Daily alcohol intake triggers aberrant synaptic pruning leading to synapse loss and anxiety-like behavior
Alcohol abuse adversely affects the lives of millions of people worldwide. Deficits in synaptic transmission and in microglial function are commonly found in human alcohol abusers and in animal models of alcohol intoxication. Here, we found that a protocol simulating chronic binge drinking in male mice resulted in aberrant synaptic pruning and substantial loss of excitatory synapses in the prefrontal cortex, which resulted in increased anxiety-like behavior. Mechanistically, alcohol intake increased the engulfment capacity of microglia in a manner dependent on the kinase Src, the subsequent activation of the transcription ...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - September 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Socodato, R., Henriques, J. F., Portugal, C. C., Almeida, T. O., Tedim-Moreira, J., Alves, R. L., Canedo, T., Silva, C., Magalhaes, A., Summavielle, T., Relvas, J. B. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Portugal's airport plans threaten wetlands
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Source: ScienceNOW - September 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Alves, J. A., Dias, M. P. Tags: letters Source Type: news

COVID-19: guidance on supporting children and young people's mental health and wellbeing, PHE (updated 14th September 2020)
This is advice for parents and carers on looking after the mental health and wellbeing of children or young people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Update in this version (published 14th September) - updated guidance on number of people allowed to meet. Update in version published 4th August - added translated documents in: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese CN, Chinese HK, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19: guidance for the public on mental health and wellbeing , PHE (updated 14th September 2020)
Advice and information on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. 14 September 2020 Updated guidance on number of people allowed to meet. 4 August 2020 Added translated documents in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese CN, Chinese HK, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu. 25 June 2020 Updated guidance to reflect the latest social distancing measures. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19: reducing transmission what you can do to help, PHE (updated 14th September 2020)
Advice on how you can help reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). 14 September 2020 Translated guidance temporarily removed while awaiting revision. 14 September 2020 Updated guidance on number of people allowed to meet. 7 September 2020 A dded translations in: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists baffled by orcas ramming sailing boats near Spain and Portugal
From the Strait of Gibraltar to Galicia, orcas have been harassing yachts, damaging vessels and injuring crewFull story: ‘I’ve never seen or heard of attacks’ – scientists baffled by orcas harassing boatsScientists have been left baffled by incidents oforcas ramming sailing boats along the Spanish and Portuguese coasts.In the last two months, from southern to northern Spain, sailors have sent distress calls after worrying encounters. Two boats lost part of their rudders, at least one crew member suffered bruising from the impact of the ramming, and several boats sustained serious damage.Continue rea...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Susan Smillie Tags: Marine life Sailing Wildlife Spain Science Gibraltar Whales Environment Animal behaviour Portugal Source Type: news

