iSchemaView opens training program for Rapid software
Cerebrovascular imaging software developer iSchemaView has launched a training...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: iSchemaView wins approval for Rapid in Saudi Arabia iSchemaView brings Rapid software to Israel iSchemaView, Siemens team up on stroke imaging Brazil clears iSchemaView's Rapid imaging software Pulsara, iSchemaView collaborate on stroke diagnosis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 21, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Overweight adolescents are as likely to develop heart disorders as obese adolescents
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Brazilian researchers arrived at this conclusion after conducting cardiovascular fitness tests with boys and girls aged 10-17. The results were published in Cardiology in the Young. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Air pollution affects tree growth in S ã o Paulo
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Researchers in Brazil find that high levels of heavy metals and particulate matter suspended in the atmosphere restrict the growth of tipuana trees, which are ubiquitous in S ã o Paulo, the largest Brazilian city. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 20, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Brazilian butt-lift surgeons warned fat must ONLY be injected under the skin or the procedure
The warning comes after Danea Plasencia, 28, of Florida, died of complications soon after she underwent a Brazilian butt lift last week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early dengue virus infection could " defuse " zika virus
(German Center for Infection Research) The Zika virus outbreak in Latin America has affected over 60 million people up to now. The infection can have potentially fatal consequences for pregnant women and their unborn children: many children have subsequently been born with malformations of the head (microcephaly). A particularly high incidence of these Zika-associated malformations exists in northeastern Brazil. DZIF scientists from Charit é -- Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin tried to find out the reasons for this regional cluster and discovered a surprising protective factor. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Early dengue virus infection could 'defuse' Zika virus
(German Center for Infection Research) The Zika virus outbreak in Latin America has affected over 60 million people up to now. The infection can have potentially fatal consequences for pregnant women and their unborn children: many children have subsequently been born with malformations of the head (microcephaly). A particularly high incidence of these Zika-associated malformations exists in northeastern Brazil. DZIF scientists from Charit é -- Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin tried to find out the reasons for this regional cluster and discovered a surprising protective factor. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Protection of children and adolescents victims of violence: the views of the professionals of a specialized service - Arruda da Silva P, Lerch Lunardi V, Dalke Meucci R, Algeri S.
OBJECTIVES: To know the obstacles faced by the professionals to work in network and challenges of the work of the professionals in the Reference Center Specialized in Social Assistance (CREAS) of a municipality in the extreme south of Brazil. METHO... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Study proposes new standards for safely performing 'Brazilian butt lift'
(Wolters Kluwer Health) A new anatomic study highlights critical technical issues to ensure safe performance of the increasingly popular 'Brazilian butt lift' -- a procedure using the patient's own fat to augment and improve the appearance of the buttocks. The study appears in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery ® , the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study may help prevent relapse in cocaine use disorder patients
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Brazilian researchers combined cognitive dysfunction tests with an analysis of drug use patterns to identify patients at high risk of relapse after treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trans woman, 35, is the first in the world to have a vagina made out of FISH SKIN
The 35-year-old woman, known only as Maju, had an incision where the vagina should be before surgeons from the Federal University of Ceará, Brazil, inserted a mould lined with tilapia skin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother's heartbreak as one of her poorly twins received a new heart while the other is waiting
Mila Costa's identical two year olds, Benjamin and Enzo, have a heart defect, dilated cardiomyopathy. Doctors in Brazil gave Enzo a new heart and he has since bounced back. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Software locates sugarcane genes of interest
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Brazilian researchers develop a program for high-performance computers to map specific portions of plant DNA faster and less expensively for use in breeding more productive and stress-resistant varieties. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 15, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Tuesday ’s Daily Brief: hate speech, dementia, Libya and Yemen, human rights in Brazil and Lebanon
This Tuesday, we cover: the UN chief in New Zealand ’s Christchurch calls for end to hate speech; how a healthy lifestyle can prevent dementia; updates on fighting in Libya and Yemen; the human rights of detainees in Lebanon and people affected by leprosy in Brazil. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Incarceration for low-level drug crimes rapidly spreading TB in Brazil
Brazilian prisoners are 23 times more likely to contract tuberculosis than members of the general population, a new report has found. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 14, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Healthy habits could avoid 27% of cancer cases in Brazil
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) A study by Brazilian researchers in partnership with Harvard estimates the impact of five risk factors on the incidence of cancer- physical inactivity, unhealthy diet, overweight, smoking and alcohol consumption. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 14, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Looking at the efficacy of rosemary, pomegranate, and misty plume bush against MRSA
(Natural News) Researchers from the State University of Maringa in Brazil have found that rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), pomegranate (Punica granatum), and misty plume bush (Tetradenia riparia) have antibacterial properties, especially against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The study, which appeared in the Journal of Herbal Medicine, investigated the efficacy of these plants against planktonic and biofilm cells of S.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why coal ash and tailings dam disasters occur - Santamarina JC, Torres-Cruz LA, Bachus RC.
On 25 January 2019, the structure damming a pond filled with iron ore mining wastes (tailings) burst at Brumadinho, Brazil (1), causing a massive mudslide that killed at least 232 people. This tailings dam failure was only the most recent in a long list... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Obstetric Violence Observatory: Contributions of Argentina to the international debate - Quattrocchi P.
In Latin America, over the past decade, the term "obstetric violence" has become part of the legal framework. Specific laws against obstetric violence - gender-based violence and the violation of human rights - exist in Venezuela, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

