A study could provide guideline for exercise training aimed at high blood pressure patient
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Brazilian researchers' finding that exercising in the evening reduces blood pressure more than in the morning can help health professionals choose the time of day for aerobic training depending on the type of anti-hypertensive drug they take. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

J & J ’s COVID-19 Vaccine Will Enter Phase 3 Testing, the Fourth To Reach That Stage
Johnson & Johnson announced today (Sept. 23) that it is launching a large-scale Phase 3 test of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, which was developed based on science supported by the National Institutes of Health. The vaccine, being tested through the company’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals arm, will be the fourth to enter late stage studies, following candidates from Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca. Unlike those vaccine candidates, which all require two shots, J&J’s vaccine involves a single injection. That means it could require half the number of doses to immunize the same number of people. J&J...
Source: TIME: Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson ’ s Coronavirus Vaccine Enters Phase 3 Trial With Beth Israel
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Beth Israel Deacones Medical Center Coronavirus Johnson & Johnson Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Initiates Pivotal Global Phase 3 Clinical Trial of Janssen ’s COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., September 23, 2020 – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced the launch of its large-scale, pivotal, multi-country Phase 3 trial (ENSEMBLE) for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, JNJ-78436735, being developed by its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies. The initiation of the ENSEMBLE trial follows positive interim results from the Company’s Phase 1/2a clinical study, which demonstrated that the safety profile and immunogenicity after a single vaccination were supportive of further development. These results have been submitted to medRxiv and are due to be published online i...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

COVID-19 antibody studies across Brazil reveal Amazon region badly affected, with poorer Indigenous communities hit hardest
(European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases) Two nationwide COVID-19 antibody seroprevalence studies from Brazil show that many cities along the Amazon were hit hardest at the beginning of the epidemic in May and June, along with poorer and Indigenous communities. The research is presented at this week's ESCMID Conference on Coronavirus Disease (ECCVID, held online 23-25 September) and published in The Lancet Global Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Exercise hormone may modulate genes associated with replication of novel coronavirus
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Brazilian researchers observed that in uninfected adipocytes, the hormone irisin altered the expression of genes that regulate ACE-2, which encodes a protein to which the virus binds in order to invade human cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Child sexual violence in Brazil: a public health issue - Sanches LC, Araujo G, Ramos M, Rozin L, Rauli PMF.
Child sexual violence is a sociocultural phenomenon that affects health in its various aspects, based on a hierarchical relationship of power and on gender, ethnic-racial and generational inequalities, which lead to ethical dilemmas. In this bibliographica... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Vulnerable road-user deaths in Brazil: a Bayesian hierarchical model for spatial-temporal analysis - Batomen B, Irving H, Carabali M, Carvalho MS, Ruggiero ED, Brown P.
Reducing the road traffic injuries burden is relevant to many sustainable development goals (SDG), in particular SDG3 - to establish good health and well-being. To describe the spatial-temporal trends and identify hotspot regions for fatal road traffic inj... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Lonomia envenomation in Brazil: an epidemiological overview for the period 2007-2018 - Favalesso MM, Cuervo PF, Casaf ús MG, Guimarães ATB, Peichoto ME.
BACKGROUND: Among the Lepidoptera with medical importance in Brazil, larvae of Lonomia moth (Saturniidae: Hemileucinae) stand out by being the etiological agent of the lonomism, a form of erucism in which the most troubling symptoms include systemic hemorr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Street life slowly returns to Mexico, even as the coronavirus toll climbs
The official death toll in Mexico quietly surpassed 70,000 this month, a figure topped only in the United States, Brazil and India. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Patrick J. McDonnell, Cecilia S ánchez Source Type: news

