30 January 2023

A study by the Bellvitge University Hospital, the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), the University of Barcelona, and CIBERSAM observes that children with increased volume of two prefrontal cortex structures respond better to cognitive behavioral therapy.

Predicting the patients that may benefit from the therapy would avoid costly trial and error processes and would permit correct those factors responsible for the therapy failure.

27 January 2023

For the first time, Bellvitge University Hospital (HUB) has also topped the list in tissue donation in Catalonia.

In addition, it has become the second centre in Spain for controlled asystole heart transplants, with up to 7 operations.

20 January 2023

The Neurosurgery Service of the Bellvitge University Hospital (HUB) has been designated as a Reference Centre for rotations of young neurosurgeons of the member societies of the Latin American Federation of Neurosurgery (FLANC). This certification comes shortly after the accreditation of the Service as a European Centre Training of Excellence.

19 January 2023

A team of professionals from the Institute of Psychiatry and Mental Health of this Madrid’s Hospital visited the Pathological Gambling Unit of Bellvitge Hospital de on 19 January.

16 January 2023

A large-scale study led by Duke University School and Durham Veterans Affairs, in which researchers from IDIBELL and the Bellvitge University Hospital have participated, has identified four genes associated with an increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior.

10 January 2023

The sharp increase in the Pathological Gambling and Behavioral Addictions Unit could be one of the lockdown’s consequences on mental health in the medium and long term. In the last decade, there had already been a growth of this type of consultations, but the figures since 2021 have skyrocketed.

It can take months before patients and families recognise that a disorder exists and reach out to healthcare providers.

Warning signs include relevance to the person's life, loss of self-control and withdrawal from other social, leisure and work/school activities.