Does ICU flexible family visitation policy reduce delirium among patients?
(JAMA Network) A randomized clinical trial involving patients, family members and clinicians from 36 adult intensive care units in Brazil looked at whether flexible family visitation (up to 12 hours per day) plus family education on ICUs and delirium would reduce the occurrence of delirium compared to standard visitation of up to 4 ½ hours per day. The study included 1,685 patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Early Detection is the Solution for Hansen ’ s Disease
Faustino Pinto, national coordinator of the Movement for the Reintegration of People Affected by Hanseniasis (Morhan)By Mario OsavaBRASILIA, Jul 15 2019 (IPS) On Jun. 27, Faustino Pinto was in Geneva, Switzerland, where he spoke to people at the United Nations about the fight against Hansen’s Disease and the stigma surrounding it, at a meeting during the 41st session of the Human Rights Council. Eleven days later, in Brasilia, he discussed the question with President Jair Bolsonaro, when he took part in a meeting along with Yohei Sasakawa, president of the Nippon Foundation and World Health Organisation goodwill amba...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mario Osava Tags: Civil Society Health Human Rights Latin America & the Caribbean Multimedia Video Hansen's disease leprosy Yohei Sasakawa Source Type: news

Prioritization of OHS key performance indicators that affecting business competitiveness - a demonstration based on MAUT and Neural Networks - Nara EOB, Sordi DC, Schaefer JL, Schreiber JNC, Baierle IC, Sellitto MA, Furtado JC.
This research wanted to provide evidence that health and worker safety affects the competitiveness of companies and to identify the KPIs that influence the competitive results. For this, we choose to study the Brazilian slaughterhouse industry, which is ch... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Ciguatera fish poisoning in Brazilian traveler to Caribbean - Neves CK, Goldani LZ.
We describe a previously healthy 5... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Tiny habitant from Abrolhos bank (Brazil) sheds light on tropical Atlantic biogeography
(Pensoft Publishers) For the first time, the bivalve mollusc Guyanella clenchi has been reported from Abrolhos Bank, Brazil. This small and almost unknown bivalve had previously been reported solely from the Caribbean region. Apart from being the southernmost record for the species, its presence also helps the experts to determine the way the marine fauna from the Caribbean interacts with its South American relatives. The study is published in the open-access journal Check List. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Venezuelan volunteers provide humanitarian relief to migrants, refugees
CUCUTA, Colombia; BOA VISTA, Brazil; ESMERALDAS-SUCUMBIOS, Ecuador; TUMBES, Peru– Economic and political upheaval in Venezuela continue to fuel a mass exodus of migrants and refugees from the country. Some4 million refugees and migrants have poured across the border, according to host governments.  (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - July 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: csantamaria Source Type: news

Femicides in the city of Campinas, S ão Paulo, Brazil - Caicedo-Roa M, Cordeiro RC, Martins ACA, Faria PH.
Femicide is the intentional killing of a woman or girl on account of her gender. The term allows differentiating crimes of gender violence from murders of women in other circumstances. The aim of this study is to characterize femicides, sometimes called fe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Injury rate and pattern among Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioners: a  survey study - Moriarty C, Charnoff J, Felix ER.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the 6-month incidence rate and pattern of Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ)-related injuries and characterize associations between injuries and experience level, demographic factors, and training variables. DESIGN: Descriptive epide... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Prejudice and Discrimination, the Uncured Ills of Leprosy
Nippon Foundation President Yohei Sasakawa and Socorro Gross, Pan American Health Organisation representative in Brazil, hold a press conference in Brasilia at the end of a 10-day visit to this country by the Japanese activist who is also World Health Organisation Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination. Credit: Mario Osava/IPSBy Mario OsavaBRASILIA, Jul 11 2019 (IPS) “The ambulance team refused to take my sick friend to the hospital because he had had Hanseniasis years before,” said Yohei Sasakawa, president of the Nippon Foundation, at one of the meetings held during his Jul. 1-10 visit to Brazil. His fri...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mario Osava Tags: Civil Society Democracy Development & Aid Editors' Choice Headlines Health Human Rights Latin America & the Caribbean Population Regional Categories Brazil Hansen's disease leprosy Nippon Foundation Source Type: news

