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Digital Technology for Internet Access by Patients With Early-Stage Schizophrenia in Spain: Multicenter Research Study

Background: Digital technology and social networks are part of everyday life in the current internet age, especially among young people. To date, few studies have been published worldwide on the pattern of use of digital technology devices and applications in patients with early-stage schizophrenia and even fewer comparing them with healthy participants (not using data from general population surveys) from the same demographic areas. In Spain, no such study has been carried out. Objective: The a...
Tags: Health, Spain, Digital Technology, Kruskal Wallis, Madrid Alicante, Mann Whitney U

Spain: Judge releases man in suspected assisted suicide case

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A Madrid court has released a 70-year-old man who admitted to helping his 61-year-old wife end her life. The case of Angel Hernandez, who made a video of his wife’s last days, has ignited a national debate in Spain about assisted suicide, which is illegal. Hernandez says his wife, Maria Jose […]
Tags: Health, News, Spain, Nation, Madrid, Hernandez, Lisbon Portugal, Angel Hernandez, Maria Jose

Study: Written media can improve citizens' understanding of palliative care

In Spain, less than 50% of people who could receive end-of-life care have access to it. Research shows that giving health professionals, patients and families a voice in the media can help integrate these therapies into health care. However, it is politicians who are most present in media coverage.
Tags: Health, Spain

EU gov’t and public health sites lousy with adtech, study finds

A study of tracking cookies running on government and public sector health websites in the European Union has found commercial adtech to be operating pervasively even in what should be core not-for-profit corners of the Internet. The researchers used searches including queries related to HIV, mental health, pregnancy, alcoholism and cancer to examine how frequently European Internet users are tracked when accessing national health service webpages to look for publicly funded information about se...
Tags: Apple, Health, Google, Facebook, Europe, UK, Microsoft, Privacy, Yahoo, Advertising Tech, Youtube, France, Germany, Marketing, Google Search, Tech

EU gov’t and public health sites are lousy with adtech, study finds

A study of tracking cookies running on government and public sector health websites in the European Union has found commercial adtech to be operating pervasively even in what should be core not-for-profit corners of the Internet. The researchers used searches including queries related to HIV, mental health, pregnancy, alcoholism and cancer to examine how frequently European Internet users are tracked when accessing national health service webpages to look for publicly funded information about se...
Tags: Apple, Health, Google, Facebook, Europe, UK, Microsoft, Privacy, Yahoo, Advertising Tech, Youtube, France, Germany, Marketing, Google Search, Tech

Spaniards are healthiest people in world, Bloomberg reports

Bloomberg recently released its annual index of the world's healthiest countries, which it compiles by grading countries on factors such as smoking rates, access to clean water, obesity, sanitation and more.Spain topped the list this year — thanks in part to the nation's healthy Mediterranean diet, the report suggested.The U.S. ranked 35th, likely due in part to poor American eating habits. None Spain — with its Mediterranean diet and high life expectancy — is the world's healthiest country, ac...
Tags: Health, Food, Asia, Japan, Singapore, America, Spain, Bloomberg, European Union, Italy, Innovation, Switzerland, Mediterranean, UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, Chicago Tribune, National Safety Council

Severely ill children left in limbo by Venezuela-US crisis

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Carlos Acosta thought his prayers had been answered when he was able to fly his son out of Venezuela, where hospitals lack basic supplies, to Spain for a needed bone marrow transplant. That was until Acosta’s 12-year-old son Jesus, along with at least eight other severely ill children, became the unintended […]
Tags: Health, News, Spain, Nation, Venezuela, Jesus, Carlos Acosta, Barcelona Spain, Acosta, Venezuela US

12 Ways to Keep Going with Depression

About once a week I hear the same question from a reader, “What keeps you going?” The short answer is lots of things. I use a variety of tools to persevere through my struggle with depression because what works on one day doesn’t the next. I have to break some hours into 15-minute intervals and simply put one foot in front of another, doing the thing that is right in front of me and nothing else. I write this post for the person who is experiencing debilitating symptoms of depression. The follow...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Facebook, Europe, New York, Sleep, France, Spain, Personal, Self-help, Depression, Santiago, Santiago De Compostela, Stress Reduction, God, Brussels

Britons living in EU call on May to secure healthcare for pensioners

Campaigners are concerned UK nationals may need insurance to remain in some countriesCampaigners for British nationals settled in the EU have called on Theresa May to guarantee health cover payments for pensioners for at least two years to help secure wider residential rights as well as medical care in the event of a no-deal Brexit.The government has indicated that it is in advanced conversations with countries including Spain, France and Ireland about continuing reciprocal arrangements, which w...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, France, Eu, Spain, European Union, Society, UK News, World news, Ireland, Theresa May, NHS, Older people, Brexit

New study analyses presence of added sugars, sweeteners in foods consumed in Spain

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.
Tags: Health, Spain

Stratasys advanced FDM 3D printing helps Biodonostia to improve treatment for thoracic wall tumors

