia: From ‘the weed that kills’ to ‘the weed that cures’

Marijuana used to be “the weed that kills” in Colombia anti-drug ads on TV, but not anymore.

Cost of cancer drug could decrease up to 50%

Imatinib, a drug used to battle some forms of cancer such as leukemia was recently declared of public interest, after the Colombian Ministry of Health and Social Protection signed the corresponding bill.

Colombia legalizes medical marijuana

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos signed a decree Tuesday legalizing and regulating medical marijuana, the latest softening of the country's hardline tactics in the war on drugs.

Damaged bones may regenerate from stem cells

A cellular therapy technique helps in treating bone defects produced by accidents, shootings or bone infections, among others. Its application would avoid, among other alternatives, use of synthetic bone grafts.

Colombia’s senate seeks allowed organ donation by default

Senate met on Wednesday to vote on a series of changes to the law regarding organ donation. The proposals will become law once they gain the signature of the President, Juan Manuel Santos.

Playing roulette and bingo helps children learn real numbers

Eight grade students of the Aguablanca District of the city of Cali improved their mathematical skills thanks to these games and other virtual games such as GeoGebra.

Curbing the tobacco epidemic in the Americas

Tobacco epidemic disproportionately affect low and middle-income countries, where more than 80% of the world’s smokers now live

Lessons from Peru about stopping the spread of TB?

For Jasmin Bueno, aged seven, and her brother Aaron, aged six, there is little that can make swallowing chemo-profilactic pills any less bitter. But the tablets they stoically gulp down daily during the next six months are the best protection they can get from contracting tuberculosis.

Paraguay breast cancer cases so far in 2016 exceed total for 2015

Paraguay, in the first 10 months of this year, registered 408 cases of breast cancer, one more than in all of 2015, when the mortality rate was 10.1 per 100,000 women, the Health Ministry reported Wednesday on World Day of the Fight against Breast Cancer.

What the U.S. could learn from Cuba about Zika

Cuba has successfully held off the Zika epidemic and in the process all but eliminated Dengue fever and other mosquito-carried illnesses

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