Patterns and management of musculoskeletal injuries in attempted suicide by jumping from a height: a single, regional level I trauma center experience - Giordano V, Santos FSE, Prata C, do Amaral NP.
BACKGROUND: Suicide is a common cause of death in Brazil, with an overall increase of 62.5% during the last 30-year period. The study aims to determine overall patient characteristics and symptomatic indicators of complications among survivors. METHODS... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Roche ’s phase III EMPACTA study showed Actemra/RoActemra reduced the likelihood of needing mechanical ventilation in hospitalised patients with COVID-19 associated pneumonia
Basel, 18 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the phase III EMPACTA study met its primary endpoint, showing that patients with COVID-19 associated pneumonia who received Actemra ®/RoActemra® (tocilizumab) plus standard of care were 44% less likely to progress to mechanical ventilation or death compared to patients who received placebo plus standard of care (log-rank p-value = 0.0348; HR [95% CI] = 0.56 [0.32, 0.97]). The cumulative proportion of patients who progressed to mechanical ventilation or death by day 28 was 12.2% in the Actemra/RoActemra arm versus 19.3% in the placebo...
Source: Roche Media News - September 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche ’s phase III EMPACTA study showed Actemra/RoActemra reduced the likelihood of needing mechanical ventilation in hospitalised patients with COVID-19 associated pneumonia
Basel, 18 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the phase III EMPACTA study met its primary endpoint, showing that patients with COVID-19 associated pneumonia who received Actemra ®/RoActemra® (tocilizumab) plus standard of care were 44% less likely to progress to mechanical ventilation or death compared to patients who received placebo plus standard of care (log-rank p-value = 0.0348; HR [95% CI] = 0.56 [0.32, 0.97]). The cumulative proportion of patients who progressed to mechanical ventilation or death by day 28 was 12.2% in the Actemra/RoActemra arm versus 19.3% in the placebo...
Source: Roche Investor Update - September 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Clinician Deaths From COVID-19:'A Crisis on a Staggering Scale'Clinician Deaths From COVID-19:'A Crisis on a Staggering Scale '
Mexico has had the most healthcare workers affected, followed by the United States, the United Kingdom, and Brazil, according to new data.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Ridehailing and alcohol-involved traffic fatalities in the United States: the average and heterogeneous association of Uber - Brazil N, Kirk D.
Ridehailing services such as Uber have been promoted as viable interventions for curbing alcohol-involved driving fatalities. However, evidence of ridehailing's impact has been mixed, with some studies finding no association but others finding either an in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Maxillofacial and dental-related injuries from a Brazilian forensic science institute: victims and perpetrators characteristics and associated risk factors - Lopes S á CD, Silva PGB, Correia AM, Soares ECS, Bezerra TP, Melo RB, Bitú HDS, Costa FWG.
This study aimed to determine the prevalence of facial trauma, associated risk factors, and classification... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The role of income on the relationship between the Brazilian cash transfer program (Programa Bolsa Fam ília) and intimate partner violence: evidence from a multigroup path analysis - Leite TH, de Moraes CL, Reichenheim ME, Deslandes S, Salles-Costa R.
Several initiatives are being proposed to reduce the incidence of intimate partner violence (IPV) worldwide. Actions aimed at women's economic empowerment through income transfer programs are one of those. Still, the literature on their impact is scarce an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

