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These Truths

These Truths: Jill Lepore on How the Shift from Mythology to Science Shaped the Early Dream of Democracy

“The past is an inheritance, a gift and a burden. It can’t be shirked. You carry it everywhere. There’s nothing for it but to get to know it.”

These Truths: Jill Lepore on How the Shift from Mythology to Science Shaped the Early Dream of Democracy
“Between those happenings that prefigure it / And those that happen in its anamnesis / Occurs the Event, but that no human wit / Can recognize until all happening ceases,” W.H. Auden wrote in considering the selective set of remembrances and interpretations we call history. The trouble with the universe, of course, is that happening never ceases — at least not until the final whimper. In the meantime, we are left to fathom and figure the ongoingness of events, situating ourselves between a nebulous past and an uncertain future. “We understand something by locating it in a multi-determined temporal continuum,” Susan Sontag observed in the same bygone slice of ongoingness that Auden inhabited. “Existence is no more than the precarious attainment of relevance in an intensely mobile flux of past, present, and future.”

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Flickers and buzzes sweep mouse brains of Alzheimer’s plaques

Precisely timed clicking noises can counter signs of Alzheimer’s in the brains of mice and improve memory.
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Our bite and talk

The rise of farming altered our bite and changed how people talk

Eating soft, processed foods refashioned adults' jaws, which added “f” and “v” sounds to speech and changed languages worldwide, a study finds.
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Alzheimer’s: How does the brain change over the course of the disease?

Research reveals atrophy of the amygdala and hippocampus at age 40 in patients later diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

Source: CNRS – French National Centre for Scientific Research

What changes in the brain are caused by Alzheimer’s disease? How do these changes differ from those observed in the normal ageing process?

Researchers from the CNRS, the École pratique des hautes études (EPHE) and the University of Valencia (Spain) explored these questions by analysing over 4,000 MRI scans of healthy and diseased brains using the “volBrain” platform. Their models, published in the March 8, 2019 edition of Scientific Reports, reveal an early atrophy of the amygdala and hippocampus at age 40 in patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

Original Research: Open Access
“Lifespan Changes of the Human Brain In Alzheimer’s Disease” by Pierrick Coupé, José Vicente Manjón, Enrique Lanuza & Gwenaelle Catheline in Scientific Reports volume 9, Article number: 3998 (2019) DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-39809-8

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GBD CVD US States 1990-2016

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May 2018 The Burden of Cardiovascular Diseases Among US States, 1990-2016 Global Burden of Cardiovascular Diseases Collaboration Article Information JAMA Cardiol. 2018;3(5):375-389. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2018.0385 Conclusions Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of lost health in the United States but varies widely in level among states. Most CVD burden in the United States is from atherosclerotic vascular disease, and 80% can be attributed to known causal risk factors. We found that CVD burden has improved for all states, but the rate of decline varies widely and is strongly associ... mais »

Sound and the Brain

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 8 horas
Understanding how the brain makes sense of sound *Research may lead to improved treatments for those with impaired hearing, improved sound interpretation by machines*Josh McDermott and his research team are studying how the brain makes sense of sound.Credit and Larger Version March 15, 2019 For neuroscientists, human hearing is a process full of unanswered questions. How does the brain translate sounds -- vibrations that travel through the air -- into the patterns of neural activity that we recognize as speech, or laughter, or the footsteps of an approaching friend? And are those sa... mais »

"dementia village"

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The "dementia village" that's redefining elder care 10:30 minutes · TEDWomen 2018 How would you prefer to spend the last years of your life: in a sterile, hospital-like institution or in a village with a supermarket, pub, theater and park within easy walking distance? The answer seems obvious now, but when Yvonne van Amerongen helped develop the groundbreaking Hogeweyk dementia care center in Amsterdam 25 years ago, it was seen as a risky break from tradition. Journey with van Amerongen to Hogeweyk and get a glimpse at what a reimagined nursing home based on freedom, meaning and soci... mais »

Tabagismo BR (2003-17)

