Substances associated with bee ferocity are discovered
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Chemical compounds identified by Brazilian researchers may explain why less aggressive bees become ferocious. Study is published in Journal of Proteome Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 14, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Preliminary analysis of the influence of reinforced mortar coating
(Bentham Science Publishers) This work presents an extensive characterisation of materials and components used in non-structural masonry constructions in the region of Pernambuco, Brazil. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 13, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Top doctor warns it's EASY to falsify qualifications and perform Brazilian bum-lift surgery
Former BAAPS President, Rajiv Grover, urges prospective patients to be far more scrupulous on their choice of specialist. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How the Lack of Affordable Vegetables is Creating a Billion-Dollar Obesity Epidemic in South Africa
Fruit and vegetable prices in South Africa have increased to the point that poorer people have had to remove them from their grocery lists. Credit: Nalisha Adams/IPSBy Nalisha AdamsJOHANNESBURG, Aug 10 2018 (IPS)Every Sunday afternoon, Thembi Majola* cooks a meal of chicken and rice for her mother and herself in their home in Alexandra, an informal settlement adjacent to South Africa’s wealthy economic hub, Sandton.“Vegetables is only on Sunday,” Majola tells IPS, adding that these constitute potatoes, sweet potato and pumpkin. Majola, who says she weighs 141 kgs, has trouble walking short distances as it...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nalisha Adams Tags: Africa Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Barilla Foundation obesity Source Type: news

Women more likely to choose comfy bras over push-up ones when choosing favourite, study reveals  
The study, carried out by Brazilian university Unisinos, asked 182 women to fill out detailed questionnaires on what mattered most when choosing a favourite bra. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brazil slams Venezuela as measles spreads across border
Brazil complained on Thursday that Venezuela was doing nothing to stop the spread of an outbreak of measles in Brazil and other neighboring countries that has been sparked by an exodus of Venezuelans fleeing economic collapse. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Varian acquires radiation therapy support firm
Radiation oncology firm Varian Medical Systems has completed its acquisition...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Varian achieves 12% revenue gain in Q3 Varian's Sirtex purchase falls through Varian tells Sirtex it won't submit counterproposal Varian wins Brazilian software training contract Varian acquires Taiwanese distributor (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

A new, highly effective and selective molecule is developed to fight malaria
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) In tests with mice and in vivo culture, molecule designed in Brazil was capable of killing Plasmodium resistant strains and reducing the number of parasites in the bloodstream by 62 percent without attacking cells of the host organism. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 9, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Texas A & M to lead NSF-funded water insecurity research network
(Texas A&M University) Water insecurity is a reality for vulnerable households everywhere from Flint, Michigan, to S ã o Paulo, Brazil -- from the Texas-Mexico border colonias, to Cape Town, South Africa. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 9, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Fulbright fellowship to fund study on mental health benefits of cooperative movement
(Virginia Tech) Brennan Delattre, a lab manager and research assistant at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, was awarded a Fulbright fellowship for the 2018-2019 academic year. The prestigious fellowship will fund research on the mental health benefits of cooperative movement in Niter ó i, Brazil. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Glyphosate use SUSPENDED in Brazil as cancer concerns take center stage
(Natural News) Upon hearing how dangerous glyphosate is, many people’s first question is why it is allowed to be sold if it is so deadly. The answer to that question, at least in the U.S., is very complex and involves a lot of money and political maneuvering. In Brazil, however, common sense appears to be... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A sterile line of Aedes aegypti is developed to fight off arbovirosis
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) In Brazil, male specimens with defective sperm are created in lab; manufacturing the transgenic mosquito in large scale could integrate coordinated strategies to control dengue, chikungunya, Zika and yellow fever epidemics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 7, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Brazil rushes to thwart measles outbreak from Venezuelans
Brazilian health workers are moving to stem an outbreak of measles being brought by Venezuelans, many famished and sick, who have fled their homeland amid economic and political turmoil (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Brazil tackles measles outbreak with vaccination campaign
Brazil's health ministry has launched a nationwide vaccination campaign to protect children from measles and poliomyelitis (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Despite Threats, Brazilian Activist Readies for Abortion Hearing Despite Threats, Brazilian Activist Readies for Abortion Hearing
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

