Correlates of binge drinking among Brazilian adolescents - Martins-Oliveira JG, Kawachi I, Paiva PCP, Paiva HN, Pordeus IA, Zarzar PM.
Adolescence is a vulnerable period for risk-taking tendencies, including binge drinking. The aim of this study was to examined the prevalence of binge drinking and its association with factors related to the consumption of alcoholic beverages by best frien... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Collective Health and a Sophie's Choice: to defend privacy in cyberspace - Moraes IHS, Prado LA.
The world is currently experiencing complex threats to privacy in health (PH) in the context of the growing virtualization of bodies and biographies exposed in social networks. This paper aims to identify the approaches to PH in Brazilian scientific produc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Extreme climate events that killed 50 MILLION people through drought and famine could happen again
The Great Drought brought on crop failures throughout Asia, Brazil, and Africa from 1875, causing widespread famine. Experts say climate change could intensify such a disaster. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Discovery of Zika virus in monkeys suggests disease may also have wild cycle
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Sylvatic cycle would give virus a natural reservoir from which it could more frequently reinfect humans. Study on subject has been published by Brazilian researchers in Scientific Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

On national and cultural boundaries: a cross-cultural approach to sexual violence perpetration in Brazil and the United Kingdom (Corrigendum) -
Scarpati, A. S.,& Pina A. (2017). On national and cultural boundaries: A cross-cultural approach to sexual violence perpetration in Brazil and the United Kingdom. Journal of Sexual Aggression. Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/13552600.2017.1351265 ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

On national and cultural boundaries: a cross-cultural approach to sexual violence perpetration in Brazil and the United Kingdom - Scarpati AS, Pina A.
The majority of research on rape has so far neglected to examine the effects of socio-cultural beliefs and practices on sexual violence perpetration, with most authors dedicating themselves, instead, to an individualistic approach of this phenomenon. Altho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Cappuccino made with jackfruit seed flour has chocolate aroma
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) A study conducted in Brazil shows that flour made from roasted jackfruit seeds can replace cocoa powder in a mixture of milk and coffee used to make cappuccino. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

U.S. Asbestos Imports Surge in August, Report Finds
The amount of raw chrysotile asbestos imported into the United States increased significantly between July and August, according to a recent analysis from the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization and the Environmental Working Group. The U.S. International Trade Commission and Department of Commerce provided the two advocacy organizations the data for their report. According to the investigation, the U.S. imported 272 metric tons (approximately 600,000 pounds) of asbestos in August — an increase of nearly 2,000 percent from the 13 metric tons in July. EWG and ADAO on Tuesday attributed the alarming spike to the g...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 24, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Chemotherapy drug paclitaxel also acts as an immune response modulator
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) By finding that the cancer drug also activates a key cellular receptor in the innate immune system, a study at the Center for Research in Inflammatory Diseases (CRID), in Brazil, may lead to new treatment strategies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A Day in the Life of a New York City Community Health Worker
October 23, 2018Rosaura guides her clients through a challenging health system during the most vulnerable moments in their lives.Last week I shadowed Rosaura Polanco, a community health worker in the South Bronx in New York City, where she provides underserved women with health education and essential health services. Having only seen examples of community health workers operating in sub-Saharan Africa, I asked Rosaura what unites them around the world, despite their differing roles and contexts.“Empathy,” she replied. “I practice empathy, for everything, all the time.”Rosaura works forGrameen Prima...
Source: IntraHealth International - October 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Image of the Day: New Tiny Frog
A newly described amphibian has such a small range in southern Brazil that it's already critically endangered. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 23, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Image of the Day Source Type: news

UDI: 5 Opportunities You May Not Have Considered
It may only be three letters, but for some manufacturers, UDI is a four-letter word. There are others who see the regulation as an opportunity to better understand product performance, speed up regulatory approval and coverage decisions, and improve the cost of doing business with customers. For those not familiar with the acronym, an increasing number of regulatory bodies around the world, including the U.S. FDA and the European Commission, are requiring manufacturers to fulfill three primary requirements: 1) assign unique device identifiers (UDIs) to their products; 2) label those products with the UDIs in both human and...
Source: MDDI - October 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Karen Conway Tags: Labeling Source Type: news