Angola: National Airline Gradually Resumes Flights
[ANGOP] Luanda -- Portugal and Brazil are at the top of the list of countries to which Angolan airline TAAG will gradually resume flights as of 21 September. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Portugal tightens restrictions; Mexico to buy 32m doses of potential Russian vaccine
Portugallimits gatherings to 10 people and imposes drinking curbs; Mexicosigns agreement for Sputnik V vaccine; UK recordsover 2,000 infections for fifth day in a rowCentral Europe faces worse second wave after avoiding worst of firstUK looks to Belgium for Covid inspiration despite infections riseTrump admits playing down virus as total deaths exceed 900,000AstraZeneca chief claims vaccine still possible this year7.22pmBSTTheUnited Nations has called for an immediate “quantum leap” in funding for global programmes developing coronavirus treatments and vaccine candidates.UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres ur...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Clea Skopeliti (now); Damien Gayle, Sarah Marsh, Alexandra Topping and Helen Sullivan(earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news US news UK news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Brexit: EU threatens legal action against UK unless it rewrites internal market bill – as it happened
European commission says passing the bill would constitute ‘extremely serious violation of withdrawal agreement and international law’. This live blog is now closed: for coronavirus updates,please follow the global live blogGovernment legal advisers divided over move to override Brexit dealEU tells UK: drop Brexit plans to break law or face sanctions‘Depressing and frustrating’: European press on UK Brexit move6.15pmBSTThe UK is refusing to include indispensable guarantees of fair competition in our future agreement, while requesting free access to our market. We have taken note of the UK government...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow Tags: Brexit Politics Coronavirus outbreak UK news Boris Johnson Science Scotland Nicola Sturgeon Matt Hancock European Union Foreign policy Northern Ireland Michael Gove Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Trump says he 'perhaps' misled Americans as global deaths pass 900,000
Trump said he ‘played down’ threat because he ‘didn’t want to create panic’;France sees second highest one-day case total; Netherlands and Portugal see highest cases since April. Follow the latest updatesTrump knew Covid was deadly but wanted to ‘play it down’, Woodward book saysGlobal deaths pass 900,000Oxford vaccine trial pause - should we be worried?Oxford Covid-19 vaccine trial participant undeterred by pauseSee all our coronavirus coverage4.45amBSTSheldon Chanel reports from Suva , with the Guardian ’s Pacific Editor,Ben Doherty:The emergence ofantimicrobial resistance ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news US news UK news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Portugal records biggest surge in infections since May – as it happened
Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage12.51amBSTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: Victoria awaits lockdown decision; anti-mask protests held in Europe12.45amBSTIt is almost 30 years since Australia last slid into recession, a now distant time when no one had heard of the internet and the Property Council had just appointed a young researcher called Scott Morrison.Related:'Nobody is safe': why Australia's Covid jobs crisis could last yearsContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan (now), Jedidajah Otte, Sarah Marsh, Nicola Slawson, Elias Visontay and Michael McGowan (earlier) Tags: World news Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Medical research Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Portugal records biggest surge in infections since May
Millions of Iranian pupils return to school; UK fears of Christmas spread from university students; India cases pass 4mCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage11.34pmBSTAs of 6 September, authorities reported 63 new cases and 5 further deaths inAustralia ’s Victoria state over the past 24 hours.“Our thoughts are with the loved ones of all those affected. More information will be available later today,” the Department of Health and Human Services tweeted.11.28pmBSTBrazil recorded 30,168 additional confirmed cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, as well as 682 deaths from the ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jedidajah Otte (now), Sarah Marsh, Nicola Slawson, Elias Visontay and Michael McGowan (earlier) Tags: World news Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Medical research Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Portugal quarantine rules come into force
Those arriving in Scotland from Portugal or French Polynesia from 04:00 on Saturday must self-isolate. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Angola: Covid-19 - Another Angolan Dead in Portugal
[ANGOP] Lisbon -- An Angolan citizen, who was having medical treatment in Portugal, died last Thursday, in a hospital unit in Lisbon, victim of Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Thanks for the COVID Vaccine, but Can You Say That in Estonian? Thanks for the COVID Vaccine, but Can You Say That in Estonian?
It is hard enough developing a vaccine in record time to halt a global pandemic. But what if you need to print the instructions with every dose in Portuguese, Lithuanian and Greek?Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Can't be away from your phone? Study finds link to higher levels of obsession-compulsion
(Ohio State University) Feelings of panic when a person is away from their smartphone could be connected to general feelings of inadequacy and inferiority, a new study of young people in Portugal suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Child sexual abuse myth scale: validity and reliability evidence in the Portuguese context - Chim I, Magalh Ães E, Graça J, Antunes C, Ferreira C.
Child sexual abuse myths legitimize abusive behaviors, involving high levels of victim blame and low levels of offender liability. The present study aims to: (i) adapt a measure of endorsement of child sexual abuse myths to the Portuguese context (i.e., Ch... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

How Science is Revolutionizing the World of Dog Training
I was about a month into raising a new border collie puppy, Alsea, when I came to an embarrassing realization: my dog had yet to meet a Black person. This was worrying for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that it forced me to admit I have next to zero Black friends in Portland, Ore. Also, I’d read several books on raising a dog, and they all agree on at least one thing: proper socialization of a puppy, especially during the critical period from eight to 20 weeks, means introducing her to as many people as I possibly could. Not just people, but diverse people: people with beards and sunglasses; people we...
Source: TIME: Science - August 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Winston Ross Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

