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  • People who live near green spaces sick less and live longer

    Press Release

    Monday, November 4th, 2013

    People who live near green spaces sick less and live longer

    On 30th and 31st October, during the conference "Green Cities Healthy People. Healthy Planning Urban Spaces" national and international experts meet in CosmoCaixa Barcelona, called by B Debate and CREAL, ISGlobal alliance research centre, to establish links between research, public health practice and urban planning, as the only way to create healthy green areas for urban populations.

  • Interventions on BMI and physical activity reduce the risk of asthma

    Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

    Interventions on BMI and physical activity reduce the risk of asthma

    Interventions on Body Mass Index (BMI) and physical activity may have a modest impact on the risk of adult-onset asthma. Researchers of CREAL, an ISGlobal alliance research centre, analyzed the incidence of adult-onset asthma after hypothetical interventions in 76,470 US women from the Nurses’ Health Study followed between 1988 and 1998.

  • Cities with more green areas benefit physical and mental health of population

    Press Release

    Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

    Cities with more green areas benefit physical and mental health of population

    On 30th and 31st October, international experts will gather in CosmoCaixa Barcelona organized by B·Debate and CREAL, an ISGlobal alliance research center, to establish links between research, public health practice and urban planning, as the only way to create healthy green areas for urban populations.

  • Obesity in pregnancy causes a greater weight of babies at birth

    Thursday, October 24th, 2013

    Obesity in pregnancy causes a greater weight of babies at birth

    Obesity during pregnancy results in higher levels of leptin in blood and, therefore, a greater weight of babies at birth; in particular 176 grams more. So suggests a study about leptin, a hormone produced mainly by adipocytes (fat cells), in which participated Dr. Manolis Kogevinas, codirector of CREAL, an ISGlobal alliance research centre.

  • First Strategic Retreat of the ISGlobal alliance

    Monday, October 21th, 2013

    First Strategic Retreat of the ISGlobal alliance

    “Thriving Together”, the first strategic retreat held among executive committee members of ISGlobal, CRESIB and CREAL, took place on Friday 18 October at CosmoCaixa Barcelona

  • Outdoor air pollution a leading environmental cause of cancer deaths

    IARC Press Release

    Thursday, October 17th, 2013

    Outdoor air pollution a leading environmental cause of cancer deaths

    The specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), announced today that it has classified outdoor air pollution as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1).

  • The European Environment Agency warns about the damage of pollution on health

    Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

    The European Environment Agency warns about the damage of pollution on health

    Around 90 % of city dwellers in the European Union (EU) are exposed to one of the most damaging air pollutants at levels deemed harmful to health by the World Health Organization (WHO). This result comes from the latest assessment of air quality in Europe, published by the European Environment Agency (EEA).

  • Large European Study Finds Exposure to Even Low Levels of Air Pollution During Pregnancy Increases Risk of Low Birthweight

    Press Release

    Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

    Large European Study Finds Exposure to Even Low Levels of Air Pollution During Pregnancy Increases Risk of Low Birthweight

    Exposure to common air pollutants and traffic during pregnancy significantly increases the risk of restricted fetal growth, even at levels well below the limits stipulated in current European Union (EU) air-quality directives, according to one of the largest studies of its kind, published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine.

  • Prenatal exposure to POP related with rapid weight gain and overweight in infancy

    Thursday, October 10th, 2013

    Prenatal exposure to POP related with rapid weight gain and overweight in infancy

    Researchers at the CREAL have found that prenatal exposure to persistent organic pollutants (POPs) has a relationship with rapid weight gain and overweight in infancy. This research was published in Obesity.

  • Psychological well-being during pregnancy determines the chance of postpartum depression

    Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

    Psychological well-being during pregnancy determines the chance of postpartum depression

    The mental health of a woman during pregnancy is an important determinant of postpartum depression (PPD), which could have important implications for early detection. Furthermore, this study, published in Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, concrete that 13% of women suffer from depression 8 weeks after delivery.


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