30th Brazilian Congress of Microbiology
30th Brazilian Congress of MicrobiologyDate: Monday, May 13, 2019Year: 2019Location: Ruth Cardoso Cultural and Exhibition Center, located in city ​​of Maceió - AL.Content-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - May 13, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: helenfindon Source Type: news

How to starve triple negative breast cancer
(American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) A team of Brazilian researchers has developed a strategy that slows the growth of triple negative breast cancer cells by cutting them off from two major food sources. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 13, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Recognition of child physical abuse by a group of Brazilian primary care health professionals - Silva-Oliveira F, Andrade CI, Guimar ães MO, Ferreira RC, Ferreira EF, Zarzar PM.
BACKGROUND: Child maltreatment is a complex social and public health problem. AIM: To evaluate the frequency of the recognition by Brazilian health professionals in primary care of child physical abuse (CPA) and associated factors. DESIGN: ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Is reduced dentition with and without dental prosthesis associate with oral health-related quality of life? A cross-sectional study
ConclusionsIndividuals with more missing teeth reported worse OHRQoL regardless of using a dental prosthesis. Preserving a functional dentition, even with missing teeth, is compatible with OHRQoL. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 11, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

A survey on accidents in the road transportation of hazardous materials in S ão Paulo, Brazil, from 1983 to 2015 - Pompone EC, de Oliveira Neto GC.
This study aime... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Protect your liver from being damaged by acetaminophen by taking lemongrass essential oil
(Natural News) One of the many side effects of taking acetaminophen drugs is liver damage. Keeping the liver healthy is essential because it plays many vital roles in the proper functioning of the whole body. To protect your liver from damage, researchers from the State University of Maringa in Brazil suggest taking lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) essential... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prevalence of bullying and associated factors among Brazilian schoolchildren in 2015 - Malta DC, Mello FCM, Prado RRD, S á ACMGN, Marinho F, Pinto IV, Silva MMAD, Silva MAI.
This study analyzed the prevalence of bullying and associated factors among Brazilian schoolchildren using data produced by the 2015 National School Health Survey (PeNSE, acronym in Portuguese) consisting of a national sample of 102,301 eighth grade studen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Reasons for investigating the organizational dynamics of the Vale tailings dam disaster in Brumadinho, Minas Gerais State, Brazil - Almeida IM, Jackson Filho JM, Vilela RAG.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Exploring the effect of time and sex in family and community violence from 2008 to 2014 - Barbosa KGN, Rodrigues LG, Alencar GP, d' Ávila S, Ferreira EFE, Ferreira RC.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of the time and the sex of victims and perpetrators on the rates of family and community physical violence in a Brazilian municipality over seven years (2008-2014). METHODS: We made a census analysis from non-fatal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Reducing socioeconomic inequalities in life expectancy among municipalities: the Brazilian experience - Boing AF, Subramanian SV, Boing AC.
This study analyzed the evolution of regional and socioeconomic inequality in life expectancy (LE) at birth and the probability of living up to 40 (LU40) and up to 60  years of age (LU60) in Brazilian municipalities between 1991 and 2010. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Hidden deaths: corrected estimates of homicides in Bahia, Brazil, 1996- 2015 - Souza TO, Pinto LW, Souza ER.
The objective of this study was to correct and estimate five-year homicide rates in Bahia, Brazil, for the 1996-2015 period. An ecological study of the homicides was carried out using official data from the Mortality Information System of the Ministry of H... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