A Lifelong Battle Against the “ Disease of Silence ”
Yohei Sasakawa, president of the Nippon Foundation, is interviewed by IPS in the Brazilian capital, where he concluded a tour of the country aimed at promoting the elimination of Hansen's Disease, better known as leprosy, and also the stigma that make it the "disease of silence.” Credit: Mario Osava/IPSBy Mario OsavaBRASILIA, Jul 10 2019 (IPS) Yohei Sasakawa has dedicated half of his 80 years of life to combating the “disease of silence” and is still fighting the battle, as president of the Nippon Foundation and World Health Organisation (WHO) goodwill ambassador for elimination of leprosy, formally ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mario Osava Tags: Civil Society Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Latin America & the Caribbean Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories Brazil Hansen's disease leprosy Nippon Foundation Source Type: news

First U.S. Baby Delivered Via Transplanted Womb
The healthy baby girl was delivered by C-section in June. This is only the second time such a delivery has happened worldwide, the first having occurred in Brazil in December. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pensoft welcomes Neotropical Biology & Conservation to its open-access journal portfolio
(Pensoft Publishers) Launched by the Brazilian university Unisinos (Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos) in 2006, the open-access, peer-reviewed Neotropical Biology& Conservation moved to the journal family of scholarly publisher and technology provider Pensoft. Having adopted a number of technologically advanced features, thanks to Pensoft-developed publishing platform ARPHA, the journal's first issue in partnership with the publisher is already available on its new website. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 10, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Man who suffered agonising foot pain discovers it was because a HAIR 'splinter' was in his heel 
The unnamed 35-year-old ended up in so much pain he went to seek medical help. Doctors in Brazil examined his right heel and found a lock of hair had penetrated the surface of his skin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Japan Boosts Complex Fight to Eliminate Leprosy in Brazil
Yohei Sasakawa (C), president of the Nippon Foundation and World Health Organisation Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination, shakes the hand of Sebastião Miranda Filho, the mayor of Marabá in northern Brazil, where the foundation finances a project to distribute food to poor families affected by the disease, to encourage them to complete treatment. Credit: Artur Custodio/IPSBy Mario OsavaBRASILIA, Jul 9 2019 (IPS) When cases of Hansen’s disease, better known as leprosy, increase in Brazil, it is not due to a lack of medical assistance but to the growing efficacy of the health system in detecting in...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mario Osava Tags: Active Citizens Civil Society Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Latin America & the Caribbean Regional Categories Brazil Hansen's disease leprosy Nippon Foundation Yohei Sasakawa Source Type: news

A third of children up to age 3 exposed to Zika in-utero have neurological problems
New UCLA-led research suggests that 32% of children up to the age of 3 years who were exposed to the Zika virus during the mother ’s pregnancy had below-average neurological development.The study also found that fewer than 4% of 216 children evaluated had microcephaly —a smaller-than-normal head that is one of the hallmarks of the mosquito-borne disease. The heads of two of those children grew to normal size over time, the researchers reported.The studywas published in the journal Nature Medicine.The findings, conducted by UCLA researchers with colleagues in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where the disease was first d...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 8, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Emotional, physical and sexual violence against female students undergoing medical, dental and psychology courses in South Brazil - Magrin JV, Franco A, Makeeva I, Paranhos LR, Rigo L.
Violence against women is a hot topic in the spotlight of contemporary science. In the academy, most of the courses are structured in a hierarchical system, in which students - especially female, become potentially vulnerable to emotional, physical and eve... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Human rabies in Brazil: a descriptive study, 2000-2017 - Vargas A, Romano APM, Merch án-Hamann E.
OBJECTIVE: to describe the epidemiological profile of human rabies in Brazil. METHODS: this is a descriptive study of human rabies cases reported in 2000-2017, with an estimate of incidence and spatial distribution. RESULTS: 188 cases were ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Prevalence of practice of bullying reported by Brazilian students: data from the National School Health Survey, 2015 - Silva JLD, Oliveira WA, Mello FCM, Prado RRD, Silva MAI, Malta DC.
OBJECTIVE: to identify the practice of bullying reported by Brazilian students, according to sex, age and geographical location. METHODS: this was a cross-sectional study based on two national samples from the National School Health Survey (PeNSE),... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Planting a Trillion Trees May Be the Best Way to Fight Climate Change, Study Says
(WASHINGTON) — The most effective way to fight global warming is to plant lots of trees, a study says. A trillion of them, maybe more. And there’s enough room, Swiss scientists say. Even with existing cities and farmland, there’s enough space for new trees to cover 3.5 million square miles (9 million square kilometers), they reported in Thursday’s journal Science. That area is roughly the size of the United States. The study calculated that over the decades, those new trees could suck up nearly 830 billion tons (750 billion metric tons) of heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. That&rsquo...
Source: TIME: Science - July 4, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Seth Borenstein / AP Tags: Uncategorized climate change onetime World Source Type: news