WHO Health Alert brings COVID-19 facts to billions via WhatsApp, WHO
WHO has launched a dedicated messaging services in Arabic, English, French, Hindi, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese with partners WhatsApp and Facebook to keep people safe from coronavirus. This easy-to-use messaging service has the potential to reach 2 billion people and enables WHO to get information directly into the hands of the people that need it. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tourism Trauma and COVID-19
By External SourceAug 21 2020 (IPS-Partners) Pandemic-related lockdowns, flight cancellations, and border closures may be putting a crimp on summer vacation plans. However, the precipitous drop in tourism will have an outsized impact on countries that rely on foreign travelers—with potentially large-scale effects on their economies’ national accounts. Costa Rica, Greece, Morocco, Portugal, and Thailand could be among the hardest hit with losses in tourism proceeds exceeding 3 percent of GDP, according to the IMF’s recently released 2020 External Sector Report. The chart calculates direct tourism impacts ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Economy & Trade Health Humanitarian Emergencies Source Type: news

How viral infections associated with cancer become persistent?
(Instituto de Medicina Molecular) A new study led by Pedro Simas, group leader at Instituto de Medicina Molecular (iMM; Portugal) and Kenneth M. Kaye, Professor at Harvard Medical School (HMS; USA), discovered a region of viral protein LANA that is key for viral latency and persistent infection inside human cells. These findings published today in the prestigious journal PNAS, can potentially be used to develop therapy for KSHV tumors since blocking the function of this LANA region is expected to abolish virus persistence, which would eliminate the cancer cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 17, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

‘It’s The Hunger Games for Laboratories.’ Why Some People Are Waiting Weeks for Their COVID-19 Test Results
A graduate student in Florida waited 11 days. Positive. A 14-year-old in California waited 24 days. Negative. A writer in New York has waited for four days—and is still waiting. As the United States struggles to control the COVID-19 pandemic, people across the country are using Twitter to announce the arrival of their virus test results. The point of these tweets is not just to broadcast the result itself, but to point out the absurdity of receiving a result so stale that it’s almost completely useless from a public health standpoint. Social media posts from July and August make clear a frustrating reality: ...
Source: TIME: Health - August 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Barone Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news

