Why Zika virus caused most harmful brain damage to Brazilian newborns
(Washington University School of Medicine) Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that the strain of Zika that circulated in Brazil during the microcephaly epidemic that began in 2015 was particularly damaging to the developing brain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Craniofacial injuries by firearms projectiles: an analysis of 868 deaths in the five regions of Brazil - Castro-Espicalsky TL, Costa ST, Santiago BM, Freire AR, Daruge Junior E, Prado FB, Rossi AC.
Firearms injuries have a legal and medico-legal importance, and are especially lethal when they reach the craniofacial regions of the victim. The present study aims to identify the characteristics of craniofacial lesions resulting from firearm projectiles,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Violence and substance use in sexual minorities: data from the Second Brazilian National Alcohol and Drugs Survey (II BNADS) - Diehl A, Pillon SC, Caetano R, Madruga CS, Wagstaff C, Laranjeira R.
OBJECTIVE: To describe the prevalence of substance use and the associations between adverse early life experiences, sexual behaviour and violence in sexual minority (SM) individuals. METHODS: The Brazilian National Alcohol and Drugs Survey is a pro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Scientists discover mysterious never-before-seen virus in a lake in Brazil
Yaravirus is named after Yara, a supernatural mermaid in Brazil. It was discovered at Lake Pampulha. Over 90 per cent of Yaravirus genes have never been seen before. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pele Is Depressed, Reclusive Due to Health Issues, Says Son Pele Is Depressed, Reclusive Due to Health Issues, Says Son
Brazilian soccer great Pele is depressed over his poor health and reluctant to leave the house because he cannot walk unaided, his son Edinho said in an interview published in Brazil on Monday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Brazilian Government Limits Academics' Conference Attendance
The Ministry of Education's new rule says only one federally employed researcher per institution can attend international scholarly meetings, Times Higher Education reports. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - February 11, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Efficacy of a bystander intervention for preventing dating violence in Brazilian adolescents: short-term evaluation - Dos Santos KB, Murta SG, do Amaral Vinha LG, de Deus JS.
Peers are the preferred source of help for Brazilian adolescents who experience dating violence. However, they are not always the best informants for effective responses for dealing with situations of violence in romantic relationships among peers. This ex... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Brazil Gives Big Tobacco Companies 30 Days Notice in Smoking Lawsuit Brazil Gives Big Tobacco Companies 30 Days Notice in Smoking Lawsuit
The world's largest cigarette makers, British American Tobacco Plc and Philip Morris International, will have until early March to defend themselves in a lawsuit in Brazil over compensation for tobacco-related diseases.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Brazilian caregivers' conception on child bullying - Akerman L, Borsa JC, Landim I, Bienemann B.
BACKGROUND: Bullying is a complex social phenomenon, which is common in peer relationships and is influenced by different individual and contextual characteristics. Despite broad knowledge on the importance of the family for children's development, many st... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Physical violence inside female prisons in Brazil: prevalence and related factors - Gama-Araujo IS, Bezerra Filho JG, Kerr L, Kendall C, Macena RHM, Mota RS, Ferreira M, Pires Neto RDJ.
The present study aims to identify the prevalence of physical violence against female prisoners in Brazil, as well as related factors. This is a cross-sectional national survey conducted in 15 female prisons in five regions of Brazil selected in multiple s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Brazil evacuates 34 nationals from Wuhan
Group will be held in quarantine on an airbase in the mid-western state of Goi ásBrazilian nationals evacuated from Wuhan, the city at the centre of the coronavirus crisis, will land shortly in national territory and will be taken to an airforce base where they will be quarantined for 18 days.The rescue comes after a video plea made to the far-right president Jair Bolsonaro last week. One of those in the video, Adrielly Eger, 18, a model, told the Band news network she was “very grateful”.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 8, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sam Cowie Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news Brazil China Source Type: news

Spatial analysis of motorcycle-related mortalities in Brazilian municipalities - Pinheiro PC, Queiroz BL.
Analysis of the distribution of motorcycle-related mortality rates in Brazilian municipalities is fundamental to understand and seek to minimize the occurrence of this growing phenomenon. The main objective of this work is to analyze the spatial distributi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Space-time analysis of mortality by suicide in the State of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, in the period from 2000 to 2015 - Santos EGO, Barbosa IR, Severo AKS.
The objective of this study was to analyze the space-time distribution of mortality by suicide in the State of Rio Grande do Norte (RN) between 2000 and 2015. This is a mixed ecological study that evaluated the deaths due to suicide registered in RN. Spati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

