Brazilian scientists develop COVID-19 accelerometer
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Online application shows in real time whether the disease is spreading faster or slower in over 200 countries and helps evaluate the effectiveness of public policies aimed at containing the pandemic . (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Spain opens border to UK tourists; Trump wants less testing
Spain opened its borders to British tourists on Sunday in a bid to kickstart its vital tourism economy, but Brazil and South Africa reported record new levels of coronavirus infections (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Brazil Passes 1 Million Coronavirus Cases, Adding 54,000 in a Day
The W.H.O. warns of a “new and dangerous phase” of the pandemic as cases rise in 81 countries. Face masks become a political flash point. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Alligators in the Brazilian Swamplands - Haddad Junior V.
Yacare alligators (Caiman yacare, of the Alligatoridae family) are very common in the Pantanal (Brazilian swamplands) or Chaco area, a huge flooded area during the rainy season, located in Brazil (Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul States), Argentina, Boli... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Beijing sees drop in virus cases as Brazil passes 1 million
China’s capital has recorded a further drop in coronavirus cases amid tightened containment measures while Brazil surpassed more than 1 million confirmed infections, second only to the United States (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Brazil tops 1 million cases as coronavirus spreads inland
Brazil’s government has confirmed that the country has risen above 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Costa Rica to halt reopening of economy as virus cases rise – as it happened
Country hits grisly milestone as WHO says pandemic is entering ‘new and dangerous phase’Coronavirus live news: Brazil passes 1 million cases as Australia seeks to prevent second wave12.38amBSTWe are closing this blog down now but you can continue to seelive coverage on our new blog here. Thanks for reading.Related:Coronavirus live news: Brazil passes 1 million cases as Australia seeks to prevent second wave12.37amBSTHere are the most recent updates globally:Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Slawson (now), and Nazia Parveen, Alexandra Topping and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news US news UK news Australia news China Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: virus present in two big Italian cities over two months before first case detected
Spain says decision on travel corridor with UK expected soon; Saudi Arabia case total passes 150,000; researchers working on more than 200 vaccines, says WHOMallorca welcomes more sedate breed of German tourist‘Everyone is scared’: anxiety in Beijing as officials battle new outbreak‘I was preparing for death’: Covid-19 in England’s Bangladeshi communityFrance: l ’amour is in the air again as kissing returns on screenSee all our coronavirus coverage8.40pmBSTAn outbreak of coronavirus cases at a meat processer in northern England owned by British supermarket Asda has caused the plant to cl...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Slawson (now), and Nazia Parveen, Alexandra Topping and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news US news UK news Australia news China Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: US questions Beijing cluster figures as WHO eyes 2bn Covid-19 vaccine doses by end of 2021
Researchers working on more than 200 vaccines, says WHO; global deaths pass 450,000; Brazil nears 1m cases. Follow the latest updatesUS questions new China outbreak figuresBeijing outbreak may have started a month earlier than thoughtWHO eyes 2bn vaccine doses by end of 2021Coronavirus map of the US: latest cases state by stateSee all our coronavirus coverage6.20amBSTPaul Sullivan reports for the Guardian:Related:Life after lockdown on Germany's Baltic coast6.04amBSTHere are the most important recent developments in the global coronavirus pandemic:Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news US news UK news Australia news China Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Global Covid-19 death toll passes 450,000 – as it happened
Johns Hopkins says 450,435 have died; WHO condemns Napoli football fans ’ celebrations as ‘reckless’; Beijing expert says new outbreak under control. This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus blog for live updates12.31amBSTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: US questions Beijing cluster figures as WHO eyes 2bn Covid-19 vaccine doses by end of 202111.54pmBSTDan Tehan, Australia ’s minister for education,has also spoken about the government wanting to shake up the university sector including doubling the ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Marsh, Caroline Davies ,Matthew Weaver (earlier) Nadeem Badshah (now) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Science Infectious diseases UK news US news Australia news Microbiology Medical research Brazil Source Type: news

