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Prostitution complaints in Barcelona reduced by 39% in 2012 compared to the previous year (by ACN)

13 March 2013 08:33 PM

Prostitution complaints in Barcelona reduced by 39% in 2012 compared to the previous year

Complaints regarding prostitution in Barcelona have decreased in 2012 but the penalties for drinking on the street and street vending have increased. The Local Police filed 1,091 complaints for offering, asking for or having sexual relations on...
Some youngsters use Whatsapp or similar apps to control their partners (by O. Campuzano)

08 March 2013 06:57 PM

Smartphone apps can result in another tool for intimate partner violence

Just a few years ago writing a message with the mobile phone meant exchanging short and important information with a few words. Today however, there are youngsters, especially girls, writing about 300 messages every day. Thanks to WhatsApp or...
A patient ready for one of the sessions of the new treatment (by G. Sánchez)

06 March 2013 08:37 PM

Survival rate of inoperable lung cancer patients raises to 80% with a pioneering technique developed in Catalonia

The Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO) has introduced a world pioneering technique which allows four out of five patients who cannot undergo surgery to survive the illness. This technique causes less after-effects than the traditional...
The website of the Vall d'Hebron Research Institute (by VHRI / ACN)

05 March 2013 07:58 PM

Barcelona’s Vall d’Hebron Hospital discovers the essential role of a protein for colorectal cancer cell division

This is a real stride for the cancer research. The effects of a protein called condensing on colorectal cancer have been found out by a team of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry experts, at the Research Centre for Nanomedicine...
The Spanish Supreme Court has stated that the Catalan Government does not have to change the entire Catalan school model (ACN)

26 February 2013 10:15 PM

The Spanish Supreme Court validates the Catalan school model based on the principle of linguistic immersion

The Spanish Supreme Court has rejected an appeal presented by one family against the Catalan Supreme Court’s decision adopted in March last year that validated the current public school model of linguistic immersion. The Spanish Supreme Court...
A station of the Catalan Railway service (FGC) in Barcelona (by J. R. Torné)

22 February 2013 08:33 PM

Transport workers strike coinciding with the Mobile World Congress is cancelled

The Spanish Drivers and Railway Assistant Workers Trade Union, which had called for the strike, has reached an agreement with the Catalan Government’s trains operating company and has cancelled the protest, scheduled for the 25th-28th of...
Patients during the on-line hemodiafiltration treatment at Barcelona's Hospital Clínic (by E. Rosanas)

15 February 2013 09:10 PM

A Catalan study shows that a world-pioneering dialysis technique reduces patient mortality by 30%

The technique started in Catalonia in 2007 and by 2011 it was practiced on 40% of patients with renal failure. The Catalan Health Ministry hopes to cover 100% of the cases within the next 5 to 10 years. In the United States it started being used a...
The Mediterranean diet reduces by 6% the risk of developing breast cancer (by Gastroteca.cat)

14 February 2013 03:57 PM

The Mediterranean diet reduces by 6% the risk of developing breast cancer

Researchers from the Catalan Institute of Oncology have led the largest international study on breast cance4r and nutrition. The 8-year study has been based on 335,062 women between 35 and 70 years old. It has involved 23 centres in 10 European...
The research team with two of the dogs cured thanks to gene therapy (by M. Belmez)

07 February 2013 11:14 PM

Type 1 diabetes has been totally cured for the first time in large animals thanks to the work of Catalan researchers

Researchers from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) have managed to completely cure dogs with type 1 diabetes through a single session of gene therapy. It is the first time ever that the effectiveness of a treatment against this illness...
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