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  • SALSA Project

    A study proposes prescribing shared meals at restaurants to enhance social bonds

    The Fundació Alícia and the Research Support Unit of Central Catalonia of IDIAPJGol and the Institut Català de la Salut have devised and designed the SALSA project. It proposes prescribing group meals in restaurants to foster the creation of bonds between people who feel lonely and to improve and prevent nutritional and emotional conditions

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  • Covid-19 vaccination and cancer

    A study led by IDIAPJGol and ISGlobal recommends strengthening immunity against covid-19 in people with cancer

    Published in 'Nature Communications', this is the most exhaustive research carried out so far on this issue, in which nearly 200,000 patients with active cancer included in SIDIAP, the primary care clinical database of Catalonia, have been monitored

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  • IMPaCT, at Terres de l'Ebre

    A nation-wide macroproject begins in Terres de l’Ebre to study why the population gets sick and promote precision medicine

    The IMPaCT Cohort study, promoted by the Carlos III Health Institute of the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities through its Network Biomedical Research Center (CIBER), will monitor the health and lifestyle of 200,000 people from all over Spain, 4,000 of which from Deltebre, L'Ametlla de Mar, L'Aldea, L'Ampolla, Camarles, El Perelló and Sant Jaume d'Enveja

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  • Interview with Juanjo Zamora

    Juanjo Zamora: “Emergency waiting rooms are full of people who need social resources”

    Doctor in Nursing, he is an expert in fragility, a topic to which he dedicated his doctoral thesis, awarded by the Catalan Society of Family and Community Medicine

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  • Interview Pilar Astier

    María Pilar Astier: “Only a health system focused on primary care can guarantee people enjoy an autonomous, supportive and joyful life”

    Family doctor María Pilar Astier, member of the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) and member of the External Scientific Committee of IDIAPJGol, addresses the challenges and needs of primary care, the validity of Jordi Gol i Gurina's thinking, the importance of research at the first level of care and the role of WONCA in the development of the specialty of family medicine and its collaboration with the WHO in the development of primary care in the world.


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  • Scientific articles May 2024

    Consult IDIAPJGol's scientific publications of May 2024

    During the month of May the research staff of IDIAPJGol has published 33 new articles in scientific journals of both national and international scope. You can consult them below.

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  • Gestational diabetes young people

    Gestational diabetes cases increase among younger pregnant women

    A study led by researchers from IDIAPJGol shows that obesity rates and socioeconomic status are factors that increase the risk of developing the disease.

    8 Trends in the prevalence of gestational diabetes in Catalonia from 2010 to 2019

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  • WONCA award to IDIAPJGol's article

    A study on smoking from IDIAPJGol, awarded as the best research by the European magazine of WONCA World

    The European Journal of General Practice, the official journal of WONCA Europe, has recognized the article “Effectiveness of the spirometry-based motivational intervention to quit smoking: RESET randomized trial” as the best article published in this journal in 2023


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