Howler monkeys are to blame for Brazil's worst yellow fever outbreak in 40 years
Researchers in São Paolo, the city of 12million people to where the virus has spread, found that thousands of dead howler monkeys had been killed by the virus and it was spreading via mosquitoes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Zika Virus Is Still a Threat. Here ’s What the Experts Know.
The mosquito-transmitted virus, which can cause severe birth defects, faded after 2016, but it ’s still circulating and has now spread to other countries. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - July 3, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Andrew Jacobs Tags: Zika Virus Microcephaly Epidemics Viruses Mosquitoes Medicine and Health Research Centers for Disease Control and Prevention World Health Organization Brazil your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

The Zika Virus Is Still a Threat. Here ’s What Experts Know.
The mosquito-transmitted virus, which can cause severe birth defects, faded after 2016, but it ’s still circulating and has now spread to other countries. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrew Jacobs Tags: Zika Virus Microcephaly Epidemics Viruses Mosquitoes Medicine and Health Research Centers for Disease Control and Prevention World Health Organization Brazil your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Brazil reports burst of dengue fever cases
Extreme weather patterns fuel 600% jump in instances of potentially deadly disease (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 2, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The association between disrespect and abuse of women during childbirth and postpartum depression: findings from the 2015 Pelotas birth cohort study - Silveira MF, Mesenburg MA, Bertoldi AD, De Mola CL, Bassani DG, Domingues MR, Stein A, Coll CVN.
This study examined the association between disrespect and abuse of women during facility-based childbirth and postpartum depression (PD) occurrence. METHODS: We used data from the 2015 Pelotas (Brazil) Birth Cohort, a population-based ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

