A «tale of two countries»: narratives of hearts, patients and doctors in the Spanish press

In this article we explore how the Spanish written press – ABC, La Vanguardia, and Blanco y Negro – and the official newsreel No-Do, created and disseminated a narrative about heart transplantations at the end of the 1960s. We consider how Franco’s regime used Christiaan Barnard’s heart transplants to legitimize the Spanish dictatorship and as…

Trends in lung cancer incidence by histologic subtype in the south of Spain, 1985–2012: a population-based study

Purpose To analyze and interpret age- and sex-specific incidence trends of lung cancer in Granada over the period 1985–2012 and to further analyze these trends by histologic subtype. Methods Incidence data were obtained from the population-based cancer registry located in Granada (Southern Spain). All cases with newly diagnosed primary lung cancer over the period 1985–2012…

Cáncer Hereditario y Consejo Genético

Desde la Escuela Andaluza de Salud Pública, el Plan Integral de Oncología de Andalucía y el Plan de Genética Clínica y Medicina Genómica de Andalucía queremos dar la máxima difusión a este curso MOOC de «Cáncer Hereditario y Consejo Genético» (4 de octubre a 18 de noviembre de 2016), cuyo folleto informativo te adjuntamos. Aunque…

Polymorphisms of pesticide-metabolizing genes in children living in intensive farming communities

Polymorphisms in genes encoding xenobiotic-metabolizing enzymes (XME) are important parameters accounting for the wide inter-individual variability to environmental exposures. Paraoxonase-1 (PON1), butyrylcholinesterase (BChE) and Cytochrome-P450 constitute major classes of XME involved in the detoxification of pesticide chemicals, in particular organophosphates. This study explored the allelic frequency, linkage disequilibrium and haplotype analysis of ten common polymorphic…

Controversial messages on cancer

A direct connection between certain lifestyle factors and an increased risk of cancer has already been established. Despite well-documented associations, controversial messages on causes of cancer often appear without taking into consideration their impact on the general population. While mainstream coverage of cancer research is clearly welcome, consideration must be given to the risk of…

Main nutrient patterns are associated with prospective weight change in adults from 10 European countries

Purpose Various food patterns have been associated with weight change in adults, but it is unknown which combinations of nutrients may account for such observations. We investigated associations between main nutrient patterns and prospective weight change in adults. Methods This study includes 235,880 participants, 25–70 years old, recruited between 1992 and 2000 in 10 European countries.…

Baseline and lifetime alcohol consumption and risk of differentiated thyroid carcinoma in the EPIC study

Background: Results from several cohort and case–control studies suggest a protective association between current alcohol intake and risk of thyroid carcinoma, but the epidemiological evidence is not completely consistent and several questions remain unanswered. Methods: The association between alcohol consumption at recruitment and over the lifetime and risk of differentiated thyroid carcinoma was examined in…

Necesidad de la perspectiva de género en el anuario de Anales de Pediatría

Sra. Editora: Gracias al editorial publicado en junio: «El espacio de los editores: anuario de Anales de Pediatría»1, hemos conocido el balance anual de esta revista. El proceso de evaluación de las revistas científicas es una actividad fundamental para mejorar la calidad y transparencia de sus contenidos. Con la intención de enriquecer este ejercicio de…