Brazilian government blocks Doctors Without Borders from addressing suspected COVID-19 cases in 7 indigenous communities
(Natural News) The whole world is still reeling from the devastating socioeconomic impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic lockdowns. But in Brazil, the government has forbidden Doctors Without Borders from lending aid to indigenous villages that may have already been infected with COVID-19. Sesai over MSF The Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) was founded in May 1968... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson to Test Coronavirus Vaccine in 60,000 Volunteers Johnson & Johnson to Test Coronavirus Vaccine in 60,000 Volunteers
The trial would be conducted in nearly 180 sites across the United States and other countries, including Brazil and Mexico.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 21, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Researchers validate rapid tests to detect dengue, Zika, yellow fever and other viruses
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) The method identifies and distinguishes between flaviviruses that cause many diseases in humans and animals in Brazil. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Child body concerns and behavior scale: development and psychometric properties of a body image scale for children - Neves CM, Filgueiras Meireles JF, Morgado FFR, Campos PF, Ferreira MEC.
In this study we aimed to develop and evaluate the psychometric properties of a scale for Brazilian children. In Study 1, we developed 53 items on the basis... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Affirmative action incentivizes high schoolers to perform better, new research shows
(University of California - San Diego) Affirmative action is a contentious issue across the globe, hotly debated in countries such as India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Nigeria and Brazil, as well as in the United States. While the direct effects of affirmative action on college admissions are well known, new evidence from India shows that affirmative action has indirect benefits on the behavior of underrepresented high school students, who tend to stay in school longer when they know higher education is within reach. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Brazil Greenlights Human Trials for J & J's Potential COVID Vaccine Brazil Greenlights Human Trials for J & J's Potential COVID Vaccine
Brazil approved human clinical trials for a potential COVID-19 vaccine developed by Johnson& Johnson, the fourth candidate to trial in the country.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 19, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Lives Lost: ‘Warrior’ fought for slave descendants in Brazil
Carivaldina Oliveira da Costa was the matriarch who signed off on all decisions of her quilombo community, one of Brazil’s many groups that are descendants of escaped slaves (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Amid pandemic, Brazil's health ministry still has an interim boss with no medical experience
Brazil is in the grips of a deadly virus, with the world's second highest number of Covid-19 cases and deaths in the world -- and yet the health ministry continues to be run on an interim basis by an army general with no medical experience. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Call for Urgent Action by 275 World Leaders on Global Education Emergency In Face of Covid19
Credit: UNICEF Mali / DickoBy External SourceNEW YORK, Aug 18 2020 (IPS) We write to call for urgent action to address the global education emergency triggered by COVID-19. With over 1 billion children still out of school because of the lockdown, there is now a real and present danger that the public health crisis will create a COVID generation who lose out on schooling and whose opportunities are permanently damaged. While the more fortunate have had access to alternatives, the world’s poorest children have been locked out of learning, denied internet access, and with the loss of free school meals – once a lif...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Economy & Trade Education Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Source Type: news

