24 Nov The latest medical news
In the world of medical translation, everyone likes to keep well informed. In fact, it is essential to know the latest advances and news in the medical field. Let us tell you what the hot news in the sector is.
1. Are we ready for the next pandemic?
Before covid-19, infectious diseases barely registered on the international security agenda. The coronavirus has shown that epidemics can quickly undermine social stability and economic well-being. New crisis management and prevention mechanisms are needed globally to avoid repeating history. Medical translators will have an important role to play in these situations, as they will have to communicate the discovery of new vaccines or new medical research.
2. Stroke cases are on the rise
Stroke is the leading cause of death for Spanish women and the second cause for men. This is according to data from the Study Group on Cerebrovascular Diseases at the Spanish Society of Neurology (GEECV-SEN). In figures, according to the Spanish Stroke Federation, 40,000 Spaniards die annually from this cause. Some 120,000 new cases are detected each year in our country and it is estimated that a stroke occurs every six minutes.
3. Electronic cigarettes double the risk of myocardial infarction.
The Spanish Heart Foundation (FEC) warns that electronic cigarettes double the risk of suffering a myocardial infarction. This is what they are warning after publication of the report ‘Electronic cigarettes: a new threat to cardiovascular health’, prepared by the World Heart Federation (WHF), in which they ask governments for stricter regulation and greater supervision of the marketing and sales strategies for these devices, in a determined attempt to curb this new form of tobacco consumption, especially among the young population.