'Gentle recovery' of Brazil's leatherback turtles
(University of Exeter) Brazil's leatherback turtles are making a 'gentle recovery' after 30 years of conservation efforts, new research shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Yellow fever virus responsible for current epidemic in Brazil originated in Amazon in 1980
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Researchers have retraced the pathogen's route as it spread from the state of Par á by analyzing tissue samples from dead monkeys. Their findings are published in Scientific Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 1, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Occupational exposure to agrochemicals, risks and safety practices in family agriculture in a municipality of the state of Esp írito Santo, Brazil - Salaroli L, Petarli G, Cattafesta M, Luz TCD, Bezerra OMPA, Zandonade E.
OBJECTIVES: To characterize the occupational exposure to pesticides, risk perception, safety practices and factors associated with the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during the handling of pesticides in a municipality in southeastern Brazil. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Amphibians infected by ranavirus found in Atlantic rain forest
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Ranavirus is linked to amphibian decline or extinction in other parts of the world, but in Brazil, it has been reported only in captive animals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Genetically modified virus combats prostate cancer
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) In a study with mice, a gene therapy developed in Brazil kills cancer cells and avoids adverse side effects when combined with chemotherapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Chlor-Alkali Industry Wants Exception to Proposed US Asbestos Ban
The influential American Chemistry Council in Washington, D.C., would likely drop its opposition to an across-the-board ban on asbestos provided an exemption remains for the chlor-alkali industry. Mike Walls, ACC vice president for regulatory affairs, clarified his position last month during a congressional Environment and Climate Change subcommittee hearing to discuss the latest legislative effort to ban all asbestos. “We certainly are not opposing a ban for all other uses of asbestos. I just want to make that clear,” Walls said. “The ACC’s opposition [on legislation] is focused on the impact on t...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - June 25, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Conservation efforts for giant South American river turtles have protected 147,000 females
(Wildlife Conservation Society) By analyzing records in countries of the Amazon and Orinoco basins--which include Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador -- a paper published today in Oryx -- The International Journal of Conservation, categorized 85 past and present initiatives or projects that work to preserve the South American River Turtle, or charapa (Podocnemis expansa), a critically endangered species. These projects are protecting more than 147,000 female turtles across the basin, an unprecedented figure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 25, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Med Students' Smartphones Loaded With Staph, Other Germs
MONDAY, June 24, 2019 -- Smartphones have become an essential part of modern medicine, but they might be exposing patients to potentially deadly staph infections, a new study suggests. Tests of cellphones at a Brazilian medical school revealed that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 24, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Researchers identify genes linked to sex differentiation in giant Amazon fish
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Discoveries by Brazilian and German researchers may facilitate early sexing of pirarucu (arapaima) and its reproduction in captivity while also paving the way for genetic improvement. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Women Have More Sleep Problems, Brazilian Researchers Find Women Have More Sleep Problems, Brazilian Researchers Find
More women than men have trouble sleeping, and people of both sexes with insomnia have a lower perception of quality of life, according to a study done in Sao Paulo, Brazil.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence identifies 'kissing bugs' that spread Chagas disease
(University of Kansas) A University of Kansas researcher publishes proof-of-concept research showing artificial intelligence can recognize 12 Mexican and 39 Brazilian species of kissing bugs with high accuracy by analyzing ordinary photos -- an advantage for officials looking to cut the spread of Chagas disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 20, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Brazil's biodiversity researchers need help
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - June 20, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Thome, M. T. C., Haddad, C. F. B. Tags: letters Source Type: news

Academies Call for Global Action to Reduce Air Pollution
The U.S. National Academy of Sciences and U.S. National Academy of Medicine joined the science academies of South Africa, Brazil, and Germany today in issuing a statement calling for urgent worldwide action to reduce air pollution. The statement was handed over to senior United Nations representatives and diplomats from the four nations at a ceremony today in New York. Air pollution is a cross-cutting aspect of many UN Sustainable Development Goals. Air pollution is estimated to contribute to the premature deaths of at least 5 million people worldwide per year, as well as to chronic health conditions such as heart disease,...
Source: News from the National Academies - June 19, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Effectiveness evaluation of the school-based drug prevention program #Tamojunto2.0: protocol of a cluster randomized controlled trial - Sanchez ZM, Valente JY, Pereira APD, Cogo-Moreira H, Melo MHS, Caetano SC, Mari JJ.
BACKGROUND: The European school-based drug addiction prevention program Unplugged was adapted to the Brazilian context by the Ministry of Health and renamed #Tamojunto. Its first implementations, in the form of a public policy in Brazil, showed contradicto... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Impact of oral health and body image in school bullying - Veiga da Silva Siqueira D, Dos Santos IM, Pereira LL, Leal Tosta Dos Santos SC, Cristino PS, Pena Messias de Figueiredo Filho CE, Figueiredo AL.
OBJECTIVE: To identify the association between perception of body image and oral health in school bullying among adolescents of an urban locality in Brazil. METHODS: A self-questionnaire was applied on 381 students from public school between 12 and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Jurubeba, a nightshade common in Brazil, found to have liver protective, analgesic and antioxidant properties
(Natural News) Recent studies indicate a renewed interest in herbal medicine. Researchers at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and Oswaldo Cruz Foundation in Brazil looked at the potential health benefits of the traditional medicinal plant called jurubeba (Solanum paniculatum) and found that its leaves exhibit potent analgesic and liver-protective effects. Jurubeba is a small tree... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colombia Ban of Asbestos Sets Example for US to Follow
Linda Reinstein was not surprised by the news last week that Colombia had joined the growing list of more than 60 countries to legislate a ban of asbestos. She saw it coming when she spoke on the topic at the University of Rosario in Bogota, Colombia, almost a year ago. She felt the intense passion there to prevent more innocent lives being lost to asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma. “It was another experience where the heartache, grief and anger of asbestos victims all came together and turned into action to facilitate change,” Reinstein, president and CEO of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organiza...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - June 19, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

