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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Two hundred years of blue

Two Hundred Years of Blue

Cerulean splendor from Goethe, Thoreau, Virginia Woolf, Vladimir Nabokov, Rachel Carson, Toni Morrison, and other literary masters.

With Carl Sagan’s poetic Pale Blue Dot on my mind lately, I have found myself dwelling on the color blue and the way our planet’s elemental hue, the most symphonic of the colors, recurs throughout our literature as something larger than a mere chromatic phenomenon — a symbol, a state of being, a foothold to the most lyrical and transcendent heights of the imagination.
Gathered here is a posy of blue from some of my favorite encounters with this more-than-color in the literature of the past two centuries./.../

World Social Mobility


A new database that covers more than 95% of the global population offers a glimpse into economic mobility around the world

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Medical Technology

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 42 minutos
MIT’s modular plug-and-play blocks allow for building medical diagnostic devices [image: Tiny 1/2-inch low-cost “Ampli blocks” can be assembled to create diagnostic devices. The blocks, which simply consist of a tiny sheet of paper or glass fiber sandwiched between a plastic or metal block and a glass cover, snap together to form a diagnostic procedure. Some of the blocks contain channels for samples to flow straight through, some have turns, and some can receive a sample from a pipette, or mix multiple reagents (chemicals) together. The blocks are color-coded by function, making i... mais »

nove milhões de toneladas de plásticos/ano

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 3 horas
Posted: 18 May 2018 07:51 PM PDT Capa da National Geographic é um grande chacoalhão para o mundo todo O que acontece quando 9 milhões de toneladas de plástico são descartadas todos os anos?

Mass Shootings in America

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 18 horas
5 Things to Know About Mass Shootings in Americaby Neuroscience News A new study looks at misconceptions that occur as a result of mass shootings and aims to debunk some of the common myths. Read more of this post *Neuroscience News* | May 19, 2018 at 12:29 pm | Tags: crimial psychology, criminology, mass shootings | URL: https://wp.me/p4sXNK-cIp Comment See all comments

Tech on Medicine practice

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 22 horas
*Selecionado pela AMICOR Mara Inês Reinert Azambuja* *How Tech can turn Doctors into clerical Workers* By Abraham Verghese Ilustration Erik Carter May 16 NYTimes There are times when the diagnosis announces itself as the patient walks in, because the body is, among other things, a text. I’m thinking of the icy hand, coarse dry skin, hoarse voice, puffy face, sluggish demeanor and hourglass swelling in the neck — signs of a thyroid that’s running out of gas. This afternoon the person before me in my office isn’t a patient but a young physician; still, the clinical gaze doesn’t turn off... mais »

Profissionais saúde Inglaterra de 1815-1858

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há um dia
*Uma trajetória dos profissionais de saúde ingleses, 1815-1858* *A trajectory of British health professionals, 1815-1858* *Paula Yuri Sugishita KanikadanI; Maria Cristina da Costa MarquesII* IColaboradora/Museu de Saúde Pública Emílio Ribas. Rua Tenente Pena, 100. 01127-020 - São Paulo - SP - Brasil. paulak@usp.br IIProfessora do Departamento de Medicinal Social/ Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Santa Casa de São Paulo e diretora do Museu de Saúde Pública Emílio Ribas. Rua Dr. Cesário Mota Júnior, 112. 01221-020 - São Paulo - SP - Brasil. mcmarques@uol.com.br ----------------------... mais »

Gesture language

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há um dia
Essay / Cognition & Intelligence Gesture talks Across vast cultural divides people can understand one another through gesture. Does that make it a universal language? Kensy Cooperrider

Medicine 2018

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há um dia
[image: The Future of Medicine 2018] PUBLIC HEALTH The Future of Medicine 2018Is Malaria's Peculiar Odor Key to Its Conquest? May 14, 2018 — Richard Conniff MEDICINE Experimental Vaccine Will be Used against Ebola Outbreak in the DRC May 14, 2018 — Helen Branswell and STAT PUBLIC HEALTH How Climate Change Is Making It Harder to Predict Outbreaks May 14, 2018 — Lois Parshley MEDICINE A New Push for a Universal Flu Vaccine May 14, 2018 — Dina Fine Maron View All Stories

Essential Dx Tests

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 2 dias
First-ever WHO list of essential diagnostic tests to improve diagnosis and treatment Today, many people are unable to get tested for diseases because they cannot access diagnostic services. Many are incorrectly diagnosed. As a result, they do not receive the treatment they need and, in some cases, may receive the wrong treatment. To address this gap, WHO has published its first Essential Diagnostics List, a catalogue of 113 tests needed to diagnose the most common conditions as well as a number of priority diseases. Read the press release List of essential diagnostics

Dia da Internet

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 2 dias
[image: Image result for dia mundial da internet]

World Hypertension Day

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 3 dias
In support of World Hypertension Day 2018 World Hypertension Day aims to increase awareness of the condition and inform the community on the risks that high blood pressure causes. Hypertension is a major cause of health problems ranging from strokes and heart attacks to kidney disease and even dementia. As many people who suffer from hypertension are not aware they have it; his important event is seeking to educate the public on the importance of ‘knowing your numbers’. In support of this we are providing free access to research studies with a focus on hypertension. This Virtual Iss... mais »

Hawks

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 3 dias
Lifting the economy on hawks' wings Small raptors called American kestrels provide important 'ecosystem services' [image: A male kestrel perched on a human hand.] A male kestrel in a northern Michigan cherry orchard. Males have gray wings; females, rusty wings. - Credit and Larger Version - May 15, 2018 *Find related stories on NSF's Environmental Research and Education (ERE) programs*webpage. America's smallest raptor, the American kestrel, can boost economies in Michigan and other fruit-growing states, new research shows. It's the first study to measure regional job creatio... mais »

