Aedes AlbopictusMost people have been bitten by a mosquito in their lifetime, some of us more than others. Those annoying little critters leave people with numerous itchy bites, but in the process can also infect the individual with diseases such as malaria, dengue fever and in some cases, the Zika virus.

In the last few years, a new species of mosquito has made its way across the Mediterranean to Spanish shores; the Tiger mosquito (Aedes Albopictus).

Although originally a native of Southeast Asia, the Tiger has now established itself in other Mediterranean countries such as France, Italy, Greece and now here in Spain.

colonoscopyColonoscopy is a procedure which can be used to detect if there is any swollen or irritated tissue in the body, an ulcer, or if polyps are growing in the bowel. It is involved in the diagnosis of health conditions such as Crohn's disease, diverticular disease, ulcerative colitis, and bowel cancer.

Why Might Someone Need a Colonoscopy?

A person might need a colonoscopy because they have bowel symptoms which the doctor wants to investigate or because of a precautionary bowel cancer screening program. It is a very effective procedure for identifying any issues or areas of concern. A specialist uses a tiny camera that can easily see if there is any irritated tissue or growth across the lining of your large bowel so that they can identify the problem and then remove it if needed.

cataractsCataracts are usually diagnosed in people over the age of 40 and are the most common cause of loss of vision. Cataracts occur when changes in the lens of the eye cause it to become less transparent. This ultimately will result in a clouding or misting of the patient's vision.

Causes of Cataracts

There are a number of causes of cataracts, but the most common is age. As we get older, our eyes can form layers of proteins on the lens, which then clump together causing what we call Cataracts. When the lens is affected it is unable to pass the light to the retina as it should, which then distorts our vision.