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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Indústria da morte...

Encaminhado pela AMICOR Dra. Mariana Lopurenço de Lima
 foi notícia destaque hoje no site do TRT da 4a Região
As perguntas são boas, mas as respostas induzem ao erro. Interessante para conhecer os argumentos falaciosos da indústria do tabaco. E as estratégias de marketing (instituto para jovens etc).

ABRIL VERDE: “O que realmente faz diferença para o produtor é a conscientização de que ele precisa se proteger”, diz presidente do SindiTabaco

 Iro Schünke, presidente do SindiTabaco
No último dia 6 de abril, o Tribunal Regional do Trabalho da 4ª Região (RS) publicou em seu site uma entrevista com a procuradora Margaret Matos de Carvalho, do Ministério Público do Trabalho do Paraná.  A procuradora abordou os problemas de saúde causados aos trabalhadores rurais pelo uso de agrotóxicos, especialmente na fumicultura, área que ela acompanha mais de perto em suas investigações pelo MPT.
Hoje, o TRT-RS entrevista o presidente do Sindicato Interestadual da Indústria do Tabaco (SindiTabaco), Iro Schünke. Ele explica que o tabaco brasileiro é o produto comercial agrícola que menos utiliza agrotóxico. Informa que a fumicultura é a única cadeia produtiva organizada que possui assistência técnica gratuita e um trabalho de orientação e conscientização dos produtores sobre o uso de equipamentos de proteção e da vestimenta de colheita. Também acrescenta que as empresas promovem ações de combate ao trabalho infantil nas lavouras de tabaco, embora a escassez de escolas rurais e a questão cultural ainda sejam empecilhos para superar o problema.  Confira: /.../

Malaria

How to Wipe Out Malaria for Good

Será esse o caminho, antes de erradicar a miséria e seu cortejo de insalubridades?....

Municipal workers spray chemicals in canal and other worker fumigate slum area to kill mosquito in Kolkata. and malaria on August 9, 2017 in Kolkata.
Municipal workers spray chemicals in canal and other worker fumigate slum area to kill mosquito in Kolkata. and malaria on August 9, 2017 in Kolkata.
 
Saikat Paul—Pacific Press/LightRocket/Getty Images
By ERIN M. STUCKEY 
5:07 AM EDT
IDEAS
Stuckey is an epidemiologist and a program officer with the malaria team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation supporting efforts to eradicate malaria. She has over a decade of experience in the global health field and is a Foreign Policy Interrupted Fellow.
Malaria has plagued humanity for thousands of years. Caused by a tiny parasite transported from person to person by a certain kind of mosquito, the disease poses a risk to nearly half the world’s population./.../

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Milky Way


Stellar Effort: Chart of the Milky Way Includes More Than 1 Billion StarsThe second data set release from Europe’s Gaia mission could provide clues to the galaxy’s past and future

By  on Stellar Effort: Chart of the Milky Way Includes More Than 1 Billion Stars
In an eagerly anticipated development, astronomers have created the largest and most precise 3-D map of the Milky Way galaxy. The European Space Agency’s $1-billion Gaia mission released its newest data set in April, detailing the positions and motions of more than a billion stars.The Gaia spacecraft, launched in 2013, scans the entire sky from its orbital parking spot above the side of Earth opposite the sun. Its unprecedented map is based on 25 separate observations of individual stars and their movements over about two years and contains a representative sample of 1 percent of the Milky Way’s orbs. The data, described in a series of papers to be published online Wednesday in Astronomy & Astrophysics, can be extrapolated to simulate the galaxy’s past and future.

Life view of cells moving

Incrível vídeo: células se movendo 

Por , em 23.04.2018


Já sabemos há décadas como as células se movem pelos organismos, mas agora temos o primeiro vídeo tridimensional em alta resolução desse processo – e é incrível.
A filmagem abaixo mostra uma célula imune se movendo através do ouvido interno de um pequeno peixe-zebra, em tempo real.
Os pontos azuis que a célula está engolindo são partículas de dextrano, um polissacarídeo açucarado encontrado em muitas substâncias, de remédios a vinhos a placas dentais.

DNA

Nova estrutura é identificada em DNA de células vivas

Por , em 23.04.2018

Pela primeira vez, cientistas identificaram a existência de uma nova estrutura de DNA nunca antes vista em células vivas.
A descoberta foi chamado de “nó torcido” no DNA confirma que nossos complexo código genético é dotado de uma simetria muito mais complexa do que apenas uma estrutura de hélice dupla que todo mundo associa com o DNA. Esta variante molecular afeta como nossa biologia funciona.

