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The study was published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology ‘, and through the media, has been around the world.
The authors, who are now trying to find out whether the same results are repeated in other cultures other than Western in which the self is not grown much, have explained their reasons HEALTH prompted the current study and answer uncomfortable to have received from the public. On the other hand, relates the curious resemblance between the human incompetence and a brain injury, called anosognosia, in which the patient is not able to recognize their paralysis.
Each year there in the world between 700 000 and 1 million deaths due to pneumococcal meningitis. In Africa and Asia the deaths of children under five are caused by pneumococcal pneumonia, while in the Americas there are 400 000 deaths of infants from the same cause.
The numbers continue to concern, 48 percent of pneumococcal deaths recorded in Latin America and two children die every hour because of this bacterium, revealed Dr. Gail Rodgers, Pfizer vaccine researcher at the Latin America Media Summit 2010 held in Miami, Florida for health journalists.
Pneumococcal disease, which is spread through sneezing or coughing, brings together a number of ailments caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumonia or pneumococcus as sepsis, bactericidal, meningitis, pneumonia, sinusitis and acute obits media.
However, not only children at risk of being victims of pneumonia, older adults or the elderly, comprise the population vulnerable to this bacteria and vaccination is the only measure to prevent it.