Workplace abuse and harassment: the vulnerability of informal and migrant domestic workers in Portugal - Figueiredo MC, Suleman F, Botelho MC.
Policy makers and researchers are alarmed by the pervasive substandard working conditions and mistreatment in domestic work worldwide. Using an original dataset from a sample of domestic workers in Portugal (n = 684), our study explores types of abuse and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Recycling spent coffee grounds: Finding new, environmentally-friendly uses for the production waste from your cup of joe
(Natural News) Coffee is a drink that’s enjoyed around the world; however, it creates a lot of waste, especially with spent coffee grounds that are discarded. These grounds can still come to life and be used again, according to researchers from the Polytechnic Institute of Viseu in Portugal. The study, which was published in the Journal of International... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How cannabis and cannabis-based drugs harm the brain
(Instituto de Medicina Molecular) A new study led by Ana Sebasti ã o, group leader at Instituto de Medicina Molecular Jo ã o Lobo Antunes and Professor of Faculdade de Medicina of Universidade de Lisboa (iMM, FMUL; Portugal) and her team in collaboration with researchers from the University of Lancaster (UK), shows that the long-term use of either cannabis or cannabis-based drugs impairs memory. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Thinking Informs Soft-Material 3D Printing
As 3D printing evolves, researchers have gone beyond mere fabrication processes to developing techniques for optimizing how particular materials can be printed. To that end, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering have developed a new approach to optimizing the 3D printing of soft materials. This approach combines expert judgment with an algorithm designed to search parameter combinations relevant for 3D printing, they said. Images of 3D prints made using a new method developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon. Their approach combines expertise with an algorithm an...
Source: MDDI - August 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Tags: Design News Source Type: news

A new earless pygmy toad discovered on one of Angola's most underexplored mountains
(Pensoft Publishers) Due to many years of conflict, the biodiversity of Angola remains one of the least known in Africa. Recently, scientists from Angola, Portugal, and the United States conducted a series of field expeditions to document this country's amphibian and reptile species. One newly discovered species is a pygmy toad from the isolated Serra da Neve, the second highest peak in Angola. It differs from all close relatives in lacking an external and middle ear. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ultralight accidents in the US, UK, and Portugal - de Voogt A, Chaves F, Harden E, Silvestre M, Gamboa P.
Ultralight accidents are reported to be more severe compared to those in other categories of sports aviation. In the absence of denominator data in the United States (US) but addressing a continuing concern in general aviation safety, this study gives a co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news

The post-dictatorship memory politics in Portugal which erased political violence from the collective memory - da Silva R, Ferreira AS.
Former clandestine militants' voices and stories have been recurrently silenced in the Portuguese "battle over memory", because their activities were linked to events, such as the Revolution of 25 April 1974, which have themselves been politically and soci... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Meet our NHS
Kalliopi Kolagki, front centre, with colleagues at Watford General          © Jess Hurd Kalliopi Kolagki is a nurse in the Accident and Emergency ward of Watford General Hospital. Originally from Greece, she’s been in Watford for 18 months and is one of hundreds of EU workers on the hospital staff. She’s enthusiastic and professional, and speaks of her experience as “very positive”. But she also has a very particular anecdote that speaks volumes about today’s NHS, for good and ill. “On the shop floor – that’s how we talk of A&E – I&rsqu...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 1, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Magazine BREXIT eu migrant NHS recruitment Source Type: news

Amplifon to pay $615m for Spanish hearing aid retailer Gaes
Amplifon said on Tuesday it inked a deal to acquire Spanish hearing aid retailer Gaes in a deal worth $614.9 million (EU €528 million). Gaes, founded in 1949, is currently the leading hearing aid retailer in Spain and employs approximately 1,800 individuals, with 600 sales points globally. Amplifon touted the company as the largest privately-owned hearing care retailer worldwide. “This major acquisition represents a key milestone in the history of our company and perfectly fits Amplifon’s growth strategy, allowing us to consolidate our global leadership and enabling us to become market leader in Spain, as ...
Source: Mass Device - July 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Optical/Ophthalmic Amplifon Source Type: news

IGC scientists discover a tap that controls the flow of pro-inflammatory molecules
(Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia) One of the major therapeutic targets for inflammatory diseases is TNF. However, excess levels of TNF cause side effects and can lead to diseases. In a study published in eLIFE journal, a research team from Gulbenkian Institute of Science (IGC, Portugal) discovered a new protein, called iTAP, that controls the levels of TNF in circulation by regulating its release from immune cells. These findings open avenues for the design of improved therapeutics for inflammatory diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

