Exposure to Air Pollution During Pregnancy May Increase Blood Pressure in Early Life

by ISGlobal - Instituto de Salud Global de Barcelona

Researchers study the impact on childhood blood pressure of pre- and post-natal exposure to environmental factors such as pollution, noise, and a dense built environment

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Air Pollution, Green Space and Built Environment Characteristics May Influence Body Mass Index During the First Years of Life

by ISGlobal - Instituto de Salud Global de Barcelona

A new study of almost 80,000 children living in urban areas of Catalonia has, for the first time, analysed the relationship between urban exposures and BMI growth trajectories

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Researchers identify connection patterns in the brain that indicate the risk of developing obsessive disorders in children

by Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge

Most children manifest behaviors such as small manias or superstitions throughout their development that tend to disappear over time. In some cases, however, these behaviors are associated with a grea...

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The Josep Carreras Institute creates a spin-off to develop therapies for leukaemia based on CAR–T

by Invivo Capital

The Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute, a public centre pertaining to the Generalitat de Catalunya's (Government of Catalonia) CERCA network, has created the OneChain Immunotherapeutics (OCI)...

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Seafood Consumption During Pregnancy May Improve Attention Capacity in Children

by ISGlobal - Instituto de Salud Global de Barcelona

A new study highlights the importance of eating a diet rich in lean and fatty fish during the first months of pregnancy

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Children's brain recovers from stroke and acquires language abilities thanks to its plasticity

by Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge

In response to a stroke that affects the left hemisphere, children's brains assign language functions to the right hemisphere • The study demonstrates our brain's ability to reconnect in different w...

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A new technique to determine causes of death in children, stillbirths and neonates was validated

by ISGlobal - Instituto de Salud Global de Barcelona

Minimally invasive autopsy (MIA) is a new method that can identify causes of death in children, stillbirths and neonates with a precision and accuracy comparable to that of the complete diagnostic aut...

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Researchers from all the world debate on how to protect children from environmental hazards

by ISGlobal - Instituto de Salud Global de Barcelona

The international network on Children’s Health, Environment and Safety (INCHES) celebrated its 8th Conference in Barcelona, from September 14 to 16, with the participation of more than 150 experts. ...

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A study identifies a gene variant that reduces the susceptibility to diarrhoea among small children

by ISGlobal - Instituto de Salud Global de Barcelona

An international study led by Dr. Jordi Sunyer, Head of the Child Health Programme at ISGlobal, identifies a variant of the FUT2 gene that is linked to a lower risk of diarrhoea. The results, obtained...

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Rotary is funding a new research line at VHIR for childhood cancer

by Vall d’Hebron

The new line of research of VHIR in childhood cancer focuses on the fight against neuroblastoma and rhabdomyosarcoma, 2 most prevalent solid tumours in children.

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