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10 News stories that show that we need to take better care of our health in 2018

10 News stories that show that we need to take better care of our health in 2018

A new year coming, and with it, the classic ones Promises: How to be a better person, start exercising, change your diet and be healthier. Let's agree, who does not love New Year's resolutions? However, delivering on these promises is a tough thing in most cases, and in 2017 we were impacted by a number of stories that showed how we are becoming less and less concerned about health and well-being. So if you want to have a healthier 2018, know that this is possible. To help you with this task, My Life selected some news that shows that we need to take better care of our health. Check it out:

1. Bad hygiene of the penis

Hygiene in the genital area is essential. However, this year several reports have been released on social networks that men have difficulty cleaning the penis and other intimate areas. According to the urologist Valter Javaroni, there are two reasons why it is essential to clean the penis daily: it is a site with many germs and can be the focus of communicable diseases. To know which signs of penis is badly sanitized and how to clean the penis just click here!

2. Growth in the number of cases of people with HIV

During 2016, 1.8 million new cases of HIV infections were registered, according to UNAIDS, a United Nations program that focuses on finding solutions to fight AIDS. For you to know, this number is equivalent to a new infection every 17 seconds. The data also show a growth of the disease among young and old. Learn more about the study and remember: use a condom!

3. More than half of the Brazilian population aged 16 to 25 years have HPV

Preliminary data from a study released by the Ministry of Health in 2017 indicate a prevalence of 54.6% of HPV cases among the Brazilian population aged 16 to 25 years, being 38.4% of the type of high risk for the development of cancer. The data is important to measure the impact of immunization in a few years' time. The vaccine against the disease is available for girls aged 9 to 14 years and for boys aged 11 to 14 years. See more here.

4. Syphilis grows 27.9% in Brazil in one year

The Ministry of Health recently announced a set of actions to prevent, diagnose and treat syphilis. The numbers related to the disease are of concern to health authorities, showing that between 2015 and 2016, acquired syphilis had an increase of 27.9%; syphilis in pregnant women, 14.7%; and the congenital (transmitted from the mother to the baby by the placenta or at the time of delivery) of 4.7%. According to the Ministry of Health, one of the reasons for the increase in syphilis cases is the shortage of penicillin (medicine used to treat the disease) globally. However, with some simple care it is possible to prevent the disease. Understand everything here.

5. One in five people do not know their type of diabetes

Diabetes is one of the most common syndromes among Brazilian families and basically it can be divided into two main groups: type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. This is an important factor in the search for the most appropriate treatment and consequently the relief of symptoms. However, 19% of those who have diabetes do not know what type it is. The worrying data was pointed out by the Life Insights survey, conducted by Minha Vida. Check out all the research here!

6. Pregnant women should do Zika tests more than once during pregnancy

Pregnancy is a very important time for several women, but it requires care since some problem in the health of the mother can affect the baby as well. This year, one of the biggest concerns of pregnant women was with Zika Virus. According to researchers from the Medical School of São José do Rio Preto (Famerp), in São Paulo, they warned about the importance of doing more than once the test of the Zika virus in pregnant women during gestation. See the explanation here!

7. Touching your feet can be very important for your health.

Although it is a very simple movement, its execution can be more complicated than it appears. When you try to touch your feet, many people realize how much their own flexibility is impaired. However, studies show that this ability does not only concern this aspect of the body, but also points out the flexibility of the coronary arteries. Learn more here.

8. Suicide rates increase 12% in Brazil in 4 years

Feeling sad all the time, lack of courage to do things you like and willingness to always be alone are just a few of the symptoms of a potential suicide candidate. Being considered a major public health problem, the fight against suicide has increasingly become a priority of governments. Between 2011 and 2015, the number of suicides increased 12%, being the fourth largest cause of death of Brazilians between 15 and 29 years. Understand the Ministry of Health action plan to reduce cases.

9. Too Much Sugar May Favor Depression and Anxiety

You may have heard that sugar is an empty calorie, capable of causing various diseases. But in addition to the harm to physical health, he may also be responsible for affecting his mental health, according to a study by researchers at University College London in England. See how the researchers came to this discovery!

10. Obesity is one of the main risk factors for chronic and cardiovascular diseases. A study by the Health Ministry and the National Supplemental Health Agency (ANS) revealed that obesity among health plan users rose 36 percent in seven years. In 2008 the number was 12.5%, increasing to 17% in 2015. Understand everything here!

Chronic gastritis: causes, symptoms and treatment

Chronic gastritis: causes, symptoms and treatment

In the case of gastritis, the definition of acute or chronic is given by time and by the type of inflammatory infiltrate present in the stomach. Chronic gastritis can be classified as mild, moderate or marked based on the number of polymorphonuclear cells present in the inflammatory infiltrate. In the case of chronic gastritis present for a longer time, predominant cell types become lymphocytes and plasma cells.


Inadequate chewing may contribute to weight gain

Inadequate chewing may contribute to weight gain

Chewing is the first phase of the digestive process - its function is mechanical digestion, ie, food fragmentation, allowing the mixing of the food bolus with the saliva . This, in turn, will perform its function of lubrication and chemical digestion, facilitating swallowing. Remembering that in this process, good teeth and efficient jaw joints are important.