Alzheimer’s: exam can help in the diagnosis of the disease – 05/18/2022 – Equilíbrio e Saúde

A new blood test, recently arrived in Brazil, may help in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s. By using a technology that identifies small molecules in blood samples, the procedure makes it possible to observe the presence of an important marker of the disease. Alzheimer’s has symptoms such as memory loss and difficulty doing everyday activities because … Read more

Common Medications May Prolong Back Pain

The very medications often used to relieve pain in the lower back, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says is the most common type of pain, can cause the pain to linger, a new study has found. Persistent use of analgesic steroids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen can actually convert … Read more

Drauzio Varella attacks Bolsonaro and launches biography – 05/17/2022 – Illustrated

There was a time not too long ago when doctors were barely featured in the media. It was frowned upon. But oncologist Drauzio Varella felt compelled to speak on a radio about caring for the AIDS epidemic in Brazil — it was 1983 and, after all, there was no time to lose. Then he was … Read more

New Amazonian fish are already threatened with extinction – 05/16/2022 – Environment

The list of fish species in Brazil has just been updated. An article published this Monday (16) in the specialized scientific journal Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society with the description of two new species of fish from the Brazilian Amazon brings data on the biology, morphology and distribution area of ​​the animals. But, depending … Read more

Dengue soars in the country, and testing reagent runs out – 05/16/2022 – Equilíbrio e Saúde

The number of dengue cases has skyrocketed in Brazil, and the reagent used to carry out the exam that confirms the disease is out of stock in the public and private network. According to the Ministry of Health, the delivery of new molecular kits for the diagnosis of dengue, chikungunya and zika is scheduled for … Read more

200 books to understand Brazil exposes musical apartheid – 05/13/2022 – Gustavo Alonso

20 years ago, “Eu Não Sou Cachorro, Não: Popular Music Tacky and Military Dictatorship” by Paulo Cesar de Araújo was published. Divided into 19 innovative chapters and with a thought-provoking introduction, Araújo’s book is a class on Brazil in the broadest sense of the term. “Eu Não Sou Cachorro, Não” is a book about the … Read more

FDA: US authorizes protective underwear for oral sex – 05/13/2022 – Balance and Health

This is a story about infections, sex and underwear. More specifically, it’s about sexually transmitted infections, oral sex, and ultra-thin, super-elastic, vanilla-flavored panties. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized panties to be considered protection against infections that can be transmitted from the vagina or anus during oral sex. It is the first time … Read more

US infant formula shortage leaves parents desperate – 5/11/2022 – World

Last Tuesday (10), ​Maricella Marquez gave her three-year-old daughter a smaller-than-usual portion of the infant formula the little girl needs to stay healthy — she suffers from a rare allergic esophageal disease. The family lives on the outskirts of San Antonio, in southern Texas, one of the cities hardest hit by the national infant formula … Read more

Tomato is the villain of the dish made and meal tickets last less – 05/10/2022 – Mercado

The price of the dish made has risen 23% in a year and Brazilians, who have seen the food stamps run out before the month, change the menu to save on meals out. Prepared by Ibre-FGV (Brazilian Institute of Economics of Fundação Getulio Vargas), the inflation of the dish made takes into account the variation … Read more

Tomato is the villain of the dish made and meal tickets last less – 05/10/2022 – Mercado

The price of the dish made has risen 23% in a year and Brazilians, who have seen the food stamps run out before the month, change the menu to save on meals out. Prepared by Ibre-FGV (Brazilian Institute of Economics of Fundação Getulio Vargas), the inflation of the dish made takes into account the variation … Read more