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, 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.
In 2011, a doctor became famous for ensuring that his peers die with treatments that were less aggressive, quieter and less painful than the rest of the people. Some time later, studies have proven him wrong. Dying is difficult for everyone. Specialists demand that quality of death be a social value and want a radical reinforcement of the services of dependency and palliative care.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.