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Maribel Casas

Endocrine Disruptors—What Do They Disrupt?

Environmental Health

In recent years, we have seen news items, television documentaries and debates about endocrine disruptors and the potential health risks they pose . In spite of their difficult name, these chemical compounds are much more familiar to us than we think because they form an integral part of...

Kayla Mcgowan

Global Leaders in Maternal Newborn Health: Maria Fernandez Elorriaga (Mexico)

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health

[This entry has been published originally on the Maternal Health Task Force blog ] In July 2016, global leaders gathered for the second annual  Safe Mothers and Newborns Leadership Workshop (SMNLW) hosted by the Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) in partnership with the...

Jaume Ordi

Knowing the Causes of Death in Developing Countries: an Absolute Requirement to Reduce Mortality


[This article has been written by  Jaume Ordi , Research Professor at ISGlobal, and  published in Spanish in El Universal (México)] Knowing the most frequent pathologies that affect a population and the diseases that cause the most deaths is of utmost importance ...

Adelaida Sarukhan

What Do the Two First Autochthonous Cases of Crimea-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever in Spain Mean?


[This article has been written by  Adelaida Sarukhan , PhD in Immunology scientific writter at ISGlobal, and  Joaquim Gascon , Head of the International Health Service at Hospital Clínic and Director of the Chagas Initiative at ISGlobal, and published in Spanish in  El País -...

Mireia Gascon

Blue Spaces: What Impact do Coasts and Rivers on Our Health?

Environmental Health

Europe has 91,000 km of coastline and more than half of its population lives within 50 km of the sea. Yet, whilst the average city-dweller resides just 2.5 km from a freshwater source such as a river, lake or canal, there has been little research into the health impacts of these...

Adelaida Sarukhan

Yellow Fever in Asia: a Ticking Time Bomb


[This article is written by Adelaida Sarukhan (ISGlobal) and Jose Muñoz (ISGlobal-Hospital Clínic)] In March 2016 the first ever cases of yellow fever were reported in Asia While worldwide attention was drawn during the first months of 2016 towards the Zika epidemics and the...

Clara Menéndez

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the Time of Zika in Latin America and the Caribbean

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health,Zika

This article has been published originally in "Studies in Family Planning"  . By Ana Langer and Jacquelyn M. Cagliaand (director and associate director of Women and Health Initiative, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA) and  Clara Menéndez , Director...

Krijn Paaijmans

Be Prepared: The Deadliest Animals on Our Planet Are Here to Stay


They are the most beautiful mosquito species we have: The Aedes family . Small, dark with bright white spots and stripes. But that is only beauty on the outside. In reality, these Aedes mosquitoes are tiny murder machines: They are the most deadly mosquito family on our planet , as they...

Oriol Mitjà

Where There Is a Will There Is a Way: A Call on the United Nations to Accelerate Eradication of Yaws


I had the opportunity to make an appeal to the different stakeholders that have a role to play in the eradication of yaws On 11 July, Where the Roads End , a documentary about the fight against yaws disease was screened at the United Nations headquarters (New York). During a...

Lea Maitre

The Exposome: Understanding the Effect of the Environment on Our Health

Environmental Health

Since the 1980s, research on the origin of diseases has focused on the genetic component. If you search in  Pubmed  for “causes of diseases” you will find 764,469 publications relating it to “genetics” whereas only 74,055 for “exposures”. Research...

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