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Gemma Castaño

Breast Cancer and Environmental Factors. What Does Science Tell Us?

Environmental Health

90% of breast cancer cases are thought to be caused by environmental factors Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, in Spain and worldwide. More than 90% of cases are thought to be caused by environmental factors , i.e. external biological, physical or chemical factors....

Aleix Cabrera

#OpenPRBB: Open to the Public and More Connected Between Us


[By Aleix Cabrera and Raül Toran, Communication and Dissemination Area of ISGlobal] The open day has reached its eleventh edition and it is in good health Every first Saturday of October, the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park ( PRBB ) opens its doors to the public in order to...

Antoni Plasència

Sustainable Development Goals and Global Health: Walking the Talk

Policy & Global Development

[By  Antoni Plasència , ISGlobal General Director and  Gonzalo Fanjul , ISGlobal Policy Director] “The focus of this meeting should be on the deep implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)”. With this statement, University of Columbia economist,...

Anna Lucas

Day of the Girl: Teenage Mothers: Abandoned to Their Fate?

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health

[This article has been published in Spanish in The Huffington] Teenage pregnancy is one of the circumstances with the most negative consequences on the health and life options of adolescent girls There are 590 million adolescent girls (aged between 10 and 19 years) in the...

Jeffrey Lazarus

Depicting a New Target For the HIV Response: How Do You See the ‘Fourth 90’?


[By Jeffrey V. Lazarus and Kelly Safreed-Harmon ] This may be surprising to hear from researchers, but we don’t mind getting things wrong from time to time. Being wrong draws us into interesting conversations with people who have different skills and perspectives. It also...

Liudmila Liutsko

Engaging Stakeholders in a Radiation Protection: A Key to Reduce the Exposure

Environmental Health

[This article has been written by  Liudmila Liutsko , Bieke Abelshausen, Adelaida Sarukhan , Catrinel Turcanu, Nadja Zeleznik and  Elisabeth Cardis] ISGlobal (through its Radiation Programme led by Elisabeth Cardis) contributes to ENGAGE ISGlobal (through its ...

Camila González

A Day in the Fight Against Tropical Disease in Papua New Guinea


[This article has been published originally in Spanish in The Conversation] We live on the remote island of Lihir, in Papua New Guinea. We are a small team, just three or four people from the ISGlobal research centre in Barcelona We live on the remote island of Lihir in the...

Ariadna Curto

Professionals of Environmental Epidemiology and Exposure Science Celebrate Their Annual Appointment

Epidemiology,Environmental Health

Sunday 26th of August. We are in the heart of downtown Ottawa , Organizers received 1800 general abstract submissions and 400 symposium abstracts the Canadian capital city. Hundreds of scientists and practitioners from academia, government, industry, and non-governmental organizations start...

Meggie Mwoka

The African Convention Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) and the Health of The Continent

Training & Education

This year about 50 countries of the African Union signed the historic Africa Convention Free Trade Area This year about 50 countries of the African Union signed the historic  Africa Convention Free Trade Area agreement that paves the way for free movement of goods and services...

Mercy Opiyo

World Mosquito Day: Fighting the Bite with Pride


Malaria is transmitted by female mosquitoes of the genus Anopheles. Photo: Krijn Paaijmans It all starts with a single bite of an infected female mosquito that results in mild, acute or chronic illness and/or eventually to loss of a human life Though...

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