French Adventurer Dies Attempting to Row Solo Across the Atlantic
Jean-Jacques Savin, 75, activated distress beacons on Thursday and Friday, his team said. On Saturday, the Portuguese maritime authorities found him dead in his boat near the Azores. #azores #adventurer (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covax, the Developing World ’ s Hope against COVID, Has Made It Only Halfway
Delivery of syringes for the vaccination campaign in El Salvador. Latin American countries have made steady progress in immunizing their populations, partly through direct negotiations between their governments and suppliers and partly through international cooperation. CREDIT: PAHO By Humberto MárquezCARACAS, Jan 20 2022 (IPS) The Covax initiative, the hope of the countries of the developing South to immunize their populations against COVID-19, only met half of its goals in 2021. And as 2022 begins, and the omicron variant of the virus is spreading fast, the scheme still depends on the decisions of pharmaceutical c...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 20, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Humberto Marquez Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations COVAX COVID-19 vaccines Source Type: news

Portugal draws fire with plan for COVID-positive voters
Portugal’s government is under fire over its preparations for people infected with COVID-19 to vote in an upcoming snap election (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Assessing wildfire exposure to communities and protected areas in Portugal - Alcasena F, Ager A, Le Page Y, Bessa P, Loureiro C, Oliveira T.
In this study, we built and calibrated a national-sca... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

"Labor trafficking in Portugal: victims perceptions of formal support, post-victimization and impact" - Fernandes, Gon çalves M, Matos M.
This study aims to understand, through victims' experiences, the impact and subsequent help-seeking and support process. The data was collected in institutional settings, through a semi-structured interview, from nine adult sheltered victims of labor explo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Health and economic burden of the 2017 Portuguese extreme wildland fires on children - Barbosa JV, Nunes RAO, Alvim-Ferraz MCM, Martins FG, Sousa SIV.
Wildland fires release substantial amounts of hazardous contaminants, contributing to a decline in air quality and leading to serious health risks. Thus, this study aimed to understand the contributions of the 2017 extreme wildland fires in Portugal on chi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Community crime prevention in Portugal: an introduction to local safety contracts - Amante A, Saraiva M, Marques TS.
Following the philosophy of other international programs as proximity policing or situational crime prevention, the Local Safety Contracts (CLS) have been an innovative strategy in Portugal, as they allow the sharing of accountabilities between the central... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 10, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Venomous animals in the Portuguese territory: clinical management of bites and stings - Valdoleiros SR, Gon çalves IC, Silva C, Guerra D, Silva LA, Martínez-Freiría F, Rato F, Xará S.
There are many native species of animals with the potential to cause severe disease in Portugal. Of the four clinically relevant snake species, the vipers (Vipera latastei and Vipera seoanei) are the most concerning. They can cause severe disease and requi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Real World Evidence Shows Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Demonstrates Durable Protection Against Breakthrough Infection, Hospitalization, and Intensive Care Unit Admission in the United States
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., January 6, 2022 – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced new results from the largest study to date on the durability of COVID-19 vaccines in the United States (U.S.), showing that a single shot of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine resulted in long-lasting protection for up to six months against COVID-19 breakthrough infections, hospitalizations, and intensive care unit (ICU) admissions. The study was sponsored by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson and conducted in partnership with the Department of Science-Aetion, Inc, and the Division...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 6, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Trends in drowning mortality in Portugal from 1992 to 2019: comparing Global Burden of Disease and national data - Queiroga AC, Seabra R, Franklin RC, Peden AE.
INTRODUCTION: Imprecise data systems hinder understanding of drowning burden, even in high-income countries like Portugal, that have a well-implemented death certificate system. Consequently, national studies on drowning mortality are scarce. We aimed to e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 3, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Why Portugal Is So Compliant With Covid-19 Restrictions
There's a lack of major anti-lockdown protests and a high degree of respect for government-imposed rules. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 3, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Christine Ro, Contributor Tags: Science /science Innovation /innovation Lifestyle /lifestyle Travel /travel Healthcare /healthcare Coronavirus Source Type: news

