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We ’re Finally Coming to Grips with Gender Discrimination and Inequality in the Health Workforce
December 12, 2017At last, our field is facing the facts.Looking over the program of theFourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health (HRH), held in Dublin last month, it was clear how far the field has come in collectively recognizing the importance of gender equality in the health workforce.  In Dublin, some aspect of gender was central to four of the conference sessions, and a new Gender Equity Network, coordinated by the World Health Organization (WHO) andWomen in Global Health, made up of research, advocacy, and implementation institutions, has already begun work on a two-year plan of action.This is a far cry ...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

New species of fish displays striking color difference between males and females
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Adult males of are a deep reddish-orange, while females and juveniles are pale yellow, according to the authors of an article in Journal of Fish Biology describing tetra Hyphessobrycon myrmex. Scientists integrate a Brazilian research project on fish which belongs to Characiformes order living in the headwaters of Amazon rivers, regions whose fluvial biodiversity is potentially threatened by projects for hydroelectric plants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 12, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Data center platform on private equity funds levels reliability on investment decision
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) A solution developed by Pebay, a Brazilian firm, aggregates information on cash flow, returns and investor moves from all the 500-plus funds in Brazil, providing investors with comparative analysis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A 12-year retrospective study of avulsion cases in a public Brazilian dental trauma service - Mesquita GC, Soares PBF, Moura CCG, Roscoe MG, Paiva SM, Soares CJ.
This study assessed the epidemiological characteristics and management of the permanent teeth avulsion cases attended in a Brazilian dental trauma service from December 2005 to August 2016. A retrospective study was conducted of case records of 93 patients... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Hospitalizations due to drug poisoning in under-five-year-old children in Brazil, 2003-2012 - Maior MDCLS, Osorio-de-Castro CGS, Andrade CLT.
OBJECTIVE: to describe hospitalizations due to drug poisonings in children under five years old, in Brazil, from 2003 to 2012. METHODS: descriptive study, with data from the National Hospital Information System (SIH/SUS); the drugs involved were di... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Qualitative evaluation of trauma delays in road traffic injury patients in Maring á, Brazil - Patel A, Vissoci JRN, Hocker M, Molina E, Gil NM, Staton C.
BACKGROUND: Road traffic injuries (RTIs) are the eighth leading cause of death worldwide, with an estimated 90% of RTIs occurring in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) like Brazil. There has been minimal research in evaluation of delays in transport ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Characteristics of suicide mortality among indigenous and non-indigenous people in Roraima, Brazil, 2009-2013 - Souza MLP, Onety RTDS.
OBJECTIVE: to describe suicide characteristics and mortality rates among indigenous and non-indigenous people in Roraima, Brazil. METHODS: descriptive study using data from the Mortality Information System (SIM) about the suicides in individuals ov... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Factors associated with homicide in Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, 2014 - Orellana JDY, Cunha GMD, Brito BCS, Horta BL.
OBJECTIVE: to identify characteristics, magnitude and factors associated with homicide in Manaus-AM, Brazil. METHODS: cross-sectional study, with data from the Mortality Information System (SIM); homicide rates and odds ratio (OR) were estimated, c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Violence committed by acquaintances - Brazil, 2013 - Mascarenhas MDM, Sinimbu RB, Malta DC, Silva MMAD, Santos AF, Vieira MLFP, Szwarcwald CL.
The scope of this article is to describe the prevalence of violence committed by acquaintances in accordance with demographic characteristics. It is a descriptive study, based on data from a population-based National Health Research survey conducted in Bra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Gum disease increases women's risk of breast cancer
Researchers from the University of Santa Maria in Brazil believe the bacteria that cause mouth inflammation enter the circulation via the gums where they go into breast tissue and cause tumours. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Varian Medical wins Brazilian regulatory nod for Halcyon system
Varian Medical (NYSE:VAR) said today it won Brazilian ANVISA clearance for its Halcyon image-guided volumetric intensity modulated radiotherapy cancer treatment system. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company said its Halcyon IMRT system features improvements that make it more comfortable for patients and streamline operator’s workflow, only requiring nine steps from start to treatment, down from 30 steps in legacy machines. Varian Medical said the device is designed to handle “the majority” of cancer patients, including individuals with prostate, breast, head & neck and other forms of cancer. &...
Source: Mass Device - December 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Oncology Regulatory/Compliance Varian Medical Systems Source Type: news

