Monthly Archives: October 2013

  1. Preventing smoking and lung cancer mortality

    Lung cancer is one of the most aggressive and causes more deaths. In 2011, according to the National Statistics Institute (INE), in Spain lung cancer was the third leading cause of death after ischemic heart disease and cerebrovascular disease, but while the figures for the latter two groups descend, cancer lung shows an upward trend. In 2011 died of lung cancer or bronchial 21,058 people (17,479 men and 3,579 women), 1.6% more deaths than in 2010.
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  2. New research on Resveratrol

    Resveratrol, a chemical found in red wine, revered for its anti-aging benefits, is chemically active in cells, according to new research.
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  3. Identified the Achilles heel of MRSA

    An investigation by the National Research Council (CSIC) and the University of Notre Dame in Indiana (USA), has characterized the mechanism by which the pathogen-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, also known as golden staph or MRSA for short English, develops resistance to the majority of conventional antibiotics.
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  4. About the shortage of varicella vaccine in pharmacies

    The Vaccine Advisory Committee of the Spanish Association of Pediatrics (AEP), the Spanish Association of Vaccinology (AEV) and the Spanish Society of Preventive Medicine, Public Health and Hygiene (SEMPSPH) have reported shortages of varicella vaccine in pharmacies all regions exept in Madrid, Navarra, Ceuta and Melilla.
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