Covid: Europe sees record virus case rise
Italy, Greece and Portugal all also announced their highest daily case totals on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US, UK, France, Portugal and Greece all break new daily cases records – as it happened
US reports 512,553 cases;UK reports 129,000;France reports 179,807;Portugal 17,172; andGreece 21,657Denmark infection rate at 1,612 cases per 100,000 peopleOmicron ‘not same disease’ as other Covid waves, UK scientist saysWhat to do about the UK ’s unvaccinated? No 10’s Covid dilemmaCovid pills are ‘very promising’ but what are challenges in using them?See all our coronavirus coverageStock markets have continued to gain ground despite the surge of Omicron around the world.Asian markets lifted on Tuesday with the Nikkei in Japan up nearly 1%, Shanghai up 0.2%, Seoul up 0.1% and Sydney &rs...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 29, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Samantha Lock (now); L éonie Chao-Fong, Jedidajah Otte, Jem Bartholomew and Martin Farrer (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science US news Air transport UK news France Source Type: news

Omicron drives record daily COVID cases across Europe: Live
France, UK, Italy, Greece, and Portugal all hit record daily infections, with France reporting almost 180,000 cases. #omicron (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Morocco: Covid-19 - 5,760 Moroccans Stranded Abroad Repatriated From UAE, Portugal and Turkey (Minister)
[MAP] Rabat -- Some 5,760 Moroccans who were stranded abroad following the decision of the Moroccan authorities to suspend on November 29 international flights to the Kingdom, have been repatriated via air bridges from the United Arab Emirates, Portugal and Turkey, said, Monday in Rabat, Minister Delegate in charge of Relations with the Parliament, Government Spokesman Mustapha Baitas. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Translation and validation of the Basic Psychological Need Satisfaction in Active Commuting to and from School (BPNS-ACS) scale in young Portuguese students - Marques A, Santos T, Gouveia R, Demetriou Y, Sch önbach DMI, Ferrari G, Kleszczewska D, Dzielska A, Peralta M.
Active commuting to and from school (ACS) is a strategy to enhance physical activity levels in youths. To promote ACS, it is important to understand the factors that lead to this behaviour. With this in mind, an adaptation of the Basic Psychological Needs ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

The epidemiology of falls in Portugal: an analysis of hospital admission data - Sampaio F, Nogueira P, Ascen ção R, Henriques A, Costa A.
BACKGROUND: Falls are a common cause of injury and pose an increased risk of morbidity, mortality, and lifelong disability. Falls encompass a troublesome definition and can pose challenges in epidemiological studies. Data on fall-related hospital admission... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The latest on the coronavirus pandemic and the Omicron variant: Live updates
The Omicron variant is now the dominant strain in a host of countries including the US, Denmark, Portugal, and the UK. Leaders around the world continue to implement measures to curb cases as the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spain, Portugal face new limits despite vaccine success
 Despite vaccination rates that make other governments envious, Spain and Portugal are facing the hard truth that these winter holidays won’t be a time of unrestrained joy (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Omicron compels Portugal to reimpose COVID-19 restrictions
Portugal is reimposing coronavirus restrictions because of fears over the threat from the omicron variant (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Omicron Set to Be Dominant Variant in Europe By Mid-January
BRUSSELS — Omicron is expected to be the dominant coronavirus variant in the European Union’s 27 nations by mid-January, the bloc’s top official said today amid concerns that a dramatic rise in infections will leave Europe shrouded in gloom during the holiday season. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the EU is well prepared to fight omicron with 66.6% of its population fully vaccinated. She expressed disappointment that the pandemic will again disrupt year-end celebrations but said she was confident the EU has the “strength” and “means” to overcome COVID-19. &...
Source: TIME: Health - December 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SAMUEL PETREQUIN / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Portugal has a high vaccination rate but it isn't taking chances with omicron
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cannabis non-medical use: international policies and outcomes overview. an outline for Portugal - Barata PC, Ferreira F, Oliveira C.
INTRODUCTION: Cannabis is probably the most commonly used illicit drug. It is often regarded as a relatively nonharmful experience, even though evidence points otherwise. Non-medical cannabis legalization, already applied in several countries, is currently... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Analysis of the autopsy, toxicological, and psychiatric reports of Portugal's first major forensic case: part III - Dinis-Oliveira RJ.
This work presents an odd historical record obtained through more than 14  years of research regarding one of the first major European forensic cases. The presumed homicide of Mário Guilherme Augusto de Sampaio in 1890 was allegedly perpetrated by his un... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

