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The innovation prize by the European Spas Association awarded annually has fallen on research on Hydrotherapy health conducted by researchers at the University of A Coruña, Rosa Meijide and Angela Vela and the Group of Rheumatology at the Institute of Biomedical Research A Coruña (INIBIC), Francisco Blanco and Elena Burguera. This study addresses the mechanisms of action of sulphurous waters mineiromedicinais in relation to rheumatic diseases, particularly osteoarthritis.
The work has been awarded Special Jury Prize under the Annual Congress of the ESPA, which this year was held in France. The entitie, with thirst in Brussels, integrates 1,200 resorts in 20 European countries. These awards recognize and give visibility to the most innovative and important initiatives of the European sector of hot springs and spa therapy.
As it is clear from this study, which continues in a next step to check in rats antioxidant effects, anti-aging, anti-inflammatory or catabolic (decreases cell death) detected in cells against hydrogen sulfide, which is the active principle of mineiromedicinais water sulfur, and which possess beneficial effects on health since, as scientists have demonstrated, this compound stops the degeneration of articular cartilage characteristic of osteoarthritis.
Eight Galician spas analyzed
To develop this study, researchers collaborate with many of the Galician spas with sulphurous water. It is Carballo and Compostela spas (Brion) in the province of A Coruña. In the province of Lugo are what Guitiriz, Lugo Roman Baths and Spa Oca Augas Santas (Panton). In the province of Ourense analized Arnoia spa waters. And in the waters of Pontevedra Caldas de Reis (spas Acuña and Dávila) and Termas de Cuntis. These results were presented at several international conferences, including the Annual Congress of the International Society for Research in Osteoarthritis or of the International Society of Medical Hydrology; and they have resulted in one doctoral thesis and several scientific publications.

Tuesday July 12th, 2016
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The European Spas Association awards a Galician research on the effects of the mineral waters on osteoarthritis

The innovation prize by the European Spas Association awarded annually has fallen on research on Hydrotherapy health conducted by researchers at the University of A Coruña, Rosa […]
Monday July 11th, 2016
firma convenio termatalia

“Campus da Auga” of University of Vigo be promoted in Termatalia México

Through a collaboration agreement between the University of Vigo and Expourense Just as has already been done on the occasion of the celebration of Termatalia Argentina, […]
Friday July 8th, 2016
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One hundred golfers close the qualifying round of the Senior Circuit Galicia Tourism

The Asturian countryside of La Barganiza was the fifth and final round to reach the final to be held in Mondariz in October A total of […]
Tuesday July 5th, 2016
Tapasxgalicia ganadores

The best tapas in TapasxGalicia contest is in Pontevedra

The second edition of Tapas x Galicia proclaimed chefs the Cafetín Pontevedra as the authors of the best tapas in Galicia in 2016, say the professional […]