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  • Acquiring a cat in adulthood doubles the risk of allergy

    Monday, February 27th, 2012

    Acquiring a cat in adulthood doubles the risk of allergy

    Researchers from the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL) in Barcelona and the University Hospital of Verona in Italy have found that the immune reactions that THE body shows after exposure to a feline is related to the age of the owner. Mainly their study supports that acquiring a cat in adulthood nearly doubles the risk of developing cat sensitization, as they wrote in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

  • Chalk causes respiratory problems in teachers

    Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

    Chalk causes respiratory problems in teachers

    A scientific study shows a 6% prevalence of asthma, 25% of frequent symptoms in upper respiratory tract (SURT) and 50% of aphonia in school teachers during last year. It was also noted that certain conditions of use of chalk, such as shaking and/or frequently use the duster and/or use chalk more than three hours per day, are significantly associated with an increased of wheezing prevalence , frequent respiratory infections, SURT and aphonia.

  • New Research Program´s coordinators at CREAL

    Thursday, February 9th, 2012

    New Research Program´s coordinators at CREAL

    The Scientific Steering Committee of CREAL and Prof. Jon Samet, chairman of the SAC (no hauríem d´explicar les sigles), has appointed Mark Nieuwenhuijsen as Coordinator of the research program on air pollution, instead of the Water Pollution program, which he has been coordinating until now.

  • Researchers detect genetic pathways involved in bladder cancer causation

    Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

    Researchers detect genetic pathways involved in bladder cancer causation

    PLoS ONE has published a study detailing the population's susceptibility to certain environmental exposures that contribute or influence in bladder cancer according to whether or not detecting changes in certain genes. Some environmental exposures studied are the Aromatic Amines (AA) found in tobacco as well as in some occupations as in the chemical industry or aluminum. The novelty of this study is to evaluate groups of genes or pathways which operate in the same direction.

  • 28% of cleaning workers are affected by hand dermatitis

    Thursday, February 2th, 2012

    28% of cleaning workers are affected by hand dermatitis

    Professional cleaning workers may not be sufficiently protected from cutaneous disease at work. Hand dermatitis was reported by 28% of current cleaning workers, versus 18% among their colleagues who did not perform cleaning work, and was associated with cleaning outdoor areas and schools and the use of hydrochloric acid and dust mop products.

  • MeDALL program to abate allergies on track after first year

    International research team of EU funded project draws positive balance

    Monday, January 23th, 2012

    MeDALL program to abate allergies on track after first year

    After one year of research on the causes explaining the epidemic of allergic diseases, the international MeDALL research team have reached important milestones that help to generate novel knowledge on the mechanisms of initiation of allergy. The researchers are reporting on their work package outcomes and the next steps at the 2nd Annual MeDALL meeting, which is being held on January 23rd to 24th 2012 in Paris, France. MeDALL stands for Mechanisms of the Development of ALLergy.

  • Mother's education influences on the child's neurodevelopment

    A study of sociodemographic and neurodevelopmentin 612 children from Crete tested the influence of maternal education in this area.

    Thursday, January 19th, 2012

    Mother's education influences on the child's neurodevelopment

    The level of mother's education influences on the neurodevelopment of children, according to a study published in Infant Behavior and Development and written by the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology in Barcelona (CREAL).

  • Public health programs are efficient but the assessment is complex

    Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

    Public health programs are efficient but the assessment is complex

    Health programs are efficient. This is the main conclusion of the session held yesterday at the Public Health Agency of Barcelona entitled 'Effectiveness of policies and programs of public health: do we have any evidence?’ and attended by Manel Nebot, of the Public Health Agency; Esteve Fernandez, a researcher at the Institute of Oncology (ICO), and David Rojas, predoctoral researcher at CREAL.

  • PHENOTYPE, the new project led by CREAL

    Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

    PHENOTYPE, the new project led by CREAL

    CREAL coordinates the PHENOTYPE project, which began on January 2012, and intends to investigate the interconnections between exposure to natural outdoor environments (in both rural and urban settings) and better human health and well-being.

  • Dr. Sunyer highlights the need for young children of exercise to prevent diseases

    Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

    Dr. Sunyer highlights the need for young children of exercise to prevent diseases

    Nearly 200 people attended the INMA meeting of December 13, held in the Hall of Casal Pere Quart in Sabadell. The aim was to inform schools and parents, whose children participate in INMA research project, about the first results on Attention Deficit Disorder and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). And in this sense, Dr. Jordi Sunyer, CREAL co-director and INMA´s Project director, remarked that “it is very serious that young children do not walk because exercise in this age improves mental health."


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