Iconic Amazon indigenous chief dies of coronavirus
The Brazilian Indigenous Peoples' Association (APIB) called Paiakan a "father, leader and warrior" for indigenous peoples and the environment. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Beijing outbreak under control, says health expert
Germany quarantines 7,000 people in local outbreak; record rise of infections in Indonesia; New Zealand reports anothernew case; Brazil nears 1m infectionsBeijing outbreak may have started a month earlier than thoughtBrazil cases near 1mNew Zealand confirms one new caseUK coronavirus updates - liveSee all our coronavirus coverage3.50pmBSTNew York’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, signed an executive order on Thursday launching the “Open Restaurants” initiative that will allow restaurants, cafes and bars that serve food to apply to utilize certain spaces like sidewalks for outdoor dining.Backyard and patio seating ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Marsh (now) ; Caroline Davies Matthew Weaver and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Science Infectious diseases UK news US news Australia news Microbiology Medical research Brazil Source Type: news

Global report: Beijing Covid-19 cluster may have begun a month earlier – China health official
Chinese capital reports 21 new cases; New Zealand records new infection in returned traveller; India has highest daily jump in infectionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBeijing ’s cluster of new coronavirus cases may have begun a month earlier than first thought, partly due to asymptomatic infections, according to the director of China ’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention.Amid tight restrictions to stop the spread of the capital ’s cluster, which now numbers more than 150 cases, Gao Fu said the outbreak probably did not occur in early June or late May, but probabl...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Davidson and agencies Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China India New Zealand Brazil US news Australia news Argentina France Science World news Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Brazil Covid-19 cases near 1m as WHO hails steroid treatment 'hope'
Deaths worldwide near 500,000; US health expert says country is ‘still in first wave’;Argentinian president enters voluntary isolation amid coronavirus surge. Follow the latest updatesBeijing coronavirus outbreak: city raises emergency level and grounds hundreds of flightsBrazil cases near 1mWHO hails steroid treatment ‘hope’Spanish opera house reopens with concert for plantsSee all our coronavirus coverage1.17amBSTUki Go ñi reports for the Guardian from Buenos Aires:Argentina ’s president Alberto Fernández has gone into voluntary isolation amid growing concerns overa surge of co...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Science Infectious diseases UK news US news Australia news Microbiology Medical research Brazil Source Type: news

Brazil on track to surpass U.S. in coronavirus deaths this summer
As other countries see declines in coronavirus cases, officials say "it's just the beginning" in Brazil. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO halts trial of hydroxychloroquine; Germany bans all major events until October – as it happened
WHO says hydroxychloroquineshowed no benefit; Germanyextends ban on large events for four months; Beijing raises alert level and grounds hundreds of flights. This blog is now closed.Follow the latest global coronavirus live blog here12.17amBSTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: Brazil Covid-19 cases near 1m as WHO hails steroid treatment 'hope'12.01amBSTRadio New Zealand reports that the country ’s GDP fell by 1.6% in the first quarter.It was the first contraction in growth since late 2010 and the biggest single quarterly fall since 1991....
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan (now and earlier); Kevin Rawlinson , Josh Halliday, and Frances Perraudin Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Science Infectious diseases UK news US news Australia news Microbiology Medical research China New Zealand Asia Pacific Source Type: news

Pathways linking childhood physical abuse to alcohol misuse in adolescent boys and girls: a prospective cohort study from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Leite de Moraes C, De Freitas Ferreira M, Reichenheim ME, Gaudard E Silva A, Val éria da Veiga G.
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to identify if childhood physical abuse is a risk factor for adolescent alcohol misuse and the specific pathways linking childhood physical abuse and alcohol misuse in boys and girls. METHOD: The study enrolled ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Aspirin in honey: dubious COVID-19 'cures' spread in Brazil
In Brazil, home to the world's second worst coronavirus outbreak, one thing seems to be spreading faster than the virus: the suspect, and sometimes strange, strategies to treat it. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: New Zealand to trace 320 'close contacts' of virus pair as Beijing raises alert level
Beijing grounds hundreds of flights;Brazil suffers record case increase;six US states see record new cases. Follow the latest updatesNew Zealand traces 320 ‘close contacts’ of two new casesNew Zealand brings in military after Covid-19 quarantine fiascoBeijing raises alert levelCovid-19 outbreaks in New Zealand and China highlight stark choicesSee all our coronavirus coverage10.24amBSTSpain ’s most recent employment indicators anticipate an economic recovery in the second half of the year after the severe impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the country’s economy minister Nadia Calvino has said.&ldquo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Frances Perraudin (now) and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Science Infectious diseases UK news US news Australia news Microbiology Medical research China New Zealand Asia Pacific Source Type: news

