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The protection provided by the smoking ban decreases when people can still smoke outside the venue
Smoking in the entrances to bars increases the presence of nicotine inside
12 June 2013 11:47
SINC

For the first time, a study has analysed the effects of the modification to the Spanish tobacco control law, implemented in 2011 in hospitality venues in Spain. The findings show that smoking on terraces and in the entrances to bars and restaurants increases the concentration of nicotine and particulate matter, which affects clients and hospitality professionals alike.

Detection of apple juices and cereals which exceed permitted levels of mycotoxins
6 June 2013 10:30
SINC

Researchers from the University of Granada (Spain) have analysed the presence of patulin, a type of toxin produced by fungi, in several commercial apple juices. The results show that more than 50% of the samples analysed exceed the maximum limits laid down by law. They have also discovered a sample of rice with more mycotoxins than permitted. For their part, researchers from the University of Valencia have also found these harmful substances in beers, cereals and products made from them, such as gofio flour.

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Doctors prescribe more analgesics to women than to men just for being female
20 May 2013 10:45
SINC

Regardless of pain, social class or age, a woman is more likely to be prescribed pain-relieving drugs. A study published in Gaceta Sanitaria (Spanish health scientific journal) affirms that this phenomenon is influenced by socioeconomic inequality between genders in the Autonomous Community in which the patient resides.

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An altered lipid profile is dangerous for the heart
Work-related stress linked to increased blood fat levels
14 May 2013 10:01
SINC

Spanish researchers have studied how job stress affects cardiovascular health. The results, published in the ‘Scandinavian Journal of Public Health’, link this situation to dyslipidemia, a disorder that alters the levels of lipids and lipoproteins in the blood.

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The country of residence is a fundamental factor in taste preferences
Tell me where you’re from and I’ll tell you what tastes you prefer
16 April 2013 9:40
SINC

Children love fatty and sugary foods. Or do they? New research contradicts the idea that all children under the age of ten have the same taste in food and highlights the importance of the country of residence, culture and age in these preferences.

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Almost 15,000 children aged between two and nine years old took part in the study
Better-educated parents feed children fewer fats and less sugar
26 March 2013 9:40
SINC

The level of education of parents has an influence on the frequency with which their children eat foods linked to obesity. The children of parents with low and medium levels of education eat fewer vegetables and fruit and more processed products and sweet drinks.

Answering messages behind the wheel is as dangerous as being twice over the limit
12 March 2013 11:15
SINC

Scientists from various Australian universities in collaboration with the University of Barcelona have compared the effects of mobile use while driving with the effects of alcohol using a simulation. Their experiment demonstrates that using a handsfree kit or sending text messages is the same as being above the legal alcohol limit.