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By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Mar 30 2021 (IPS)   I was born in the winter in 1990 in a country not my own i was born with my father’s eyes maybe i stole them he doesn’t look like that anymore i was born in seven countries i was born carved up by borders i was born with a graveyard of languages for teeth i was born to be a darkness in an american boy´s bed … Safia Elhillo Many years ago, when my youngest daughter was still a child, she suddenly became sick with stomach pains, vomiting and high fever. At the hospital a nice nurse, probably to find out if the feverish little girl was cognizan...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Crime & Justice Education Featured Global Globalisation Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Babies prefer baby talk, whether they ’re learning one language or two
This study is one of the first published by theManyBabies Consortium, a multi-lab group of researchers. Byers-Heinlein believes the unusual international, multilingual collaboration creates a model for future studies that include a similar breadth of languages and cultures.“We can really make progress in understanding bilingualism, and especially the variability of bilingualism, thanks to our access to all these different communities,” she said.As the research continues, parents can babble to their babies in one language or two, and rest easy knowing they won ’t cause any confusion. (Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences)
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 23, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The invisible scars of emotional abuse: a common and highly harmful form of childhood maltreatment - Gama CMF, Portugal LCL, Gon çalves RM, de Souza Junior S, Vilete LMP, Mendlowicz MV, Figueira I, Volchan E, David IA, de Oliveira L, Pereira MG.
BACKGROUND: Childhood maltreatment (CM) is unfortunately widespread globally and has been linked with an increased risk of a variety of psychiatric disorders in adults, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). These associations are well established... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

EU IN CRISIS: Deadly rollout of AstraZeneca vaccine destroys EU's reputation, shatters image of unity within bloc
(Natural News) The European Union is facing a crisis due to the continent’s chaotic and deadly rollout of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine. Multiple nations within the EU had suspended their use of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine over reports of dangerous blood clots, including Portugal, Spain, Italy, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Latvia, Germany, France, Estonia and Denmark.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Ethiopia, Somalia Added to U.K's 'Red List', Mauritius Removed
[PR Newswire] London -- Ethiopia, Oman, Somalia and Qatar to be added to England's red list. Portugal (including Madeira and the Azores) and Mauritius to be removed from England's red list. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Top Portugal court nixes euthanasia law, says it's imprecise
Portugal’s Constitutional Court has blocked a law passed by parliament that allows euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill and gravely injured people (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Drug Use is a Health Issue – We Need to Decriminalize
Vulnerable people need support, not stricter lawsBy Simona MarinescuAPIA, Samoa, Feb 25 2021 (IPS) Earlier this month, and in December 2020 the Government of Samoa conducted operations that resulted in the confiscation of a total of 1,400 grams of methamphetamine at the border, smuggled from the US. The law enforcement officials (from the Ministry of Customs and Revenue and the Ministry of Police and Prisons) that intercepted these drugs deserve congratulations for their professionalism and skill. Meth is destructive and harmful – and it is good to see this potential threat removed from the community. Simona Marines...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Simona Marinescu Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Economy & Trade Education Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

COVID-19: guidance for the public on mental health and wellbeing, PHE (updated 22nd February 2021)
This guidance provides advice and information on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.Recent updates: 22th February 2021 - added translations for Arabic, Bengali, Chinese simplified, Chinese traditional, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu. 4th February 2021 - added section on support for students. Restructured and updated other information. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Portugal rolls back virus surge that made it world's worst
Portugal’s official daily number of new COVID-19 cases has dropped below 1,000 for the first time since early October (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Brazil goes back to the streets demanding Bolsonaro ’s removal
Brasilia, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Brazil's Workers Federation (CUT, in Portuguese) and the fronts Brasil Popular and Povo Sem Medo... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Portugal's euthanasia law goes for constitutional review
Portugal’s president is asking the country’s Constitutional Court to evaluate a recent law passed by parliament that allows euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill and gravely injured people (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

From the armed struggle against the dictatorship to the socialist revolution: the narrative restraints to lethal violence among radical left organisations in Portugal - da Silva R, Ferreira AS.
This article presents a historical case study of three armed organisations that operated in Portugal before and after the April Revolution of 1974. This event put an end to Estado Novo's authoritarian regime, starting a period of transition to democracy. T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Active barrier combining fire-resistant fiberglass fabric and water sprinkler system for protection against forest fires - Viegas C, Batista R, Albino A, Coelho M, Andrade J, Alves D, Viegas DX.
In recent years, due to global warming, we have witnessed an increase in the occurrence of extreme forest fire events, with corresponding rise in human fatalities and damage costs. In 2017, in Portugal alone, more than 100 people lost their lives due to fo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

