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FEE lança Atlas para a comunidade escolar: cartografia com informações completas do RS Publicado em 02/06/17 às 2:26 PM No próximo dia 06 de junho, 3ª feira, a Fundação de Economia e Estatística lança um produto inédito no país direcionado a estudantes e professores. É o Atlas Escolar, uma síntese de informações relativas ao Rio Grande do Sul baseada nos principais indicadores utilizados nas pesquisas da FEE, quer sejam produzidos por ela, quer por outras instituições, traduzidos para a linguagem escolar e utilizando a cartografia como principal recurso didático. O material disponív...mais »
letter from Ray | Supporting universal basic income as step in world progress May 28, 2017 [image: letters from Ray - universal basic income - H5] People will benefit from social help, plus accelerating tech + science abundance. column: letters from Ray date: May 27, 2017 topic: Adopting a universal basic income for all people can help society think creatively with new ideas, develop new industries — and free-up people to work on important future projects. This practical social support program can grow as science & technology rapidly evolve, becoming part of world … more…
New antibiotic could eliminate the global threat of antibiotic-resistant infections May 31, 2017 [image: Modified vancomycin antibiotic (credit: Akinori Okano et al./PNAS)] Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered a way to structurally modify the antibiotic called vancomycin to make an already-powerful version of the antibiotic even more potent — an advance that could eliminate the threat of antibiotic-resistant infections for years to come. “Doctors could use this modified form of vancomycin without fear of … more…
Common antioxidant could slow symptoms of aging in human skin May 31, 2017 [image: These cross-section images show three-dimensional human skin models made of living skin cells. Untreated model skin (left panel) shows a thinner dermis layer (black arrow) compared with model skin treated with the antioxidant methylene blue (right panel). A new study suggests that methylene blue could slow or reverse dermal thinning (a sign of aging) and a number of other symptoms of aging in human skin. (credit: Zheng-Mei Xiong/University of Maryland)] University of Maryland (UMD) researchers have f... mais »
The Top 10 Healthiest Foods on Earth (And How to Eat Them)Your guide to the healthiest foods in the supermarket. Oct 16, 20153Tags: Healthiest Foods, Health, Food Eating healthy has oodles of positive benefits - for the body and the mind alike. When we eat well we feel good, when we feel good we’re happier, when we’re happier we’re more productive… and the wonderful cycle continues. Increasingly, shops and restaurants around the world are getting on the healthy eating bandwagon - making it easier for people to treat their bodies right. This list of 10 of the healthiest foods in the wo...mais »
Microvascular Damage Tied to Depression Among Older Adults By Andrew M. Seaman June 02, 2017 (Reuters Health) - Both peripheral and cerebral microvascular dysfunction are associated with an increased risk of depression among people age 40 years and older, a meta-analysis has found. The microvascular system is "responsible for taking the oxygen and nutrients to the tissues. You can imagine if something goes wrong, the tissue isn’t happy," said senior author Miranda Schram of Maastricht University Medical Center in the Netherlands. The brain, Schram noted, is "quite vulnerable to these m...mais »
*Rocomendação da AMICOR Ana Lúcia Robinson Achutti* Médicos e depressão: sofrendo em silêncio Muitos médicos sofrem com depressão não tratada ou mal tratada, mas uma grande parcela não busca ajuda PORTUGUES.MEDSCAPE.COM
*Recomendações do AMICOR Henrique Falceto Barros:* Dear Readers, The May issue of the World Health Organization (WHO) Public Health, *Environmental and Social Determinants of Health (PHE)* e-News focuses on the Seventieth World Health Assembly highlighting PHE related events. It brings you the latest on the following: Þ World Health Assembly elects Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the new WHO Director-General Þ Technical briefing: Health and the environment – inheriting a sustainable world Þ Seventieth World Health Assembly approves the road map to enhance health sector en...mais »
May 30, 2017 *Modern Death, How Medicine Changed the End of Life*—A Book Review Joshua R. Lakin, MD1,2 Author Affiliations JAMA Intern Med. Published online May 30, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.1494 FullText Haider Warraich’s recent book, *Modern Death, How Medicine Changed the End of Life*,1 is timely. At a time when we strive for simple answers to complex questions, often utter the phrase “I have an app for that,” and condense our thoughts into a 140-character bite, Warraich, a cardiovascular fellow at Duke, engages a complex topic: What does death look like in our modern ...mais »
Large Waist Raises Cancer Risk Liam Davenport May 29, 2017 - 0 - - - - - - - Excess body fat, especially around the waistline, appears to be as important as body mass index (BMI) in increasing the risk for a range of cancers known to be associated with obesity, reveals a meta-analysis that underscores the importance of lifestyle on cancer risk. An analysis of data on more than 43,000 individuals revealed that, while increases in BMI raised the risk of developing a group of 10 obesity-related cancers by 11%, similar increases in ...mais »
Bill Gates: Your Summer Reading List Should Include These 5 Books Bill Gates May 22, 2017 IDEAS Gates is co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Summer is a great time to escape: to the beach, to the mountains, or to the world of a great book. This year, I found myself drawn even more than usual to books that took me outside (and I don’t mean the great outdoors). The books on this year’s summer reading list pushed me out of my own experiences, and I learned some things that made me question my own thinking about how the world works.