Founded in 2008, the Biodonostia Health Research Institute was the first institute for medical research in the Basque region of Spain. Facing difficult surgical challenges every day, it recently partnered with Tknika, a Research and Applied Innovation Centre for Vocational Education and Training in the Basque region, and Tecnun, a specialist division of Universidad de Navarra, to enable surgeons to harness the latest 3D printing technology as a tool to aid surgical preparedness.
Tags: Health, Spain, Stratasys, Universidad de Navarra, Biodonostia, Biodonostia Health Research Institute, Tecnun

New path for treating Latino immigrants with mental health and substance misuse symptoms

A team of researchers at the Disparities Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) - in collaboration with two teams in Spain and collaborators in the U.S. and Puerto Rico - has tested a novel preventive intervention designed to provide tailored treatment for Latino immigrants with both mental health and substance misuse symptoms.
Tags: Health, Spain, Puerto Rico, Massachusetts General Hospital MGH, Disparities Research Unit

Jazz Musician Plays Acoustic Guitar While Undergoing Brain Surgery, Helping Doctors Monitor Their Progress

Unlike many colorful expressions in English whose origins are lost to us, the comparison of majorly consequential tasks to brain surgery makes perfect sense. One false move or miscalculation can result in instant death. The chances of irreversible, life-altering damage are high, should a scalpel slip or a surgeon mistake healthy brain tissue for diseased. This can happen more readily than we might like to think. “It can be very difficult to tell the difference between the tumor and norma...
Tags: Health, Google, Science, College, Neuroscience, Spain, South Africa, The New York Times, Facebook Twitter, Schubert, Josh Jones, Oliver Sacks, Carlos Aguilera, Manzini, Robert Alvarez, Durham NC Follow

Study shows for the first time how a specific cell gene affects transformation of others

An international team of seven institutions from Spain and the US including the University of Valencia has discovered for the first time that the biological activity of the c-MYC gene is necessary so that cell reprogramming occurs, that is, the process by which a specialised cell -for example, a neuron- is transformed into a different cell type.
Tags: Health, US, Spain, Myc, University of Valencia

Spain plans to ban alternative medicine in health centres

Government aims to avoid ‘harmful effects’ caused by acupuncture and homeopathy The Spanish government has announced plans to eradicate alternative medicine such as acupuncture or homeopathy from health centres.The proposal, unveiled by the science and health ministers, aims to avoid the “potential harmful effects” of the practices when they are used as an alternative or a complement to treatment that is itself based on “proof and scientific rigour”, the government said in a statement. Continue ...
Tags: Health, Europe, Spain, Life and style, Society, World news, Alternative Medicine, Health & wellbeing, Homeopathy, Acupuncture

Access to Contraceptives Around the World: What You Need to Know

In the UK, contraception for women is easily accessible and readily available, thanks to the NHS. 45 other countries have proudly offered contraception to patients free of charge for years, whilst some governments have dragged their feet on making such treatments available. How do seven varying countries around the world compare in terms of accessibility? Here’s what you need to know about people’s access to contraceptives. United States Despite being the first nation in the world to introduce...
Tags: Health, UK, India, Spain, United States, NHS, Ethiopia, Lifehacks, Japan Japan, Canada Canada, Brazil Brazil

Fruit, veg and family life – why Spaniards are living longer

Spain is on course to become home to the world’s longest-lived people, with researchers crediting diet and lifestyle The Mercado de Maravillas lives up to its name. Should you ever find yourself in Madrid and desperate to buy half a kilo of pigs’ ears, a pair of fluffy slippers, a whole beef heart, a poncho, a jar of Peruvian chilli sauce and a bottle of good, strong bleach all under one roof, the stallholders of the Market of Wonders will be happy to oblige.Its most life-enhancing marvels, howe...
Tags: Health, Europe, Spain, Ageing, Madrid, Spanish Food And Drink, Mercado de Maravillas

Report predicts life expectancy in 2040, Spain comes out on top

A new report from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) states that people born and living in Spain, Japan, and China are likely to live longer than those born and living in the United States.
Tags: Health, China, Spain, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation IHME, Spain Japan

Spain to lead Japan in global life expectancy, US continues to to slide

Spain will overtake Japan's long-held position at the top of the world's life expectancy table by 2040, while the United States is set to take a big fall in rankings, new research finds.
Tags: Health, Japan, US, Spain, United States

Alan partners with Kry’s Livi for telemedicine appointments

French startup Alan is expanding beyond health insurance by offering telemedicine appointments directly from Alan . The company is partnering with Livi, Kry’s French subsidiary. While a handful of European countries already let you talk to a doctor using video calls, France’s national health system just started allowing remote appointments. If you need to renew your prescription or your doctor already knows you quite well, chances are you don’t need to see your doctor in person every single ti...
Tags: Travel, Health, Startups, Europe, France, Spain, Alan, Sweden Norway, Livi, Kry, Livi Kry, Alan Update

