Epistaxis: why does the nose bleed?
The scientific term for what is usually called “nosebleed” – the loss of blood from the nose – is epistaxis. The origin of the name comes from the Greek word “epistazo”, which means “to drip, drop by drop”. Nosebleeds can be ...Find out more
“Play” for your health, with gamification
If you really love videogames but don’t want to play games with your health, this article is for you. Let’s talk about gamification, a set of elements, mechanisms and technologies derived from videogames and imported into the ...Find out more
Hypotension: let’s be clear about low blood pressure
A little water and sugar can quickly fix the situation, but when low blood pressure is a constant problem, this simple temporary discomfort turns into a real pathology. It’s not just a matter of labels: there can be specific ...Find out more
Wireless and wearable devices keep the doctor always at your side
New wireless devices and wearables will make you feel like your doctor is closer than ever, even from an office on the other side of the world. To keep your health under control you will no longer have to schedule a visit: just ...Find out more
Blockchain, the puzzle of online health
If you think your health data are of the utmost importance, you should know about the state-of-the-art methods being tested to guarantee your online privacy. One of them is blockchain, a technology that ensures both the maximum of ...Find out more
The scale: your weight, your lifestyle
Weight is not just a number: it’s a matter of health. Some of the factors that affect our build used to be the exclusive prerogative of scientists and dieticians up until not so long ago. But now, new-generation scales use ...Find out more
At high altitude... blood pressure rises!
During a 2014 expedition to Mount Everest, Italian researchers proved for the first time that our blood pressure, monitored over 24 hours, progressively increases as our body rises to higher altitudes. Their study had important ...Find out more
The algorithm of health, by your side to help your doctor
Healthcare is the new frontier of artificial intelligence. New smart machine prototypes promise to revolutionise both prevention and check-up tools. In cyber medicine, doctors and robots will work as a team to fight big and small ...Find out more
So, why do we snore?
Snoring at night can be a small nightmare for you, your partner or anyone trying to get some sleep around you, between nights on the sofa, earplugs, annoyance and family conflicts. Snoring can be a real source of disturbance, and ...Find out more