“Quando a maioria de nós pensa em DNA, pensamos na hélice dupla. Essa pesquisa nos lembra que estruturas de DNA completamente diferentes existem, e poderiam ser importantes para as nossas células”, diz o pesquisador Daniel Christ, do Instituto de Pesquisa Médica Garvan, da Austrália./.../

Cncer Report

New report on cancer risk, prevention and survival

Launch date announced

On 24 May 2018, we will be launching Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer: a Global Perspective, our Third Expert Report. This will build on our landmark Second Expert Report from 2007, once again providing a rigorous, systematic, global analysis of the scientific research currently available. We will be launching the new report at a number of conferences including the European Congress on Obesity in Vienna and the the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity meeting in Hong Kong.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Scale: Geoffrey West




The Key to Everything

Johnny Miller/Unequal Scenes/Thomson Reuters Foundation
Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, part of greater Mexico City, 2016
Geoffrey West spent most of his life as a research scientist and administrator at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, running programs concerned not with nuclear weapons but with peaceful physics. After retiring from Los Alamos, he became director of the nearby Santa Fe Institute, where he switched from physics to a broader interdisciplinary program known as complexity science. The Santa Fe Institute is leading the world in complexity science, with a mixed group of physicists, biologists, economists, political scientists, computer experts, and mathematicians working together. Their aim is to reach a deep understanding of the complexities of the natural environment and of human society, using the methods of science./.../

Posture


Easy Ways to Actually Improve Your Posture
'We live in a world now where slouching is highly promoted because we’re sitting in chairs and our body is in a collapsed position,' warns one expert

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, detail of an oil painting attributed to John Taylor, c. 1610.…William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare, the poet, dramatist, and actor who is regarded as the national poet of England and is perhaps the most famous dramatist of all time, died on this day in 1616 in his native town of Stratford-upon-Avon.

Estive com Valderês visitando a cidade. Tenho fotos com intenção de apresentar

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Período Neolítico

A autêntica revolução foi no período Neolítico

A autêntica revolução foi no período Neolítico
 

Training Physicians: Nutrition

Stephen Devries, MD: Training Physicians About Nutrition

JAMA. Published online April 11, 2018. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.1070
Heading an outpatient cardiology clinic early in his career, Stephen Devries, MD, realized that his training did not equip him to adequately respond to his patients’ questions about healthful eating. The preventive cardiologist faced the same dilemma as a weekly heart-health columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times. Often, he was stumped by the questions readers sent in about nutrition.
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As his career progressed, he knew his cardiac patients would be better served if life-saving high-tech interventions were coupled with evidence-based dietary advice. However, despite having gotten otherwise top-notch medical training, Devries felt he hadn’t had the nutrition education he needed to provide his patients with solid advice about food. So he decided to educate himself, reading books and studies on nutrition, attending nutrition conferences, and completing a fellowship in integrative medicine that included training in nutrition.
“I was amazed to see that there was a wealth of information that just never was part of my training,” Devries said.
He knew the dearth of nutrition training in medical schools was a problem that went far beyond his experience. Five years ago, he left his university-based cardiology practice in Chicago to launch the Gaples Institute for Integrative Cardiology in Deerfield, Illinois, a nonprofit that aims to improve nutrition and lifestyle education for health care professionals./.../

Diabetes mortality: SGLT-2 x DPP-4

Original Investigation
April 17, 2018

Association Between Use of Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitors, Glucagon-like Peptide 1 Agonists, and Dipeptidyl Peptidase 4 Inhibitors With All-Cause Mortality in Patients With Type 2 DiabetesA Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Acute Uncomplicated Cystitis

April 22, 2018

Nitrofurantoin vs FosfomycinRendering a Verdict in a Trial of Acute Uncomplicated Cystitis


Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common and contribute a significant burden to population health. In the United States, UTIs account for approximately 10 million ambulatory visits and an estimated $2 billion in total costs each year.1,2 Compared with men, women incur a greater burden of disease, with more than half of women experiencing at least 1 UTI during their lifetime.3 Among women aged 18 to 70 years, acute uncomplicated UTI results in nearly 4 days of genitourinary symptoms and 3 days of restricted activity per episode.4

Acute uncomplicated UTI or cystitis refers to symptomatic bladder infection in women without structural abnormalities, urinary instrumentation, or systemic diseases such as immunodeficiency.5 Worldwide, acute uncomplicated cystitis is one of the most common indications for antimicrobial prescriptions. In the past decade, more antibiotic prescriptions with varying lengths of treatment for cystitis6,7 have contributed to the emergence of multidrug-resistant uropathogens (eg, vancomycin-resistant Enterococci, extended-spectrum beta-lactamase–producing Enterobacteriaceae, and carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae).

