The World Antibiotic Awareness Week took place last 14-20 November, and the Antibiotic Resistance Initiative ISGlobal team took the chance to explain to the world what are the main difficulties on the fight against antibiotic resistance – a serious problem that threatens our ability to treat infectious diseases and poses a serious risk to the progress made in global health in the past decades. They summarise the issues in four battlefronts: 1- New antibiotics 2- Diagnosis 3- Mechanisms of antibiotic resistance 4- Surveillance You can read the whole report here. Continue reading The four battlefronts in the war against Antibiotic Resistance
In this recent post by the HealthISglobal blog, Margarita Triguero, a PhD student at CREAL (now part of ISGLobal), gives us an overview about some recent studies showing the effects of natural spaces – mostly green spaces, both big and small … Continue reading Contact With Natural Spaces Improves the Health of the Population
Citizen Science is blooming. There’s a growing number of examples of research projects in which the general population can participate. In this post at the blog Health ISGlobal, the researcher Irene Eleta (CREAL) talks about some of these projects which are related to air pollution and that scientists at CREAL /ISGlobal are leading, such as CITI-SENSE. Continue reading Science for All and All for Air Quality
Tom Cole-Hunter, a postdoctoral researcher at the CREAL, one of the centres within the PRBB, has written this post recently in the “Health is Global” blog about air pollution, cycling and the risks and benefits of their combination. Cole-Hunter and his colleagues at the CREAL – an allied centre of ISGlobal – are involved in the European Commision-backed project CITI-SENSE , which aims to create real-time updated maps of air quality in several European cities. Read his post here, and consider helping out scientists to achieve a better understanding of the air pollution levels around us, by downloading the CityAir app, available for … Continue reading Air Pollution: Should I Wear a Mask in the City?
One of the most recent posts in the “Health is Global” blog, written by Adelaida Sarukhan tries to dismantle some misleading believes that create some doubts on people about whether or not to vaccinate their children. As Sarukhan says, “The anti-vaccine movement gained momentum more than a decade ago with the publication of a study (with 12 children) showing an association between the MMR vaccine and autism. Since then, the paper has been retracted (and its senior author discredited) because of data manipulation, and a dozen of large-scale studies (a recent one included more than 90.000 children) have conclusively shown that there … Continue reading How to scientifically dismantle the four main anti – vaccine arguments