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A blog about Global Health. An open space for discussing equitable access to health for everyone, everywhere.

Marta Solano

5 Ways in Which the City Harms our Health and 5 Solutions to Stop it From Doing So

Communications,Environmental Health

[This article has been published in Spanish in El País- Seres Urbanos on the occasion of the World Health Day – April 7] The science is clear: urban life is harmful to our health. How can we translate this public health emergency to the citizenship and to political decision...

Ariadna Curto

Rural India: A Challenging Setting for Air Pollution Epidemiology Studies

Environmental Health

Almost half of the world's population [...] still depends on inefficient fuels Most people living in urban areas in high income countries associate air pollution with road traffic or possibly industry. However, lack of access to clean household energy is also an important contributor to air...

Carmen De Keijzer

Happy International Day of Forests! Scientific Evidence Shows that Nature Benefits our Health

Environmental Health

Exposure to nature has been found to lower levels of stress, improve mood and self-esteem, benefit mental health and cognitive function, and improve cardiovascular health Happy International Day of Forests! While the International Day of Forests may not be on your list of favourite holidays...

Alba Cabré

Losing Sleep Over the New Technologies

Environmental Health

[Post published on the occasion of World Sleep Day  2018, celebrated on March 16th.] Between 20 and 40% of adolescents suffer from poor sleep quality Sleep is an important part of our daily routine. We spend a third of our time sleeping. But, why is it so important? Good quality...

Gabriela Prado

Do Lifestyle Factors Influence the Onset of ADHD in Children?

Environmental Health

With a worldwide prevalence of 5%, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common behaviour disorder in childhood With a worldwide prevalence of 5%, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common behaviour disorder in childhood. ADHD is...

Mònica López

This Is How We Are Creating the First European Child Cohort Network

Environmental Health

The Dutch city of Rotterdam hosted the second meeting of LifeCycle, a European project in which ISGlobal is a partner Last October, the Dutch city of Rotterdam hosted the second meeting of LifeCycle , a European project in which ISGlobal is a partner. The objective of the LifeCycle...

Mireia Gascon

Take Part in The Survey of The BlueHealth Project

Environmental Health

The BlueHealth project requires citizens to participate in the various studies and surveys that we are carrying out The BlueHealth project is a European project that aims to generate new evidence about the influence of blue spaces (outdoor spaces that contain water, such...

Charles Macgregor

Global Impact of Rare Cancer Causing Toxin

Environmental Health

Even though the adverse health effects of asbestos are well known it is still used globally Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos . Even though the adverse health effects of asbestos are well known it is still used globally. Asbestos is still being...

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...

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...

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