Homo Deus

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Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 16 horas

Earth Day 22 April


*Earth Day 2018 #GoogleDoodle* *+++++++++++++++++++++++++++* *1500:* Portuguese explorer Pedro Álvares Cabral, while on a voyage tracing Vasco da Gama's 1497–99 water route to India, sighted the mainland of South America near the present-day city of Pôrto Seguro, Brazil. *2016:* More than 170 countries signed the Paris Agreement on climate change, a landmark treaty that sought to control and reduce greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere; it took effect in November 2016. [image: A crowd gathers to celebrate Earth Day at the Capitol, Washington, D.C.] *1970: First Ea... mais »

Power posing

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 16 horas
Most Psychology Research Is BSHere’s the real stuff you need to know to optimize your life With close to 40 million views, the TED Talk on power posing is one of psychology’s most-shared videos ever. According to Amy Cuddy, the Harvard researcher behind the power-posing study, if you stand in a confident posture (think Superman or Superwoman) for a mere two minutes, your…

IT Women

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 20 horas
How I discovered six women who helped create modern computers — and why they should never be forgottenIt seems like a story made for the movies: the first general-purpose computer was actually programmed by a half-dozen female math whizzes. Yet for too long, their efforts have been largely unknown. Lawyer and digital-rights advocate Kathy Kleiman describes her quest to learn about them and bring them some overdue recognition.. *Read more »*

Technology News

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há um dia
New microscope captures awesome animated 3D movies of cells at high resolution and speed April 20, 2018 [image: Zebrafish inner ear] Nobel laureate Eric Betzig's radical invention merges high-speed, non-invasive scanning and astronomy's adaptive optics HHMI Howard Hughes Medical Institute | An immune cell explores a zebrafish’s inner ear By combining two state-of-the-art imaging technologies, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Janelia Research Campus scientists, led by 2014 chemistry Nobel laureate physicist Eric Betzig, have imaged living cells at unprecedented 3D detail and speed, t... mais »

Opinions x Facts

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há um dia
Our Brains Automatically Process Opinions We Agree With As If They Are Facts by Neuroscience News A new study reveals we quickly process opinions we agree with as facts, even if the opinion is non-factual. Read more of this post *Neuroscience News* | April 20, 2018 at 2:14 pm | Tags: BPS, facts, opinion , Stroop Effect | URL: https://wp.me/p4sXNK-cw8 Comment See all comments

Social Science Report

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há um dia
World Social Science Report 2016 wssr2016_drupal_en.jpg *Challenging Inequalities: Pathways to a Just World* Never before has inequality been so high on the agenda of policy-makers worldwide, or such a hot topic for social science research. More journal articles are being published on the topic of inequality and social justice today than ever before. This is the Summary of the 2016 World Social Science Report. It draws on the insights of over 100 social scientists and other thought leaders from all over the world, across various disciplines, to emphasize transformative responses to in... mais »

Season's Readings

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há um dia
Here are 21 books that should absolutely be on your reading list this spring Spring is here and that can only mean one thing: time to shake yourself out of hibernation and bust out that spring reading. But with so many great books coming out in 2018, it can be hard to figure out just which ones you should pick up. SEE ALSO: 9 books to read before seeing the movie Don't worry though — *The MashReads Podcast* has got you covered. This week on the *MashReads Podcast*, we are joined by Cristina Arreola, books editor at *Bustle*, to chat about spring reading. Join us in the episode below as... mais »

Spending on health 1995-2015

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 2 dias
Spending on health and HIV/AIDS: domestic health spending and development assistance in 188 countries, 1995–2015 [image: show] Global Burden of Disease Health Financing Collaborator Network † †Collaborators listed at the end of the Article Published: 17 April 2018 Open Access PlumX Metrics [image: Learn more about article metrics] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)30698-6 | Open access funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation [image: show]Article Info - Summary - Full Text - Tables and Figures - References - Supplementary Material Jump to SectionIntroductionMe... mais »

US: Global Burden of Diseases 1990-2016

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 2 dias
April 10, 2018 The State of US Health, 1990-2016Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Among US States The US Burden of Disease Collaborators Article Information JAMA. 2018;319(14):1444-1472. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.0158 - - - - - - Audio Interview(53:27) US Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Disease Risk Factors, 1990-2016 Key Points *Question* How have the levels and trends of burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors in the United States changed from 1990 to 2016 by state? *Findings* This study, involving examination of 333 causes and 84 ... mais »

Algoritmos

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 2 dias
O mundo mediado por algoritmos Sistemas lógicos que sustentam os programas de computador têm impacto crescente no cotidiano BRUNO DE PIERRO | ED. 266 | ABRIL 2018 Os algoritmos estão em toda parte. Quando a bolsa sobe ou desce, eles geralmente estão envolvidos. Segundo dados divulgados em 2016 pelo Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (Ipea), robôs investidores programados para reagir instantaneamente ante determinadas situações são responsáveis por mais de 40% das decisões de compra e venda no mercado de ações no país – nos Estados Unidos, o percentual chegou a 70%. O sucesso de... mais »

