COVID-19 and the City: How is the Pandemic Affecting Urban Health?

by ISGlobal - Instituto de Salud Global de Barcelona

Over the last weeks, confirmed cases and deaths from COVID-19 have soared globally, with these figures expected to continue increasing for some time to come. The pandemic has overwhelmed health care s...

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People Living Near Green Spaces Are at Lower Risk of Metabolic Syndrome

by ISGlobal - Instituto de Salud Global de Barcelona

A study analyses for the first time the relation between long-term exposure to residential green spaces and a cluster of conditions that include obesity and hypertension

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World Water Quality Alliance launched to tackle global water crisis

by European Commission - Joint Research Centre

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission launched the World Water Quality Alliance (WWQA) in Ispra, Italy.

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Launch of APACHE project on air pollution, autism and brain imaging

by ISGlobal - Instituto de Salud Global de Barcelona

What relationship might there be between air pollution and autism spectrum disorders? What is the link, if any, between air pollution and changes in brain structure and function? These are the questio...

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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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Urban air pollution, what are the main sources across the world?

by European Commission - Joint Research Centre

According to the WHO, in 2012 ambient air pollution contributed to 6.7 % of all deaths worldwide. In particular, 16% of lung cancer deaths, 11% of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease deaths, and mor...

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Researchers at the University of Alicante produce good-quality activated carbon from hemp waste

by Universidad de Alicante

Researchers at the University of Alicante have just proved that good-quality activated carbon can be obtained from hemp residue, which is used as a filter for water treatment and the elimination of po...

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