The Coronavirus Outbreak Should Bring Out the Best in Humanity
Pandemics are perversely democratic. They’re nasty, lethal and sneaky, but they don’t discriminate. No matter your age, ethnicity, religion, gender, or nation, you’re a part of the pathogenic constituency. That shared vulnerability, and the resulting human collectivism—a universal response to a universal threat—is newly and vividly evident in the face of the now-global outbreak of the novel coronavirus known as 2019-nCoV. As of writing, there have been over 30,000 diagnosed cases and over 630 related deaths. A virus that emerged in a single city, Wuhan, China—indeed, in a single crowded ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV Infectious Disease Source Type: news

Work accidents with children and youth in a rural environment in southern Brazil - Xavier DM, Cezar-Vaz MR, Bonow CA, Schimith MD.
OBJECTIVE: to know the prevalence of occupational accidents in children and youth who work with their families in the rural environment and to identify the associated factors. METHOD: exploratory, descriptive and analytical study with quantitative ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Analysis of deaths by intoxication that occurred in Brazil from 2010 to 2015 based on the Mortality Information System (SIM) - Bochner R, Freire MM.
Many studies analyze the epidemiological profile of deaths caused by a single toxic agent. However, broader mortality analyses can be obtained by evaluating multiple agents over the same period of time. For this purpose, a retrospective descriptive study w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Brazil's Bolsonaro signs into law bill on quarantine rules for coronavirus
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has signed into law quarantine rules for Brazilians who will be brought back from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak, the Official Gazette said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Brazil sending two planes to evacuate citizens from virus-hit China
Brazil on Tuesday obtained authorization from China to fly two planes to the city of Wuhan at the center of the new coronavirus outbreak to evacuate Brazilian citizens who asked to be repatriated. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Brazil to declare emergency, quarantine nationals returning from China
Brazil will declare a national health emergency to prepare for the return of Brazilian nationals at the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic in China, Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Organising to defeat the far right
“We live in very dangerous times. For years, there was a consensus right across the political spectrum that we must keep the fascists out of the political mainstream. That clearly is changing,” said Brian Robinson from Stand Against Racism and Inequality (pictured). “The rise of populist leaders like Donald Trump and Boris Johnson, and Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil – as well as an increased vote for fascist parties in Germany, Sweden, Italy and many other countries – has emboldened racists. “The EU referendum result has given confidence to right wing leaders and groups,” continued Mr Ro...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 2, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2020 Black Members Conference anti-fascism anti-racism challenging racism Source Type: news

Life satisfaction mediates the association between childhood maltreatment and depressive symptoms: a study in a sample of Brazilian adolescents - de Vasconcelos NM, Ribeiro M, Reis D, Couto I, Sena C, Botelho AC, Bonavides D, Hemanny C, Seixas C, Zeni CP, de Oliveira IR.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the interrelationships between childhood maltreatment, life satisfaction (LS), and depressive symptoms, and to investigate LS as a mediating factor in the association between childhood maltreatment and depressive symptoms. ME... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Prevalence and factors associated with driving under the influence of alcohol in Brazil: an analysis by macroregion - Guimar ães RA, Morais Neto OL.
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the prevalence and factors associated with driving under the influence of alcohol (DUIA) in Brazil, according to macroregion. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted using data from individuals aged 18 years or older wh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Deaths Peak 30 Years After Asbestos Ban
Almost 30 years after Italy passed sweeping legislation that banned the mining, use and commercialization of asbestos, the country is facing the peak of its mesothelioma cancer crisis. The worst has just arrived. Asbestos may be the primary cause of mesothelioma, but banning it did not slow the rate of diagnosis or death from this rare and aggressive cancer. The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health published an in-depth study recently that examined the connection in Italy between its ban of asbestos and the deaths from mesothelioma. Researchers found there is no immediate benefit from an asbest...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 30, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