First-time observation of genetic/physiological damage caused by nanoplastics in mussels
(Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona) Researchers at the UAB, in collaboration with the University of Aveiro, Portugal, were able to confirm for the first time that small concentrations of nanoplastics cause genetic and physiological damage in the Mediterranean mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis. The research was recently published in Science of the Total Environment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 25, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Record of the circumstances of falls in the community: perspective in the Iberian Peninsula - Ara újo MF, Caldevilla NN, Maciel C, Malheiro F, Rodríguez-Borrego MA, López-Soto PJ.
OBJECTIVE: to determine the diagnosis of the situation regarding documentation of falls and risk of falls in people older than 75 years in basic health units in Spain and Portugal. METHOD: mixed exploratory study in two stages: (i) quantitative des... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news

The neo-criminalization of stalking in the Portuguese legal system - Nunes Ferreira David M.
Despite the theme stalking was only being given attention in the final decades of the 20th century, the truth is that this phenomenon has always existed. It consists in a series of persistent harassment behaviour of which one person is the victim of anothe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Trajectories of social and emotional competencies according to cyberbullying roles: a longitudinal multilevel analysis - Coelho VA, Marchante M.
Current cyberbullying literature lacks longitudinal studies clarifying its predictors and consequences. This 1-year longitudinal study investigated how social and emotional competencies develop according to Portuguese middle school students' involvement in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Increasing physical activity in older adults: walking by prescription in primary care - Morais VP, Encantado J, Santos MI, Almeida P, Leal IP, Carvalho C.
AIM: The present study (PTDC/SAU-SAP/110799/2009) funded by the Portuguese Government (Funda ção para a Ciência e Tecnologia - FCT) aimed to test the effectiveness of a behaviour based intervention combined with a cognitive based one, designed to increas... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Researchers Print Microelectrodes on Gummy Candies for New Medical Applications
Though they are best known as a popular candy, gummy bears have found a different use as a transport for microelectrodes with increased biocompatibility, thanks to researchers from the Technical University of Munich. A team there, collaborating with researchers at Germany’s Forschungszentrum Jülich Institute, has successfully used inkjet printing to attach microelectrode arrays to soft substrates including the gummy candies. This approach makes it easier than ever to use this technology in medical or biological applications, researchers said. “Usually, microelectrode arrays are fabricated with optical...
Source: MDDI - July 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Tags: Design News Source Type: news

Prenatal monitoring in South Dakota, inhaler sensors in Portugal, and more digital health deals
• Provider-focused telemedicine vendor SnapMD’s Virtual Care Management system will be used to teach students at the University of San Diego (USD) Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science about telehealth. In a class called “Telehealth and Emerging Technology”, students will learn the ins and outs of virtual visits. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Consumption of licit and illicit substances in Portuguese young people: a population-based cross-sectional study - Silva CF, Rocha P, Santos P.
Background The consumption of addictive substances is common in adolescence and raises concerns about future addiction. We investigated addictive substance consumption among young people to inform the design of drug intervention programmes. METHODS... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Female delinquency in Portugal: what girls have to say about their offending behaviors - Duarte V, Carvalho MJL.
This paper presents a dialogue between two qualitative research Ph.D. projects concerning girls who are involved in delinquent practices in Portugal. Our aim is to extend the debate concerning different dimensions of female delinquency in childhood and you... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Researchers Achieve First 3D Printing of Human Corneas
Researchers in the UK have achieved the first 3D printing of human corneas that can potentially be used in replacement surgeries. In doing so, they have paved the way for an unlimited and easy-to-fabricate supply of new corneas to patients that need them, they said. Key to the achievement by scientists at Newcastle University is a novel bio-ink—a gel comprised of alginate, a polysaccharide derived from seaweed, and collagen, the main structural protein in cornea. The ink met three key criteria necessary for the fabrication of corneas, Che Connon, professor of tissue engineering at the university, told Design News. In...
Source: MDDI - July 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Tags: Design News Source Type: news

International conference brings together world leaders in eye cancer
(Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown) The world's leading ocular oncology scientists and clinicians meet to discuss the latest research and treatment developments in eye cancer. The Ocular Oncogenesis and Oncology Conference (OOO) is held by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARV0) in partnership with the Champalimaud Foundation, July 18-21 at the Champalimaud Centre in Lisbon, Portugal. The conference features international experts from ophthalmic and cancer centers from around the world, including the Americas, Asia and Europe. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Orofacial injuries in children and adolescents (2009-2013): a 5-year study in Porto, Portugal - Vidal HG, Caldas IM, Coelho J únior LGTM, Souza EHA, Carvalho MVD, Soriano EP, Pereira ML, Caldas AF.
The aim of this study was to verify the prevalence of acts of aggression to the head, face and neck towards victims of Physical Violence against Children and Adolescents (PVCA) who were examined at the National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Scie... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Common Heart Drug Recalled In 22 Countries For Possible Cancer Link
(CNN) — A common drug used to control blood pressure and help prevent heart failure is being recalled in 22 countries because it contains a chemical that poses a potential cancer risk. Valsartan is off-patent and is used as a component of other generic medicines. Novartis, the company that originally developed the drug, said Sandoz valsartan and valsartan/HCT film-coated tablets are being recalled since they “do not meet our high quality standards.” Pharmacies in the UK are advised to recall valsartan batches containing medicines made by Dexcel Pharma Ltd and Accord Healthcare. The recall involves about 2...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Valsartan Source Type: news