Spanish town uses art to tackle ongoing mental health stigmas

The picturesque town of Sant Boi in Spain, 20 kilometers from Barcelona, is surrounded by the beautiful mountains of the Parque forestal del Montbaig nature reserve.
Tags: Health, Spain, Barcelona, Sant Boi

Kry expands its telehealth service to France — under new brand, Livi

Swedish telehealth startup Kry, which bagged a $66M Series B in June for market expansion, is executing on that plan — announcing today it will launch into the French market on September 15. This will be the fourth market for the 2014 founded European startup, after its home market of Sweden, along with Norway and Spain. When we spoke to Kry in June it also said it was eyeing a UK launch, and it says now the country is “coming up next” on its launch map. Kry’s boast for its service is it lets pa...
Tags: Health, Apps, Europe, UK, Sweden, France, Tech, Spain, NHS, United Kingdom, Healthcare, National Health Service, Norway, Digital Healthcare, Livi, Telehealth

Social environment plays substantial role in progression of noncontagious diseases

What if social behavior affected the progression of even noncontagious diseases? This is precisely what has been demonstrated by French CNRS teams, with support from the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development, Paris-Sud University, the University of Montpellier, the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, and colleagues from Spain and Australia.
Tags: Health, Spain, CNRS

Medical travel insurance: you risk losing over £5,000 without it

World First Travel Insurance Blog - For The Most Comprehensive Travel Insurance Around Ever wondered why reliable medical travel insurance is so important? New research has revealed that uninsured Brits spend an average of £5,620 on foreign medical bills if they need treatment while abroad. Don’t take the risk.  “It will never happen to me” Nobody likes to think of something unexpected happening to them - especially during a holiday. Yet new research from MoneySupermarket has revealed just h...
Tags: Travel, Health, South Korea, Japan, Usa, UK, Greece, Australia, Mexico, France, China, Russia, Spain, Cyprus, Turkey, Thailand

What makes music and creativity? A talk with Susan Rogers

What makes creativity work in music? What happens in the brain? Susan Rogers has uniquely contemplated those questions both alongside artists like Prince and in research into the mind. I got the chance to interview Dr. Rogers at SONAR+D last month, and I found my own mind wandering to how her mind works, as she characterized different kinds of intelligence. She exudes an easy sense of empathy, and in both her talks at Ableton Loop and SONAR, she’s quick to remove her own ego and move her role ...
Tags: Psychology, Music, Interviews, Neuroscience, Research, Spain, Barcelona, Brain, Creativity, Festivals, Artists, Stories, Neurology, Mind, Prince, Sonar

Andrzej Krauze on a new era for women's rights – cartoon

The Irish referendum, the #MeToo movement and the protests in Poland and Spain herald a period of change Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Europe, Gender, Women, Spain, Life and style, Society, World news, Ireland, Feminism, Poland, Abortion, Sexual Harassment, Andrzej Krauze

Kry bags $66M to launch its video-call-a-doctor service in more European markets

Swedish telehealth startup Kry has closed a $66 million Series B funding round led by Index Ventures, with participation from existing investors Accel, Creandum, and Project A. It raised a just over a year ago, bringing its total raised since being founded back in 2014 to around $92M. The new funding will be put towards market expansion, with the UK and French markets its initial targets. It also says it wants to deepen its penetration in existing markets: Sweden, Norway and Spain, and to expa...
Tags: Health, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Apps, Europe, UK, Technology, Sweden, US, Spokesperson, Spain, United States, United Kingdom, Healthcare, National Health Service, Norway

I owe Anthony Bourdain so much

I’ve always felt the urge to leave. Any place. No matter how beautiful. I want to go. When I was 18 and finished with high school, I attended my graduation ceremony, for the sake of my family, but I skipped my prom – Canada’s east coast was calling. I’d never been there before. I didn’t know what I’d find. But I was going. I made a life for myself out there, with university, work and music. I traveled up and down the coast. Cape Breton feels like a second home to me. I love the people of Maine. ...
Tags: Travel, Post, Japan, News, Mexico, Suicide, China, Boston, New York City, Spain, Mental Health, Depression, Netflix, Canada, Santiago, Galicia

'People just have less time now': is the Mediterranean diet dying out?

Parents and experts in southern Europe digest the WHO’s warning this week on fast food Possible suspects in the demise of the Mediterranean diet are not hard to find in the food court of Plenilunio, a giant mall not far from Madrid airport that offers visitors 138 shops, a multiscreen cinema and dozens of restaurants.If visitors are not in the mood for a McDonald’s, Burger King or Subway, there’s a KFC, a kebab restaurant, a noodle place, a sandwich bar, a tex-mex joint, a US-style diner or two ...
Tags: Health, Europe, Greece, US, Spain, World news, Cyprus, Food & Drink, Italy, Who, World Health Organization, Madrid, Kfc, Mediterranean, McDonald 's Burger King, Plenilunio

Study delves into reasons for increased preference of the elderly to live alone

For decades, the elderly in Spain have shown a preference for living at home, either alone or with their partners, instead of sharing a home with relatives of other generations.
Tags: Health, Spain

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