The relationship between treatment alliance, social climate, and treatment readiness in long-term forensic psychiatric care: an explorative study - Gaab S, Brazil IA, de Vries MG, Bulten BH.
For patients in long-term forensic psychiatric care (LFPC), a continuous search for treatment possibilities remains important. An alternative viewpoint to these patients as being untreatable is considering them having low treatment readiness. Treatment ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The contribution of DNA databases for stored sexual crimes evidences in the central of Brazil - Carvalho NR, Ar ão GOL, Lima YAR, Godinho NMO, Mota MF, Gigonzag TCV.
Accumulation of sexual assault evidences unsubmitted to forensic DNA testing raises concern and it favors low rates of sexual crimes resolution. However, with the advent of DNA databases, these evidences have provided valuable information for investigation... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Novel molecules display potent and selective action against ovarian tumor cells
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Compounds based on palladium, a metal belonging to the same group as platinum, have been developed by researchers from Brazil, the UK and Italy. In vitro tests show action against tumor cells that are resistant to treatment currently used. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 28, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Second of its kind 'sharpshooter' leafhopper from Brazil 'strikes' with its colouration
(Pensoft Publishers) When, in 2014, Brazilian researchers stumbled across a red-eyed leafhopper feeding inside bromeliads, growing in the restingas of southeastern Brazil, they were certain it was a one-of-a-kind discovery. Several years later, however, fieldwork in a mountainous area in the region ended up with the description of the second known case of a bromelicolous leafhopper, recently published in the open-access journal Zoologia. Thanks to its striking colouration, the new sharpshooter appeared even more spectacular. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 28, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A severe case of methaemoglobinaemia in a Brazilian hairdresser - de Vere F, Moores R, Dhadwal K, Karra E.
We present a severe case of methaemoglobinaemia occurring in a Brazilian hairdresser working in the UK. She presented after several days of preparing popula... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Injury profile in a Brazilian first-division youth soccer team: a prospective study - Cezarino LG, da Silva Gr üninger BL, Silva RS.
CONTEXT: Despite the popularity of soccer at the male first-division youth level, data on the incidence of injuries in Brazil are limited. OBJECTIVE: To prospectively study the injury profile of male first-division youth soccer players during 1 sea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Devoted football fans may having 'rocketing' levels of stress during matches
Scientists took saliva samples from Brazilian football fans watching the semi-final against Germany at the 2014 World Cup. Levels of the stress hormone cortisol 'rocketed' during the game. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The adult mortality profile by cause of death in 10 Latin American countries (2000-2016) - Calazans JA, Queiroz BL.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the adult mortality profile from eight causes of death in 10 Latin American countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay) from 2000 to 2016. METHODS: The cause of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Leprosy Re-emerges as a Global Health Challenge
Sattamma, a daily labourer in the Rangareddy district of southern India’s Telangana state, says that even though she no longer has Hansen’s Disease, she remains discriminated against because of it. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulHYDERABAD, India , Jan 23 2020 (IPS) Fifteen years ago, Sattamma – a daily labourer in the Rangareddy district of southern India’s Telangana state – was abandoned by her husband after she was diagnosed with Hansen’s Disease. Last October, while her neighbours were celebrating Diwali, Sattamma was homeless again as her landlord threw her out of the house aft...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Latin America & the Caribbean Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Brazil Hansen's disease India Indonesia leprosy Source Type: news

Predictive Accuracy of the Quick Sepsis-Related Organ Failure Assessment Score in Brazil: A Prospective Multicenter Study.
Although proposed as a clinical prompt to sepsis based on predictive validity for mortality, the quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) score is often used as a screening tool, which requires high sensitivity. We assessed the predictive accuracy of qSOFA for mortality in Brazil, focusing on sensitivity. qSOFA ≥2 has low sensitivity for predicting death in patients with suspected infection in a developing country. Using qSOFA≥2 as a screening tool for sepsis may miss patients that ultimately die. Using qSOFA≥1 or adding lactate to qSOFA≥1 may improve sensitivity. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Driving under the influence of psychostimulant drugs: effects on cognitive functioning among truck drivers in Brazil - de Oliveira LG, Barroso LP, Leopoldo K, Gouvea MJC, Castaldelli-Maia J, Leyton V.
INTRODUCTION: Brazil has one of the highest traffic accident rates in the world. Cargo vehicles are the second most common type of vehicle involved in these accidents. Driving under the influence of drugs increases the risk of truck drivers being involved ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Scientific evidence found for role of stress in hair whitening
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Partnering with scientists at Harvard, a group of Brazilians affiliated with the Center for Research on Inflammatory Diseases (CRID), supported by FAPESP, described the mechanisms that cause hair color loss in extreme situations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists create a tool to identify young people at risk of suffering from depression 
Researchers used data from 2,192 Brazilian 15-year-olds to develop the the tool, which included asking children about their relationships with their parents and how well they did at school. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The relationship between alcohol consumption and the desire to own a firearm: an empirical study on citizens of S ão Paulo city, Brazil - Justus M, Hemenway D, Miller M.
OBJECTIVE: The main objective of this study was to investigate the association between alcohol consumption (use and bingeing) and the desire to own a firearm for protection. STUDY DESIGN: We used data from three random cross-sectional victimisation surveys... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Wait nine minutes before sipping a sour cocktail 'or risk getting SALMONELLA'
Scientists at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil tested their theory on pisco sours cocktails and found the drink's alcohol and acidic lemon juice destroyed bacteria in nine minutes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