South Africa: Lessons From Brazil About How to Tackle 'Hidden Hunger'
[The Conversation Africa] South Africa faces a double burden of hunger and malnutrition, on the one hand, and obesity with associated non-communicable diseases (NCDs), on the other. In many countries, in both the global North and South, malnutrition and obesity frequently co-exist in the same people. This is a condition known as "hidden hunger". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Academies Call for Global Action to Reduce Air Pollution
The U.S. National Academy of Sciences and U.S. National Academy of Medicine joined the science academies of South Africa, Brazil, and Germany today in issuing a statement calling for urgent worldwide action to reduce air pollution. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - June 19, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

New international initiative stresses need for global action on air pollution
(Leopoldina) The National Academies of Sciences and Medicine from South Africa, Brazil, Germany, and the United States of America have joined forces to issue an urgent call to action on harmful air pollution. They are calling for a new global compact to improve collaboration on the growing problem, and for governments, businesses and citizens to reduce air pollution in all countries. The academies launched their call with the publication of a science-policy statement, which was handed over today at the UN headquarters. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 19, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Survivors of breast cancer face increased risk of heart disease
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) Thanks to advanced medical treatments, women diagnosed with breast cancer today will likely survive the disease. However, some treatment options put these women at greater risk for a number of other health problems. A new study out of Brazil shows that postmenopausal women with breast cancer are at greater risk for developing heart disease. Results are published online in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 18, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Scientists identify plant that flowers in Brazilian savanna one day after fire
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Rapid resprouting and flowering of Bulbostylis paradoxa is proof of the Cerrado biome's superb resilience and its capacity to evolve through fire. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 18, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Brazil nuts are RADIOACTIVE: How dangerous is the radiation in Brazil nuts?
BRAZIL nuts are a common feature of many recipes in the UK and other countries, with many people happily chewing on the sweet treat every day. However, many people are unaware the nuts are radioactive. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brazilian union leader inspires conference
UNISON’s local government conference rose to its feet as one this afternoon, inspired by Jucelia Vargas Vierira de Jesus, as she told them of the fight back against the far-right government in Brazil. The president of SISERP, the local government workers’ union in Santa Catarina state, Brazil, she thanked UNISON for its help in helping her union prepare for a privatisation onslaught, and also for “the opportunity to be here as a woman, a Black woman, bringing with me the Brazilian trademark – to fight, resist and never give up.” Ms Vierira de Jesus went on to say that to understand what’...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article 2019 Local Government Conference fascism international Source Type: news

Brazil asks for WTO investigation of Indonesia on poultry trade
The Brazilian government has formally asked the World Trade Organization (WTO) to open a panel to investigate Indonesian policies on Brazil's poultry exports, the Agriculture Ministry said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Maternal smoking during pregnancy and offspring body composition in adulthood: Results from two birth cohort studies
Brazilian study (n=7222) found prevalence of maternal smoking during pregnancy was 35.1% and 32.6%, in 1982 and 1993 cohorts, respectively. Offspring showed higher mean BMI, fat mass index, waist circumference, waist to weight ratio, and lean mass index, whereas height was lower. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news