International study will compare different countries' responses to COVID-19
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Project led by researchers from Brazilian and American institutions will collect primary data during the pandemic to create a repository that will serve as a basis for future studies. The findings of the comparative analysis will be published in book form. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Brazil general named health minister after months as interim
Gen. Eduardo Pazuello has become Brazil’s third health minister during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, after nearly four months holding the position on an interim basis and almost 120,000 COVID-19 deaths during that time (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Brazil Authorizes Additional 5000 Volunteers for AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Brazil Authorizes Additional 5000 Volunteers for AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine
Brazil's health regulator Anvisa on Tuesday authorized AstraZeneca to test its COVID-19 vaccine on an additional 5000 volunteers in the country for clinical Phase 3 trials.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Exercise protocol mitigates one of the most incapacitating symptoms of Parkinson's disease
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Brazilian researchers use complex training program to stimulate different motor and cognitive skills simultaneously and restore brain regions associated with freezing of gait in advanced-stage patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Brazil Covid deaths exceed 132,000 - as it happened
Jordan to shut schools and places of worship; Panama allows men and women out on same day;14 refugees test positive after Lesbos fire. This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog here12.03amBSTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: global cases near 30m as WHO warns of more deaths in European autumn11.47pmBSTMattha Busby andCaroline Bannock report:As the UK faces a potential second wave of the coronavirus, care homes across the country have started to restrict visits to protect their elderly residents.Related:'They could ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan (now and earlier), Lucy Campbell, Caroline Davies, Ben Quinn, Martin Belam and Matthew Weaver Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Brazil deaths exceed 132,000; people in England's worst-hit hotspots unable to get tests
Jordan to shut schools and places of worship; Panama allows men and women out on same day;14 refugees test positive after Lesbos firePeople in England ’s 10 worst-hit Covid hotspots unable to get testsFrench regions to announce new restrictionsAmerican accused of ignoring quarantine to go on Bavaria bar crawlUS coronavirus updates – live11.47pmBSTMattha Busby andCaroline Bannock report:As the UK faces a potential second wave of the coronavirus, care homes across the country have started to restrict visits to protect their elderly residents.Related:'They could die of loneliness': how Covid policies impact care h...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan (now and earlier), Lucy Campbell, Caroline Davies, Ben Quinn, Martin Belam and Matthew Weaver Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Azithromycin Fails to Help Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients Azithromycin Fails to Help Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients
The antibiotic azithromycin did not appear to provide any benefit to hospitalized COVID-19 patients who were having trouble breathing, according to a study in Brazil.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: WHO reports record daily rise in new infections
The largest increases in new infections were reported in India, the US and Brazil, the agency said. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global coronavirus report: WHO sees record daily rise in cases around world
India reports more than 94,000 new cases; Israel the first to reimpose national lockdown; encouraging signs in Australian state of VictoriaCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe World Health Organization reported a record one-day increase in global coronavirus cases on Sunday, with the total rising by 307,930 in 24 hours.The biggest increases were fromIndia, theUnited States andBrazil, according to the agency ’s website. Deaths rose by 5,537 to a total of 917,417.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan and agencies Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news World Health Organization Science Infectious diseases India US news Brazil Source Type: news

DNA webs may drive lung pathology in severe COVID-19
(Rockefeller University Press) Sticky webs of DNA released from immune cells known as neutrophils may cause much of the tissue damage associated with severe COVID-19 infections, according to two new studies published September 14 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine (JEM). The research, conducted by independent groups in Belgium and Brazil, suggests that blocking the release of these DNA webs could be a new therapeutic target for the management of severe forms of COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia  to partially lift suspension of international flights – as it happened
More than307,000 cases in 24 hours to Sunday;Israel imposes second national lockdown;Cases hit daily record in Czech Republic. This blog is closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog here11.51pmBSTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: WHO reports record new global cases; Israel becomes first country to reimpose lockdown11.49pmBSTThe UK government ’s coronavirus testing programme is dealing with a backlog of 185,000 swabs, with tests being sent to Italy andGermany as local labs are overwhelmed.Not even a week after the governmentwa...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan (now), Jedidajah Otte ,Haroon Siddique, Ben Doherty, Alison Rourke and Martin Farrer (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak UK news US news Australia news India Brazil Science Source Type: news