Epidemiology of violence among Brazilian adolescents - Colares V, Nascimento M, Kelly A.
OBJECTIVE: Violence is a public health problem, with important consequences for those involved, in particular adolescents, individuals in the process of physical, social, cognitive and emotional changes. Considering the alarming data regarding the exposure... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Self-injurious behaviors in public school adolescents - Santos JHRM, Pires CF, Pereira DM, Silva DL.
OBJECTIVE: Verify adolescents with the self-injurious behaviors enrolled in a public school in the city of Caxias - MA. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study with 334 adolescents between 13 and 19 years in a public school in Caxias, Brazil. We ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Enzyme cocktail developed in Brazil powers production of second-generation ethanol
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Brazilian researchers used genetic engineering to develop a low-cost platform for the production of enzymes that break down sugarcane trash and bagasse for conversion into biofuel. The novel molecules have many potential industrial applications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Movement behaviors and their association with depressive symptoms among Brazilian adolescents: a cross-sectional study - da Costa BGG, Chaput JP, Lopes MVV, Malheiros LEA, Silva KS.
BACKGROUND: Physical activity, sleep, and sedentary behaviors comprise 24-h movement behaviors and have been independently associated with depressive symptoms. However, it is not clear if it is the movement behavior itself or other contextual factors that ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Pediatric minor head trauma in Brazil and external validation of PECARN rules with a cost-effectiveness analysis - Furtado LMF, da Costa Val Filho JA, Dos Santos AR, E s á RF, Sandes BL, Hon Y, Dos Santos Júnior EC, Faleiro RM.
BACKGROUND: Pediatric minor head trauma approaches aim to ensure the absence of traumatic brain lesions, minimize ionizing radiation, and enhance cost control. We evaluated the applicability and cost-effectiveness of the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Prevalence and factors associated with active transportation to school for adolescents - Camargo EM, Silva MP, Mota J, Campos W.
OBJECTIVE: To verify the prevalence and factors associated with active transportation to school (ATS) among Brazilian adolescents attending public schools. METHODS: Crossectional study with a representative sample of 1,984 adolescents (55.9% girls). So... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Analysis of the correlation of socioeconomic, sanitary, and demographic factors with homicide deaths - Bahia, Brazil, 2013-2015 - Souza TO, Souza ER, Pinto LW.
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the correlation of socioeconomic, sanitary, and demographic factors with homicides in Bahia, from 2013 to 2015. METHODS: Ecological study, using data from the Information System on Mortality and from the Superintendence of Economi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Workers' Health in Brazil: accidents recorded by Social Security from 2008 to 2014 - Bezerra JC, Arantes LJ, Shimizu HE, Merch án-Hamann E, Ramalho WM.
OBJECTIVES: to analyze the incidence of occupational accidents in Brazil, recorded by Social Security according to the geographic regions, age group, gender and their prevalence according to the causes and branch of economic activity. METHODS: ecologic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Expansion, displacement and interiorization of homicides in Brazil, between 2000 and 2015: a spatial analysis - Soares Filho AM, Merch án-Hamann E, Vasconcelos CH.
The scope of this paper is to analyze the variation of the spatial pattern of the homicide rate in Brazil between 2000 and 2015. It is an ecological study by micro-regions of homicides taken from the Mortality Information System, using Moran indexes, and c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Homicide mortality in border regions in the State of Paran á, Brazil - Nogueira VD, Xavier-Gomes LM, Barbosa TLA.
A time series analysis was conducted to identify trends in homicide mortality in border regions in the State of Paran á, Brazil between 2002 and 2012. Homicide mortality rates were analyzed by sex, age group, region (border regions, non-border regions, and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Wearable sensors printed on natural materials analyze substances present in sweat
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Applied to skin as a piece of sticking plaster, the device developed by Brazilian researchers can be used to monitor human metabolism and administer drugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Motorcycle accidents: characteristics of victims admitted to public hospitals and circumstances - Ganem G, Fernandes RCP.
BACKGROUND: Motorcycle accidents are a considerable cause of morbidity and mortality in Brazil, with high social and economic costs. Victims are mostly men, young and vulnerable. Objective: To characterize motorcycle accident victims and circumstances am... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Work-related disorders among employees of a federal public university in southern Brazil - Andersen CS, Lobato MAO.
BACKGROUND: Work-related disorders have considerable impact on the health of workers at a high cost for national budgets. Yet these conditions are globally underreported, less than 8% in Brazil. Shortcomings in health policies and records hinder attempts a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Workplace violence among municipal health care workers in Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil, 2017 - Sim ões MRL, Barroso HH, de-Azevedo DSS, Duarte ACM, Barbosa REC, Fonseca GC, de Alcantara MA.
BACKGROUND: Health care workers stand out in recent studies as a function of high rates of workplace violence. Objective: To calculate the prevalence of workplace violence involving health care workers and associated factors. Methods: Cross-section... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Coronavirus Crisis Has Made Brazil an Ideal Vaccine Laboratory
Widespread contagion, a deep bench of scientists and a robust vaccine-making infrastructure have made Brazil an important player in the quest to find a vaccine. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Manuela Andreoni and Ernesto Londo ño Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) AstraZeneca PLC Oxford University Pfizer Inc Brazil Source Type: news

Systematic review and single centre toxicology study identified analgesics and benzodiazepines as the main causes of paediatric medication poisoning - Smarczewski MAP, Osternack KT, Garlet QI, Oliveira CS, Mello RG.
This study evaluated medication poisoning in paediatric patients through a systematic review and a retrospective documentary analysis in a Brazilian toxicological centre. METHODS: The data were systematically collected on PubMed, Scopus and SciELO... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Brazil death toll passes 105,000 – as it happened
UKmove takes effect as of 4am BST on Saturday;Pandemic has killed three quarters of a million people; Germany case jump shows‘unsettling trend’;Iraq reports record daily Covid-19 cases. This blog is closedFollow the latest global coronavirus blog hereNetherlands and Malta set to be added to England quarantine listGreece: UK passengers barred from flights over confusing formCovid-19 may have been circulating in New Zealand for weeksMobile crematorium in Bolivia as deaths surge12.38amBSTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: France says ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Lucy Campbell (now); Jessica Murray, Sarah Marsh and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news US news UK news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Medical experts speak out against Anaheim councilwoman's claim that wearing masks causes dental issues
Anaheim Councilwoman Lucille Kring said dentists are finding that masks can cause serious dental issues, but medical professionals are skeptical (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - August 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ben Brazil Source Type: news

