Victor Rey

The hidden sugar in food and drinks

Sugar is a sweet-taste carbohydrate and one of the main ingredient of juices and soft drinks, but this “hidden sugar” is also used in salty biscuits and sauces. According to several studies, an excessive consumption has a relation with obesity; and it could also influence the central nervous system. Why has this extra amount of hidden sugar been used in processed food?

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Percutaneous electrolysis intensity and safety

Intensity in percutaneous electrolysis: a safety issue

Percutaneous electrolysis Therapy treatment has shown to be effective in damaged tendons thanks to the effect of galvanic current. In the case of EPTE®, percutaneous electrolysis therapy, an intensity of  treatment measured in micro-ampers (a milion part of an Amper) is applied. To choose low intensity (micro-Amps instead of mili-Amps) is a safety issue.

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Parents: 2 training programs to face the increasing children sedentarism

Parents and school trainers are worried about the incresing levels of children’s obesity. Sedentarism and the lack of activity has a lot to do with it, but things could change. Two programs stablish a new way to introduce students in sports and reach a minimum level of physical activity. The Daily Mile: an initiative against obesity An initiative in a primary School in Scotland has spread to the rest of the UK, the Netherlands, South Africa and beyond. They did…

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Whatsapp injuries for neck, fingers and wrists

Whatsapp is living a big increase and spread of its use, but this leads to a growth of the dangers and the injuries caused by use of mobile phones. Kenneth K. Hansraj, chief of spine surgery at New York Spine Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine, made a study showing how the position of the neck while reading or texting increases the weigth of the head on the neck. In addition to this, wrists and fingers may suffer from some problems, the so called “WhatsAppitis”.

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Pain and Brain: how is pain related to the tissue damage and the danger

This Post is based on the book “Explain pain“. Authors: David Butler y Dr Lorimer Moseley. Pain is an unpleasant sensation nobody likes to feel. Precisely, the “fact that it is unpleasant is what makes pain so effective, so essential in life”. Pain advices about the existence of a “pain” before the person who suffers could be damaged. It has a purpose: make the patient move away and avoid the danger. The pain aim would be, for this reason “protection and recovery”.  However, sometimes this…

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The Achilles tendon: Injuries and treatment with percutaneous electrolysis

The Achilles tendon, stretching from the heel bone to the calf muscle, is one of the strongest and longest in the body. It is responsible for the ability to extend the foot and point the toes. On average it is around 15 centimetres long and 6.1 mm in thickness in people aged 10-17 years, 6.3mm in people aged 18-30 years, and 6.9 mm in people aged over 30. It tends to be more flexible in women and the young, and…

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