COVID-19: guidance for managing a funeral during the coronavirus pandemic, PHE (updated 11th August 2020)
Recent updates: 11th August 2020 - guidance updated in line with the Health Protection Regulations 2020 and The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings in a Relevant Place) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020. 5th August 2020 - added translations in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (CN), Ch inese (HK), French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19: guidance for the public on mental health and wellbeing, PHE (updated 4th August 2020)
Advice and information on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Update in this version (published 4th August 2020) - added translated documents in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese CN, Chinese HK, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19: guidance for managing a funeral during the coronavirus pandemic, PHE (updated 5th August 2020)
Recent updates: 5th August 2020 - added translations in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (CN), Chinese (HK), French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu. 4th August 2020 - updated to reflect the extension of self-isolation from 7 to 10 days. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19: guidance on supporting children and young people's mental health and wellbeing, PHE (updated 4th August 2020)
This is advice for parents and carers on looking after the mental health and wellbeing of children or young people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Update in this version (published 4th August 2020) - added translated documents in: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese CN, Chinese HK, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lifetime victimization: identifying frequency and emotional (dis)adjustment among Portuguese and immigrant women - Gon çalves M, Matos M.
The authors sought to identify the lifetime trajectories of multiple victimized women, the emotional adjustment and resilience. They used a convenience sample of 120 women (35 Portuguese natives and 85 immigrants). The results documented the high frequency... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Trafficking in human beings: knowledge of Portuguese college students - Gon çalves M, Monteiro I, Matos M.
This study sought to examine the knowledge of Portuguese college students regarding trafficking in human beings. The... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Artificial Intelligence to identify individual birds of a same species
(CNRS) Humans have a hard time identifying individual birds just by looking at the patterns on their plumage. An international study involving scientists form the CNRS, Universit é de Montpellier and the University of Porto in Portugal, among others, has shown how computers can learn to differentiate individual birds of a same species. The results are published on 27 July 2020 in Methods in Ecology and Evolution. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 27, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Angola: Covid-19 - Over 200 Angolans Return From Portugal
[ANGOP] Luanda -- At least 260 Angolan citizens arrived on Friday afternoon in Luanda from Lisbon-Portugal, where they were stranded for four months because of the covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Spain Is Facing a Second Wave of Coronavirus Outbreaks. Here ’s What to Know
Authorities in Spain prohibited anyone from entering or leaving the town of Totana in the southeastern part of the country yesterday, after 55 people who went to a local bar tested positive for COVID-19. The town, home to 32,000 people, is one of many in Spain to go back into lockdown, as the country struggles to contact trace and get a handle on new outbreaks popping up across the nation. Spain was home to one of Europe’s worst COVID-19 outbreaks, experiencing 270,166 cases and 28,429 deaths since January. The country also had the world’s highest reported rate of COVID-19 infection for doctors and nurses. But ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mélissa Godin Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Londontime Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Spain says it may be experiencing second wave; Belgium halts lockdown easing
Spanish officials warnnew wave could already be there; Bolsonaro ignoresdistancing despite positive test; Belgianrise in cases largely among young adultsEurope warns of need for vigilance as Covid-19 cases rise sharply‘A wicked enemy’: how Australia’s success story unravelledUS cases pass 4m Covid-19 cases as states dial back reopeningTrump cancels Republican national convention events in FloridaUK coronavirus updates – live2.21pmBSTFifteen lawmakers and 11 members of staff at the Zambian parliament have tested positive for Covid-19, the health minister said on Friday, days after the assembly suspen...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Amy Walker (now); Nazia Parveen and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news US news UK news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Angola: COVID-19 - Three More Angolans Infected in Portugal
[ANGOP] Luanda -- Three more Angolans who are in Portugal under medical assistance tested positive for Covid-19 this Saturday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Portugal heat wave heightens risk of wildfires
Portugal is experiencing a heat wave with temperatures way above average, sweltering nights and a heightened risk of wildfires (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Influenza A(H1N2) variant virus – Brazil
On 22 June 2020, the International Health Regualtions (IHR) Focal Point (FP) of Brazil shared a preliminary report with the Panamerican Health Organization, the WHO Regional Office for the Americas of a human infection withInfluenza A(H1N2) variant virus (A(H1N2)v). According to the report, the patient, a 22-year-old female, with no comorbidities, worked in a swine slaughterhouse in Ibipor ã Municipality, Paraná State, and developed an influenza-like illness on 12 April 2020. The patient initially sought medical care on 14 April and a respiratory specimen was obtained on 16 April as part of routine surveillan...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - July 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Sustainable mobility patterns to university campuses: evaluation and constraints - Ribeiro P, Fonseca F, Meireles T.
University community travel patterns have been thoroughly analysed and evaluated to provide guidelines for policymakers towards a more sustainable mobility. This paper examines the travel patterns of the community of the University of Minho, Portugal, whic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The Latest: Portugal rebukes Britain over virus travel curbs
Portuguese officials have rebuked the British government over its decision to exclude Portugal from a relaxation of travel restrictions (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Angola: National Airline Banned From European Airspace
[ANGOP] Luanda -Angola Airline (TAAG) has been banned from flying to Portugal and the whole European Shengen Space, due to the rising cases of the COVID-19 pandemic hitting the country as of late. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The collaboration between early childhood intervention and child protection systems: the perspectives of professionals - Albuquerque J, Aguiar C, Magalh Ães E.
This qualitative study, conducted in Portugal, aimed to understand professionals' perspectives on the collaborative processes between the Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) and the Child Protection Systems. Participants in this study were 19 professionals ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Spain, Portugal leaders mark border reopening with pomp
The leaders of Spain and Portugal are marking the reopening of their land border, more than three months after shutting it because of the new coronavirus outbreak (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The juvenile victimization questionnaire: psychometric properties and poly-victimization among Portuguese youth - Almeida TC, Ramos C, Brito J, Cardoso J.
Background There is a growing body of literature about poly-victimization among children and adolescents. The Juvenile Victimization Questionnaire (JVQ) is the most used measure to assess poly-victimization; however, it was not validated in Portugal, and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Angola: COVID-19 - Angola Receives Material to Fight Pandemic
[ANGOP] Luanda -A variety of material to fight Covid-19 in Angola was donated this Friday by two philanthropic institutions in Portugal. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Racism, Shitholes and Re-election
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 23 2020 (IPS) Over the course of his presidency, US President Donald Trump’s racism has become more evident with more leaks of his private remarks, which he has been generally quick to deny, qualify and explain away. Despite his thinly disguised contempt for women, ‘non-white’ ethnic minorities, and most foreigners, unsurprisingly, he is respectful of power and privilege, especially when they may help him. Trump’s version of ‘kiss up, kick down’. Anis Chowdhury “Least racist person in the world” Unsurprisi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Africa Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news