Nature's pharmacy: Use the South American Surinam cherry to disinfect wounds and relieve swelling
(Natural News) A recent study has found that a cherry native to Brazil contained multiple health benefits that validate its use in folk medicine as a treatment for various conditions. Findings from this study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, suggest that the leaves of the Surinam cherry (Eugenia uniflora) possessed antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and analgesic activities based... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oldest Brazilian human fossil Luzia found amid National Museum debris
Museum director Alexander Kellner said the fossil was broken and 80% of its pieces had been recoveredOne of the most prized possessions of Brazil ’s National Museum has been found amid debris afterahuge fire on 2 September sent the building up in flames.Related:Project to salvage images of collection lost in fire as Brazil mourns museumContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press in Rio de Janeiro Tags: Brazil Museums Archaeology Fossils Americas World news Science Source Type: news

Takeda gets Japanese approval for Shire takeover, awaits EU nod
On Thursday, Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. said that Japan's Fair Trade Commission has approved its $62 billion bid to acquire the second-largest biotech employer in Massachusetts, Shire Pharmaceuticals plc. According to Reuters, the deal has already received unconditional clearance from regulators in the United States, Brazil and China. It now awaits the final OK from European Union antitrust regulators. A decision is expected by Nov. 6, according to Reuters. Ahead of the planned merger, Shire… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Don Seiffert Source Type: news

MicroPort < sup > ® < /sup > Spine Trauma's Full Series Instruments Granted Registration Approval in Brazil
(Source: Microport News Release)
Source: Microport News Release - October 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

Scientists, environmentalists brace for Brazil's right turn
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - October 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Escobar, H. Tags: Latin American News, Scientific Community, Science and Policy In Depth Source Type: news

Brazil ’s Election Could Deal A Crushing Blow To Combating Climate Change
Far-right presidential front-runner Jair Bolsonaro -- aka “Brazil’s Trump” -- may be “exactly what the world doesn’t need.” (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 17, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Mothers of babies afflicted by Zika fight poverty, despair
Nearly three years after a Zika outbreak in Brazil caused thousands of cases of microcephaly and other devastating birth defects in newborns, Reuters returned to check on the mothers and their children. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

HIV-positive infants are at high risk for acquiring congenital cytomegalovirus infection
FINDINGSInfants born to HIV-positive mothers had high rates of congenital cytomegalovirus, or CMV. Infants who also were infected before birth by the virus that causes AIDS were especially prone to CMV infection.The researchers found that 23 percent of the infants who became infected with HIV during the mother ’s pregnancy also were infected with CMV; 18 percent who were infected with HIV either during pregnancy or birth acquired congenital CMV; and 4.9 percent who were exposed to HIV but remained uninfected with that virus also acquired congenital CMV.Overall, HIV-infected infants were four times as likely to have a...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Mother, 28, who gave birth in a coma finally woke 23 days later when her son was placed in her arms 
Amanda da Silva, 28, from Fortaleza, North East Brazil, suffers from epilepsy and had a seizure while 37 weeks pregnant, which she claims was triggered by an argument with her husband. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zero Hunger: our actions today are our future tomorrow
This article is part of a series of opinion pieces to mark World Food Day October 16   José Graziano da Silva is Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United NationsThe post Zero Hunger: our actions today are our future tomorrow appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jose Graziano da Silva Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations World Food Day 2018 Source Type: news

Mother, 28, who gave birth in a coma finally woke 23 days later when her son was placed in her arms 
Amanda di Silva, 28, from Fortaleza, North East Brazil, suffers from epilepsy and had a seizure while 37 weeks pregnant, which she claims was triggered by an argument with her husband. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The vulnerability of the environment to spills of dangerous substances on highways: a diagnosis based on multi criteria modeling - Machado ER, Valle J únior RF, Sanches Fernandes LF, Pacheco FAL.
Highways and freeways are the main infrastructure channel used to transport cargo in Brazil. This cargo often includes dangerous chemical products which can, in the event of an accident, negatively impact the environment. The development and implementation... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Delayed healthcare and secondary infections following freshwater stingray injuries: risk factors for a poorly understood health issue in the Amazon - Sachett JAG, Sampaio VS, Silva IM, Shibuya A, Vale FF, Costa FP, Pardal PPO, Lacerda MVG, Monteiro WM.
This study aimed to describe the profile of freshwater stingray injuries in the State of Amazonas, Brazilian Amazon, and to identify the associated risk factors for secondary infections. METHODS: This cross-sectional study used survei... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Injuries caused by fish in a community of Pantanal fishermen: detection, treatment, and prevention of envenomations and trauma - Haddad Junior V.
INTRODUCTION: Injuries caused by fish are common in the Pantanal, a flooded area in Midwestern Brazil. METHODS: A survey was conducted to identify venomous and trauma-inducing fish and the incidence of such injuries in a local fishing community. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Food transports Syrian refugees' imaginations to a place that no longer exists
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) A study conducted at the University of S ã o Paulo in Brazil used cuisine as a starting point for an analysis of the difficulties faced by Syrian refugees in the city. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mary Robinson on climate change: ‘Feeling “This is too big for me” is no use to anybody’
The former president of Ireland has a new raison d ’être: saving the planet. Yet, despite the dire warnings of this week’s IPCC report, she is surprisingly upbeatOn the morning that the world ’s leading climate scientists warn thatthe planet hasuntil 2030 to avert a global warming catastrophe, Mary Robinson appears suitably sombre. She wears black shoes, black trousers and a black sweater and perches at the end of a long table at her climate justice foundation, headquartered in an austere, imposing Georgian building opposite Trinity College Dublin. The only dash of brightness is a multicoloured broo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Rory Carroll Tags: Climate change United Nations Ireland Politics Source Type: news

