Hospital del Mar

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Resident doctor in Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona.

Head of the Department of Medical Oncology at the Hospital del Mar in Barcelona

Head of the neurology service and director of the neurosciences programme, Hospital del Mar

Formerly Neuroinmunology group leader at IDIBAPS – Hospital Clínic and adjunct professor at Stanford University

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A standard chemotherapy drug injures surrounding noncancerous cells, which can awaken dormant cancer cells and promote cancer growth, according to a study published today in the journal PLOS Biology.


Researchers have analysed the presence of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in 72 textile products purchased online in the US and Canada in 2020 and 2021. The results, published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology Letters, show high concentrations in school uniforms and higher concentrations in 100 % cotton as opposed to synthetics. 


A review of studies in rodents and humans examines the relationship between exposure to perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and liver damage.

Public health

The Spanish Society of Public Health and Health Administration calls for the creation of an institution "that prepares us to protect the health of our population in the face of the current pandemic, future pandemics and current health challenges".