World's top plastic surgeons warn Brazilian butt lifts have killed 33 people in the US
Plastic surgeons have declared Brazilian butt lifts the 'most deadly' cosmetic procedure. One in every 3,000 patients dies of a fat embolism and twice as many are left with lifelong complications. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A case of envenomation by neotropical Opisthoglyphous snake Thamnodynastes pallidus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Colubridae: Dipsadinae: Tachymenini) in Brazil - Ara újo PF, Silva WMD, França RC, França FGR.
This is a case report of a bite by an Opisthoglyphous snake Thamnodynastes pallidus (Linnaeus, 1758) in an undergraduate herpetologist observed at the Universidade Federal da Paraiba (Rio Tinto, PB, Brazil). The female victim was bitten in her left hand be... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Dental caries are more likely to impact on children's quality of life than malocclusion or traumatic dental injuries - Martins MT, Sardenberg F, Bendo CB, Vale MP, Paiva SM, Pordeus IA.
AIM: To measure the impact of dental caries, malocclusion, and traumatic dental injuries (TDI) on the oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) of Brazilian children. STUDY DESIGN: population-based cross-sectional study. MATERIALS AND METHODS A ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Key gene to accelerate sugarcane growth is identified
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Brazilian researchers developed a sugarcane line with the ScGAI gene expression silenced. The modification resulted in an adequate phenotype for use in 2G ethanol production, featuring a bigger culm and more biomass. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 3, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Measles infects more than 1,000 in Brazil; 5 reported deaths
Brazil's Health Ministry says more than 1,000 people have been infected and five have died in a measles outbreak linked to cases imported from neighboring Venezuela (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Plastic surgeons' group issues new warning over Brazilian butt lift procedure
The mortality rate from the surgery is estimated to be as high as one in 3000. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Study elucidates epigenetic mechanisms behind autoimmune diseases
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Brazilian researchers use an editing tool to investigate a gene that plays a key role in eliminating autoaggressive cells and controlling the development of diseases such as type 1 diabetes. In tests with mice, the disrupting of medullary thymic epithelial cells gene impaired the processing of mRNA involved in their adhesion to autoaggressive T lymphocytes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Brazil's protected areas under threat
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - August 2, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Silveira, F. A. O., Ferreira, M. C., Perillo, L. N., Carmo, F. F., Neves, F. S. Tags: letters Source Type: news

On deaf ears: anti-black police terror, multiracial protest and white loyalty to the state - Alves JA, Vargas JC.
In this essay, we explore the racialised dimensions of policing practices in Brazil. To do so, we look not at the police, their administrative organisation, and practices, but rather we examine the modes of sociality reflected in and produced by police vio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are some foods to ease your anxiety?
Food plays a vital role in nutrition and keeping the mind in its healthiest state. People respond in a variety of ways to different foods, but there are some foods that are known to reduce anxiety. These include eggs, brazil nuts, fatty-fish, yogurt, and dark chocolate. Learn more about anxiety-reducing foods here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news

Dermal Filler Linked to Patient Death in Rio de Janeiro Dermal Filler Linked to Patient Death in Rio de Janeiro
A Brazilian physician known as'Dr Butt'has been accused of injecting a large amount of polymethyl-methacrylate into the buttocks of a patient during at procedure at his own apartment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Meet our NHS
Kalliopi Kolagki, front centre, with colleagues at Watford General          © Jess Hurd Kalliopi Kolagki is a nurse in the Accident and Emergency ward of Watford General Hospital. Originally from Greece, she’s been in Watford for 18 months and is one of hundreds of EU workers on the hospital staff. She’s enthusiastic and professional, and speaks of her experience as “very positive”. But she also has a very particular anecdote that speaks volumes about today’s NHS, for good and ill. “On the shop floor – that’s how we talk of A&E – I&rsqu...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 1, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Magazine BREXIT eu migrant NHS recruitment Source Type: news