From selling drugs to meeting the Queen – one man’s extraordinary story
Marcellus Baz grew up around gangs, dropped out of school, and was set for a life selling drugs. Today, UNISON’s police and justice conference heard the story of his unpredictable life. Marcellus explains that, as a boy, he didn’t enjoy being at home. “My dad was always out, trying to put food on the table, but he didn’t realise we needed some direction and love: we never saw him. “My mum was suffering from horrendous mental health problems. Once she gathered us together and said we were going to jump in the river and kill ourselves.” Because of his home life he spent a lot of time on th...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article 2018 police and justice conference youth services Source Type: news

Plant compound found to have therapeutic effect on complications from snakebites
(PLOS) Researchers have found that rutin, an inexpensive, plant-based compound may protect envenomed mice from bleeding and inflammation problems, according to a study published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases by Ana Teresa Azevedo Sachetto of Institute Butantan, S ã o Paulo, Brazil. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Wright Medical closes $435m Cartiva buy
Wright Medical (NSDQ:WMGI) said today that it closed its $435 million buyout of Cartiva and its synthetic cartilage implant for treating arthritis in the big toe. Alpharetta, Ga.-based Cartiva won pre-market approval from the FDA for the SCI implant in July 2016 (the device won CE Mark approval in the European Union back in 2002 and is also on the market in Canada, Brazil, Chile and Australia). It’s made of an organic polymer designed to mimic the function of human cartilage. Wright announced the deal in August, later floating nearly 18.3 million shares at $24.60 apiece, for ex...
Source: Mass Device - October 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Mergers & Acquisitions Orthopedics Wall Street Beat Cartiva Extremities wrightmedical Source Type: news

Breathe your stress away: Yoga lowers blood pressure
(Natural News) Is stress raising your blood pressure to unhealthy levels? Brazilian researchers recommend letting it all out through your left nostril in a pranayama exercise. An article in Science Direct showed that adopting yoga breathing exercises can help reduce and manage your blood pressure levels. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a very common ailment.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Featured Review: Pelvic floor muscle training versus no treatment, or inactive control treatments, for urinary incontinence in women
Chantal Dumoulin andLicia P Cacciari fromCochrane Incontinence  wanted to find out if pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) helps women with urinary incontinence problems. They did this by comparing the effects of this training with no treatment, or with any inactive treatment (for example, advice on management with pads). We asked Chantal and Lucia questions a bout this recentCochrane Review.1.Please can you describe yourself and your Cochrane Group?Since 2012 I have held a Canada Research Chair in Urogyneacoogical health and Aging. Our research program's overarching goal is toImprove continence care in older Canadian ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 9, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Brazil detects form of swine fever in remote region
An outbreak of a form of a viral hog disease known as "classical swine fever" has been confirmed in the northeastern state of Cear á, the Brazilian agriculture ministry said in a statement on Monday, adding it was unlikely to hurt the pork meat trade. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bicycle-sharing system socio-spatial inequalities in Brazil - Duran AC, Anaya-Boig E, Shake JD, Garcia LMT, Rezende LFM, H érick de Sá T.
[Abstract unavailable]... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Researchers create a gluten-free sweet biscuit recipe
(Natural News) One of the challenges of developing food products using alternative ingredients is adding nutritional value without completely changing the product’s original structure. In a study published in the journal Food Science and Technology, researchers from Brazil detailed how they successfully created gluten-free sweet biscuits using soybean okara, rice bran, and broken rice. Commercial... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is wine good for you? Graphic reveals scientists' conflicting claims
The health benefits and risks of drinking alcohol have been studied by researchers from around the world since April, in universities in the UK, US, France, Italy, Finland, Brazil and Austria. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