Risk factors associated with mortality in young and long-lived older adults in Florian ópolis, SC, Brazil - Confortin SC, Andrade SR, Ono LM, Figueiró TH, d'Orsi E, Barbosa AR.
This article aims to investigate risk factors associated with mortality in young ( (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Multivariate analysis applied in dataset of Poison Control Center of S ão Paulo, Brazil - Eller S, Zucoloto AD, de Oliveira CDR, Hernandez EMM, Fruchtengarten LVG, de Oliveira FNM, de Oliveira TF, Yonamine M.
Multivariate analysis techniques could be used to identify possible intercorrelations in intoxications cases. The statistical analyses used were a multiple logistic regression, multiple correspondence analysis, principal component and hierarchical cluster ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Low back pain prevalence in Brazilian helicopter pilots - da Silva GV.
Studies have suggested a higher prevalence of low back pain in helicopter pilots when compared to the general population. This work aims to study the frequency distribution of recurrent low back pain observed in civilian and military helicopter pilots. To ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Victims of road accidents with serious injuries and dependence on some individual, climatic and infrastructure factors on federal highways in Brazil - de Oliveira RP, Achcar JA.
Road or urban traffic accidents in Brazil have a large presence in external causes of mortality. The main goal of this study is to discover significant factors in the incidence of accidents on Brazilian highways based on a database with information on each... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Brazil sees record daily coronavirus cases; official says outbreak under control
Brazil reported a record 34,918 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, the same day that one of the senior officials leading the country's widely criticized response to the crisis said the outbreak was under control. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Some Amazon villagers eschew drugs for COVID-19, take 'toothache plant' herbal tea
Some villagers in the eastern Amazon are spurning Brazilian government advice to take the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine to keep the novel coronavirus at bay and are drinking tea of jamb ú, also known as the toothache plant. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Beijing says outbreak 'extremely severe'; French police fire teargas at protest – as it happened
China reimposes partial lockdown in capital to tackle new cluster; steroid helps reduce deaths in severely sick patients. This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live updatesBeijing travel restricted to tackle ‘extremely severe’ situationCheap steroid found to help reduce death from Covid-1912.16amBSTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: Brazil adds record 34,918 daily cases as infections surge in six US states12.12amBSTIn the UK, elderly spouses caring for each other and parents caring for disabled children are tw...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan (now); Kevin Rawlinson ,Jessica Murray, Sarah Marsh, Ben Quinn, Alison Rourke and Simon Burnton (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China Trump administration US politics Brazil Science World news India Source Type: news

People with some health conditions have more coronavirus 'doorways'
People who suffer from diabetes, lung disease and high blood pressure have more cellular doorways through which the virus can enter than do healthy people, Brazilian and American scientists found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Beijing says outbreak 'extremely severe'; French police fire tear gas at healthcare protest
China reimposes partial lockdown in capital to tackle new cluster; steroid helps reduce deaths in severely sick patientsBeijing travel restricted to tackle ‘extremely severe’ situationCheap steroid found to help reduce death from Covid-19Britons risk being shut out of Europe over quarantine and R rateFrance cafe society returns to ParisSee all our coronavirus coverage7.24pmBSTThe accounting confusion comes as cases are soaring in the South American nation, averaging more than 5,000 daily. On Tuesday, Chile reported a total of 184,449 infections and 3,383 deaths from the disease.The additional 31,412 cases disco...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Kevin Rawlinson and Jessica Murray (now); Sarah Marsh, Ben Quinn, Alison Rourke and Simon Burnton (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China Trump administration US politics Brazil Science World news India Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: New Zealand records first new cases for weeks as Beijing closes sports halls
China reimposes partial lockdown in capital to tackle new cluster; US authorities revoke emergency use of hydroxychloroquine; two imported cases in NZ. Follow the latest updatesNew Zealand reports two cases in returning travellersBeijing lockdown tightens as new coronavirus outbreak spreadsUS revokes emergency approval of hydroxychloroquine for Covid-19Covid-19 can damage lungs of victims beyond recognition, expert saysSee all our coronavirus coverage4.16amBSTIn a move likely to cause further tension between the US and the World Health Organization, the WHO chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, is scheduled to give a commence...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Alison Rourke Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China Trump administration US politics Brazil Science World news India Source Type: news