CDC: France, Portugal And 5 Other Countries Get ‘Avoid Travel’ Warning Due To Covid-19
Seven more countries just got slapped with a Level 4 travel health notice. The irony is that the United States meets the criteria to be on that list, too. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 7, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Suzanne Rowan Kelleher, Forbes Staff Tags: Travel /travel Lifestyle /lifestyle Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Editors' Pick editors-pick Coronavirus suzannerowankelleherblog Source Type: news

We need to use words that we'd use in Brazil, right? A community-based content validation of a translated femicide risk assessment instrument - Manders OC, Xavier Hall CD, Vertamatti MAF, Evans DP, Campbell JC.
The Danger Assessment (DA) is a widely-used risk assessment instrument designed to help women understand their risk of femicide. Currently, no validated tool exists in Brazilian Portuguese. The purpose of this study was to conduct a cross-cultural adaptati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Assessing prison adjustment among young adult offenders: changes, correlates, and outcomes - Gon çalves LC, Endrass J, Rossegger A, Grace RC, Dirkzwager AJE.
This longitudinal study investigated the self-reported adjustment of 75 young adults (aged 17-22 years) newly admitted to a Portuguese prison, and examines changes, correlates, and outcomes of their prison adjustment. The prisoners were assessed at the fir... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Portuguese startup knok receives €4.4M funding
A novel telemedicine platform receives significant funding, with video appointments and remote data sharing  among its key features. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - December 2, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Vaccine champions Spain, Portugal focus on the reluctant few
Lines have returned for those seeking vaccine shots in Portugal and Spain (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

13 omicron cases in Portuguese soccer team
Portuguese health authorities say they have identified 13 cases of omicron. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Authorities: 13 cases of omicron variant at Portuguese soccer club; only 1 player recently traveled to South Africa
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

13 omicron cases in Portuguese soccer team
TOKYO — As cases of a new coronavirus variant are confirmed around the world, Japan announced Monday that it will suspend entry of all foreign visitors, joining an increasing number of countries... #soccerteam (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BioNTech starts work on Omicron-specific vaccine
Over the weekend, the list of countries that have spotted the new variant in travelers grew. Portugal detected 13 cases linked to the new variant. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - November 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Portugal returns to COVID restrictions despite high jab rate
Portugal is bringing back some tight pandemic restrictions. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Portugal sees jump in COVID-19 cases, eyes restrictions
Portugal is reporting its highest number of new daily COVID-19 infections since July amid a surge in cases across Europe (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The association of social skills and behaviour problems with bullying engagement in Portuguese adolescents: from aggression to victimization behaviors - de Sousa ML, Peixoto MM, Cruz S.
This study examines sex differences regarding social skills, behavior problems and bullying engagement, and the association of social skills and behavior problems with bullying engagement, in adolescents. Participants were 447 Portuguese adolescents (252 g... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Household dysfunction is associated with bullying behavior in 10-year-old children: do socioeconomic circumstances matter? - Fraga S, Soares S, Peres FS, Barros H.
This study measured the prevalence of bullying behavior in 10-year-old children and investigated the effect of the socioeconomic context on the impact of household dysfunction on bullying. We studied 5,338 members of the Portuguese Generation XXI birth coh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Despite high jab rate, Portugal mulls new COVID-19 measures
The prime minister of Portugal has warned that the latest coronavirus surge across Europe compels his government to consider precautionary measures (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