EPA Ignored Advice from Staff Experts When Issuing New Asbestos Rule
More than a dozen senior officials and experts at the Environmental Protection Agency urged the EPA to ban asbestos outright, a new report shows. Two internal memos obtained by the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization and shared with the New York Times reveal the EPA’s own scientists and lawyers advised the agency to issue a complete ban of asbestos instead of the recent regulations that only restricted its domestic use. In the memos, dated Aug. 10, 2018, EPA staff members wrote that the agency “should seek to ban all new uses of asbestos because the extreme harm from this chemical substance outweighs any ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 8, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

The effects of two early parenting interventions on child aggression and risk for violence in Brazil (The PI Á Trial): protocol for a randomised controlled trial - Murray J, Santos IS, Bertoldi AD, Murray L, Arteche A, Tovo-Rodrigues L, Cruz S, Anselmi L, Martins R, Altafim E, Soares TB, Andriotti MG, Gonzalez A, Oliveira I, da Silveira MF, Cooper P.
BACKGROUND: Children in many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are at high risk for exposure to violence and later violent behaviour. The World Health Organization has declared an urgent need for the evaluation and implementation of low-cost parenti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

New molecule maps cerebrovascular system
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Peptide developed in Brazil is capable of binding to the blood-brain barrier that protects the central nervous system and could help create novel imaging tests to diagnose Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Notifiable Diseases Information System and human poisoning by pesticides in Brazil - Queiroz PR, Lima KC, Oliveira TC, Santos MMD, Jacob JF, Oliveira AMBM.
OBJECTIVE: To analyze trends in pesticide poisoning incidence rates in Brazilian regions, according to sex and circumstances of poisoning, between 2001 and 2014. METHOD: Ecological time-series study, with data from the national Notifiable Diseases ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Validity and reliability of the Brazilian version of the Johns Hopkins Fall Risk Assessment Tool to assess the risk of falls - Martinez MC, Iwamoto VE, Latorre MDRDO, Sim ões AMN, Oliveira APS, Cardoso CEA, Marques IAB, Vendramim P, Lopes PC, Sant'Ana THS.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the validity and reliability of the Johns Hopkins Fall Risk Assessment Tool (JH-FRAT), which assesses the risk of falls in hospitalized inpatients. METHOD: Study with 297 patients at a hospital in S ão Paulo, using retrospect... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Study reveals amyloid clumps of a truncated p53 structure related to endometrial cancer
(Instituto Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia de Biologia Estrutural e Bioimagem (INBEB)) Brazilian scientists have discovered that a truncated variant of the tumor suppressor protein p53 is present as amyloid aggregates in endometrial cancer cells. Published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the study points to new perspectives for treating tumors in which p53 variants are important components of these clusters, given that alterations in the p53 protein are associated with more aggressive versions of these tumors, with a high mortality rate. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 3, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Pseudoaneurysm following a freshwater stingray injury - Blaizot R, Desrousseaux G, Joly MP, Vie A, Lu X, Senchyna A, Oganov K, Marty C, Ciss é H, Couppié P.
We report here a rare, potentially threatening complication of a stingray stabbing. A 48-year-old man, born in Brazil and working as a fisherman along the Oyapock riv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Joint operation rescues hundreds from Cyclone Kenneth in Mozambique
PEMBA, Mozambique– Brazilian military firefighters, in coordination with the Government of Mozambique and several UN agencies, have saved the lives of hundreds of people displaced by Cyclone Kenneth near the flooded city of Pemba in the northern part of the country.  (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: csantamaria Source Type: news

