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  • The largest study on cancer in Spain will have 7,000 cases

    Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

    The largest study on cancer in Spain will have 7,000 cases

    The largest study of cancer research, MCC-Spain, is completing its first phase focused on data collection. So far 3110 has been captured and 5,323 control cases of cancer (colorectal cancer 1964, 1494 of breast cancer, prostate cancer 994, 440, 431 stomach cancer and chronic lymphocytic leukemia). Until the final closure by year-end is intended to achieve the 7,000 cancer cases and nearly 3,000 controls.

  • CREAL participates in the Open Day 2011

    Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

    CREAL participates in the Open Day 2011

    On Saturday October 1st 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.

  • Acidic clouds from large-scale Icelandic volcanoes: a public health hazard

    Thursday, September 22th, 2011

    Acidic clouds from large-scale Icelandic volcanoes: a public health hazard

    New research from the University of Leeds shows that a large-scale volcanic eruption in southern Iceland, similar to the Laki eruption in 1783, could result in widespread air pollution across Europe.

  • Mobile phones can be carcinogenic in children and experts advise the use of headphones

    Wednesday, September 21th, 2011

    Mobile phones can be carcinogenic in children and experts advise the use of headphones

    The use of mobile phones might cause brain cancer in children. For this reason environmental epidemiology experts advise to use headphones or speakers, or to send messages, to avoid putting the device in contact with the ear, and if necessary they advice to put it at a safe distance.

  • 90% of cancer cases are caused by environmental factors

    Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

    90% of cancer cases are caused by environmental factors

    90 percent of cancer cases are caused by environmental factors. Therefore, a large proportion of them are preventable with good living habits and healthy environments, as remarked the director of the International Agency for Research in Cancer, from the World Health Organization (WHO), Christopher P. Wild.

  • More than 1,200 researchers from around the world gather in Barcelona to evaluate how the environment affects the health of population

    Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

    More than 1,200 researchers from around the world gather in Barcelona to evaluate how the environment affects the health of population

    The Minister of Health of Generalitat of Catalonia, Boi Ruiz, opened the 23rd Congress of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE), which will bring together more than 1,200 epidemiologists around the world at the Congress Palace in Barcelona from today until September 16th. During the event, Ruiz said that the current economic situation requires "major changes" in the production and business models. Therefore, the Minister of Health added that "Catalonia is betting on the promotion of research and innovation." In this regard, he recalled how the region has about 10,000 innovative companies, 26,000 researchers, 23 scientific and technological parks and 12 major research infrastructures.
     

  • The Minister of Health, Ruiz Boi, opens 23th ISEE World Congress

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    Monday, September 12th, 2011

    The Minister of Health, Ruiz Boi, opens 23th ISEE World Congress

    The Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL) in Barcelona is the organizer of this year's Congress.

  • Researchers from around the world focused on environment and health will gather in Barcelona

    Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

    Researchers from around the world focused on environment and health will gather in Barcelona

    From 13th to 16th September the 23rd Congress of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) will be held in Barcelona. The congress will bring more than 1,200 epidemiologists from around the world at the Palace of Congresses of Barcelona. The aim of this Congress, organized by the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (Creal) in Barcelona, ??is to have some idea-sharing sessions about the internatioanl research on issues as health and environment. This includes diseases such as cancer, respiratory or reproductive problems and risk factors like air pollution, global climate change, endocrine disruptors, water pollution, the effect of alternative means of transport to cars, tobacco or radiation exposure.

  • Cycling saves lives

    The study shows that bike sharing systems in Barcelona saves 12 lives and over 9,000 tons per year of CO2

    Friday, August 5th, 2011

    Cycling saves lives

    Researchers from Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL), Barcelona, found that the health benefits from physical activity during cycling are much larger than any risks from air pollution and accidents. The results were based on a health impact study of Bicing, the public bicycle sharing system in Barcelona. One of the most important conclusions is that each year the number of deaths is reduced by 24% (in case of Barcelona 12 deaths) and the CO2 emissions by over 9,000 tons approximately.

  • A high school student made one-week stay at CREAL last week

    Monday, July 25th, 2011

    A high school student made one-week stay at CREAL last week

    During the week, the high school student Helena Ornat made a visit to the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL) thanking to Youth and Science of Catalunya Caixa Foundation.


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