Zika virus infects developing brain by first infecting cells meant to defend against it
(University of California - San Diego) Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues in Brazil, report that the Zika virus is transmitted from mother to fetus by infected cells that, ironically, will later develop into the brain's first and primary form of defense against invasive pathogens. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 27, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Combining cassava flour in the bread dough might assure access to food in the future
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) With the perspective of climate change affecting wheat crops on a global scale, scientists from Brazil and Denmark test techniques to develop bread comprised by three-tenths of cassava while preserving its standard features. The purpose of the project is to improve cassava flour baking properties through the use of enzymes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Brazil Ramps Up Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign After Dead Monkey Discovered
Officials confirmed that the monkey had been infected with the virus. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brazil Ramps Up Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign After Dead Monkey Discovered
Officials confirmed that the monkey had been infected with the virus. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Wriggling maggots in a patient's mouth in Brazil
The patient, who is believed to be female because of their long hair, has her bottom lip tugged by  the dentist to reveal the infestation of maggots. The clip is suspected to have been shot in India. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brazil ’s Biolab Pharma selects Ontario for its first international facility
Brazilian pharmaceutical firm Biolab Pharma has collaborated with the Government of Ontario, Canada, to open its first international research development and innovation (RD&I) facility in the province. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - October 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Dead monkey prompts Sao Paulo to step up yellow fever vaccination
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Health authorities launched a yellow fever vaccination campaign on the north side of Brazil's largest city over the weekend after a dead monkey was found infected with the disease, state and city officials said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Nasal gel to restore a man's flagging libido
Researchers in Brazil are testing whether the gel, which contains testosterone, can treat men with a hormone deficiency. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Did you solve it? Are you smarter than a Brazilian 15-year-old?
The answers to today ’s puzzlesOn my puzzle blog earlier today I set this question from Brazil ’s State School Mathematics OlympiadHomero is clutching three identical pieces of string in his fist, as illustrated below left. He asks Sofia to tie two ends of the string, chosen at random, at either side of his fist, as illustrated below centre, so that there is one free end at either side.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 23, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Alex Bellos Tags: Mathematics Science Brazil Education Source Type: news

Reptile road-kills in Southern Brazil: composition, hot moments and hotspots - Gon çalves LO, Alvares DJ, Teixeira FZ, Schuck G, Coelho IP, Esperandio IB, Anza J, Beduschi J, Bastazini VAG, Kindel A.
Understanding road-kill patterns is the first step to assess the potential effects of road mortality on wildlife populations, as well as to define the need for mitigation and support its planning. Reptiles are one of the vertebrate groups most affected by ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Etiology, diagnosis, and demographic analysis of maxillofacial trauma in elderly persons: a 10-year investigation - Possebon APDR, Granke G, Faot F, Pinto LR, Leite FRM, Torriani MA.
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate etiologies and diagnoses of maxillofacial trauma in emergency services in Brazil over a period of 10 years. Additionally, associations among sex, age, accident location, and dependent variables were analyze... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Can you solve it? Are you smarter than a Brazilian 15-year-old?
A question from the tropics about stringGuzzlers, tudo bem?Here ’s a question from Brazil’sState School Maths Olympiad, one of the largest and most remarkable maths competitions in the world.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 23, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Alex Bellos Tags: Mathematics Education Science Source Type: news