Dengue fever outbreak halted by release of special mosquitoes
Insects unable to transmit viruses halted disease in Australian city – now scientists hope same technique could help tackle Zika and malariaThe first large-scale deployment of mosquitoes infected with Wolbachia bacteria, which makes them unable to transmit viruses, has stopped all outbreaks of dengue fever in a city in northern Australia for the last four years.The success of the project in Townsville, Queensland, will encourage hopes that Wolbachia can provide a knockout blow against the Zika virus in Brazil as well, where the mosquitoes have been introduced into the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. Until now, the technol...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 1, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley, Health editor Tags: Health Medical research Global health Australia news Zika virus Malaria Global development Science Society World news Source Type: news

Lost lives: a descriptive analysis of the profile of adolescent ´s mortality in Brazil - Rosa C.
OBJECTIVE: Perform a descriptive analysis of the epidemiological profile of adolescent ´s mortality in Brazil in the five-year period from 2008 to 2012. METHODS: An observational, descriptive, retrospective epidemiological study based on secondary data... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

"How much do you drink?" A mobile application for empowerment and increase awareness in young users of alcohol - Cavalcante IS, Melo CF, Taunay TCDE, Filho JEV.
OBJECTIVE: Studies on the epidemiology of alcohol in Brazil indicate that its consumption has increasingly taken place in younger age groups, suggesting the need to review control, prevention and treatment approaches. To do so, the most diverse types of ap... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sexual violence among Brazilian adolescent students - Costa FBS, Miranda CES, Rodrigues MTP, Mascarenhas MDM.
OBJECTIVE: Describe the prevalence of sexual violence against Brazilian adolescent students and identify the main perpetrators of this type of violence. METHODS: Descriptive study based on micro-data from the National Survey of School Health (PeNSE) of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sexual violence in different relational spheres in the life of teenagers - Carvalho LS, Assis SG, Pires TO.
OBJECTIVE: Present the results of an investigation about an overview of sexual violence among teenage boyfriends in schools of ten brazilian cities. METHODS: The sample consisted of 3696 teenagers of both sexes, students from the 2nd year of high school ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Violence between teenage lovers in Pernambuco, Brazil - Silva LMP, Oliveira CM, Santana MGS, Verissimo AVR, Santos TMB, Cardoso MD.
OBJECTIVE: Describe the profile of teen dating violence in Pernambuco state notified in the period 2009 to 2012. METHODS: We used a quantitative epidemiological approach. The sample consisted of 604 adolescents with ages between 10 to 19 years which main... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Occupational factors associated with major depressive disorder: a Brazilian population-based study - Oenning NSX, Ziegelmann PK, Goulart BNG, Niedhammer I.
BACKGROUND: There have been very few studies exploring the occupational risk factors for major depressive disorder (MDD) in the working populations in Latin America. The aim of this study was to explore the associations between a large set of occupational ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Prevalence of musculoskeletal injuries and a proposal for neuromuscular training to prevent lower limb injuries in Brazilian Army soldiers: an observational study - de Andrade Gomes MZ, Pinfildi CE.
BACKGROUND: The activities carried out by soldiers in the army involve great physical demands and require intense trainings to perform combat-specific tasks. Musculoskeletal injury is a potential threat to the health and physical integrity of the soldier. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

No Time to Slow Down While HIV/AIDS is Threatening a New Generation
Credit: UNICEFBy Dr Chewe LuoAMSTERDAM, Jul 27 2018 (IPS)As the 22nd International AIDS Conference wraps up in Amsterdam, I can’t help but reflect on how far we have come on this journey with the AIDS epidemic. When I first qualified as a pediatrician in Zambia some 30 years ago, Southern Africa was only just awakening to the magnitude of the AIDS crisis starting to play out in the region. Some governments famously refused to acknowledge the severity of the epidemic and questioned even the existence of HIV and its connection to AIDS.Zambia had its moment of shocked awareness when the 30 year-old son of President Kenn...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Dr Chewe Luo Tags: Africa Development & Aid Editors' Choice Education Featured Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

