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The alterations of the chromatic sense

Curiosiscience

The alterations of the chromatic sense

Color blindness is a visual condition characterized by the lack of vision of some colors: it is estimated that around 300 million people are affected by color blindness in the world (almost as much as the entire population of the United States!). The condition was named after the English chemist

12 Jan, 2022 0 Comments
Around Christmas time, is everyone truly better?

Culture and society

Around Christmas time, is everyone truly better?

Around Christmas everyone is better. Or, at least, we should try to be good and better—much as the famous character of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol—Ebenezer Scrooge—who suddenly changes his customs from those of a miserly man into a prodigious benefactor.

26 Nov, 2021 0 Comments
Smiles behind the masks

Culture and society

Smiles behind the masks

On the occasion of Wolrd Smile Day, it is interesting to think about the relevance of smiling - and, more generally, of the manifestation of emotional states - in interpersonal relationships, especially in these times that see part of the emotional expressions covered by masks. Says Dr. Sarah...

1 Oct, 2021 0 Comments
The role of the physiotherapist: prevention, treatment and rehabilitation

Culture and society

The role of the physiotherapist: prevention, treatment and rehabilitation

Every year on September 8, the World Day of Physiotherapy is celebrated, established in 1996 on the initiative of the WCPT (World Confederation for Physical therapy). The aim of the day is to enhance the work that physiotherapists carry out, for patients and the whole community, as well as to...

8 Sep, 2021 0 Comments
Study and sport: the beneficial effects of physical activity

Student Life

Study and sport: the beneficial effects of physical activity

Notoriously, during adolescence the time devoted to sport decreases, with higher rates of inactivity among university students. Practicing physical activity, on the other hand, generates numerous beneficial effects, on a motor, cognitive and relational level.

23 Jul, 2021 0 Comments
Albinism Awareness day, against superstition and discrimination

Culture and society

Albinism Awareness day, against superstition and discrimination

Albinism (from the Latin albus, "white") is a genetic condition that results in a reduction or absence of melanin in the skin, hair and eyes. This condition is prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa: in Tanzania around 1 in 1,400 people are being affected, and prevalence is as high as 1 in 1,000 in...

11 Jun, 2021 0 Comments
Alpha, Beta, Gamma: Coronavirus variants have new names

Research

Alpha, Beta, Gamma: Coronavirus variants have new names

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that variants of SARS-CoV-2 will have a new nomenclature.Until now, in common parlance, variant names had been associated with the countries in which they were initially detected: an understandable attitude, in a moment when new data are...

4 Jun, 2021 0 Comments
Fighting against HIV: are we well underway?

Research

Fighting against HIV: are we well underway?

World AIDS Day is celebrated every December 1st. The choice of this day was established in 1988 by the World Health Organization (WHO) on the occasion of the World Summit of Health Ministers on AIDS prevention programs, and was then adopted by governments, international organizations and...

21 May, 2021 0 Comments
The nursing profession: the art of

Culture and society

The nursing profession: the art of "standing beside"

International Nurses Day is celebrated every year on May 12th: a date chosen in honor of the birth of Florence Nightingale, recognized as the founder of the modern nursing profession and one of the most influential British women of the Victorian Age.

12 May, 2021 0 Comments
Spring, allergies and the Covid-19 vaccine

Research

Spring, allergies and the Covid-19 vaccine

Sneezing, watery eyes, coughing, itching, breathing difficulties: every year the spring season inaugurates a series of annoying symptoms that unfortunately allergy sufferers know well. Allergic rhinitis alone is estimated to affect on average 23% of the European population.

19 Mar, 2021 0 Comments

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