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  • TV3 portrays the status of research in Catalonia

    Monday, December 19th, 2011

    On Saturday, December 17, TV3 news released a story about the needs and concerns of Catalan research centres in front the current situation of economic crisis. Furthermore, they broadcasted this issue in relation with La Marató, a tv show about solidarity, to claim the need for investment in research.

  • Traffic is the most important source of pollution for health in Barcelona city

    Thursday, December 15th, 2011

    It’s the first study in Europe that analyzes mortality impact of 26 chemical substances of pollution.

  • TAPAS concludes its data collection from 30 volunteers

    Monday, December 12th, 2011

    TAPAS concludes its data collection from 30 volunteers

    This month the TAPAS project has completed the process of data collection and now begins the process of evaluating them, in order to know how active transport can improve health. The hypothesis is that cycling for less contaminated sites, as near the sea, is more beneficial than to do it near a busy street with much traffic, but in any way is still more beneficial to health than doing no exercise.

  • GENOMet network gathers 60 Spanish researchers

    Thursday, December 1th, 2011

    GENOMet network gathers 60 Spanish researchers

    Yesterday GENOMet network held its first meeting in Barcelona. It was a very successful event, which counted with the attendance of 60 researchers from 30 Spain research centres and universities. The attendees came not only from bioinformatics centres but also from statistical and research centres that generate genomic data so they can get some benefit from the tools developed in this environmental network.

  • INMA project invites schools and families to the presentation of the latest findings on ADHD

    Thursday, November 24th, 2011

    INMA project invites schools and families to the presentation of the latest findings on ADHD

    CREAL invites 750 families, who participate in the INMA project, and 60 schools from Sabadell to attend two conferences on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and other behavioral problems in children that will be held next 13th December.

  • CREAL holds its annual meeting

    Wednesday, November 23th, 2011

    The Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL) will hold on Friday November 25th its Annual Retreat. The meeting will be held at the Casa de la Convalescència-UAB (Sant Antoni Maria Claret 171 street) and will involve all CREAL staff.

  • The extreme heat caused 333 deaths in Catalonia

    People over 75 years old and children are most vulnerable

    Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

    Temperatures tend to increase year after year. A CREAL group of researchers, led by Dr. Xavi Basagaña, has quantified how many people died in Catalonia due to heat waves (three consecutive days with temperatures above 30 degrees) or occasional peaks of temperature increases. Deaths related to these phenomena are 333.

  • International studies on diet for the development of food and nutrition policies for pregnant women in Europ

    Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

    International studies on diet for the development of food and nutrition policies for pregnant women in Europ

    There is growing evidence that despite the absence of marked deficiencies, diet during pregnancy has important implications for maternal and child health in industrialized countries. For this reason CREAL researchers, Drs. Michelle Mendez and Manolis Kogevinas, provide an evaluation on the feasibility of harmonizing dietary intake data from existing studies, which can be applied in future post hoc standardization efforts. The data yielded in this analysis will also provide useful information for the development of food and nutrition policies for pregnant women in Europe, including the identification of population subgroups in which dietary inadequacies during pregnancy may be widespread.

  • Climate extremes and the length of gestation

    Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

    Climate extremes and the length of gestation

    Although more extreme heat conditions have been predicted for the future, there is little information available on the potential impact of such conditions on pregnancy length. Dadvand et al. CREAL researchers investigated the impact of maternal short-term exposure to extreme ambient heat on the length of pregnancy based on a cohort of 7,585 births that occurred during 2001–2005 in Barcelona, Spain.

  • Long-term exposure to transportation noise can increase blood pressure in vulnerable populations

    Monday, October 10th, 2011

    The results of SAPALDIA study strengthen the evidence on adverse impact of transportation noise on blood pressure and underline the need to investigate potentially vulnerable populations


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