Epidemiological profile of thoracic trauma in a reference hospital of Foz do Rio Itajai - Zanette GZ, Waltrick RS, Monte MB.
OBJECTIVE: to describe the epidemiological profile of thoracic trauma in the region of Foz do Rio Itajai, in the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil. METHODS: observational, descriptive and prospective study performed through the collection of data sta... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Accidents in childhood: casuistry of a tertiary service in a medium-sized city in Brazil - Gon çalves AC, Araújo MPB, Paiva KV, Menezes CSA, Silva AÉMCD, Santana GO, Ortolan ÉVP, Lourenção PLTA.
OBJECTIVE: to investigate the main causes and most common risk situations related to childhood accidents, in our local reality. METHODS: an observational, cross-sectional, retrospective, descriptive, and analytical study from the medical records of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Brazil's Bolsonaro shocked by high number of penis amputations
Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday expressed horror over the 1,000 penis amputations that he said occur each year in the country due to a lack of basic hygiene, a figure he called "ridiculous and sad." (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Make EU trade with Brazil sustainable
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Source: ScienceNOW - April 25, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Kehoe, L., Reis, T., Virah-Sawmy, M., Balmford, A., Kuemmerle, T., 604 signatories Tags: letters Source Type: news

Swine fever will hurt Brazil soy exports, lift China meat sales: minister
Brazilian soy exports to China will definitely decline this year as African swine fever in the world's No. 2 economy cuts demand for the animal feed, but potential growth in meat exports would offset this, Brazil's agriculture minister said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Brazilian jiu jitsu training for US service members and veterans with symptoms of PTSD - Willing AE, Girling SA, Deichert R, Wood-Deichert R, Gonzalez J, Hernandez D, Foran E, Sanberg PR, Kip KE.
INTRODUCTION: The United States has been actively involved in major armed conflicts over the last 15 years. As a result, a significant proportion of active duty service personnel and returning veterans have endured combat, putting them at risk for developi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Study highlights anti-tumor activity of curcumin on stomach cancer
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) A review article authored by Brazilian researchers evaluated several compounds with therapeutic potential against gastric tumors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Effect of the zero-tolerance drinking and driving law on mortality due to road traffic accidents according to the type of victim, sex, and age in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: an interrupted time series study - Jomar RT, Ramos DO, Fonseca VAO, Junger WL.
The objective of this study was to estimate the effect of the Brazilian zero-tolerance drinking and driving law on mortality rates due to road traffic accidents according to the type of victim, sex, and age. METHODS: An interrupted time ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Multiple exposures to the risk of work absenteeism among Brazilian schoolteachers - Maia EG, Claro RM, Assun ção AA.
The study aimed to identify multiple exposures to the risk of work absenteeism among Brazilian schoolteachers, independently of the reasons reported by teachers (n = 6,510). The data came from a telephone survey on health, working conditions, and absenteei... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Mysterious river dolphin helps crack the code of marine mammal communication
(University of Vermont) The Araguaian river dolphin of Brazil was thought to be solitary with little social structure that would require communication. But researchers from the University of Vermont and the University of St. Andrews have discovered the dolphins actually are social and can make hundreds of different sounds, a finding that could help uncover how communication evolved in marine mammals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 19, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Alcohol and risky behavior in traffic among motorcyclists involved in accidents in a city in northeastern Brazil - Dos Santos WJ, Co êlho VMDS, Bonfim CVD, de Ceballos AGDC.
The objective of this study was to analyze the association between consumption of alcoholic drinks and adoption of other risky forms of behavior in traffic among motorcyclists involved in accidents. METHODS: This was an exploratory cross... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

People who skip breakfast are five times more likely to die after a heart attack 
Researchers from São Paolo State University in Brazil tracked 113 people who suffered heart attacks. The results were published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New book traces expeditions to test Einstein's theory of relativity
(University of Arkansas) No Shadow of a Doubt, a new book by University of Arkansas physicist Daniel Kennefick, tells the story of the researchers who confirmed Einstein's theory of relativity. The expeditions traveled to Brazil and Africa to collect images of stars during the 1919 eclipse, and their results brought mainstream attention to the theory. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news