International journal of health sciences https://www.sciencescholar.us/journal/index.php/ijhs <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>IJHS</strong>&nbsp;is published in English and it is open to authors around the world regardless of the nationality. It is currently published three times a year, i.e. in&nbsp;<em>April</em>,&nbsp;<em>August</em>, and&nbsp;<em>December</em>.&nbsp;</p> Universidad Tecnica de Manabi en-US International journal of health sciences 2550-6978 Relationship between social skills and alcohol consumption https://www.sciencescholar.us/journal/index.php/ijhs/article/view/244 <p style="text-align: justify;">It was considered necessary to conduct a literature review with the following objective: Determine the relationship between social skills and alcohol consumption. As a result of the theoretical review carried out, it was possible to identify that numerous authors emphasize that social skills are important protective factors against alcohol consumption. On the other hand, the deficit in social skills is associated with the appearance of substance use. In addition, there are studies that point to the social incompetence of adolescents and young people as a risk factor for alcohol abuse. In this regard, several researchers have emphasized that training in social skills should be part of behavioral treatments for individuals with alcohol problems and also have to integrate preventive programs. In conclusion, the research carried out has made it possible to deduce that the strengthening of social skills can contribute to improving the resistance to pressure from the consumption of alcohol and other drugs, and therefore to the prevention of this scourge. It is concluded, therefore, that social skills training could be an option, not only for the treatment of people with alcoholism or other addiction problem but also as a prevention factor.</p> Ailen Galano Estevez Justo R. Fabelo Roche Aymara Reyes Saborit Ana Hortensia Rodriguez Espinosa Dilka Leyva Rodriguez ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2019-02-08 2019-02-08 3 1 1 8 10.29332/ijhs.v3n1.244 The presence of anemia of university leveling students from dysfunctional families https://www.sciencescholar.us/journal/index.php/ijhs/article/view/253 <p style="text-align: justify;">An exploratory, descriptive, correlational and explanatory field and documentary study was conducted in UTM leveling students aged 15 to 19 years with anemia at which was determined the level of family dysfunction by means of a test that measures the adaptation, participation, gain, affection and resources (APGAR), an instrument that shows how family members perceive the level of functioning of the family unit in a global way , this is called APGAR family, with the purpose of assessing family dysfunction in leveling students from 15 to 19 years who have anemia as a result of titling work, the determination of crises and the existence of levels of knowledge that would allow the adoption of an adequate management of situations generated by this. We investigated the population of leveling students who present anemia through the clinical history of the late adolescent or adult, which coincide with levels of hemoglobin lower than the normal standards according to sex and age and a family APGAR test to assess the systemic functionality of the family.</p> Jorge Sigifredo Luk Amen Mariana Elizabeth Saltos Tuarez Jenny Marcela Pazmino Pisco ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2019-03-16 2019-03-16 3 1 9 16 10.29332/ijhs.v3n1.253 Lifestyle for stress buffer and reverse cell aging https://www.sciencescholar.us/journal/index.php/ijhs/article/view/276 <p style="text-align: justify;">The current research is about lifestyle term consisted of a lot of sense. Lifestyle is life every day. Stress is also a fundamental part of life, exists in every life. This interaction occurs continuously throughout life. The human body also interacts as a whole. Based on the knowledge and experiences stressor will be perceived, as a certain pattern of behavior. It will have an effect on the mechanisms in the body, organ, and cellular. This interaction can lead to cell damage and death, or to maintain the cells, therefore, the cells extended their age. Lifestyle can influence this process through various mechanisms. It can be influenced directly through the balance of the hormonal system. It can affect enzymes and indirectly through the mechanism of stress. It ultimately affects cellular processes. A healthy lifestyle can counteract stress, and causing the aging process of cells delayed.</p> Made Nyandra Wayan Suryasa ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2019-04-15 2019-04-15 3 1 17 23 10.29332/ijhs.v3n1.276