B3 vitamin component fights carcinogen action in human cells, says research
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Brazilian scientists investigate tumoral development caused by benzo[a]pyrene, a hydrocarbon present in cigarette smoke, automotive exhaust, burnt wood fumes and barbecued meat. Culture of human lung cells was exposed to the agent for a week; the preventive role of nicotinamide riboside halted the damaging effects derived from alterations in genetic expression and cell metabolism. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 23, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Global Interfaith LGBTIQ Leaders Convene at UN for Expert-level Dialogue
Rev. Patricia Ackerman is an Episcopal Priest in the Diocese of New York, and the New York UN Representative for the International Fellowship of Reconciliation.By Rev. Patricia AckermanNEW YORK, Oct 20 2017 (IPS)On September 29, 2017, Yvette Abrahams, an indigenous religious leader from Cape Town, South Africa who served as the country’s Commissioner For Gender Equality for five years, gasped when she learned that South Africa had just voted in favor of United Nations Human Rights Council resolution condemning the death penalty for those found guilty of committing consensual same-sex sexual acts. She could not believ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Patricia Ackerman Tags: Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse LGBTQ Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Global Campaign to Smoke Out Tobacco Firms from UN Body
A cigarette vendor in Manila sells a pack of 20 sticks for less than a dollar. Credit: Kara Santos/IPSBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Oct 19 2017 (IPS)The world’s tobacco companies – which have been widely ostracized in the UN system – may be ousted from one of their last fortified strongholds in the United Nations: the International Labour Organization (ILO). A letter signed by nearly 200 public health organizations and labour rights groups worldwide is calling on the Governing Body of the Geneva-based UN agency to expel tobacco companies from its subsidiary membership.“Tobacco companies victimize fa...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Prostate problem? Take 2 nuts
By age 60, you have a 50/50 chance of having a clinically enlarged prostate. And it only gets worse every year. When your prostate isn’t functioning properly, it’s hard to enjoy life. Traditional doctors give you two choices. Go under the knife or you take Big Pharma’s drugs. Either way, you have a good chance of ending up with your manhood on the line… If you have surgery, there’s a big risk you’ll be saying goodbye to your sex life for good. The rate of impotence is a shocking 50 to 60% after prostate surgery.1 Big Pharma’s meds to shrink your prostate are no better. These sy...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

World Hepatitis Summit
(World Hepatitis Alliance) This is an invitation to attend the World Hepatitis Summit 2017 which is being held in S ã o Paulo, Brazil from 1 -3 November. The Summit is hosted by the Government of Brazil, who has championed the elimination of hepatitis on the world stage, and is co-organized by the World Health Organization and World Hepatitis Alliance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 19, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

RSNA to publish 3 new online journals
The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) will begin publishing three...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA, RSNA plan joint 3D printing workshop RSNA to host Fast 5 session at annual meeting RSNA foundation to award $4M in grants Former RSNA President Dr. Richard Baron dies RSNA extends partnership in Brazil (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Cocaine use during adolescence is even more harmful than during adulthood
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Brazilian scientists found that addicts who began using cocaine before and after the age of 18 showed differences in sustained attention and working memory, among other brain functions. The research, made under controlled drug abstinence condition, measured cocaine's impact on more than a hundred drug users' cognition, and recommended multidisciplinary treatment for patients with an accentuated cognitive deficit. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Amazon threat? Deforestation from mining
(University of Vermont) Sprawling mining operations in Brazil have caused roughly 10 percent of all Amazon rainforest deforestation between 2005 and 2015 -- much higher than previous estimates -- says the first comprehensive study of mining deforestation in the iconic tropical rainforest. Surprisingly, the majority of mining deforestation (a full 90 percent) occurred outside the mining leases granted by Brazil's government, the new study in Nature Communications finds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Inflamed support cells appear to contribute to some kinds of autism
(University of California - San Diego) Modeling the interplay between neurons and astrocytes derived from children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues in Brazil, say innate inflammation in the latter appears to contribute to neuronal dysfunction in at least some forms of the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

World ’s tallest 12-year-old towers above at 7ft 5ins
Gabriel Gomes, from Brazil, suffers from gigantism, caused by a tumour of the pituitary gland. A documentary called Body Bizarre, airing on Thursday, follows the boy's journey. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ageing Asia: What Does the Future Hold?
Conclusion To effectively meet the meets of the growing elderly population over the next few decades, it is crucial that we understand what socio-economic, cultural and political factors will drive their healthcare decision making, especially where out-of-pocket payment will be required.  Market research, grounded in local knowledge and expertise, is a key means of achieving this understanding. Whether via patients directly (recognizing the technological or capability limitations that may exist in the elderly population), or their caregivers (noting that the family has traditionally played an important role in provid...
Source: EyeForPharma - October 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