Coronavirus deaths near 44,000 in Brazil, No.2 global hotspot
Brazil's death toll from the novel coronavirus pandemic rose to nearly 44,000 on Monday, according to Health Ministry data, as the country continued easing restrictions on circulation despite the world's second-worst outbreak after the United States. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Delaying Death Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic
By Joseph ChamieNEW YORK, Jun 15 2020 (IPS) While the end of life remains the inescapable fate of every man, woman and child, death can be delayed as has been demonstrated repeatedly throughout human history. Amid the current coronavirus pandemic, a paramount objective is delaying death from Covid-19 for many millions of people across the globe. Yet, now approaching 500,000 Covid-19 deaths worldwide and many more expected before a vaccine becomes available, the objective of delaying deaths due to the novel coronavirus is far from being realized. Greater efforts are clearly required to contain the pandemic’s spread an...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joseph Chamie Tags: Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

As Social Distancing Wanes, Cuomo Warns of Another Lockdown
Sports bettors are shifting to stocks. Brazil ’s daily death toll is now the highest globally, and Peru is one of the world’s hot spots. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Brazil registers 867,624 confirmed cases of new coronavirus, 43,332 deaths
Brazil has registered 867,624 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, with 17,110 new cases since yesterday, the Health Ministry said on Sunday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Coronavirus Live News Updates and Analysis
Cases are surging in some U.S. states. Brazil ’s daily death toll is now the highest globally, and Peru is one of the world’s hot spots. For many women, the pandemic has restricted abortion options. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Russia's low virus death toll still raises questions in West
Russia's official death toll of about 6,950 from the coronavirus is far below many other countries, even though its reported 529,000 infections is behind only the United States and Brazil (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

British farmers need all the help science can offer. Time to allow gene editing | Sir David Baulcombe
Plant scientist Sir David Baulcombe argues we must adapt the way we produce food to meet future agricultural challengesThe agriculture bill,now going through parliament, could influence whether we use gene editing on our farms. At present, this country is out of line with the USA, Argentina, Brazil, Australia and Japan in that our regulatory framework prevents gene editing in crops and farm animals. A proposed amendment to the bill will not lead to unregulated use of gene editing but, if passed, it would give the secretary of state at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) the power to consult widel...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sir David Baulcombe Tags: Gene editing Agriculture Farming Environment Science GM Plants Source Type: news

Brazil registers 850,514 confirmed cases and 42,720 deaths of new coronavirus
Brazil has registered 850,514 confirmed cases of new coronavirus and the total death toll reached 42,720, the Ministry of Health said on Saturday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sao Paulo cemeteries to dig up graves for coronavirus space
Brazil’s biggest metropolis has an unorthodox plan to free up space at its graveyards during the coronavirus pandemic: digging up the bones of people buried in the past and storing their bagged remains in large metal containers (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Tens of thousands sign petition to keep Disneyland closed until coronavirus outbreak is under control
The online petition urges Disney executives to keep the Disneyland Resort closed until the COVID-19 pandemic abates. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - June 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ben Brazil Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Fauci warns against Trump rallies; health fears in Australia over BLM protests
Brazil death toll becomes second highest in world; Dr Anthony Fauci says gatherings are a ‘danger’; Australia’s chief medical officers warns against BLM ralliesChief nurse dropped from No 10 briefing ‘for not backing CummingsBrazil overtakes UK with world ’s second-highest Covid-19 death tollIndia ’s agony: ‘I did everything to save my wife and baby’1.21amBSTThe mayor of Mexico City said the Mexican capital will next week lift restrictions on car traffic and public transport, and allow 340,000 factory works to get back to work, even though new cases of coronavirus are still r...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Infectious diseases Science Medical research Source Type: news

