Does science advance one funeral at a time?
What happens when a scientist conducting high-level research dies prematurely? This article confirms a proliferation of articles by new researchers, with disruptive ideas, in the field of the deceased person.
Do we take the medication that doctors prescribe for us?
Not following the treatments prescribed in primary healthcare has an economic impact, due to higher probabilities of absence from work and of the use of emergency healthcare services. We analyse this situation.
Women live more years, but not always with health and happiness
Is living longer synonymous with good health? The following study compares, within the European context, life expectancy and happiness among men and women.
The risks to babies’ health posed by planned early delivery for non-medical reasons
Planned early delivery for non-medical reasons may have negative consequences for babies’ health. The cancellation of Spain’s “baby cheque” made it possible to investigate the impact of this practice on infant health.
“More must be done to ensure that the investment that we are making in research is really delivering what we need”
How should the social impact of research be measured? James Wilsdon, professor at the University of Sheffield, talks to us about the need for “responsible metrics”.
Science, Innovation and Environment Indicators
Research is a potential driving force for promoting economic growth and social welfare. What is the relative effort in research that different countries make? What economic activities are related to that research? This set of indicators provides an introduction to the history of research and innovation in various countries.