‘Back at the Epicenter of the Pandemic.’ COVID-19 Cases on the Rise in Western Europe
(THE HAGUE, Netherlands) — Santa won’t be getting his traditional welcome in the Dutch city of Utrecht this year. The ceremonial head of Carnival celebrations in Germany’s Cologne had to bow out because he tested positive for COVID-19. And Austria is considering imposing a lockdown on unvaccinated people. Nearly two years into a global health crisis that has killed more than 5 million people, infections are again sweeping across parts of Western Europe, a region with relatively high vaccination rates and good health care systems but where lockdown measures are largely a thing of the past. The World Health...
Source: TIME: Health - November 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MIKE CORDER / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 wire Source Type: news

The trajectory of COVID-19 pandemic and handwashing adherence: findings from 14 countries
Conclusions: To better explain levels of protective behaviors such as handwashing, future research should account for indicators of the trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Portugal's parliament backs revised bill allowing euthanasia
Portugal’s parliament has approved a reworded bill to allow euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill and seriously injured people (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Risk factors associated with the increase of injury severity of powered two wheelers road accidents victims in Portugal - Santos K, Dias JP, Amado C, Sousa J, Francisco P.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the risk factors associated with the increase of the injury severity of powered two wheelers (PTW) riders when involved in a road accident in Portugal. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 37769 PTW... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

New evidence suggests Vikings – and their mice – beat Portugal to the Azores
Evidence from animal remains shows Norse seafarers settled on the islands centuries before Portuguese explorersThey came from the land of the ice and snow and the midnight sun – but still ended up in some balmy destinations. This is the conclusion of researchers who have discovered evidence to support the idea that the Vikings settled on the clement shores of the Azores several hundred years before the Portuguese arrived in 1427.Given thatthe Vikingsare usually associated with the frozen north, the claim is startling. Nevertheless, it is based on solid science, says a group of international researchers who recently a...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 31, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Science and environment editor Tags: Portugal Archaeology Europe Science UK news Azores holidays Culture Source Type: news

Face coverings: when to wear one, exemptions, and how to make one, DHSC and Cabinet Office (updated 28th October 2021)
This page explains when to wear a face covering, exemptions from wearing one, and how to make your own face covering. 28 October 2021Added translation 17 September 2021Updated translations of guidance in Arabic, Bangla (Bengali), Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi (Gurmukhi) and Urdu to reflect changes to the rules that came into effect on 19 July 2021. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

John Kerry Is Bringing America Back Into the Climate Fight
John Kerry can feel the heat. It’s a sunny mid-July day in Naples, Italy, and we’re sitting on the roof of his hotel overlooking the Mediterranean. As tourists on the other side of the patio snap photos of Mount Vesuvius looming in the background, Kerry is warning about the fate of human life on earth. Kerry, 77, has been on the public stage for decades as a Senator, presidential candidate and U.S. Secretary of State and, on paper, his latest role representing the U.S. as President Biden’s climate envoy may look like a demotion. But Kerry rejects any question about why he’s taken this role. The fate...
Source: TIME: Science - October 28, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Justin Worland/Naples. Italy Tags: Uncategorized climate change Climate Is Everything Cover Story feature Magazine Source Type: news

Rethinking trans identities within the medical and psychological community: a path towards the depathologization and self-definition of gender identification in Portugal? - Hil ário AP.
This study intends to shed light on the ways in which medical practices surrounding Gender Dysphoria (GD) might enforce or challenge the pathologization of trans identities. Drawing upon a qualitative research approach, in-depth interviews with 12 practiti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

LGBT discrimination, harassment and violence in Germany, Portugal and the UK: a quantitative comparative approach - Bayrakdar S, King A.
This article examines the incidents of discrimination, harassment and violence experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) individuals in Germany, Portugal and the UK. Using a large cross-national survey and adopting an intra-categorical interse... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

5 tons of cocaine worth $232 million seized by Portuguese authorities
Portuguese authorities seize 5 tons of cocaine worth $232 million Email New York Post October 19, 2021 Recommended Skip recommended... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Portuguese police seize 5 tons of cocaine worth $232 million from a yacht in the Atlantic Ocean
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Source: Reuters: Health - October 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news