Sleep quality and bullying - prevalence in a cohort of Portuguese students - Carvalho F, Vila ça J, Carvalho AL, Pontes T, Carvalho S.
OBJECTIVEs The involvement of adolescents in violent behaviors is becoming an important public health problem that is concerning physicians as it is associated with a decrease in adult life quality. In this context, bullying is a type of aggressive behavio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Young- and late-onset dementia: a comparative study of quality of life, burden, and depressive symptoms in caregivers - Kimura NRS, Sim ões JP, Santos RL, Baptista MAT, Portugal MDG, Johannessen A, Barca ML, Engedal K, Laks J, Rodrigues VM, Dourado MCN.
OBJECTIVE: To compare the quality of life, burden, and depressive symptoms of caregivers of individuals with young-onset dementia (YOD) and late-onset dementia (LOD). METHODS: Using a cross-sectional design, a convenience sample of 110 dyads of ind... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Paralytic shell fish poisoning due to ingestion of contaminated mussels: a 2018 case report in Caparica (Portugal) - Carvalho IL, Pelerito A, Ribeiro I, Cordeiro R, Núncio MS, Vale P.
In Portugal, the potent paralytic shellfish toxins (PSTs) have appeared irregularly since the onset of a national monitoring program for marine biotoxins in 1986. In years where high contamination levels were attained in bivalves, sporadic cases of human p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

A 15-year retrospective epidemiologic study of ocular trauma in the North of Portugal - Marta A, Silva N, Correia N, Pessoa B, Ferreira N, Beir ão M, Meireles A.
PURPOSE: The primary objective of this study was to better understand the epidemiological risk factors associated with severe eye injury of patients and the secondary objective was to evaluate functional outcomes of these severe eye injuries. METHODS: A ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Social inequalities in traditional and emerging screen devices among Portuguese children: a cross-sectional study - Rodrigues D, Gama A, Machado-Rodrigues AM, Nogueira H, Silva MRG, Rosado-Marques V, Padez C.
This study assesses screen time, including traditional and mobile devices, in pre-school and elementary ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Coronavirus: maternity leaflets: looking after yourself and your baby in pregnancy translated versions, NHS England
Available in Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, French, Gujarati, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: From Maternal Health to COVID-19 - How a WhatsApp Service Became Essential for Millions
[allAfrica] Cape Town - Covid-19 Connect, a WhatsApp service that provides users with relevant information to help make informed and effective decisions during the pandemic, was developed by Praekelt.org for South Africa, but the organisation's experience with digital health technology like MomConnect allowed it to gain the attention of the World Health Organisation. The WHO and Praekelt then launched HealthAlert, the dedicated messaging service in Arabic, English, French, Hindi, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese for the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news