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ANALYSIS
Urban health and coronavirus crisis: in confinement, inequality is magnified
18 March 2020 8:35

Control measures to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic affect different population sectors in radically different ways. In the current, almost dystopian situation, social determinants of health are more clearly shown.

Juan José López
ANÁLISIS
How do you convince people to change their diet? The case of meat
2 November 2019 8:00
Juan José López

Juan José López, member of the Management Committee of the Nutrition Area of the Spanish Society of Endocrinology and Nutrition (SEEN), is against the controversial conclusions of the guide on human consumption of red and processed meat published in October.

Beatriz Domínguez-Gil
ANALYSIS
We must protect the system that has turned Spain into an indisputable benchmark
11 July 2019 8:00

The National Transplant Organization is 30 years old and doing its job better than ever. Its director, Beatriz Domínguez-Gil, tells us how the institution continues to work so that the patient who needs it is transplanted on time and with the best guarantees. But she warns that if we want to keep Spain at a level of excellence, it is unavoidable to favour research.

mujer comiendo un dulce
What sweeteners and added sugars do Spaniards consume?
28 January 2019 8:00

In the midst of the war against sugar, Spanish researchers have examined the main food groups that contribute to its consumption, such as soft drinks, yoghurts, chocolates, ice creams, cereals and jams.

hombre mayor con una bicicleta
Older people are doing increasingly less physical exercise
16 October 2018 8:00

A research led by the University of Jaén reveals that people over 65 are not performing enough physical activity. Experts emphasize the importance of preserving physical performance to prevent the negative consequences of aging.

An upper-class woman with higher education: the profile of the homeopathy user in Spain
28 September 2018 8:05

A new study identifies the typical pattern of homeopathy consumers in Spain, based on data from the CIS (Centre for Sociological Research) barometer, published last February. The results show that the profile is that of a middle- or upper-class woman of about 46, with higher education and a progressive political ideology.

Confirmed: exercising during pregnancy is good for mother and baby
28 August 2017 9:30

Spanish researchers have clarified doubts over the physical activity recommended during pregnancy. Their work highlights how exercise should be taken not only by healthy, previously active women, but that it is also a good time to adopt a healthy lifestyle. There are clear advantages for both the mother and baby.

Parents’ divorce increases risk of health disorders in children
23 May 2017 10:16
Eva Rodríguez

The children’s well-being is usually one of the biggest concerns when a couple gets a divorce. Scientists at the universities of Santiago de Compostela and Vigo have carried out a study into how divorce affects the children’s health, finding increased risk of genitourinary, gastrointestinal, dermatological and neurological issues.

The way is open for the use of genetics in training
Are your muscles genetically prepared to run a marathon?
5 April 2017 10:11

For a few years, running has been fashionable. But there is a great difference between the physical demands of running a few kilometres and doing a marathon. Now Spanish researchers have concluded that genetics plays an essential role in success when completing this long distance.

How much sun is good for our health?
7 March 2017 10:00

Spanish researchers have estimated the duration of solar radiation exposure required in order to obtain the recommended doses of vitamin D. While in spring and summer 10 to 20 minutes in the sun are enough, in the winter months almost two hours would be needed, therefore for the vast majority of the population it is difficult to achieve the optimal values.