• Date: May 16, 2018

The above is the title of an article published in the Social Observatory of “la Caixa”, which shows imbalances between the social impact of certain diseases and the intensity of the research dedicated to them.

In Spain for example, illnesses such as strokes and depression are investigated less than they should be, given how frequently they occur in the population. Cardiovascular and infectious diseases cause considerable strain on healthcare systems around the world, but are the subject of less than 10% of scientific publications. The authors of the article also make a number of suggestions to try to adjust research efforts to the population's actual healthcare needs.

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