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ANALYSIS
History repeats itself with the price of remdesivir
3 July 2020 12:30
Vanessa López

The pharmaceutical company Gilead has announced that the price of their antiviral, used with modest results to treat COVID-19, will be 2083 Euros per patient when the minimum cost of production is 0.83 Euros per dose. The price of medicines should be related to the cost of development and production, plus a fair and reasonable profit, particularly in light of the public effort that has been invested in the R&D chain.

Mental and Occupational Health Crisis in Science: The Solutions
1 February 2020 8:00
Jesús Méndez

Stress, insecurity and lack of alternatives are serious psychosocial risks for the research community. What ideas for improvement are proposed? Many are calling for an end to the endless days, missing leadership training and questioning the scientific quality assessment system.

Working conditions in science: this is how female researchers from four countries live
25 January 2020 8:00
Jesús Méndez

At least one in three doctoral students has serious mental health problems. In the previous report, we looked at the causes, including work-life balance difficulties. We have now interviewed representatives of Spanish female researchers in four countries with different workloads: Germany, the USA, Denmark and the Netherlands.

Mental and occupational health crisis in science: the causes
20 January 2020 12:00
Jesús Méndez

The subject is not new, but its visibility is. Recent studies have uncovered high risks of depression and anxiety for researchers, especially doctoral students. Long days, scarcity of places, a hyper-competitive environment and the sacralisation of vocation lie behind the toxicity of the system.

83% use the wrong shoes
Elderly people who choose the wrong shoes have a lower quality of life
27 February 2017 9:10
Eva Rodríguez

As people get older, they experience changes in their foot morphology. If they do not change their shoe size along with these transformations, older people – most of whom choose the wrong shoes – suffer, among other things, anxiety, apathy, loss of balance and falls, according to a study by the University of A Coruña.

Regular consumption of yogurt does not improve health
20 April 2015 10:45
SINC

Dietary recommendations support the consumption of dairy products as part of a healthy diet. However, after a Spanish study involving more than 4,000 people analysed the relationship between the regular intake of yogurt and health-related quality of life, it declared that there was no link with the improvement of the physical and mental parameters analysed.

Contaminants also a threat to polar bears
6 April 2015 8:43
SINC

The polar bear (Ursus maritimus), one of the largest carnivorous mammals on Earth, is being made vulnerable by the series of dangers it faces. An international team has established a guide to evaluate the condition of its health and although the polar bear’s biggest threat is climate change, plastic pollution and environmental contaminants in its habitat are starting to affect its endocrine system and reproduction.

Researchers request a change in legislation they consider obsolete
Developers neglect privacy and security in health apps
9 March 2015 9:31
SINC

Telemedicine researchers at the University of Valladolid have proposed a series of recommendations to programmers to improve the security of health applications on mobile devices. According to these specialists, it is a rapidly growing area, but the insecure handling of clinical and medical data can be critical for users.

dos personas en una cama
A higher socioeconomic status has been associated with a more satisfying sex life
Women with a high economic status claim to have better sex
14 January 2014 10:15
SINC

An analysis based on the first Spanish National Sexual Health Survey, carried out in 2009, confirms that socioeconomic factors affect sexual satisfaction. People with a lower economic status claim to be less sexually satisfied, particularly women.

Severe chronic depression is more likely in child sex abuse victims
5 November 2013 9:49
SINC

A new study reveals the highest risk variables of chronic depression in the population, such as having suffered previous episodes of depression, delayed treatment, whether it is related to other physical or mental health problems, or having suffered sexual abuse during childhood.