Brazil's COVID-19 deaths surge past UK, WHO says hospital system coping
Brazil's COVID-19 death toll overtook Britain's on Friday to become the second highest in the world with 41,828 dead, but the World Health Organization said the nation's health system was standing up to the pressure. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Roche announces 2-year risdiplam data from SUNFISH and new data from JEWELFISH in infants, children and adults with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
Basel, 12 June 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today presented two-year data from Part 1 of its pivotal SUNFISH trial in people aged 2-25 years with Type 2 or 3 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) at the virtual Cure SMA Annual Conference, 8-12 June, 2020. The results of an exploratory efficacy analysis show risdiplam significantly improved motor function after 24 months of treatment compared to natural history data. In addition, preliminary 12 month data from JEWELFISH, a trial in people with all types of SMA aged 6 months to 60 years previously treated with other SMA therapies, showed that treatment with risdiplam le...
Source: Roche Media News - June 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Arizona cases surge to 1,000 new infections daily – as it happened
Brazil reports 30,000 new cases in 24 hours; Sweden says keeping schools open did not lead to outbreaks; shortage of test kits ‘leading to spread in Africa’. This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog here12.30amBSTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below:Related:Coronavirus live news: markets fall over fears of long US recovery as Brazil cases top 800,00012.11amBSTHi,Helen Sullivan joining you now. I ’ll be taking you through the latest news from around the world for the next few hours.Please do get in touch with questions, comments, news and tips on Twitter@helenrsul...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan (now and earlier) Nadeem Badshah , Damien Gayle and Josh Halliday Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases World news Science Microbiology Medical research UK news US news Australia news Source Type: news

Graves dug in Rio beach to protest handling of COVID-19 pandemic
Brazilians critical of their government's ambiguous response to a surging coronavirus pandemic dug 100 graves and stuck black crosses in the sand of Rio's Copacabana beach on Thursday in a tribute to the nearly 40,000 people who have died so far. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Brazil passes 800,000 COVID-19 cases, reports more than 40,000 deaths
Brazil reported a cumulative total of 802,828 confirmed cases of coronavirus on Thursday, with 30,412 new infections in the last 24 hours in the world's second worst outbreak after the United States. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: US cases pass 2 million as Mexico confirms record daily infections
Brazil deaths near 40,000; Pence claims protests have not increased cases; Belgian Prince fined for going to party; Follow the latest updatesUS cases near 2 millionMexico confirms 4,883 coronavirus cases in new one-day recordGlobal report: EU nations continue steady exits from lockdownAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage5.30amBSTThousands of Palestinians stranded around the world by the coronavirus are still seeking a way home, months after countries closed their borders and grounded flights in the face of the pandemic, AFP reports.The Palestinian Authority says 6,000 people want to co...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases World news Science Microbiology Medical research UK news US news Australia news Source Type: news

Slow down: Reduced speed limits save lives in busy cities
(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) Traffic accidents are the leading cause of non-natural deaths worldwide. Lower speed limits may help prevent accidents. But speed-reduction policies can be controversial and effects are not well documented. A new study from University of Illinois shows that speed reductions in S ã o Paulo, Brazil, dramatically reduced fatal accidents and increased travel times only minimally. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Neighborhood environmental factors associated with leisure walking in adolescents - Dias AF, Gaya AR, Santos MP, Brand C, Pizarro AN, Fochesatto CF, Mendes TM, Mota J, Gaya ACA.
OBJECTIVE To verify the associations of leisure walking with perceived and objective measures of neighborhood environmental factors stratified by gender and socioeconomic status (SES) in Brazilian adolescents. METHODS Cross-sectional study with a r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Brazil's biggest cities start reopening as COVID-19 surges
Brazil's most populous state Sao Paulo reported a record number of COVID-19 deaths for the second day running on Wednesday even as its homonymous metropolis allowed shops to resume business and prepared to reopen its malls. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Brazil's COVID-19 death toll nears 40,000
Brazil registered 772,416 confirmed cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, with 32,913 new infections in the last 24 hours, as the world's second worst outbreak after the United States continued to surge. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news