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Journal: Revista espanola de salud publica


This study aims to promote reflection and bring attention to the potential adverse effects of academic social networks on science. These academic social networks, where authors can display their publications, have become new scientific communication channels, accelerating the dissemination of research results, facilitating data sharing, and strongly promoting scientific collaboration, all at no cost to the user.One of the features that make them extremely attractive to researchers is the possibility to browse through a wide variety of bibliometric indicators. Going beyond publication and citation counts, they also measure usage, participation in the platform, social connectivity, and scientific, academic and professional impact. Using these indicators they effectively create a digital image of researchers and their reputations.However, although academic social platforms are useful applications that can help improve scientific communication, they also hide a less positive side: they are highly addictive tools that might be abused. By gamifying scientific impact using techniques originally developed for videogames, these platforms may get users hooked on them, like addicted academics, transforming what should only be a means into an end in itself.

Concepts: Scientific method, Sociology, Academic publishing, Science, Research, Academia, Addiction, Adverse drug reaction


The aim of this study was to know the suicide mortality rates in Navarra and Spain and to compare their time trends during the period 2000-2015.

Concepts: Mortality rate, Spain


The short- and medium-term consequences of the economic crisis since 2008 has become a cause of concern for population health. The study’s objective was to analyse health inequalities according to the socioeconomic profile of the Catalan population aged 50 year and older.


The emergency medical technician plays a fundamental role and is the most important figure quantitatively in pre-hospital emergencies. The aim was to asses the socio-demographic, work-related, health characteristics and technical skills of an Emergency Medical Technician in Spain.

Concepts: Ambulance, Emergency medical services, Paramedic, Emergency medical technician, Emergency


Sex is a determining factor in the differences with which men and women are treated in the emergency room. The objective was to analyze the profile in patients with chest paint attended in emergency department, and the gender inequalities in the diagnosis and treatment.


The use of HIV planned and structured, community-based rapid tests is one of the main strategies for the early detection of HIV infection. The objective of the study was to assess the HIV early diagnosis programme with rapid test in the Region of Murcia.


Epidemiological surveillance of HIV infection allows monitoring its incidence as well as possible epidemiological changes, allowing specific interventions to be planned and their impact monitored. The objective of this article is to describe the results of the monitoring and evaluation of the response to the HIV epidemic in Catalonia, based on data included in the Integrated System of Epidemiological Surveillance of AIDS/HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections of Catalonia (SIVES).


Syphilis cases have increased in recent years; early detection and treatment are fundamental for the control of the disease. Our objective is to analyze the epidemiological characteristics of patients diagnosed of syphilis in the Health Sector of Calatayud from 2013 to 2017.


The partner notification is one of the main activities of epidemiological surveillance in Public Health. The primary objective was to estimate the compliance of the partner notification by health professionals who reported sexually transmitted diseases (HIV, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis and Chlamydia) during 2017 in Lleida’s regions.


The objective of this paper was to describe the sociodemographic profile, the characteristics of clinical care received, the risk indicators and the prevalence of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) in an immigrant population attending a specialized center in Granada, as well as to analyse the association between the presence or absence of STI with the sociodemographic variables and risk indicators.