Clockwork: The Solution that Supports Everyday Life of Shift Workers is Being Tested in Portuguese Hospitals
A pilot study coordinated by researchers from FhP-AICOS (Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS) is encouraging healthcare shift workers to become aware of their physical activity and sleep rhythms, and to reflect about their work and lifestyle, using technology. Clockwork, a tech solution created to achieve this, is already being tested in Portugal at CUF hospitals, and it will get its debut in Hungary soon. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - July 3, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Development Research and Development Source Type: news

Psychedelic ayahuasca works against severe depression
"Leon" is a young Brazilian man who has long struggled with depression. He keeps an anonymous blog, in Portuguese, where he describes the challenge of living with a mental illness that affects some 300 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cheating on cheaters
(Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia) A new study, to be published in Current Biology on June 28, proposes new strategies to induce the collapse of bacterial populations. A research team led by Karina Xavier, from Instituto Gulbenkian de Ci ê ncia (IGC, Portugal), identified novel ways to promote so-called " cheating behavior " in bacterial communities that can lead to the collapse of the bacterial population, simply by manipulating the chemical composition of the environment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 28, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New mechanism involved in memory loss associated with aging discovered
(Instituto de Medicina Molecular) A study led by Lu í sa Lopes, Group Leader at Instituto de Medicina Molecular Jo ã o Lobo Antunes (iMM; Portugal) and published today in the prestigious journal Molecular Psychiatry, describes a new mechanism involved in memory loss associated with aging. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Epidemiology of time-loss injuries in senior and under-18 Portuguese male rugby players - Cruz-Ferreira AM, Cruz-Ferreira EM, Ribeiro PB, Santiago LM, Taborda-Barata L.
Rugby union has one of the highest injury incidence rates in team sports, however, most of the available data focus on the epidemiology of injuries in countries where rugby is popular. We aimed to report the incidence rate and relevant epidemiological aspe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Child protection systems between professional cooperation and trustful relationships: a comparison of professional practical and ethical dilemmas in England/Wales, Germany, Portugal, and Slovenia - Meysen T, Kelly L.
This paper explores practical and ethical dilemmas for professionals when securing the protection of children in the complex non-clinical setting of individual families. It is based on a cross-country study on cultural encounters in interventions against c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Tattoo-Like Sensor Could Provide Continuous Monitoring of Vital Signs
Sometimes a doctor needs to measure his or her patient’s cardiac activity for longer than a brief ECG reading would record. In this instance, a physician might prescribe a Holter monitor to record long-term vital signs during normal physical activity, but these devices can have some drawbacks. They might be bulky to wear and could cause itchiness and skin irritations where they are attached to the body. And they don’t provide information in real time. Umana Medical Technologies has developed products that aim to make wearing a heart monitor more convenient for patients and offer the ability of being able to tra...
Source: MDDI - June 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Rules, skills and autonomy: pathological concepts of youth offending in Portuguese juvenile justice and custody - Zoettl PA.
Based on research in a Youth Detention Centre, this article discusses the concept of autonomy within the treatment model of Portuguese juvenile justice. On the one hand, "dysfunctional" forms of autonomy are held responsible for a youth's offending tendenc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Portugal approves use of marijuana-based medicines
Portugal's parliament has given final legislative approval for the use of marijuana-based medicines, which are already permitted in other European countries (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Portugal's parliament legalizes cannabis-based medicines
LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal's parliament overwhelmingly approved a bill on Friday to legalize marijuana-based medicines, after rejecting earlier proposals to allow patients to grow the drug at home. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Roche announces new OCREVUS (ocrelizumab) data on long-term disability benefits in primary progressive multiple sclerosis and initiation of two global studies in progressive multiple sclerosis
Roche today announced that new OCREVUS (ocrelizumab) data will be presented at the 4th Congress of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) from 16 June to 19 June in Lisbon, Portugal. (Source: Roche Media News)
Source: Roche Media News - June 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche announces new OCREVUS (ocrelizumab) data on long-term disability benefits in primary progressive multiple sclerosis and initiation of two global studies in progressive multiple sclerosis
Roche today announced that new OCREVUS (ocrelizumab) data will be presented at the 4th Congress of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) from 16 June to 19 June in Lisbon, Portugal. (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - June 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A maestro that conducts the invasiveness of glioblastoma tumors
(Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia) Glioblastoma is the most severe form of brain cancer in adults. The aggressiveness of this cancer is largely due to its ability to invade surrounding brain tissue, making the tumor difficult to remove by surgery. Now, a research team led by Diogo Castro, from Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia (IGC, Portugal), discovered a genetic program that controls the invasiveness of this form of cancer. This research, published now in The EMBO Journal, may open avenues for developing new therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Public protest and police violence: moral disengagement and its role in police repression of public demonstrations in Portugal - Soares M, Barbosa M, Matos R, Mendes SM.
In recent years, in Portugal, public demonstrations of movements such as 'Que se Lixe a Troika: Queremos as NossasVidas de Volta' and 'Gera ção à Rasca' have led to police repression highly scrutinized by mass media. However, a specific understanding is ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Class-level risk factors for bullying and victimization in Portuguese middle schools - Coelho VA, Sousa V.
The aim of the present study was to examine whether class-level characteristics, such as class size and gender ratio, could contribute to explaining different levels of bullying, victimization, and perception of defending between classes. Seven-hundred-and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Think global, act local
Boa tarde e muito obrigado! Excellency State Minister, Excellency the President of the Portuguese Football Association, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - June 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], physical activity [subject], exercise, movement, Speech [doctype] Source Type: news