Varian's Halcyon receives Brazilian market clearance
Varian Medical Systems' Halcyon radiation therapy system has received clearance...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Oncology Services installs Varian radiotherapy system Varian opens new regional center in Brazil Varian secures Japanese clearance for Halcyon Varian names new chief people officer Varian's fiscal 2017 results hold steady (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 6, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

YSPH responds to Brazil's microcephaly crisis
Thanks to the spread of the Zika virus, microcephaly has been on the rise in Brazil. Yale researchers have been instrumental to helping contain it. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 6, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Varian Halcyon Treatment System Receives ANVISA Registration in Brazil
New advanced cancer treatment system from Varian now available to cancer centers in Brazil PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 6, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Further expanding the global availability of its new device for cancer treatment, Va... Devices, Oncology, Regulatory Varian Medical Systems, Halcyon System, IMRT, radiotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - December 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Alcohol use by suicide victims in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2011-2015 - Gon çalves REM, Ponce JC, Leyton V.
Excessive alcohol consumption is a serious public health issue, because drunkenness affects critical judgment and self-control which could trigger violent and self-harm behavior, with thus a potential association between alcohol consumption and suicide dea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Brazil, U.S. identify molecule to help fight citrus greening disease
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Researchers have identified the molecule that attracts the insect that transmits citrus greening disease, a development expected to help farmers control a plague that has destroyed trees in growing regions of Brazil and the United States. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Why you should help children with their homework
Scientists found helping children with their homework can stop them from attempting suicide. And a Brazilian study found keeping tabs on children protects them from taking drugs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colored sunscreen protects skin from damage caused by visible light
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) In article, a study performed by a group of Brazilian researchers elucidates action mechanism of visible light on skin and questions typical use of sunscreen. Most common sunscreens affect D vitamin absorption and fail to block visible light -- which, while not as damaging as UV rays, accounts for 45 percent of the solar radiation. The group patented skin-colored sunscreen which can block visible light. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 5, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Brazil ’s Asbestos Ban Will Impact US Imports
In a landmark decision, Brazil severed ties with asbestos. The world’s third-largest producer of chrysotile asbestos, also known as white asbestos, ruled last week to ban the production, distribution and use of the toxic mineral. Brazil’s Supreme Court on Nov. 29 voted 7 to 2 on the measure to ban the substance responsible for deadly mesothelioma and other diseases. According to the International Ban Asbestos Secretariat (IBAS), the vote makes Brazil the most populous country to ban asbestos. China, India and the United States — countries with populations that surpass the South American nation — ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - December 4, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: asbestos bans Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization asbestos exporters Association of the Asbestos-Exposed brazil asbestos Brazilian Supreme Federal Court China chloralkali industry Chrysotile asbestos Department of Commerce Dr. Arth Source Type: news

Brazil recommends restrictions on Sanofi dengue vaccine
BRASILIA (Reuters) - The Brazilian government said on Monday it has suggested restrictions on the use of a dengue vaccine that has been suspended elsewhere after French drug company Sanofi SA said it could worsen the disease in some cases. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Parental attention can reduce risk of drug abuse in adolescence
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Survey of more than 6,000 teenagers performed by Brazilian researchers reinforces protective function of rule-keeping, which relies on open dialogue about the importance of rules as much as on children's monitoring. Findings also show that well-off school students drink most. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sedentary behavior, psychosocial stress indicators, and health-risk behaviors among adolescents in northeastern Brazil - de Almeida Silva FM, Menezes AS.
OBJECTIVES: To analyze psychosocial stress indicators and health-risk behaviors associated with sedentary behavior. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional school-based study with a representative sample of high school students enrolled in public state ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Australian Group Leads Push for Global Ban of Asbestos
The Asbestos Diseases Research Institute (ADRI) in Australia has intensified its campaign for a worldwide ban on the use of asbestos. ADRI is producing a special issue for the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health that includes the first scientific collaboration of so many global leaders aimed at banning asbestos. “This is a big step, something that’s never been done before, the research examining the societal transition required for countries to phase out asbestos,” Dr. Ken Takahashi, ADRI director, told Asbestos.com. “It’s not going to be an easy task, but we&rsqu...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - November 30, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: asbestos ban Asbestos Diseases Research Institute Global Panorama of National Experiences in Public Health Actions to Ban Asbestos International Ban Asbestos Secretariat International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health Ken Takah Source Type: news

