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Women Die More From Heart Attacks Than Men — Unless the ER Doc Is Female
There could be a systematic bias where male physicians are not listening to female patients' complaints as readily as [those of] a man, or there could be a bias that favors men in the medical literature, leading to misdiagnoses in women. It may also be that female doctors do a better job than their male counterparts.
health  gender 
10 weeks ago by carlesbellver
Beatriz Gimeno: "La lactancia está sirviendo para marcar el estándar de la buena y la mala madre"
…en las sociedades médicas y científicas internacionales se ha producido una lucha política, como la que se pudo producir para despatologizar la homosexualidad o la transexualidad… Esa lactancia está llena de significados, algunos pueden ser progresistas y unos son muy reaccionarios… Disponer de escuelas infantiles públicas y gratuitas o de una red de salud pediátrica de mucha calidad determina más la salud de los hijos que la lactancia o la no lactancia.
women  health 
may 2018 by carlesbellver
Sleeping Twice A Day is Better, Healthier, and More Natural
A new study details how throughout history sleeping in two big chunks every day actually used to be the normal thing to do […] So what changed? We moved to a society that values mass productivity and efficiency over leisurely personal health.
sleep  health  economy 
april 2018 by carlesbellver
Scientists think they found a new human organ—a fluid-filled “shock absorber”
Find needs to be confirmed, but it stands to raise a lot of basic biology questions.
health  biology 
march 2018 by carlesbellver
El negocio de la sanidad privada crece imparable a costa del deterioro del sistema público
Consultores privados atribuyen su auge a "las deficiencias en el sector sanitario público que sigue sufriendo las medidas restrictivas tomadas en 2012".
health  politics 
february 2018 by carlesbellver
Las desigualdades económicas marcan el nivel de supervivencia de los pacientes de cáncer
Richard Sullivan: "La oncoplutocracia, mediante la que solo los pacientes y países ricos se benefician de los progresos contra el cáncer, tiene que parar".
health  politics 
january 2018 by carlesbellver
Breastfeeding rates are a marker of social class in the US

Breast milk has become a luxury good, another example of what the sociologist Elizabeth Currid-Halkett calls inconspicuous consumption: the investments in intangibles like health and education that increase social capital for the modern wealthy. And because these costs are largely invisible, it’s easy to frame breastfeeding as a free good equally available to all. The truth is much more complicated.
sociology  health 
august 2017 by carlesbellver
Why the Calorie Is Broken
Century-old figures remain the basis for today's standards.
health  science 
january 2016 by carlesbellver
Are beards good for your health?
Microbes found in facial hair kill bacteria, like penicillin.
health  fb 
january 2016 by carlesbellver
Ageing rates vary widely, says study
A huge gulf in the speed at which our bodies age.
health  biology 
july 2015 by carlesbellver

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