UK Covid: 'we want this lockdown to be the last,' says Boris Johnson, as he calls for 'optimism and patience' – as it happened
Boris Johnson has said he wants ‘irreversible’ lockdown but cannot guarantee this will be the last. This live blog is now closed -for coronavirus updates, please follow the global live blog32 cases of latest Covid variant of concern found in UKFirst travellers arrive at Covid quarantine hotels in EnglandUK reaches milestone of offering first Covid vaccinations to 15m peopleEHRC urged to investigate ‘equality failures’ in Covid responseCoronavirus – latest global updates6.17pmGMTThat ’s all for today. If you would like to continue following the Guardian’s coverage of the coronavirus...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Lucy Campbell and Nicola Slawson Tags: Coronavirus Boris Johnson Politics Infectious diseases UK news Science NHS Source Type: news

Portugal's relief at falling COVID-19 cases tempered by fear
Dr. Nuno Germano had a nagging fear when Portugal’s January surge of COVID-19 cases threatened to overwhelm his intensive care unit at Lisbon’s Curry Cabral Hospital: he was afraid he wouldn't be able to care for his patients (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Portugal extends its virus lockdown as firefighters get jabs
Portugal’s parliament has voted to extend a state of emergency, allowing the government to impose the current national lockdown through March 1 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Angola: Covid-19 - One More Angolan Woman Dies in Portugal
[ANGOP] Luanda -- One more fellow citizen, resident in the Sintra region, outskirts of Lisbon (Portugal), died on Tuesday, victim of Covid-19, bringing to 15 deaths among the Angolan community since the beginning of this pandemic in March 2020 in that European country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Portugal poised to extend lockdown as COVID-19 cases fall
Portugal’s COVID-19 infection rate has dropped sharply after a lockdown aimed at addressing a devastating January pandemic surge (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Hopes rise in Portugal but COVID-19 still slams hospitals
Hopes are rising in Portugal that the worst of a devastating pandemic surge might be over, as the number of COVID-19 deaths reported Monday was the lowest in three weeks (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Validation and screening capacity of the European Portuguese version of the SUNFRAIL Tool for community-dwelling older adults - Cardoso AF, Bobrowicz-Campos E, Teixeira-Santos L, Cardoso D, Couto F, Ap óstolo J.
Early detection of frailty may prevent or delay adverse health outcomes in community-dwelling older adults. In Portugal, there are currently no valid multidimensional frailty screening tools. SUNFRAIL is a user-friendly multidimensional tool for frailty sc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Portugal vaccine rollout gets new chief after unsteady start
The new head of Portugal’s COVID-19 vaccination task force is due to start work Thursday (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Infermedica reduces unnecessary care visits for Portuguese healthcare provider M édis
M édis has implemented 24,000 triage processes with the use of Infermedica’s Call Centre Triage solution in order to streamline patient care. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 3, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Deadliest virus month piles strain on Portugal's government
The pressure appears to be getting to Portugal’s government after almost two weeks at the top of the world rankings of daily new COVID-19 cases and deaths by size of population (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Portugal, Germany Take Steps Towards Legal Euthanasia in Europe Portugal, Germany Take Steps Towards Legal Euthanasia in Europe
Euthanasia took a step towards legality in Europe on Friday, after Portugal's parliament voted to let doctors help terminally ill people end their lives and German lawmakers proposed similar legislation.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Law allowing euthanasia in Portugal moves a step closer
Portugal’s parliament has approved the final wording of legislation allowing euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill people (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection, PHE (updated 28th January 2021)
Latest updates 28th January 2021 Updated to reflect legal duty for public to isolate following a positive LFD test. Added information for staff being tested regularly in care homes, the NHS and schools. 19th January 2021 Added Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu translations. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Portugal scrambles for virus beds; health system threatened
A January pandemic surge has stretched medical services in Portugal to its breaking point (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 variant brings new dimension to Europe's pandemic
In its fight against COVID-19, Portugal lifted restrictions on gatherings and movements for four days over Christmas so that people could spend the festive season with family and friends (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

National policies and municipal practices: a comparative study of Czech and Portuguese urban mobility plans - Kl ímová A, Pinho P.
Previous research on sustainable urban mobility plans (SUMPs) emphasizes the essential role of guidelines published by the European Commission and of national policies in the processes of developing SUMPs. To provide a more in-depth insight into this topic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Center-right incumbent wins Portugal's presidential election
The center-right incumbent candidate has won a resounding victory in Portugal’s presidential election (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Exit poll suggests the center-right incumbent candidate has won Portugal's presidential election
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

