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  • Anogenital distance is a risk factor of prostate cancer

    Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

    Anogenital distance is a risk factor of prostate cancer

    A greater distance between the anus and the genitals of men is associated with a lower risk of developing prostate cancer. The difference between sick and not sick patients is really small, does not reach 5 millimeters, but CREAL (Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology) researchers have found that prostate cancer patients analyzed have lower anogenital distance that individuals do not get cancer.

  • Dr. Judith Garcia Aymerich will co-chair the ERS Congress in 2013

    Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

    Dr. Judith Garcia Aymerich will co-chair the ERS Congress in 2013

    CREAL researcher (Research Center for Environmental Epidemiology) and associated professor at the Department of Experimental Sciences and Health (CEXS-Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Judith Garcia-Aymerich, will co-chair the next Congress of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) that will be held from 7 to 11 September 2013 in Barcelona. This responsibility will be shared with Dr. Joaquim Gea, dean of the Faculty of Health and Life of the UPF and Professor of Physiology at CEXS-UPF.

  • Diagnostic radiation exposure to the chest at young ages may increase risk of breast cancer in BRCA1/2 mutation carriers

    Friday, September 7th, 2012

    Diagnostic radiation exposure to the chest at young ages may increase risk of breast cancer in BRCA1/2 mutation carriers

    Women carrying a mutation in the BRCA1- or BRCA2- genes (which control the suppression of breast and ovarian cancer) who have undergone diagnostic radiation to the chest before the age of 30 may be more likely to develop breast cancer than those who carry the gene mutation but who have not been exposed, the Gene-Rad-Risk study published on British Medical Journal today reveals.
     

  • Payam Dadvand awarded ISEE Rebecca James Baker Award Committee 2012

    Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

    Payam Dadvand awarded ISEE Rebecca James Baker Award Committee 2012

    CREAL researcher Payam Dadvand has received this morning the Rebecca James Baker Award Selection Committee at the ISEE (International Society for Environmental Epidemiology) Awards Plenary and also the "Best New Researcher Abstract Award".

  • CREAL participates in the International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering

    Wednesday, August 22th, 2012

    CREAL participates in the International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering

    Yesterday CREAL researcher Maria Foraster participated at the 41st International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering (Inter-noise 2012, www.internoise2012.com) in New York, with an invited oral communication entitled “Transportation noise (in particular railway noise) and blood pressure in REGICOR compared to SAPALDIA”.

  • Almost 50% of schools in Spain have moisture problems

    Monday, July 16th, 2012

    Almost 50% of schools in Spain have moisture problems

    Moisture and mold problems are more common in Spain than in Finland where the climate is much colder and wet. In fact, in Spain this problem reaches almost 50% of schools.

  • Two high school students made a stay in CREAL

    Monday, July 9th, 2012

    Two high school students made a stay in CREAL

    From 9th to 20th July, two students assigned to the Youth and Science program from programa Joves i Ciència de Catalunya Caixa, Joaquim Viñes and Agnès Ramos, make a stage at the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL) because of their known interest shown by our research.

  • Financial stress by cancer triples the possibility of suffering depression

    Tuesday, July 3th, 2012

    Financial stress by cancer triples the possibility of suffering depression

    Cancer places a financial and economic burden on individuals in countries without free health service, but relatively little is known about the consequences. A research group from the National Cancer Registry from Ireland and the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL) from Barcelona has demonstrated that cancer-related financial stress and strain were consistently associated with increased risk of adverse psychological outcomes.

  • Swimming pools desinfected with bromoform generate more brominated disinfection byproducts

    Monday, June 25th, 2012

    Swimming pools desinfected with bromoform generate more brominated disinfection byproducts

    CREAL and IDEA-CSIC have published a study of trihalomethanes (THMs) in swimming pools that use bromoform to disinfect the water instead of chlorine. Although most pools in Catalonia are chlorinated, brominated compounds have different characteristics compared to chlorinated and deserve special attention. The results show that bromoform predominates in the mixture of disinfection by-products in pools where use bromoform for disinfection. Likewise they have found that chloroform is the dominant product in chlorinated pools.

  • Respiratory problems of Prestige clean-up workers persist after 5 years

    Monday, June 18th, 2012

    Respiratory problems of Prestige clean-up workers persist after 5 years

    Fishermen who had participated in the clean-up of the Prestige oil spill, which took place in November 2002 in Spain, kept on suffering respiratory problems five years after the accident. This is the conclusion of the first study worldwide that analyzed the long-term health effects of an environmental disaster of this kind and that was conducted by a team of researchers from several institutions including CREAL (Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology).


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