India overtakes Brazil to record highest number of COVID-19 recoveries in world: Johns Hopkins data
Johns Hopkins University, which has been compiling COVID-19 data from all over the world, put India in the number one position in terms of the number of recovered coronavirus cases at 37,80,107, followed by Brazil at 37,23,206 cases and the US at 24,51,406 cases. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: UK reports 3,330 new cases as European outbreaks worsen
Cases hit daily record in Czech Republic;Austria ‘experiencing start of second wave’;74 people at an anti-lockdown protest in MelbourneOxford University resumes Covid-19 vaccine trialsTrump ally who tried to change Covid reports was ‘fighting deep state’Australian diplomats sent to Heathrow to help stranded citizens7.01pmBSTAround 4,000 health workers demonstrated inBrussels on Sunday, calling for more spending on the healthcare system in a country that was badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic.With political parties inBelgium still struggling to form a permanent government more than a year after a ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jedidajah Otte (now), Haroon Siddique, Ben Doherty, Alison Rourke and Martin Farrer (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak UK news US news Australia news India Brazil Science Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: France daily cases top 10,000; Victoria reports 41 new infections
Cases also rising in England and Scotland as Europe outbreak worsens; seven more deaths in worst-hit Australian state; Oxford University vaccine trials to resume. Follow latest updatesOxford University resumes Covid-19 vaccine trialsTrump ally who tried to change Covid reports was ‘fighting deep state’Australian diplomats sent to Heathrow to help stranded citizens4.45amBSTBack inVictoria, Australia:A woman dragged from her car by police on Saturday is expected to be charged with six offences, including resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer.Police spoke to the female driver at the checkpoint in relati...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ben Doherty (now), Alison Rourke and Martin Farrer (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak UK news US news Australia news India Brazil Science Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Oxford University resumes vaccine trial; cases in Scotland hit four-month high - live updates
India racks up another 97,570 infections; police disperse demonstrators in Victoria; Brazil deaths climb past 130,000. Follow all the developmentsCovid-19 vaccine gamble: where bets have been placed and why‘World-leadingly bad’: the week Covid resurged in the UKPassengers furious at airlines over voucher policyBob Woodward rejects criticism he sat on Trump ‘deadly’ virus remarks2.41pmBSTDaily coronavirus cases inScotland have hit a four-month high, the latest Scottish government figures show.A total of 221 people have tested positive for the virus in the past 24 hours - the highest daily figure sinc...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 12, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Damien Gayle , Graham Readfearn and Naaman Zhou (earlier), Aaron Walawalkar(now) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Medical research Microbiology World news Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: France rules out new lockdown as Victoria records 37 more cases
Cases continue to surge in western Europe; Australian sees one of its lowest totals for months; Brazil deaths climb past 130,000. Follow all the developmentsCovid-19 vaccine gamble: where bets have been placed and why‘World-leadingly bad’: the week Covid resurged in the UKMelbourne care home charged patient even when she was in hospitalBob Woodward rejects criticism he sat on Trump ‘deadly’ virus remarks12.20amBSTHi all, it ’sNaaman Zhou here, bringing you the latest coronavirus news from Australia and around the world.The state of Victoria is bracing for more protests and arrests today as ant...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 12, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Naaman Zhou Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Medical research Microbiology World news Source Type: news

Angola: National Airline Gradually Resumes Flights
[ANGOP] Luanda -- Portugal and Brazil are at the top of the list of countries to which Angolan airline TAAG will gradually resume flights as of 21 September. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Suicide trend among Brazilian adolescents between 1997 and 2016 - Fernandes FY, Freitas BHBM, Marcon SR, Arruda VL, Lima NVP, Bortolini J, Ga íva MAM.
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the suicide mortality trend among Brazilian adolescents from 1997 to 2016. METHODS: This is an ecological time series study; Prais-Winsten regression was used. RESULTS: 14,852 suicide deaths were recorded, with mortality rates... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Naturalistic driving study in Brazil: an analysis of mobile phone use behavior while driving - Bastos JT, Santos PABD, Amancio EC, Gadda TMC, Ramalho JA, King MJ, Oviedo-Trespalacios O.
Mobile phone use (MPU) while driving is an important road safety challenge worldwide. Naturalistic driving studies (NDS) emerged as one of the most sophisticated methodologies to investigate driver behavior; however, NDS have not been implemented in low- o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Factors associated with self-reported exposure to chemical substances at work in Brazil: results from the National Health Survey, 2013 - Assun ção A, Abreu MNS, Souza PSN.
OBJECTIVE: To describe the prevalence of self-reported exposure to chemical substances at work and its associated factors in a sample of Brazilian adults that participated in the National Health Survey, conducted between 2013 and 2014. METHODS: Our sam... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Brazilians start to unravel the mystery of North American insect bioluminescent systems
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Researchers isolated molecules present in the larvae of a blue light-emitting fungus gnat that inhabits the Appalachians. The study will help elucidate human diseases and could lead to novel biotech applications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 11, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Brazilian child protection professionals' resilient behavior during the CoViD-19 pandemic - Priolo Filho SR, Goldfarb D, Zibetti MR, Aznar-Blefari C.
BACKGROUND: The COVID-19 pandemic deeply affected child protection professionals. One potential area of concern is whether and how the pandemic has dampened these individuals' ability to engage in the resilient practices that are so vital to their wellbein... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Prevalence of dental trauma in 1485 Brazilian adolescents aged between 15 and 19 years old and associated factors - Carvalho B, Almeida H, Andrade ESS, Zarzar P, Vieira SCM, Heimer MV, Colares V.
PURPOSE: Investigate dental trauma among adolescents aged 15-19 years and associated factors. METHODS: The study was conducted in Recife, Brazil and the sample comprised 1485 adolescents of both sexes. The data was collected by clinical examination and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The Great Vaccine Race: Inside the Unprecedented Scramble to Immunize the World Against COVID-19
The cleverest of enemies thrive on surprise attacks. Viruses—and coronaviruses in particular—know this well. Remaining hidden in animal hosts for decades, they mutate steadily, sometimes serendipitously morphing into more effective and efficient infectious agents. When a strain with just the right combination of genetic codes that spell trouble for people makes the leap from animal to human, the ambush begins. Such was the case with SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus behind COVID-19, and the attack was mostly silent and insidious at first. Many people infected with SARS-CoV-2 remained oblivious as they served as the v...
Source: TIME: Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Magazine Source Type: news