The last doctor standing: Coronavirus pandemic pushes Bihar hospital to brink
As infections slow in many other countries, India is still reporting more than 50,000 cases per day. Its total of more than 2 million cases trails only the United States and Brazil, and cases show no signs of slowing. Since the pandemic struck India, more than 46,000 people have died. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The World Records Its 20 Millionth Case of COVID-19
There are a lot of ways to try to capture grim milestone the world crossed Monday night when it recorded its 20 millionth case of COVID-19. It’s two Swedens, four Irelands, 10 Slovenias. It’s greater than the entire population of the state of New York. The outbreak that began in Wuhan, China in December 2019 has now spread to 188 countries and regions, touching every continent but Antarctica. The U.S. continues to lead the world in total cases, having crossed its own milestone—to 5 million—on August 9. Brazil comes next, with 3 million; followed by India at 2.2 million; Russia at 890,000; and South ...
Source: TIME: Health - August 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature overnight UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news

The World Records Its 20 Millionth Case of COVID-19
There are a lot of ways to try to capture grim milestone the world crossed Monday night when it recorded its 20 millionth case of COVID-19. It’s two Swedens, four Irelands, 10 Slovenias. It’s greater than the entire population of the state of New York. The outbreak that began in Wuhan, China in December 2019 has now spread to 188 countries and regions, touching every continent but Antarctica. The U.S. continues to lead the world in total cases, having crossed its own milestone—to 5 million—on August 9. Brazil comes next, with 3 million; followed by India at 2.2 million; Russia at 890,000; and South ...
Source: TIME: Science - August 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature overnight UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news

India's single-day count of COVID-19 cases more than that of US, Brazil in past 7 days: WHO data
India recorded 4,11,379 COVID-19 cases and 6,251 deaths due to the disease in a span of seven days till August 10, while the US which is at the number one spot in terms of both cases and deaths, registered 3,69,575 infections and 7,232 deaths during the same period. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Million People in the U.S. Have Tested Positive for COVID-19 as Surges Continue Around the Country
More than 5 million people in the U.S.—about 1.5% of the country’s total population—have tested positive for COVID-19 as of Aug. 9, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Over 162,000 people have died. The U.S. now accounts for roughly 25% of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide. Its overall case count is millions higher that of the next-hardest-hit country: Brazil, which according to official records has about 3 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Aug. 9. New U.S. cases are also accumulating faster than they did in the pandemic’s early months. The country recorded 1 million diagnos...
Source: TIME: Health - August 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Brazil Reaches Milestone of More Than 100,000 Covid-19 Deaths and 3 Million Cases
President Trump signed executive measures for pandemic relief as stimulus talks stalled. And Brazil reached two coronavirus milestones: more than 100,000 deaths and more than three million cases. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Could gum disease make infection more deadly?
Researchers in California and Brazil say that COVID-19 patients with high levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6), that suggests someone has. gum disease were far more likely to need ventilators to stay alive. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is still rising sharply
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - August 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Escobar, H. Tags: Ecology In Depth Source Type: news

The US sent Brazil millions of hydroxychloroquine doses. Months later, they're still in storage
It was the kind of gift that should have come with a return slip. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Detection of risk for depression among adolescents in diverse global settings: protocol for the IDEA qualitative study in Brazil, Nepal, Nigeria and the UK - Wahid SS, Pedersen GA, Ottman K, Burgess A, Gautam K, Martini T, Viduani A, Momodu O, Lam C, Fisher HL, Kieling C, Adewuya AO, Mondelli V, Kohrt BA.
INTRODUCTION: Globally, depression is a leading cause of disability among adolescents, and suicide rates are increasing among youth. Treatment alone is insufficient to address the issue. Early identification and prevention efforts are necessary to reduce m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Pediatric trauma primary survey performance among surgical and non-surgical pediatric providers in a Brazilian trauma center - Botelho F, Truche P, Mooney DP, Caddell L, Zimmerman K, Roa L, Alonso N, Bowder A, Drumond D, Abib SCV.
INTRODUCTION: Trauma is the leading cause of death and disability among Brazilian children and adolescents. Trauma protocols such as those developed by the Advanced Trauma Life Support course are widely taught, but few studies have assessed the degree to w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mexico No. 3 in virus deaths; storm could hinder US response
Mexico now has the third most COVID-19 deaths in the world, behind Brazil and the United States (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

