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The main source of human exposure to mercury is the consumption of fish contaminated with methylmercury, which may adversely affect early neurodevelopment. This study assessed mercury levels in hair of preschoolers in Spain, where fish consumption is elevated, with the aim of investigating the influence of their fish intake and other factors on mercury(More)
Several pesticides and fungicides commonly used to control agricultural and indoor pests are highly suspected to display endocrine-disrupting effects in animals and humans. Endocrine disruption is mainly caused by the interference of chemicals at the level of steroid receptors: it is now well known that many of these chemicals can display estrogenic effects(More)
BACKGROUND Air pollution from traffic has been associated with cardiorespiratory diseases in children and adults, but there is little information on its potential neurotoxic effects. This study aimed to investigate the association between exposure to nitrogen dioxide (NO(2)), as a marker of traffic-related air pollution, and cognitive development in(More)
OBJECTIVE To offer an educational alternative on diabetes, with the participation of patients with type 2 diabetes, their family members, and health care providers, adapted to local conditions and to these person's felt needs. METHODS Focused on the primary-care level, this program was carried out in the health area of El Guarco, which is in the province(More)
This study was designed to focus upon within-culture differences in plasma lipids and lipoproteins in Venezuelan schoolchildren having different socioeconomic and nutritional backgrounds and also to provide cross-cultural comparisons of lipids, lipoproteins, and anthropometric measurements between Venezuelan and American schoolchildren. The study was(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this paper is perform an analysis on the incidents and attacks against medical personnel that occurred in the area covered by the Prevention Service Group, comparing the results in Primary Care (PC) with Hospital Care (HC). MATERIAL AND METHODS The information available in the database of the regional Madrid Register of Aggressions(More)
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