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  • The PRBB celebrates the Open Day 2013

    Monday, October 7th, 2013

    The PRBB celebrates the Open Day 2013

    On Saturday October 5st the Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL) participated in visits during the Open Day at the Biomedical Research Park of Barcelona (PRBB). The visits through the building, which were a success in being exhausted in a few hours, had some stops or "stations" in various units and research centres. One of them at CREAL.

  • Early life exposure to the chemical compound BPA may increase the risk for childhood obesity

    Thursday, October 3th, 2013

    Early life exposure to the chemical compound BPA may increase the risk for childhood obesity

    A new study provides some evidence for an association between BPA (Bisphenol A) exposure during pregnancy and obesity-related outcomes in childhood (at 4 years of age), but not earlier in infancy (from birth to 14 months of life). Dania Valvi, first author of the article and CREAL researcher, adds that “26% of the 402 children analyzed were rapid growers in the first 6 months of life, 25% were overweight at 14 months, and 21% were overweight at 4 years of age.

  • The European Associated Laboratory, a successful experience of international scientific cooperation

    Thursday, October 3th, 2013

    The European Associated Laboratory, a successful experience of international scientific cooperation

    Today researchers of CREAL and INSERM have met to evaluate the five years of partnership with the European Associated Laboratory (LEA) in the auditorium of the Biomedical Research Park (PRBB). All agreed on the success that has led to this union and encouraged to continue working on this line.

  • Commission research documents raise questions about whose interests are being prioritised

    Wednesday, October 2th, 2013

    Commission research documents raise questions about whose interests are being prioritised

    Scientists, public health researchers and NGOs have reacted with grave concern in light of leaked copies of the European Commission’s proposed Health Research Programme 2014-2015 (part of Horizon2020) circulating in Brussels. They have raised questions regarding the preparation of this draft, given its failure to address the major personal, social, environmental and occupational risk factors of disease in favour of narrow research parameters focusing on biotechnology and personalised medicine.

  • The CREAL participates in the Sustainable Mobility Week

    Monday, September 30th, 2013

    The CREAL participates in the Sustainable Mobility Week

    In the framework of the Sustainable Mobility Week, the researcher Bénédicte Jacquemin gave a talk last week at the Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol. Under the title 'Traffic, Air i Health' offered to all attendees an overview of the latest epidemiological research on the effects of air pollution on health.

  • Risk of preeclampsia associated with exposure to fine particulate air pollution

    Published in Environmental Health Perspectives

    Friday, September 27th, 2013

    Risk of preeclampsia associated with exposure to fine particulate air pollution

    Researchers of CREAL found an increased risk of preeclampsia associated with exposure to fine particulate air pollution.  This study was published in Environ Health Perspect.

  • The CREAL goes to the Congress of Deputies

    Thursday, September 26th, 2013

    The CREAL goes to the Congress of Deputies

    Last September 26 the CREAL researcher David Rojas explained to the Committee on Road Safety and Sustainable Mobility of Congreso of Deputies his reasons for not being in favor of mandatory helmet use by cyclists in urban areas. And is that even though it is estimated that helmet use could decrease by 88 % head injuries and 65% facial injuries, according to Rojas, the implementation of laws requiring helmet use in order to reduce risks health can reduce the use of bicycles as a mode of transport, with reduced benefits for public health.

  • A 40% reduction of car trips can avoid 250 cases of diseases each year in Barcelona

    Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

    A 40% reduction of car trips can avoid 250 cases of diseases each year in Barcelona

    A 40% reduction in long-duration car trips substituted by public transport and cycling trips resulted in annual reductions of 127 cases of diabetes, 45 of cardiovascular diseases, 30 of dementia, 16 minor injuries, 0.14 major injuries, 11 of breast cancer and 3 of colon-cancer, amounting to a total reduction of 302 Disability Adjusted Life Years per year in travelers. Besides this, the reduction in PM2.5 exposure in the general population resulted in annual reductions of 7 cases of low birth weight, 6 of preterm birth, 1 of cardiovascular disease and 1 of lower respiratory tract infection.

  • Researcher Eva Morales receives the SEE award for the best article of the year

    Thursday, September 19th, 2013

    Researcher Eva Morales receives the SEE award for the best article of the year

    The Spanish Society of Epidemiology (SEE) has awarded the article 'Circulating25-hydroxyvitamin D3 in pregnancy and infant neuropsychological development' of CREAL researcher, Eva Morales. This study, published in the journal Pediatrics, finds that vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy may hinder brain development in infants, affecting their mental behavior and motor skills.

  • Nurses working in the operating room have higher risk of severe persistent asthma

    Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

    Nurses working in the operating room have higher risk of severe persistent asthma

    A new study suggests that nurses working in the operating rooms have a higher risk of severe persistent asthma, likely because of inhalation of chemical agents. Even so further studies with detailed estimates of occupational exposures, especially to disinfectant/cleaning agents, are warranted and are currently being set up by the same research group.


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