Definición de prioridades en las políticas de salud

What priorities should a government have in its health policies? Twelve experts in public health provide Spanish politicians with a roadmap to draw up the most effective policy in improving public health. Coordinated by the ex-director general of public health Ildefonso Hernández and published by the Esteve Foundation, the book Definición de prioridades en las políticas…

2016

Eponímica mèdica catalana III

Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Medicine is full of terms that originate from people who played a decisive role in its discovery, or places and institutions from where they were identified. Elena Guardiola and Josep-Eladi Baños, of the department of experimental sciences and health of Universidad Pompeu Fabra, present the latest volume of the…

2016

La medicina en las series de televisión

¿Qué opinión tienen los profesionales de la medicina sobre las series que abordan su disciplina? Dieciocho autores analizan series como House, CSI, Breaking Bad o The Walking Dead desde la perspectiva de su campo de estudio. Lo hacen en La medicina en las series de televisión, un nuevo cuaderno de la Fundación Dr. Antonio Esteve…

2016

Escepticemia.Una mirada escéptica sobre la salud y la información

“Sceptics are people who, far from accepting everything they are told, have doubts. They analyse data assessing how they were obtained, they seek counterexamples, revise efficacy, examine compatibility with other generally established principles and the consequences of their application. They do not accept the principle of authority or tradition, but the principle of proof”. This…

2016

Developing skills in scientific writing

Scientists need to show the results of their research effectively through scientific articles. However, many of them have received little training in scientific writing, particularly when the language used is not their mother language. From here, it is even more complicated to ensure that the text is organized, coherent and understandable. While many professionals quickly…

2015

Epidemiología para periodistas y comunicadores

Epidemiology is a particularly attractive discipline for the media. It is present in many health issues, and also in the environment and technology, as it involves all types of health risks for the population. However, the statistical element and its technical terminology involves enormous difficulties for journalists and reporters. The Esteve Foundation and the Asociación…

2015

Los públicos de la ciencia

Opinion polls usually reflect a preference of the public for science topics. Audience data, however, appear to show exactly the opposite. How interested is society in science? Which real audience has not only the traditional means offered by scientific contents, but also dissemination possibilities such as blogs or museums? How are social networks and internet…

2014

Filantropía en investigación e innovación biosanitaria en Cataluña

In the context of crisis such as today’s, when public investments in scientific research have gone back to figures of the past, it has become essential to seek new sources of funding. These sources include philanthropy. Donations and sponsorship in all their different forms are becoming increasingly more important in funding biomedical research and innovation.…

2014

Dotze dones en la biomedicina del segle XX

Después de publicar la serie Doce mujeres en la biomedicina del siglo XX en Annals de Medicina, la revista de la Acadèmia de Ciències Mèdiques i de la Salut de Catalunya i de Balears, la Fundación Dr. Antonio comienza la distribución del cuaderno homónimo en catalán (y cuya edición en castellano también está disponible en…

2014