Dental injuries in a sample of Portuguese militaries - a preliminary research - Azevedo L, Martins D, Veiga N, Fine P, Correia A.
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic dental and maxillofacial injuries are very common and appear to affect approximately 20-30% of permanent dentition, with often serious psychological, economic, functional, and esthetic consequences. Militaries are a highest risk gro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Portugal parliament rejects legal euthanasia in divisive vote
LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal's parliament rejected on Tuesday a bill that would have legalized voluntary euthanasia for terminal patients in the Catholic-majority country by a narrow margin, but it secured enough support to ensure continued debate on the issue. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Portugal's parliament rejects bills legalizing euthanasia
Portuguese lawmakers on Tuesday rejected by five votes a proposal to make Portugal one of only a handful of countries in the world allowing euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicide (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Portugal's parliament rejects legal euthanasia
Portuguese lawmakers have rejected proposals to make Portugal one of only a handful of countries in the world allowing euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicide (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Portugal's parliament to vote on bills legalizing euthanasia
Portuguese lawmakers are holding a landmark debate on whether to make Portugal one of only a handful of countries in the world allowing euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicide (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Portugal's parliament debates whether to allow euthanasia
Portuguese lawmakers are preparing for a landmark debate on whether to make Portugal one of only a handful of countries in the world allowing euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicide (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Validation of the Falls Efficacy Scale - International in a sample of Portuguese elderly - Marques-Vieira CMA, Sousa LMM, Sousa LMR, Berenguer SMAC.
OBJECTIVE: to translate and adapt Falls Efficacy Scale - International (FES-I). To analyze the psychometric properties of the FES-I Portugal version. METHOD: psychometric study. Sample consisting of 170 elderly people residing in the Autonomous Reg... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Portugal considers allowing euthanasia, assisted suicide
After legalizing abortion and same-sex marriage in recent times, Portuguese lawmakers will decide Tuesday on another issue that has brought a confrontation between faith and politics in this mostly Catholic country: euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicide (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The truth about obesogens: can dust and chemicals make you fat?
Researchers suspect that taking your shoes off, getting rid of carpets and dusting can prevent chemicals building up that may affect our hormones – and our waistlines. But is it good science?With26% of adults classified as obese in the UK in 2016, the hunt for causes and solutions to expanding waistlines is on. While public health messages have focused largely on the food we eat, some scientists suspect there is another factor at play: substances being dubbed as “obesogens” – found in our packaging, household goods and furnishings that might affect our hormones and the buildup of fat in the body.How...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 22, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Obesity Society Health & wellbeing Life and style Science Source Type: news

Taking your shoes off when you come home could help you slim down
Environmental chemicals carried into the house on your footwear meddle with your hormones and promote the build up of fat, according to a study from the University of Aveiro in Portugal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You ’ve heard of mindfulness, now meet its young cousin sophrology
A modern blend of yoga, Zen Buddhism, hypnosis and psychology, it ’s huge on the continent and it’s on its way hereMindfulness is the tried-and-tested tool of our times for anxiety, depression, chronic pain, addiction and more, but what if it ’s not your thing? For those too twitchy to sit still and focus on breathing, the ubiquitous mindfulness apps, self-help sheets and courses in schools and workplaces are little more than totems of uselessness. But you wouldn’t have this problem if you lived in France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland o r Portugal, because you’d be doing sophrology instead. It&rs...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 20, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Amy Fleming Tags: Life and style Psychology Science Health & wellbeing Source Type: news