👉 Lawmakers Alarmed by Reports U.S. Envoy Told Brazil It Could Help Re-elect Trump via Hvper.com
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: WHO reports record global daily cases as Victoria announces 397 new cases and three deaths
Almost 300,000 new infections on Friday, led by US, Brazil and India; Boris Johnson warns of second UK lockdown. Follow all the developments liveFauci optimistic about having a vaccine this yearAustralia death toll tops 200The week Covid-19 roared back in Europe4.48amBSTThis isLuke Henriques-Gomes returning to the blog. Thanks toMatilda Boseleyfor stepping in just now.4.26amBSTThis news is in from AAP:A man has been arrested at a NSW-Victoria border checkpoint after allegedly providing false information to police and then punching an officer in the face.The man and two women in their 20s were on Saturday morning in a car s...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 1, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Matilda Boseley (now) and Luke Henriques-Gomes (earlier) Tags: World news Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

The Latest: Mexico now at No. 3 in world for COVID-19 deaths
Mexico has become the country with the third most COVID-19 deaths in the world, behind the United States and Brazil (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Brazilian President Bolsonaro says he has 'mold' in his lungs after Covid-19 infection
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday he felt weak and might have "mold in the lung" having spent weeks in isolation after catching Covid-19. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
By Joaquín RoyMIAMI, Jul 31 2020 (IPS) In the cinematic context of the death of the Italian and universal composer, Ennio Morricone, author of the background music of more than four hundred films, as an indirect tribute, Europe took a solid step. The European Union’s (EU) forceful ban on accepting travelers from the rest of the world has been decided simultaneously with a collective option: an internal opening that covers the entire territory of the Schengen Agreement, an enlarged EU that includes some special non-members (Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and the microstates). Furthermore, the EU s...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joaquin Roy Tags: Global Geopolitics Headlines Health Source Type: news

Jair Bolsonaro ’s Wife and a Fifth Cabinet Member Test Positive for COVID-19 in Brazil
(BRASILIA, Brazil) — Brazil’s first lady and a fifth member of President Jair Bolsonaro’s Cabinet have tested positive for the new coronavirus, officials said Thursday. Science and Technology Minister Marcos Pontes wrote on Twitter that he tested positive after experiencing flu-like symptoms and headache. The 57-year-old is now in isolation. The presidency’s press office said in a statement later that Michelle Bolsonaro, 38, also tested positive. The statement said she appeared to be in good health, but would follow established protocols. President Bolsonaro told reporters on July 7 he had been diag...
Source: TIME: Health - July 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICARDO COLETTA / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk wire Source Type: news

France sees highest daily increase in cases for over a month – as it happened
American deathspass grim milestone; French authoritiesreport 1,392 new cases; Hong Kong outbreak‘overwhelming’ medical system. This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog hereSee all our coronavirus coverage12.15amBSTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: Brazil sees record daily cases as Hong Kong on brink of 'large-scale outbreak'12.12amBSTThe scandal over Dominic Cummings ’ trips to and around Durham during lockdown damaged trust and was a key factor in the breakdown of a sense of national unity amid ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan (now and earlier); Jessica Murray , Lucy Campbell, and Kevin Rawlinson Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Brazil'Facing Many Epidemics Right Now': Former Health Minister Brazil'Facing Many Epidemics Right Now': Former Health Minister
A plateau at a thousand deaths daily from COVID-19 and health chaos turn the country into the ideal testing ground for candidate vaccines.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 28, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Oldest South American fossil lizard discovered in Brazil
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) The animal was approximately 10 cm long and lived more than 130 million years ago in what is now the state of Minas Gerais. Its morphology differs from that of all other known lizard species. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 28, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Risk of Zika virus transmission from mother to unborn child much higher than expected
FINDINGSAccording to a new study by UCLA researchers and colleagues conducted in Brazil, 65% of children born to mothers infected withthe Zikavirusalsotested positive for the mosquito-borneinfection— a much higher rate than expected.The findings indicatethat even babies whohave no outward neurological or other symptoms associated with Zika can still be infected with the virus andare potentially at risk offuturedevelopmental problems.  BACKGROUNDThe study representsthe first time that the mother-to-child transmission rate of Zika has been reportedfor a group of children who were tracked over several years —...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 27, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

COVID Vaccine Candidate Now in Final Phase Testing
This is only one of the many vaccines under development worldwide. Other trials are underway in China and Britain, and final tests have started in Brazil and other countries. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news