COVID-19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable, DHSC/PHE (updated 22nd January 2021)
Information for shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19. 22 January 2021Added Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Nepali, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu translations. 13 January 2021Added British Sign Language and audio versions. 11 January 2021Added large print version. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Portugal sets records in one of world's worst virus surges
Portugal’s new daily COVID-19 cases have jumped to more than 14,600 to set a new national record (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Portugal suffers surging Covid-19 deaths after mastering first wave
Country records highest seven-day average of new infections per inhabitant after Christmas easing (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Portuguese health worker passes away two days after receiving Pfizer coronavirus vaccine
(Natural News) A health worker in Portugal died just two days after she received Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine. Forty-eight-year-old Sonia Acevedo passed away Jan. 1 after being vaccinated for COVID-19 on Dec. 30. The mother of two and health worker at the Portuguese Institute of Oncology (IPO) in the city of Porto did not report any... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Polling booths go to voters in Portugal's pandemic election
Local councils in Portugal are sending out teams to gather votes from people in home quarantine and from residents of elderly care homes ahead of a presidential election being held amid the COVID-19 pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection, PHE (updated 19th January 2021)
Stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. 19 January 2021 Added Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu translations. 18 December 2020 Updated'Guidance for households with grandparents, parents and children living together where someone is at increased risk or has possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection'to reflect change in self-isolation period for contacts from 14 to 10 days. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A prospective, observational study to evaluate adverse drug reactions in patients with COVID-19 treated with remdesivir or hydroxychloroquine: a preliminary report, European Journal of Hospital Pharmacy
Portuguese study reported a greater incidence of adverse drug reactions with hydroxychloroquine vs remdesivir (n=149; total of 102 events; 47.5% vs 12.5%; p (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Angola: Angola Suspends Flights to Three Countries
[ANGOP] Luanda -- Air travel to and from South Africa, Brazil and Portugal, will temporarily remain suspended as of midnight 24th January amid new variants of the Sars-Cov-2 virus, Angolan authorities have announced. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Portugal's health system on brink of collapse as COVID-19 cases surge
Portugal's public health system is on the verge of collapsing as hospitals in the areas worst-affected by a worrying surge in... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK toughens up borders over Brazil virus variant fears
The U.K. is toughening up its entry requirements beyond its surprise decision to ban travel from South America and Portugal (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Covid Brazilian variant sparks South America travel ban
UK-bound arrivals from South America and Portugal will be banned from Friday over concerns about the variant. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK Covid: arrivals from South America and Portugal banned from Friday over Brazilian variant concerns – as it happened
Latest updates:arrivals from Brazil, Argentina and the rest of South America, alongside Portugal, banned from Friday. This live blog is now closed -please follow the global live blog for the latest updatesUK bans travellers from South America and Portugal from FridayEngland ’s schools told not to provide free school meals at half-termCovid vaccines and immunity: does past infection help?Pimlico Plumbers to introduce ‘no jab, no job’ work contracts6.05pmGMTRelated:Coronavirus live news: curfew in Brazil's largest state after surge in fatalities; record deaths in Sweden6.05pmGMTA further 48,682 lab-confirme...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow Tags: Coronavirus Politics UK news Boris Johnson Infectious diseases Science Medical research Patrick Vallance Health NHS Northern Ireland Brexit Fishing industry Wales Welsh politics Keir Starmer Labour Conservatives Scottis Source Type: news

Damien Chaviano develops housing, but he gives back in health care
After working with some of the best-known local developers, Damien Chaviano is now building housing in Newton and working to help children from Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking communities. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 14, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Damien Chaviano develops housing, but he gives back in health care
After working with some of the best-known local developers, Damien Chaviano is now building housing in Newton and working to help children from Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking communities. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Portugal goes into lockdown amid record-breaking virus surge
Portugal’s government has ordered the country into a coronavirus lockdown starting Friday but with exceptions so a presidential election can go ahead on Jan. 24 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Portugal's president awaits virus advice in self-isolation
Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has tested negative for coronavirus in two consecutive tests a day after a single positive result (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Vitamin D supplements: how to take them safely, DHSC (updated 12th January 2021)
Guidance for at-risk groups offered free vitamin D supplements by the government this winter. 12 January 2021 Updated page details. To opt-in you need to register your details on the NHS website by 21 February 2021. 30 December 2020 Added translated versions in Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Tra ditional), French, Gujarati, Hindi, Nepali, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu. 22 December 2020 Added that you should not opt in to receive the vitamin D supplement if you are already taking, or are prescribed, a medication that contains vitam in D by your GP or healthca...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Portuguese nurse dies after receiving coronavirus vaccine
(Natural News) A 41-year-old pediatric nurse from Portugal dropped dead not long after being injected with the first dose of Pfizer’s Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine. Reportedly in “perfect health” prior to getting jabbed, Sonia Azevedo, a mother who worked as a surgical assistant at the Instituto Portugues de Oncologia cancer hospital in Porto, was one... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news