COVID-19 Has Killed Nearly 200,000 Americans. How Many More Lives Will Be Lost Before the U.S. Gets It Right?
Forty-five days before the announcement of the first suspected case of what would become known as COVID-19, the Global Health Security Index was published. The project—led by the Nuclear Threat Initiative and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security—assessed 195 countries on their perceived ability to handle a major disease outbreak. The U.S. ranked first. It’s clear the report was wildly overconfident in the U.S., failing to account for social ills that had accumulated in the country over the past few years, rendering it unprepared for what was about to hit. At some point in mid-September—perha...
Source: TIME: Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alex Fitzpatrick and Elijah Wolfson Tags: Uncategorized Cover Story COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news

Long-term forest degradation surpasses deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon
Although deforestation rates in the Brazilian Amazon are well known, the extent of the area affected by forest degradation is a notable data gap, with implications for conservation biology, carbon cycle science, and international policy. We generated a long-term spatially quantified assessment of forest degradation for the entire Brazilian Amazon from 1992 to 2014. We measured and mapped the full range of activities that degrade forests and evaluated the relationship with deforestation. From 1992 to 2014, the total area of degraded forest was 337,427 square kilometers (km2), compared with 308,311 km2 that were deforested. ...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Matricardi, E. A. T., Skole, D. L., Costa, O. B., Pedlowski, M. A., Samek, J. H., Miguel, E. P. Tags: Ecology reports Source Type: news

Mapping disparities in homicide trends across Brazil: 2000-2014 - Nsoesie EO, Lima Neto AS, Jay J, Wang H, Zinszer K, Saha S, Maharana A, Marinho F, Soares Filho AM.
BACKGROUND: Homicides are a major problem in Brazil. Drugs and arms trafficking, and land conflicts are three of the many factors driving homicide rates in Brazil. Understanding long-term spatiotemporal trends and social structural factors associated with ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Substances with anti-cancer action are identified in Brazilian red propolis
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Researchers isolated eight novel polyphenols from the rarest type of propolis. Two of them were found to inhibit tumor cell proliferation in laboratory assays. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 9, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Urbanization and agriculture are land uses that most affect Brazil's rivers
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) A literature review by researchers affiliated with universities in Brazil and the United States produces the first ever nationwide survey of land use impacts on water quality, showing how a lack of planning may affect the availability of a natural resource that is already becoming scarce. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Genesis and probability of tornado occurrence in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil - Writzl L, Wollmann CA, Iensse AC, Silva AN.
This research concerns in to study the genesis of tornadoes in Rio Grande do Sul, a database was made using meteorological channel data, city newspapers and published works to find confirmed records. We used Synoptic Letters of the Brazilian Navy and the I... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Urban mobility planning for small cites: the case of Cachoeira do Sul, Brazil - Stefanello V, Pozzatti EDO, Bueno TJ, Pereira BM, Padillo AR.
Following the approval of Law 12.587.12 and an institution of the National Urban Mobility Policy, Brazilian municipalities started adapting new principles of sustainable mobility, thus preparing their Mobility Plans. The city of Cachoeira do Sul, with supp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Systematic literature review: trends on the interiorization of traffic crash in Brazil - Prado WRD, Pereira BM, Padillo AR, Rosa CB.
Traffic crashes in Brazil represent a serious public health problem, representing the second leading cause of death in the country. Recently, a new trend of traffic accidents has been identified in relation to the places where they occur, called "interiori... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Coronavirus surges in India as infections spread from cities
Country overtakes Brazil to have world’s second-highest number of cases after the US (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - September 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news