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Maria Foraster

Noise Makes Us ill and Is a Public Health Problem

Environmental Health

[This post has been published in Spanish El País-Materia] Noise is one of the most important environmental stressors and represents a public health concern . Despite emerging evidence from experimental and epidemiological studies, the effects of noise on health have captured little...

Gonzalo Fanjul

Health Should Not Depend on a Passport


[This post has been published in Spanish in 3.500 millones-El País] The right to health is a fundamental human right that is not dependent on the possession of a passport The right to health is a fundamental human right that is not dependent on the possession of a...

Anna Lucas

International Day of the Girl: The Cost of Our Inaction

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health

[This post has been published in Spanish in Planeta Futuro-El País] Nine out of ten adolescents live in the developing world There are 1.2 billion people aged between 10 and 19 years in the world today. These young people make up 8% of the world population and current...

Nadiya Matskiv

New Strategy in the Fight against HIV: Preventive Treatment for People at Risk


This post was written by Nadiya Matskiv, an internal medicine specialist at Hospital San Rafael in Madrid (Spain), and Antonio Rueda Martinez , a resident in dermatology and venerology at Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañon in Madrid. A recent UNAIDS publication reveals a...

Raül Toran

Ideas frescas de divulgación científica y ambiental en el Campus Gutenberg


La edición 2017 del Campus Gutenberg , una escuela de verano dedicada a la comunicación y cultura científica que se celebra en Barcelona, se inició con una mesa redonda sobre las nuevas oportunidades de la comunicación ambiental . Maria Josep Picó, periodista especializada en medio...

Carolyn Daher

Are we Designing Cities that Belong to People or to Cars?

Environmental Health

[This article has been published in Spanish in Planeta Futuro - El País, on the occasion of the Car-Free Day] Most of us take moving around for granted . We readily assume that governments will plan and build so that we can get to work, take our kids to school, and have access to...

Pablo Martínez

Responding to Emerging Mosquito-Borne Diseases in the Mediterranean Region


Vector-borne diseases make up 17% of all infectious diseases worldwide , causing 700,000 deaths every year and around 250,000 if we exclude malaria. Vector-borne diseases make up 17% of all infectious diseases worldwide, causing 700,000 deaths every year In recent years, we...

Adelaida Sarukhan

The Epidemiological Transition (or What We Died, Die and Will Die From)


  What is it?  A baby born in Spain in 1900 could hope to live an average of 35 years. In 2011, he/she can expect to live up to 82 years, more than twice. Over the last two centuries, not only the life expectancy has doubled (or even tripled) across the world. The...

Krijn Paaijmans

The Mosquito –My 'Femme Fatale'


Mosquitoes do have a beautiful side too. You just need to look closer at them On World Mosquito Day (August 20) , we can all read how deadly mosquitoes are. And yes, they are –by far– the number one killer , so I guess that is why they deserve their own special day. But...

Jose Muñoz

Small But Deadly: Tiny Vectors That Pose a Major Threat

Written by Jose Muñoz and Natalia Rodríguez (ISGlobal) The real problems are caused by much smaller animals: arthropods As specialists working in the field of tropical medicine, we see some very strange medical cases in our practice, including patients who have been attacked by...

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