Older age, being a male, or suffering from certain chronic diseases such as diabetes or obesity has been linked to the development of severe forms of COVID-19. Now, a new study published in the journal Frontiers in Immunology has identified two new variants of the TLR7 gene that could predispose to severe COVID-19, and that would explain why some young men with no medical history develop severe pneumonia.

The first participation of Bellvitge University Hospital workers in the BCN Salut Games has been a great success. 73 people from the centre took part in different sport contests of this event. Their results made them win the Premi Rei de l’Eficiència (King of Efficiency award)

Exceptionally, it is allowed to accompany minors, patients who hold a Cuida'm health card, and physically and mentally dependent patients

A study led by IDIBELL and the Hospital de Bellvitge shows that during the lockdown, suicide thoughts  were more frequent among people with OCD

The risk of becoming infected with SARS-CoV2 has also emerged as a new obsession

A study by the Nephrology Department of the Bellvitge University Hospital (HUB) highlights the need to raise awareness among both transplant candidates and potential donors