Length of stay in neonatal ICU can affect behavior of premature babies
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Research by Brazilian scientists shows that emotional development of children born preterm should be evaluated as much as physical growth and motor skills. In article published at Early Human Development, authors emphasizes the need to constant developing neonatal ICU installations and equipments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Siren-like invasive toad call may cause Sao Paulo house price drop
Tiny toad that produces a deafening noise is one of six invasive species causing concern in Brazil. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - November 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Brazilian ethanol can replace 13.7 percent of world's crude oil consumption
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Expansion of sugarcane cultivation for biofuel in areas not under environmental protection or reserved for food production could also reduce global emissions of carbon dioxide by up to 5.6%, according to a study by researchers in Brazil, the US and Europe. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 28, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Clustering patterns of oral and general health-risk behaviours in Brazilian adolescents: findings from a national survey - Jord ão LMR, Malta DC, Freire MDCM.
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate how oral and general health-risk behaviours cluster among Brazilian adolescents. METHODS: The study comprised a total of 109 104 adolescents (52.2% female) participating in the Brazilian National School-based Student Health ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mortality from assault in young men in Brazil, 2010-2014: an ecological study - Melo ACM, Silva GDMD, Garcia LP.
The aim was to analyze the association between risk of death from assault in young males and socio-demographic characteristics in Brazilian municipalities. In this ecological study, the units of analysis were the 1,651 municipalities of Brazil with more th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Springer Nature continues to advance sharing
Over 3.25 million article shares in SharedIt’s first year Articles have been successfully shared by authors, subscribers and media outlets over 3.25 million times during the first year of SharedIt, Springer Nature’s free content sharing initiative. SharedIt was launched in October 2016 and covers over 2,700 journals including all the Springer Nature-owned portfolio and over 1,000 co-owned and partner-owned journals. This industry-leading initiative enables authors and subscribers to post links to free-to-read versions of research articles anywhere, including social media platforms, repositories, websites, schol...
Source: News from STM - November 27, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Editorial Featured Source Type: news

Effects of an alternating work shift on air traffic controllers and the relationship with excessive daytime sleepiness and stress - Freitas ÂM, Portuguez MW, Russomano T, Freitas M, Silvello SLDS, Costa JCD.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate symptoms of stress and excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) in air traffic control (ATC) officers in Brazil. METHODS: Fifty-two ATC officers participated, based at three air traffic control units, identified as A, B and C. Stre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Use of virtual reality for treating burned children: case reports - Scapin SQ, Echevarria-Guanilo ME, Fuculo PRB, Martins JC, Barbosa MDV, Pereima MJL.
OBJECTIVE: To report the use of virtual reality (VR) in pain intensity during dressing change of two burned children hospitalized in a Burn Treatment Center (BTC) in Southern Brazil. METHOD: Case report on the use of VR during dressing change of tw... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Brazilian Health Survey (2013): relation between alcohol use and sociodemographic characteristics by sex in Brazil - Machado IE, Monteiro MG, Malta DC, Lana FCF.
OBJECTIVE: To analyze sociodemographic factors associated with alcohol use according to gender in Brazil. METHODS: Cross-sectional study using data from 2013 Brazilian Health Survey about 60,202 adults. We analyzed recent alcohol use and heavy epis... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Yellow fever – Brazil
Yellow fever in Brazil, 24 November 2017 (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 24, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

WALTZ ™ Gains Regulatory Approval in Brazil
(Source: Microport News Release)
Source: Microport News Release - November 24, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

Crucial Vote in Brazil Could Lead to Ban on Abortion for Rape Victims Crucial Vote in Brazil Could Lead to Ban on Abortion for Rape Victims
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Rainfall can indicate that mosquito-borne epidemics will occur weeks later
FINDINGSA new study demonstrates that outbreaks of mosquito-borne viruses Zika and Chikungunya generally occur about three weeks after heavy rainfall.Researchers also found that Chikungunya will predominate over Zika when both circulate at the same time, because Chikungunya has a shorter incubation period — just two days, versus 10 days for Zika. The latter finding explains why a late-2015 Zika epidemic in Rio de Janeiro ended while the number of Chikungunya cases increased in February 2016.BACKGROUNDViruses transmitted by insects can lead to serious health repercussions. Zika is linked to birth defects, and up to 1 ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Varian Medical opens new Brazilian manufacturing, training facilities
Varian Medical (NYSE:VAR) said today it opened a new regional facility in Jundiai, Brazil. The newly opened 50,600-square foot facilities include manufacturing and warehousing areas, a demonstration room and two training rooms featuring the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company’s Varian Trilogy linear accelerator platform. “We are excited that this facility is now open and demonstrates our long-standing commitment and partnership with the Brazilian Ministry of Health in the fight against cancer and increase the access to advanced radiotherapy treatment in the country and across Latin America. In the first y...
Source: Mass Device - November 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Varian Medical Systems Source Type: news