JBS sued by Kentucky woman over ground beef in salmonella recall
A Kentucky woman is suing the U.S. arm of Brazil's JBS SA, alleging she was hospitalized after consuming ground beef produced by the company that was tainted with Salmonella, according to a lawsuit filed on Friday in Arizona state court. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

JBS Recalls 6.5 Mln Pounds of Beef Due to Salmonella Risk JBS Recalls 6.5 Mln Pounds of Beef Due to Salmonella Risk
A U.S. unit of Brazil's JBS SA is recalling 6.5 million pounds of beef products processed through an Arizona plant because the meat might be contaminated with Salmonella, U.S. government officials said Thursday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Gisele Bundchen shares the drink recipe that is her secret wellness weapon
Bundchen says yerba mate reminds her of her childhood in Brazil. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

WATCH: Gisele Bundchen shares the drink recipe that is her secret wellness weapon
Yerba mate is a typical drink in parts of South America, particularly Brazil and Argentina. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Adolescent and youth health policies in the Portuguese-Brazilian context: specificities and approximations - Schaefer R, Barbiani R, Nora CRD, Viegas K, Leal SMC, Lora PS, Ciconet R, Micheletti VD.
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the scientific production on adolescent health policies and programs in Brazil and Portugal in the period 2010-2017. METHOD: This is a literature review based on the Scoping Review method. The research guidingquestion was... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

An approach to suicide among adolescents and youth in Brazil - Ribeiro JM, Moreira MR.
This essay article examines suicide among young people in Brazil on the basis of Durkheim's classical approaches as revisited in current discussions of social integration networks. It presents arguments regarding the behaviour of suicide mortality rates in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mortality by road traffic accidents in adolescents and young people, Brazil, 1996-2015: will we achieve SDG 3.6? - Moreira MR, Ribeiro JM, Motta CT, Motta JIJ.
This paper aims to analyze the main characteristics of Road Traffic Accidents (RTA) mortality in Brazil for the period 1996-2015, focusing on the 10-29 years' age group. This is a two-step study consisting of (i) a bibliographic review on the topic of traf... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Negative self-perceived health associated with school violence in adolescents - Silva BRVS, Silva AOD, Passos MHPD, Soares FC, Valen ça PAM, Menezes VA, Colares V, Santos CDFBF.
OBJECTIVE: To verify the association between negative self-perception of health and school violence in adolescent students of the Municipality of Olinda (PE), Brazil. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional, analytical and school-based study with a samp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The prevention of violence in interdisciplinary programs implemented in Brazilian and Portuguese schools - Silva FRD, Assis SG.
This paper aims to understand how and to what extent interdisciplinary teams supporting public schools in the Brazilian and Portuguese context characterize and develop violence prevention actions. The research was carried out from an exploratory study thro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Alcohol in combination with illicit drugs among fatal injuries in Sao Paulo, Brazil: an epidemiological study on the association between acute substance use and injury - Andreuccetti G, Cherpitel CJ, Carvalho HB, Leyton V, Miziara ID, Munoz DR, Reingold AL, Lemos NP.
Injury deaths have a major impact on public health systems, particularly in the Latin American region; however, little is known about how different drugs, in combination or not with alcohol, interact with each injury type. We tested an epidemiological prot... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Meanings of religious work in contexts marked by violence: a study in a complex of shantytowns in Rio de Janeiro - Ribeiro FML, Minayo MCS.
The purpose of this study is to understand the meanings of religious work in the prevention of violence and in the recovery of people involved in illicit acts in a complex of shantytowns in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The activities of religious entities in th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Essential oils provide a natural way to reduce crop diseases
(Natural News) Essential oils are being thoroughly studied for their numerous benefits on human health. But they are also capable of protecting plants from fungal diseases that would ruin entire crops. Brazilian researchers investigated the anti-fungal activity of essential oils from 17 different plants against Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, the fungus that causes white mold. White mold is also known as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news