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Consumo de cigarros per capita Última modificação: 30/01/2019 | 17h05 Junto com a prevalência de fumantes, o consumo aparente per capita de cigarros representa um importante indicador das Políticas Nacionais de Controle do Tabaco. O método utilizado para o cálculo do consumo aparente de cigarros é o sugerido pela Organização Mundial de Saúde. A fórmula de cálculo é: Produção de cigarros – Exportação de cigarros + Importação de cigarros. Já o cálculo do consumo aparente per capita para indivíduos maiores de 18 anos utiliza a seguinte fórmula: consumo aparente / população acima de 18 an... mais »

Against Health Commercialization

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WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM TODAY'S CITIES? One city is among the world’s richest, cleanest, and most dynamic—despite being destroyed twice in the past century. The other is an “instant city” created by Africa’s largest refugee settlement. Tokyo: A modern marvel DIVE DEEPER Bidibidi: Uganda’s unique urban experiment LEARN MORE TO ADAPT TO LIFE IN A FUTURE CITY, WE’LL HAVE TO CHANGE. We’ll have to rebuild our cities. Remaking healthy urban areas means repairing damage done to communities that were blown apart to serve the automobile. READ ON


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Gallery: Gorgeous networks that can help us understand the world“Networks really embody notions of decentralization, of interconnectedness, of interdependence,” says designer Manual Lima. “This way of thinking is critical for us to solve many of the complex problems we are facing nowadays, from decoding the human brain to understanding the vast universe out there.” Here, he shares a few of his favorite network graphics. *Read more »*


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Quote of the Week“Arts and culture can be catalysts for resilience on multiple levels. People don’t deserve just food and water and a roof over their heads. The work of a city is not done until everyone’s full needs are met — not just hard needs but also the dignity of beauty, meaning, and connection.” *Rainey Tisdale, curator * *From the Ideas story: How culture can help a city rebuild after tragedy *

Poverty targeting

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s » Revealed: poverty targeting excludes 44–97% of t… [image: News Icon] Revealed: poverty targeting excludes 44–97% of those it aims to reach 13/03/2019 The exclusion errors of the targeted programmes reviewed varied between 44% and 97%


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Is ‘prediabetes’ turning healthy people into patients? Prediabetes — a slight elevation in blood glucose — rarely leads to full-blown type 2 diabetes and started its life as a public-relations catchphrase, reports *Science*. Yet the category has spawned public-health programmes worth billions of dollars, and at least ten classes of drug. Now, physicians and researchers are questioning whether a sweeping diagnosis that encompasses one-quarter of the US population is doing more harm than good. Science | 21 min read

Tapeçaria contemporânea

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*Nossa irmã Lia Maria Achutti: exposição de tapeçarias*

John Snow (15 Mar 1813 - 16 Jun 1858)

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John Snow BRITISH PHYSICIAN WRITTEN BY: - Ralph Frerichs LAST UPDATED: Mar 11, 2019 See Article History *John Snow*, (born March 15, 1813, York, Yorkshire, England—died June 16, 1858, London), English physician known for his seminalstudies of cholera and widely viewed as the father of contemporary epidemiology. His best-known studies include his investigation of London’s Broad Street pump outbreak, which occurred in 1854, and his “Grand Experiment,” a study comparing waterborne cholera cases in two regions of the city—one receiving sewage-contaminated water and the other rec... mais »


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Humanism Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 5 dias The Humanist VocationBy DAVID BROOKSPublished: June 20, 2013 444 Comments A half-century ago, 14 percent of college degrees were awarded to people who majored in the humanities. Today, only 7 percent of graduates in the country are humanities majors. Even over the last decade alone, the number of incoming students at Harvard who express interest in becoming humanities majors has dropped by a third. Josh Haner/The New York Times David Brook Most people give an economic explanation for this decline. Accounting majors get jobs. Lit majors don... mais »

Gene-edited babies

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[image: newsletter image] NEWS Geneticists push for a 5-year global ban on gene-edited babies Mar 13 2019 2:00 PM Prominent scientists are using the word "moratorium" to make it clear that experiments to create babies with altered genes are wrong, for now. READ MORE

Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)

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Today's encore selection -- from *Niccolo's Smile: A Biography of Machiavelli* by Maurizio Viroli. Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) was a statesman, author and source of the term 'machiavellian,' which has come to mean 'unscrupulously cunning, deceptive or expedient' in seeking to achieve some end, and comes from the ideas he put forward in his book, *The Prince*. Niccolo was an able and eager political functionary renowned for his good humor and wit, but was banished from political life when the Republic of Florence he served fell, and was replaced by the returning Medici and the o... mais »

Karl Marx

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[image: Karl Marx.] 1883: Historian and revolutionary *Karl Marx* died in London.