A latent transition analysis of a cluster randomized controlled trial for drug use prevention - Valente JY, Cogo-Moreira H, Swardfager W, Sanchez ZM.
The objective of the study was to evaluate the impact of #Tamojunto, a Brazilian adaptation of the Unplugged prevention program, on patterns of drug use among adolescents and to characterize their trajectories of drug use over time. METH... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

How Universal Cells CEO Claudia Mitchell created her American dream
After realizing that academic research was a bit too far removed from the reality of treating patients, the Brazilian scientist got her MBA and moved to Seattle. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Casey Coombs Source Type: news

Varian achieves 12% revenue gain in Q3
Radiation oncology firm Varian Medical Systems credited an increase in sales...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Varian's Sirtex purchase falls through Varian tells Sirtex it won't submit counterproposal Varian wins Brazilian software training contract Varian acquires Taiwanese distributor Varian posts Q2 revenue increase (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 26, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Brazilian killifishes risk extinction
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - July 26, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Volcan, M. V., Lanes, L. E. K. Tags: letters Source Type: news

Varian Medical shares rise on Street-beating Q3
Shares in Varian Medical (NYSE:VAR) have risen in after-hours trading today after the medical device maker beat expectations on Wall Street with its third quarter fiscal year 2018 earnings results. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company posted profits of $72.5 million, or 79¢ per share, on sales of $709.1 million for the three months ended June 29, seeing bottom-line growth of 3.7% while sales grew 12.1% compared with the same period during the previous year. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were $1.04, ahead of the 99¢ consensus on Wall Street where analysts expected too see sales of $664...
Source: Mass Device - July 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Varian Medical Systems Source Type: news

Understanding the Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP) audit process
Eamonn Hoxey, BSI Group The Medical Device Single Audit Program–MDSAP–was developed by the International Medical Device Regulators Forum (IMDRF) to conduct regulatory audits of quality management systems (QMS). Health Canada’s decision to require an MDSAP audit to maintain Canadian Device Licenses is leading to a rapid increase in use of the program. There is a set formula to calculate the time allotted for an audit, based on the number of processes that are carried out. The MDSAP Consortium have recently updated the procedures for calculating the duration of an MDSAP audit. As a result, there could be re...
Source: Mass Device - July 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog BSI Group Source Type: news

Where in the world are your sugar, coffee and soybeans coming from? Hopefully not pesticide-saturated Brazil
(Natural News) Do you or your children suffer from pesticide poisoning? How would you know? The last time your doctor took a blood panel, did he or she review the levels of dioxins found? Humans who fail to filter pesticides out of their daily intake suffer dire health consequences that most allopathic (medical) doctors have... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amphibians face many challenges in Brazilian rain forest
(Michigan State University) Deforestation remains the biggest threat to animals that call the rain forest 'home.' However, even measured, sensible development projects can have unforeseen effects because there's no model to follow. Now, thanks to new research published in Ecological Applications, there's a guide to help land-use development and efforts to conserve amphibians, which are rapidly declining worldwide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 25, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Could Leukocyte DNA Methylation Patterns Inform Treatment of Thyroid Cancer?
Brazilian researchers say their study results “suggest the overall DNA methylation profile may be influenced by the histological subtype of thyroid cancer.” (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - July 24, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Bryant Furlow Source Type: news

Dolutegravir Confirmed as Treatment of Choice in HIV
(MedPage Today) -- Brazil study shows superiority of regimen compared with efavirenz (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

U.N. food agency sees Brazil as major hub for arable land growth
Brazil, already a farm powerhouse, will account for an estimated 70 percent of the world's arable land growth through 2050, Alan Bojanic, a representative for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), said during a conference on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

First report of azole-resistant Aspergillus fumigatus harboring TR34/L98H and M220R in Brazil
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 23, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Paula Galvao photographs first moments between mothers and newborns
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Photographer Paula Galv ão, from Natal, Brazil, captures the special first moments of a baby's life, including a mother meeting her newborn for the first time. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Model: 'My Brazilian butt lift gave me septicaemia'
Model Darcie Russell went to Turkey for a "Brazilian butt lift" but it left her with blood poisoning. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news