Brazilian firm leads the application of synthetic diamonds in dentistry
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) A device developed by CVDVale allows for the reduction of noise and pain in the treatment of caries; the company is accountable for the world's first courses in ultrasonic dentistry and now wants to apply ultrasonic technology in orthopedic surgeries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'The Brazilian Zika outbreak could end soon'
(German Center for Infection Research) Scientists have elucidated the Zika burden in a Brazilian metropolis. Their data indicate: the outbreak may be coming to an end and further outbreaks in the region seem unlikely. The study has also provided new evidence supporting the link between Zika infection during pregnancy and malformations in newborns. A third finding is important with regard to intervention measures: Zika virus infection predominantly affects poor regions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

How to keep cows happy
(Springer) New research now shows that removing splashes of colors, shadows or water puddles from corrals, keeping noise levels down and not using dogs and electric prods can dramatically reduce the stress cattle experience. Maria L ú cia Pereira Lima of the Instituto de Zootecnia Sert ã ozinho in Brazil is the lead author of this study in Springer's journal Tropical Animal Health and Production. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 15, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

VS Angel Adriana Lima on how to stay in shape on the go
The Brazilian beauty, 36, has an enviable figure even after having two children. Always travelling for shoots, she reveals the simple method she uses to stay trim while on the go. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brazilian regulators propose easier market pathway for low-risk medical devices and IVDs
By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group Medical device and IVD regulators in Brazil plan to loosen market access for low-risk devices and IVDs by introducing a notification-only registration system for these products. Get the full story here at the Emergo Group’s blog. The opinions expressed in this blog post are the author’s only and do not necessarily reflect those of MassDevice.com or its employees. The post Brazilian regulators propose easier market pathway for low-risk medical devices and IVDs appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - November 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog Emergo Group Source Type: news

Cutoff values for appendicular skeletal muscle mass and strength in relation to fear of falling among Brazilian older adults: cross-sectional study - Sampaio RAC, Sampaio PYS, Casta ño LAA, Barbieri JF, Coelho HJ, Arai H, Uchida MC, Gutierrez GL.
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: Sarcopenia is an emerging public health issue in Brazil. Because of its high prevalence and the lack of national data, the objective here was to identify cutoff points for appendicular skeletal muscle (ASM) and handgrip strength in r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Suicides by hanging and its association with meteorological conditions in S ão Paulo - Zerbini T, Gianvecchio VAP, Regina D, Tsujimoto T, Ritter V, Singer JM.
The main goal of this study was to evaluate the association between daily cases of hanging suicides and meteorological conditions in S ão Paulo, Brazil. We considered a retrospective observational study based on the analysis of all necroscopic medical-expe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Comparison of two Jatropha species (Euphorbiaceae) used popularly to treat snakebites in Northeastern Brazil: chemical profile, inhibitory activity against Bothrops erythromelas venom and antibacterial activity - F élix-Silva J, Gomes JAS, Fernandes JM, Moura AKC, Menezes YAS, Santos ECG, Tambourgi DV, Silva-Júnior AA, Zucolotto SM, Fernandes-Pedrosa MF.
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Jatropha species (Euphorbiaceae) are largely used in traditional medicine to treat different pathologies in Africa, Asia and Latin America. In Northeastern Brazilian folk medicine, several Jatropha species, such as Jatropha ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

What do mining and chocolate have in common? Deforestation of rainforests
(Natural News) Forests cover about 30 percent of the planet, but deforestation is clearing these essential habitats and converting them into farms and ranches, among others. This damaging method is most prevalent in tropical rainforests such as the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. This method ruins the quality of the land and forces many species of animals to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health at a Glance 2017
Report presents the most recent comparable data on the health status of populations and health system performance in OECD countries. Where possible, it also reports data for partner countries (Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Indonesia, Lithuania, Russian Federation and South Africa). The data presented in this publication come from official national statistics.(Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Heart attack prevention: Eating SIX spoonfuls of pumpkin seeds daily lowers risk
HEART attacks could be more likely in people with low levels of phosphate in their blood, research has revealed. Pumpkin seeds, salmon and brazil nuts could be key to lowering your risk of heart disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Method that cuts sugarcane emissions gets global prize
Award recognises Brazilian scientist for work that slashes nitrous oxide emissions through fertilizer use. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - November 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Brazilian congressional committee votes to ban all abortions
A congressional committee has voted to make abortion illegal without exception in Brazil (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news