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Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 3 dias
AMICOR 21 Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 4 horas Caríssimos AMICOR e visitantes, Obrigado pela Companhia durante 21 anos! Desde 2004 adotamos o formato Blog e temos estatísticas. Então nos últimos 14 anos tivemos 912.268 visitas, o que permite estimar em bem mais de um milhão acrescentando a comunicação dos sete primeiros anos. Além de conterrâneos, como podem ver pelo mapa, temos regularmente Americanos, Europeus, Russos e Chineses. Temos recebido colaboração de vários AMICOR, com mais regularidade da Maria Inês Reinert Azambuja que nos acompanha desde o in... mais » Coração novo há... mais »

Medical Technology

MIT’s modular plug-and-play blocks allow for building medical diagnostic devices

Tiny 1/2-inch low-cost “Ampli blocks” can be assembled to create diagnostic devices. The blocks, which simply consist of a tiny sheet of paper or glass fiber sandwiched between a plastic or metal block and a glass cover, snap together to form a diagnostic procedure. Some of the blocks contain channels for samples to flow straight through, some have turns, and some can receive a sample from a pipette, or mix multiple reagents (chemicals) together. The blocks are color-coded by function, making it easier to assemble pre-designed devices using instructions that the researchers plan to put online. (credit: MIT Little Devices Lab) 
Small labs around the world will be able to cheaply and easily detect diabetes, cancer, and infectious diseases such as Zika virus
Researchers at MIT’s Little Devices Lab have developed a set of modular “plug-and-play” blocks that can be put together in different ways to produce medical diagnostic devices for detecting cancer and infectious diseases such as Zika virus. The “Ampli blocks” require little expertise to assemble, and can test blood glucose levels in diabetic patients or … more…

nove milhões de toneladas de plásticos/ano


Posted: 18 May 2018 07:51 PM PDT

O que acontece quando 9 milhões de toneladas de plástico são descartadas todos os anos?
 

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Mass Shootings in America


5 Things to Know About Mass Shootings in America

by Neuroscience News
A new study looks at misconceptions that occur as a result of mass shootings and aims to debunk some of the common myths.
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Tech on Medicine practice

Selecionado pela AMICOR Mara Inês Reinert Azambuja
By Abraham Verghese Ilustration Erik Carter
May 16 NYTimes
There are times when the diagnosis announces itself as the patient walks in, because the body is, among other things, a text. I’m thinking of the icy hand, coarse dry skin, hoarse voice, puffy face, sluggish demeanor and hourglass swelling in the neck — signs of a thyroid that’s running out of gas. This afternoon the person before me in my office isn’t a patient but a young physician; still, the clinical gaze doesn’t turn off, and I diagnose existential despair.
Let’s not call this intuition — an unfashionable term in our algorithmic world, although there is more to intuition than you think (or less than you think), because it is a subconscious application of a heuristic that can be surprisingly accurate. This physician, whose gender I withhold in the interest of anonymity and because the disease is gender-neutral, is burned out in what should be the honeymoon of a career. Over the years, I have come to recognize discrete passages in a medical life, not unlike in Shakespeare’s “Seven Ages of Man” — we have our med-school equivalent of “the whining schoolboy with his satchel and shining morning face” and the associate professor “jealous in honor, sudden and quick in quarrel.” But what I see in my colleague is disillusionment, and it has come too early, and I am seeing too much of it./.../

Friday, May 18, 2018

Profissionais saúde Inglaterra de 1815-1858

Uma trajetória dos profissionais de saúde ingleses, 1815-1858

A trajectory of British health professionals, 1815-1858


Paula Yuri Sugishita KanikadanI; Maria Cristina da Costa MarquesII
IColaboradora/Museu de Saúde Pública Emílio Ribas. Rua Tenente Pena, 100. 01127-020 - São Paulo - SP - Brasil. paulak@usp.br
IIProfessora do Departamento de Medicinal Social/ Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Santa Casa de São Paulo e diretora do Museu de Saúde Pública Emílio Ribas. Rua Dr. Cesário Mota Júnior, 112. 01221-020 - São Paulo - SP - Brasil. mcmarques@uol.com.br



RESUMO
Relata a regulamentação das profissões de saúde na Inglaterra, de 1815 a 1858, momento em que também acontecia a reforma sanitária, decorrente das epidemias do período, e no qual os profissionais se dedicaram ao auxílio aos doentes. Na falta de clareza sobre as atribuições técnicas de cada profissional, o campo de práticas não regulamentadas ficou condicionado a dois papéis: fornecimento de conselhos médicos e/ou manuseio de fórmulas. Três importantes medidas modificaram o campo das práticas em medicina e em farmácia: o Ato dos Apotecários, de 1815, o Ato Farmacêutico, de 1852, e o Ato Médico, de 1858. Constatou-se a mistura de interesses do Estado, dos profissionais e da sociedade inglesa.
Palavras-chave: profissionais de saúde; reforma médica; reforma sanitária; Inglaterra; século XIX.

Gesture language

Essay / Cognition & Intelligence
Gesture talks
Kensy Cooperrider

Medicine 2018

The Future of Medicine 2018
PUBLIC HEALTH

The Future of Medicine 2018


Essential Dx Tests

First-ever WHO list of essential diagnostic tests to improve diagnosis and treatment

Today, many people are unable to get tested for diseases because they cannot access diagnostic services. Many are incorrectly diagnosed. As a result, they do not receive the treatment they need and, in some cases, may receive the wrong treatment.

To address this gap, WHO has published its first Essential Diagnostics List, a catalogue of 113 tests needed to diagnose the most common conditions as well as a number of priority diseases. 
Read the press release
List of essential diagnostics