Physical frailty and fitness of older driver - Lenardt MH, Cechinel C, Binotto MA, Kolb Carneiro NH, Louren ço TM.
AIM: to analyze the association between physical frailty and the results of fitness capacity exams for driving vehicles among elder Brazilians. METHODS: this is a cross sectional study, performed in traffic medicine clinics of the city of Curitiba ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Human malaria spread from monkeys found in Brazil
Region with high-density forest in Rio de Janeiro is the second part of the world to confirm this type of transmission. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Impact of the new mental health services on rates of suicide and hospitalisations by attempted suicide, psychiatric problems, and alcohol problems in Brazil - Machado DB, Alves FJ, Rasella D, Rodrigues L, Araya R.
A sizeable proportion of all suicides have mental health issues in the background. The association between access to mental health care in the community and decreased suicide rates is inconsistent in the literature. Brazil undertook a major psychiatric ref... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Brazil's President Treated for Small Coronary Blockage Brazil's President Treated for Small Coronary Blockage
Brazilian President Michel Temer is being treated for a slight blockage of a coronary artery, his office said on Wednesday, denying a press report that he would undergo an angiogram procedure later this month.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - October 13, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Increasing Acai Sales Demands Vigilance for Chagas Disease Increasing Acai Sales Demands Vigilance for Chagas Disease
Every year, Brazil registers between 110 and 150 new cases of the disease. Confirmation of oral transmission involves a parasitologic examination and epidemiologic evidence.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Brazil's Deep Cuts To Science Funding Will Lock Country In The Past
Scientists worldwide have watched Brazil's budget cuts in shock. We, too, could see trouble ahead if flat U.S. federal spending without additional corporate funding continues, says Marcelo Gleiser.(Image credit: monsitj/Getty Images/iStockphoto) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marcelo Gleiser Source Type: news

Brazil's development turns river into sea
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - October 12, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Brito, M. F. G., Magalhaes, A. L. B. Tags: letters Source Type: news

Brazil's scientists and churches share goals
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - October 12, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Fadini, R., Fernandes, G. W. Tags: letters Source Type: news

US ’ George Washington University to conduct Zika virus trial in Brazil
The George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) in the US is set to conduct the clinical trial of an investigational vaccine for prevention of the Zika infection in Brazil. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - October 11, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

One year later: Abbey D ’Agostino reflects on her Olympic moment
It’s August during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. Abbey D’Agostino is a runner in the 5,000-meter preliminary heat. She smiles and waves at the camera as it pans in front of the participants at their starting blocks — a positive, self-assured smile that stands out amongst the competitive grimaces around her. In this moment, she is where all track and field athletes aspire to be — at the pinnacle of their sport in an Olympic stadium. From injured to inspired With about a mile to go in the event, Nikki Hamblin of New Zealand is running in front of D’Agostino when she stumbl...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - October 10, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Connor Ertz Tags: Our Patients’ Stories ACL injury ACL injury prevention ACL surgery Dr. Mininder Kocher Sports Medicine Division Source Type: news

After Brazil Olympics, U.S. athletes diagnosed with West Nile, not Zika
The Zika virus largely did not strike Olympic athletes at the 2016 Summer Games in Brazil, but other mosquito-borne infections struck a number of Americans. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers map the illegal use of natural resources in the protected Brazilian Amazon
(PeerJ) New research published in the open access peer-reviewed journal PeerJ uses law enforcement data collected from 2010 to 2015 to understand the geographical distribution of the illegal use of natural resources across the region's protected area network. In the study, a total of 4,243 reports of illegal use of natural resources were evaluated and mapped. These reports generated US $224.6 million in fines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

IIVS and Colgate-Palmolive team up to provide training on non-animal methods in Brazil
(Institute for In Vitro Sciences) IIVS, supported by a grant from Colgate-Palmolive, held a training course this month in Goiania, Brazil focused on two in vitro methods with international regulatory acceptance status. The course, Alternative Methods for Evaluation of Toxicity, was attended by over 30 participants from industry and government who participated in both lectures and hands-on exercises. The training course was organized as a satellite workshop to the Congress of Brazilian Toxicology, CBTox, in Goias, Brazil. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Zika serotypes may emerge, researcher warns
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) The virus is mutating very fast in Brazilian patients. Appearance of new serotypes could hinder development of vaccines and efficacy of diagnostic tests, according to a member of one of the leading group of scientists on Zika-related investigations (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 10, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Some U.S. Olympians Got West Nile in Brazil, But Not Zika
MONDAY, Oct. 9, 2017 -- The Zika virus was less of a threat than feared for Olympic athletes at the 2016 Summer Games in Brazil. But other mosquito-borne infections struck a number of Americans, a new study reveals. Of more than 450 Olympians and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 9, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Human minibrains reveal effects of psychedelic substance
(D'Or Institute for Research and Education) A Brazilian study, published in Scientific Reports on Oct. 9, 2017, has identified changes in signaling pathways associated with neural plasticity, inflammation and neurodegeneration triggered by a compound from the family of dimethyltryptamine known as 5-MeO-DMT. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

