The Time is now to address Brazil ’s notorious patent backlog
It has been widely acknowledged that long patent examination delays cripple innovation, hinder economies, impede job creation and frustrate the launch of new products. Increased patent review times costs the global economy$10 billion annually, and is particularly harmful forsmall start-up firms.Every year of delay reduces the start-up ’s employment growth by 21% and sales growth by 28% over the five years following the approval of the patent application. No country should accept the delayed launch of innovative technology or life-saving treatments because its patent office is plagued by long examination timelines and bac...
Source: The Catalyst - May 20, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anjam Aziz Tags: Patents Intellectual Property Source Type: news

Relationship between the Bolsa Fam ília national cash transfer programme and suicide incidence in Brazil: a quasi-experimental study - Machado DB, Williamson E, Pescarini JM, Alves FJO, Castro-de-Araujo LFS, Ichihara MY, Rodrigues LC, Araya R, Patel V, Barreto ML.
This study inve... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Racial-based bullying and substance use: a Brazilian national cross-sectional survey among students - Menezes AAS, Ramos DO, Sanchez ZM, Miskolci R.
Racial discrimination has been associated with worse health status and risky health behavior. Understanding the relationship between racial-based bullying (RBB) - an overlap of bullying and interpersonal racial discrimination - and substance use can guide ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The destruction of Gran Chaco, forgotten sister of the Amazon rainforest – podcast
From deep inside Gran Chaco, a dry tropical forest in Argentina one and a half times the size of California, comes a wake-up call for the world ’s forests. We’ve lost more than a fifth of this incredibly biodiverse region since 1985. And it’s just one of many precious carbon-trapping ecosystems being lost to unrelenting deforestation.Six months ago in Glasgow, world leaders at Cop26 pledged to end and reverse deforestation by 2030. While destruction continues apace in Brazil and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, other countries such as Indonesia offer glimmers of hope.Madeleine Finlay speaks to biodiversity repor...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 19, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Madeleine Finlay with Patrick Greenfield, produced by Anand Jagatia, sound design by Tony Onuchukwu, and the executive producer was Isabelle Roughol Tags: Environment Deforestation Cop26 Cop27 Trees and forests Conservation Science Source Type: news

Tiny Amazon fish spotted in a single stream could go extinct just after being found
Two new colorful species of fish have been found in Brazil's Amazon Basin -- and they are already at risk of disappearing due to extinction. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Closed doors: predictors of stress, anxiety, depression, and PTSD during the onset of COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil - Calegaro VC, Ramos-Lima LF, Hoffmann MS, Zoratto G, Kerber N, Costa FCD, Picinin VD, K öchler J, Rodrigues L, Maciel L, Braun LE, Girardi FL, Cecatto GO, Weber LP, Rodrigues BF, Bertolazi AN, de Oliveira JM, Negretto BL, de Mello AF.
BACKGROUND: The rise in mental health problems in the population directly or indirectly because of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is a major concern. The aim of this study was to investigate and compare independent predictors of symptoms ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 17, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

James Hetfield health: 'I'm an old guy' - Metallica star's health worries
METALLICA'S James Hetfield received overwhelming support from his fellow bandmates, and the thousands of Brazilian fans at a recent concert, after he revealed his insecurities over his age and ability to play as well as he once did. The lead guitarist, who is only 58 years old, has battled and overcome a crippling alcohol addiction, but the star is still haunted by thoughts of being "an old guy". (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trend in the prevalence of depressive symptoms in Brazil: results from the Brazilian National Health Survey 2013 and 2019 - Lopes CS, Gomes NL, Junger WL, Menezes PR.
This study aims to evaluate national variation in depression prevalence and in different sociodemographic groups, health behaviors, and macroregions of Brazil from 2013 to 2019. Data were obtained from two nationwide Brazilian surveys - Brazilian National ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Temporal trend of adolescent intentional self-harm notifications in the school environment, Brazil, 2011-2018 - Arag ão CMC, Mascarenhas MDM.
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the trend of adolescent intentional self-harm notifications in the school environment, Brazil, 2011 to 2018. METHODS: This was an ecological time series study, with data from the Notifiable Health Conditions Information System... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Family who can't get an appointment with an NHS dentist flies 6,000 miles to BRAZIL
Stuart Woodmansey, from Market Weighton in Yorkshire, claims he hasn't been able to get an appointment 'for years'. His Brazilian-born wife Kedma can't even register herself with a dentist. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Association between dietary patterns and bullying among adolescents in Sao Paulo-Brazil - Okada LM, Marques ES, Levy RB, Peres MFT, Azeredo CM.
Previous studies have assessed the association between food consumption and bullying perpetration, but most of them have not broadly assessed food consumption, neither the distinction between forms of bullying. The aim of the study was to evaluate the asso... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 12, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Advancing racial equity in Brazil ’s academia
Science,<a href="https://www.science.org/toc/science/376/6594">Volume 376, Issue 6594</a>, Page 707-707, May 2022. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - May 12, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Willams Oliveira, Bruno E. Soares, Piat ã Marques, Caroline Souza, Arildo S. Dias, Marianne Bello, and Lis Custódio Source Type: news

Examination of anger expression in female and male suicide attempt survivors - Zatti C, Silva de Oliveira SE, Pinto Guimar ães LS, Machado Freitas LH.
Anger can be associated with a lack of mental resources to control impulses, including suicidal behavior risk. We conducted a case-control study on 84 patients with and without suicide attempt at an emergency hospital in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The resu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Risk perception and security attitudes: the role of human values on Brazilian police officers and civilians - Torres CV, Mattos MJS, Nascimento TG, de Souza WC, da Silva LL.
Studies on crime and parking facilities also appear to have a strong focus on car theft with small emphasis on psychological and cognitive variables to investigate potential crimes in this environment. Furthermore, there is limited literature on such crime... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Earth has a 50% Chance of Hitting Key 1.5 °C Warming Threshold in the Next 5 Years
The world is creeping closer to the warming threshold international agreements are trying to prevent, with nearly a 50-50 chance that Earth will temporarily hit that temperature mark within the next five years, teams of meteorologists across the globe predicted. With human-made climate change continuing, there’s a 48% chance that the globe will reach a yearly average of 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels of the late 1800s at least once between now and 2026, a bright red signal in climate change negotiations and science, a team of 11 different forecast centers predicted for the Wo...
Source: TIME: Science - May 10, 2022 Category: Science Authors: SETH BORENSTEIN / AP Tags: Uncategorized adaptation climate change Climate Is Everything healthscienceclimate wire Source Type: news