Transplante cardíaco no BR (50 anos)

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 2 dias
Corações trocados Cinquenta anos depois do primeiro transplante cardíaco, a sobrevida aumentou, mas ainda faltam doadores CARLOS FIORAVANTI | ED. 266 | ABRIL 2018 © LÉO RAMOS CHAVES Ventrículos artificiais, desenvolvidos no InCor e usados como corações provisórios por quem espera um transplante Em 26 de maio completam-se 50 anos do primeiro transplante de coração realizado no Brasil. Por falta de medicamentos que evitassem a rejeição do organismo ao órgão, o primeiro paciente viveu apenas 28 dias, mas o conhecimento adquirido em cinco décadas e o desenvolvimento de novas drogas perm... mais »

Artigos científicos

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 2 dias
BOAS PRÁTICAS Crédito a quem merece Especialistas propõem estratégias para garantir o reconhecimento justo de todos os que contribuíram para a elaboração de um artigo científico

Charlos Darwin

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 2 dias
[image: Charles Darwin, 1867.] Charles Darwin English naturalist Charles Darwin, who died this day in 1882, had a revolutionary effect on modern society when he published his theory of evolution by natural selection in his book *On the Origin of Species* (1859).

Time

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 3 dias
[image: Illustration by Stephan Schmitz] (Illustration by Stephan Schmitz) The illusion of time There is no such thing as time, says theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli — reality is just a complex network of events onto which we project sequences of past, present and future. Cosmologist Andrew Jaffe enjoys the exploration of modern physics’ big ideas in Rovelli’s compact and elegant new book — but he doesn’t buy into all of Rovelli’s conclusions. Nature | 4 min read

Declaration on Primary Health Care:

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 4 dias
PAHO/WHO Equity, Health and Human Development – *Lista Equidad* *Second International Conference on Primary Health Care: Achieving Universal Health Coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals* *Declaration on Primary Health Care: Have you say! (Consultation on the Declaration)* *When: 25-26 October 2018* *Where: Astana, Kazakhstan* On 25-26 October 2018, the world will come together to renew a commitment to strengthening primary health care to achieve Universal Health Coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals. This commitment will be expressed in a new Declaration on Primary ... mais »

150 years development

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 4 dias
This chart shows every major technological innovation in the last 150 years — and how they have changed the way we work Will Martin Apr. 13, 2018, 7:04 AM 7,568 - Since 1760, productivity has increased almost 30 fold. - That is largely down to technological innovations like electricity, telephones, and the internet. - Barclays chronicled the world's rising productivity in its latest Equity Gilt Study. ------------------------------ LONDON — Humanity is always moving forward with innovation after innovation improving global quality of life. The last 150 years ha... mais »

Transcendental Meditation

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 4 dias
First Ever Neuroimaging Study of People in the Midst of Transcendental Meditation The increase in frontal brain activity reflects the engagement with a specific experience, they said, while the minimal control required was reflected in reduced activity in the cerebellum and pons. NeuroscienceNews.com image is adapted from the BPS news release. by Neuroscience News A new neuroimaging study reveals Transcendental Meditation increases activity in frontal areas of the brain, while reducing activity in the cerebellum and pons. Read more of this post *Neuroscience News* | April 17, 2018 a... mais »

CVD Burden US 1990-2016

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 5 dias
April 11, 2018 The Burden of Cardiovascular Diseases Among US States, 1990-2016 Global Burden of Cardiovascular Diseases Collaboration Article Information JAMA Cardiol. Published online April 11, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2018.0385 editorial comment icon Editorial Comment - - Key Points *Question* How does the total burden of cardiovascular diseases vary across US states? *Findings* In this study using the Global Burden of Disease methodology, large disparities in total burden of CVD were found between US states despite marked improvements in CVD burden. *Meaning* T... mais »

Viruses falling from the sky...

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 6 dias
- Trillions Upon Trillions of Viruses Fall From the Sky Each Day High in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Spain, an international team of researchers set out four buckets to gather a shower of viruses falling from the sky. Scientists have surmised there is a stream of viruses circling the planet, above the planet’s weather systems but below the level of airline travel. Very little is known about this realm, and that’s why the number of deposited viruses stunned the team in Spain. Each day, they calculated, some 800 million viruses cascade onto every square meter of the pla...mais »

About time

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há uma semana
'There is no such thing as past or future' / Physicist Carlo Rovelli on changing how we think about time [image: Physicist Carlo Rovelli on changing how we think about time]