Continuity of psychiatric disorders between 6 and 11 years of age in the 2004 Pelotas Birth Cohort - La Maison C, Maruyama JM, Munhoz TN, Santos IS, do Amaral MR, Anselmi L, Barros FC, Pastor-Valero M, Matijasevich A.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the incidence and homotypic and heterotypic continuity of psychiatric disorders between ages 6 and 11. METHODS: In 2004, all live births in the city of Pelotas, Brazil, were recorded (n=4,231). Psychiatric disorders were a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Undeclared civil war? Urban violence in major city in Brazil - Romeo ACDCB, Cardoso PLP, Correia-Jr GB, Joaquim-de-Carvalho MEA, Santos FM, Serafim DF, Dos Reis-Junior GS, Cunha AG.
This study describes violence victims treated at a trauma reference hospital in Salvador, Brazil and analyzes the impac... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Brazil to Exceed 1 Million COVID-19 Cases as Virus Rages Brazil to Exceed 1 Million COVID-19 Cases as Virus Rages
Brazil was on track to surpass 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases on Friday, second only to the United States, with total deaths fast approaching 50,000 as the country struggles with a tense political climate and worsening economic outlook.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

WHO reports biggest one-day rise in coronavirus cases
U.N. health agency says more than 183,000 cases were confirmed in latest 24-hour span. The U.S. and Brazil continue to be hit particularly hard. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brazil and the U.S. Drive New Coronavirus Infections
The W.H.O. reported more than 183,000 new cases, the largest one-day increase so far, as the global tally inched toward nine million. A Trump administration official said the White House was preparing for a potential wave of infections in the fall. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Brazil, United States Fuel Biggest One-Day Jump in Coronavirus Cases Worldwide
MONDAY, June 22, 2020 -- The World Health Organization recorded the largest single-day worldwide increase in coronavirus cases on Sunday, with Brazil and the United States logging the biggest jumps in infections. More than 183,000 new cases were... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 22, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Brazil becomes second country to pass 50,000 deaths
Growing political unrest adds to Brazil's woes, days after confirming over a million Covid-19 cases. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brazil becomes second country to surpass 1 million COVID-19 cases
Brazil is on track to have the most coronavirus-related deaths in the world by the end of the summer, according to one model. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: WHO reports record daily global case increase as known infections pass 8.9m
China halts imports from US food plant where 481 test positive for Covid-19; UK PM to unveil lockdown easing on Tuesday; Brazil deaths pass 50,000. Follow the latest updatesVisitors return to Spain as coronavirus state of emergency endsWHO reports record daily rise in cases worldwideBrazil losing a generation of indigenous leaders to coronavirusSee all our coronavirus coverage5.46amBST5.30amBSTReuters has this report on father ’s day in a time of coronavirus:Dads nursing homes across the US marked Fathers Day at a forced distance from their families Sunday. Some families relied on video calls; others used social medi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Infectious diseases Science Australia news UK news US news China Europe Asia Pacific Microbiology Medical research Source Type: news

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 20, 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 20, 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 19, 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 18, 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 18, 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 17, 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 17, 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 17, 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 16, 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 15, 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 14, 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 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news