Albert Einstein

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[image: Einstein, Albert] 1879: German American physicist *Albert Einstein *, one of the most creative intellects in human history, known for his groundbreaking theories of relativity, was born in Ulm, Germany.

environment damege worldwide epidemic

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Environment damage behind one in four global deaths, disease: UNDeadly smog-including emissions, chemicals polluting drinking water, and the accelerating destruction of ecosystems crucial to the livelihoods of billions of people are driving a worldwide epidemic that hampers the global economy, it warned. AFP| Mar 13, 2 .. Read more at: //


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La sarcopénie, une plaie invisible Peu connue, la maladie de dystrophie musculaire liée à l’âge envahit silencieusement l’Europe. Un doctorant de l’EPFZ veut la démystifier - Partager - Tweeter - Partager - Elle évolue petit à petit, sournoisement car asymptomatique, dès que vous atteignez le troisième âge, vous privant progressivement de votre masse musculaire et de votre force. C’est la sarcopénie, dont le nom est issu des termes grecs «sarx» (chair) et «penia» (perte). Peu connue du grand public, elle est pourtant l’une des principales causes d’invalidité chez l... mais »

Air pollution and more

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Air pollution deaths are double previous estimates, finds research Researchers say dirty air is killing 800,000 people a year in Europe, and urge the phasing out of fossil fuel burning Damian CarringtonEnvironment editor @dpcarrington Tue 12 Mar 2019 10.00 GMTLast modified on Tue 12 Mar 2019 17.45 GMT - - - Shares 990 [image: Air pollution over London] Air pollution over London. The scientists’ figures suggest toxic air is causing more early deaths than tobacco smoking. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA The number of early deaths caused by air pollution is double previous esti...mais »


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*ScienceDirect*‏ @sciencedirect Mar 11 More Did you know that repeated Wi-Fi studies show that Wi-Fi causes oxidative stress, testicular damage, neuropsychiatric effects including EEG changes, apoptosis, cellular DNA damage, endocrine changes, and calcium overload? #wifi

glucose monitoring

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*Enviado pelo AMICOR Reginaldo Hollanda Albuquerque (Brasília)* *A Diabetes Home Test Can Be a Waste of Time and Money* Routine glucose monitoring may be unnecessary for people with Type 2 diabetes who are not on insulin. Some people are struggling to afford insulin, while others may be doing unnecessary blood sugar tests at home. CreditNiklas Halle'N/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images


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[image: SARS] 2003: The World Health Organization *(WHO)* issued a worldwide health alert, one of the first in a decade, regarding an illness it later called severe acute respiratory syndrome *(SARS)* that struck hundreds of people in China, Hong Kong, and Vietnam.


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WHO Announces New Global Plan to Fight Flu

Mulheres: Brasil

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As mulheres que ajudaram a desbravar o Brasil [image: As mulheres que ajudaram a desbravar o Brasil] [image: share on twitter] [image: share on facebook] [image: share on Flipboard] / Laís Modelli Bertha Lutz teve seu trabalho reconhecido, mas outras não: são muitas as expedicionárias que contribuíram para o entendimento do território e da… leia mais

A Sobrevivência de W

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 6 dias
*Mensagem do AMICOR* *Vitor Gomes Pinto* Muito bom, como de costume! Em especial, li com grande interesse e proveiro o texo "Critique of medicine" sobre o livro de Seamus Mahony que no título faz uma pergunta irrespondível: Can the Medicine be cured???? As menções a IIlitch são mais do que oportunas. A violenta mercantilização da medicina conduziu-nos (e o Brasil é um excelente exemplo negativo) a um beco sem saída, não lhe parece? Enquanto isso, estou lançando um novo livro, desta feita uma ficção (sobre o novo livro, também sendo agora lançado pela Guanabara Koogan, de saúde pú... mais »

Planetary Health: Wonca

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 6 dias
*Comentário/contribuição do AMICOR Enrique F. Barros* *..............* ajudei a escrever a conclamacao do WONCA que ganhou destaque no BMJ: aqui nosso comentario no TELESSAUDERS-UFRGS: