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The Vall d’Hebron Hospital in Barcelona is one of the pioneer hospitals worldwide in non-invasive surgery in children (by Elisenda Rosanas)

25 April 2017 12:43 PM

Vall d’Hebron Hospital pioneer in non-invasive pediatric surgery

The Vall d’Hebron Hospital in Barcelona, one of the pioneer hospitals worldwide in non-invasive surgery in children, is planning to use minimally invasive methods with 70 percent of its pediatric surgeries. This week various pediatric surgery...
Torre Glòries, also known as Torre Agbar, a landmark on the Barcelona skyline (Arxiu ACN)

24 April 2017 10:42 PM

Barcelona offers 'Torre Agbar' for new European Medicines Agency headquarters

The Torre de Glòries, an emblematic modern tower widely known as the “Torre Agbar”, with its 33.000 square meters and distinguished design by Jean Novel, is Barcelona's candidate for the new location for the European Medicines Agency (EMA)...
Agglomeration at Diagonal Metro station this morning at 7:30  (by Josep Molina)

24 April 2017 05:34 PM

Barcelona Metro offers minimum service during Monday strike

The Barcelona Metro is on strike today, Monday, which means that service is reduced to a minimum between 7 and 9 am, 4 and 6 pm, and from 8:30 to 10:30 pm. The Barcelona Metro strike began this morning after the negotiation of the collective...
Image of a surgeon using 'Da Vinci' robot (by ACN)

19 April 2017 06:14 PM

Pioneering robotic surgery operation in Badalona

Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital, in Badalona, has operated a larynx cancer using Da Vinci robot. This pioneering technology, which was never been used in the Spanish State before, allows to extract the whole larynx through the mouth, without...

A medical team during surgery in Vall d'Hebron (by ACN)

12 April 2017 06:50 PM

Emergency care within 24 hours by 2021

Catalonia’s Medical Emergency Plan aims to guarantee that the citizens use the best available resources regarding medical care emergencies. Thus, the plan foresees launching five new Centers for Medical Emergencies, enhancing the 016...

Passengers enjoying's first ride of the 'Red Force', at Ferrari Land (by ACN)

07 April 2017 08:26 AM

Europe’s unique ‘Ferrari Land’ kicks off at Port Aventura

Ferrari Land, Europe's first theme park in Europe entirely dedicated to the Ferrari, will open its doors this Friday. Located next to Port Aventura, in Vila-Seca, a town in the southern Catalan region of Tarragona,...

ICO's oncologist, Doctor Joaquim Bosch (by ACN)

20 March 2017 08:11 PM

Catalans abroad get access to health services in Catalonia

Catalans living abroad will have access to medical care through a new medical card whenever they travel home. Such was the agreement reached this Monday between Catalonia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Raül Romeva, the Health...

Barcelona's Deputy Mayor, Jaume Collboni, together with other members of the local government, announcing that Barcelona drops bid to host 2026 Winter Olympics (by ACN)

16 March 2017 06:43 PM

Barcelona drops bid to host 2026 Winter Olympics

Barcelona – The Pyrenees-based candidacy to host the 2026 Winter Olympics has been rescinded by its own promoters. According to Barcelona’s deputy mayor, Jordi Collboni, the decision responded “to the current social and...

EU Prize for Woman Innovators poster (by European Commission)

10 March 2017 03:58 PM

Two Catalan researchers finalists at EU Prize for Women Innovators 2017

Two Catalan researchers, Gemma Galdon and Isabel Trillas were amongst the finalists at EU Prize for Women Innovators 2017, an initiative promoted by the European Commission's Directorate General for Research and Innovation together with the...

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