Low fertility rate in Spain

Last fertility rate: the number of children per woman of reproductive age in Spain has fallen from 3.01 in 1964 to 1.32 in 2012. These rates per year were:  3.01 in 1964; 2.84 in 1970; 2.89 in 1974; 2.20 in 1980; 1.36 in 1990; 1.23 in 2000; 1.39 in 2007; 1.46 in 2008; 1.39 in...

Suicide one of the leading preventable death in Spain

It is the leading cause of death among men aged 25-34 years old  Around ten suicides occur daily in Spain. For every death, there are between 10 and 20 suicide attempts. According to the latest recorded data, 3,539 people committed suicide in 2012: 2724 men and 815 women. It is...

AIDS, efficacy of antiretroviral treatments

AIDS: Between 1995 and 2012, antiretroviral treatments prevented 5.4 million deaths due to AIDS in under- and moderately developed countries, and averted the death of more than one million children by impeding mother-child transmission (New England Journal of Medicine 370;...

A Chinese metha analysis showed relationship between induced abortion and breast cancer confirmed

A significant relationship between induced abortions and the risk of breast cancer. A meta-analysis (Cancer Causes and Control, DOI.10.1007/sl0552-013.0325-7), has revealed a link between breast cancer and abortion. The Chinese study made use of data from 14 Chinese provinces....
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iPS cells : have them the same characteristics of embryonic stem cells?

A concern raised some time ago is to determine whether the iPS cells produced from adult somatic cells have the specific characteristics of embryonic stem cells. If so, iPS cells could advantageously replace embryonic stem cells for experimental and clinical purposes, without the...