School Lunch Programmes for Progress
School feeding programme in Togo. Credit: WFP/João CavalcanteBy Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Wan Manan MudaKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jan 21 2020 (IPS) If well planned, coordinated and implemented, a government funded school feeding programme for all primary school children can be progressively transformative. Such a programme, involving government departments and agencies working together, can benefit schoolchildren, their families, farmers and public health, now and in the future. Jomo Kwame Sundaram Such a scheme should comprehensively supply adequate food for all, especially schoolchildren, and improve their nutrition,...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Wan Manan Muda Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Zika inhibits the proliferation of prostate cancer cells
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Experiments performed by Brazilian scientists showed that Zika virus inhibits tumor cell proliferation even when inactivated by high temperature. The study was supported by FAPESP and published in Scientific Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Factors associated with quality of work accident records in Brazil's Mortality Information System - Galdino A, Santana VS, Ferrite S.
This study aimed to identify factors associated with the quality of fatal work accident records in the Brazilian Mortality Information System in individuals 18 to 65 years of age from 1998 to 2013. The quality of the record of possible causal relationship ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Binge drinking, alcohol outlet density and associated factors: a multilevel analysis among adolescents in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais State, Brazil - Martins JG, Guimar ães MO, Jorge KO, Silva CJP, Ferreira RC, Pordeus IA, Kawachi I, Zarzar PMPA.
Our study sought to evaluate the prevalence of binge drinking in adolescents and its association with density of alcohol outlets around schools. This cross-sectional study was conducted in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais State, Brazil, with 436 high-school st... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Assessment of risk factors associated with falls among the elderly in a municipality in the state of Para íba, Brazil. A cross-sectional study - Rodrigues ARGM, Assef JC, Lima CB.
The objective of this study was to evalua... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Walking for transportation and built environment in Sao Paulo city, Brazil - Florindo AA, Barbosa JPAS, Barrozo LV, Andrade DR, de Aguiar BS, Failla MA, Gunn L, Mavoa S, Turrell G, Goldbaum M.
This study was a cross-sectional analysis of the S... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Women Activists Escalate Demand for “Bodily Autonomy” as 19 Nations Dissent
Credit: UN WomenBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Jan 17 2020 (IPS) The United States and 18 other UN member states have come under fire for denying a woman’s legitimate right to “bodily autonomy”—the right to self-governance over one’s own body without coercion or external pressure. The Executive Director of Women’s March Global, Uma Mishra-Newbery, told IPS the United Nations has worked towards progress in fighting for women’s rights. But many countries on the Human Rights Council continue to negotiate women’s human rights off the table, she pointed out. In Sept 2019, she sa...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Brazil reports third death from suspected poison craft beer
A third person has died in Brazil of suspected poisoning from a batch of craft beer contaminated with a toxic chemical used in antifreeze and other products, police in the state of Minas Gerais said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Brazil police investigate craft brewer after two poison deaths
Two men in Brazil are believed to have died from drinking local craft beer contaminated with a chemical compound used in antifreeze and other products, police in the state of Minas Gerais said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Amazon deforestation could speed up in 2020: expert
Deforestation of Brazil's Amazon rainforest threatens to accelerate and draw increased global concern since no new fire prevention measures have been taken in the crucial run-up to this year's dry season, according to Tasso Azevedo, coordinator of a group called MapBiomas that monitors the rate of forest destruction. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Study contests use of smoked cannabis in treatment of cocaine addiction
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Researchers in Brazil evaluated cocaine and crack addicts undergoing rehabilitation for six months and observed a higher relapse rate and worse cognitive impairment among patients who smoked cannabis to try to mitigate their craving for cocaine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 15, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Brazil Issues New Rules, Lowers Age for Gender Reassignment Surgery Brazil Issues New Rules, Lowers Age for Gender Reassignment Surgery
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news