GW research team brings Zika virus vaccine clinical trial to Brazil site
(George Washington University) A research team at GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences awarded over $2 million to participate in Zika vaccine trial in Brazil. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 9, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

US Olympians at the 2016 Rio Games were infected with West Nile virus, not Zika
(University of Utah Health) US Olympic and Paralympic athletes and staff who traveled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the 2016 Summer Games did not become infected with Zika virus but did test positive for other tropical, mosquito-borne viral infections, including West Nile Virus, Dengue Fever and Chikungunya. Results from the University of Utah Health-led study will be reported on Oct. 7 at IDWeek, a national infectious disease conference being held in San Diego. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Oct. 6, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Intellijoint’s CE Mark to Patrona Medical and Kopis’ new partnership, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Intellijoint CE Mark for flagship hip navigation Intellijoint surgical announced in an Oct. 4 press release that it has received CE Mark for its Intellijoint HIP System in Europe. The device is a 3D mini-optical navigation system that gives surgeons precise measurement for cup position, leg length and offset of total hip arthroplasty. It doesn’t require any pre-operative or intra-operative imaging and can be used ...
Source: Mass Device - October 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Biotech Blood Management Catheters Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care Optical/Ophthalmic Patient Monitoring Regulatory/Compliance Research & Development Adhezion Biomedical Bio-Tissue Inc. DiscG Source Type: news

Report: U.S. Imported 705 Metric Tons of Raw Asbestos in 2016
New data from the Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission show the amount of raw asbestos imported to the U.S. nearly doubled from 2015 to 2016. The federal organizations estimate 705 metric tons of raw asbestos was imported last year — a significant and alarming increase from the reported 343 metric tons imported in 2015. Asbestos, a known carcinogen, is highly regulated but still used in the U.S., mainly by the chloralkali industry, which uses asbestos diaphragms in its chlorine manufacturing process. It is also found in imported clutches and brake linings, gaskets, cement corrugated sh...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 6, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: American Chemistry Council American Cleaning Institute American Petroleum Institute asbestos ban United States asbestos bans worldwide asbestos brake linings asbestos cement asbestos corrugated sheets asbestos diaphragms Asbestos Disease Source Type: news

Anterior cruciate ligament and meniscal injuries in sports: incidence, time of practice until injury, and limitations caused after trauma - Astur DC, Xerez M, Rozas J, Debieux PV, Franciozi CE, Cohen M.
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the incidence of ACL and meniscal injuries in a population of recreational and elite athletes from Brazil and the relation of these injuries with their sports activities. METHODS: This was a prospective observational study of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

An epidemiological profile of crossfit athletes in Brazil - Sprey JW, Ferreira T, de Lima MV, Duarte A, Jorge PB, Santili C.
BACKGROUND: CrossFit is a conditioning and training program that has been gaining recognition and interest among the physically active population. Approximately 440 certified and registered CrossFit fitness centers and gyms exist in Brazil, with approximat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Expected hazards and hospital beds in host cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil - Miranda ES, Shoaf K, Silva RSD, Freitas CF, Osorio-de-Castro CGS.
We present the expected hazards reported by health administrators of the host cities f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Descriptive study of hospital care on toxicological events in a municipality of S ão Paulo State, Brazil, 2012 - Germano LC, Alonzo HGA.
OBJECTIVE: to describe the epidemiological profile of hospital care on chemical exposure cases and accidents with venomous animals performed in a municipal hospital in S ão Paulo State, Brazil. METHODS: case series descriptive study with data of me... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Characteristics of the National Adolescent School-based Health Survey - PeNSE, Brazil - Oliveira MM, Campos MO, Andreazzi MAR, Malta DC.
The National Adolescent School-based Health Survey (PeNSE) is a survey conducted with students from public and private schools, performed in a partnership between the Ministry of Health and the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics, with support ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Tests with topical treatment strategy for fighting skin cancer yield positive results
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) The methodology developed in Brazil combines low-intensity electric current with a formulation containing nanoencapsulated chemotherapy. According to preliminary results of the study, cancer-induced mice treated with this new approach presented a significantly greater reduction in the size of the tumor than those that received it through injection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 6, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Professor refuses surgery to remove large facial tumour
Luciana Kele Dorini, from Brazil, has  arteriovenous malformation (AVM). Her disfigurement is caused by a tangle of blood vessels father under the skin. There is no permanent fix for the lump. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news