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*Academia Sul-Riograndense de Medicina.* 2a reunião sobre Literatura e Medicina no dia 22 de novembro 2016 *Dr. João Gomes Mariante sobre sua obra Getúlio Vargas, o lado oculto do Presidente* Esquerda para Direita: Germano Bonow, Luiz Fernando Jobim, Ellis Darrigo Busnello, *João Gomes Mariante*, Um membro da Academia SR de Letras, A. Achutti e Rogério Xavier.
*Indicado pela AMICOR Maria Inês Reinert Azambuja*A Comparison of the Prevalence of Dementia in the United States in 2000 and 2012 Kenneth M. Langa, MD, PhD1,2,3,4; Eric B. Larson, MD, MPH5; Eileen M. Crimmins, PhD6; et alJessica D. Faul, PhD3; Deborah A. Levine, MD, MPH 1,2,4,7; Mohammed U. Kabeto, MS1,2; David R. Weir, PhD3 Author Affiliations Article Information JAMA Intern Med. Published online November 21, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.6807 editorial comment icon Editorial Comment author interview icon Author Interview multimedia icon Multimedia - Author Video Int...mais »
Fidel Castro: 1926-2016 By THE NEW YORK TIMES NOV. 26, 2016 A master of image and myth, Mr. Castro believed himself to be the messiah of his fatherland, an indispensable force with authority from on high to control Cuba and its people. Credit: BORIS CHALIAPINFidel Castro on the Jan. 26, 1959, cover of TIME [image: The Jan. 26, 1959, cover of TIME] *How Fidel Castro Went From Revolutionary to Ruler* - Lily Rothman @lilyrothman 9:01 AM ET Fidel Castro, the long-time Cuban leader who has died at 90, defined decades for his homeland—and, though he wasn’t always a man of su...mais »
Supplementary Facts: Polyphenols' Power Is in Food and Drink, Not in Pill Form Gayle Nicholas Scott, PharmD Disclosures | November 21, 2016 - 1 comment - - - - - Print - Email EDITORS' RECOMMENDATIONS - Supplement Use Stable, Despite Research Questioning Benefit - Beneficial Effect of a Polyphenol-Rich Diet on CVD Risk - Resveratrol Stabilizes Amyloid in Alzheimer's A Refresher on Polyphenols "Phytochemicals" are widely marketed as dietary supplements. Advertisements for these supplements often contain such terms as "polyphenol," "bioflavonoid," an...mais »
Is the Hippocratic Oath Still Relevant?November 22, 2016 - 95 comments - - - - - Print - Email EDITORS' RECOMMENDATIONS - Oaths for Physicians -- Necessary Protection or Elaborate Hoax? Nearly all doctors recite the original Hippocratic Oath or an alternative version of it in medical school. Yet it remains controversial, prompting questions about whether it should be retired. Defenders assert that it has as much relevance today as ever, because it remains a public declaration of the social contract between the profession of medicine, its individual memb...mais »
ECONOMICS What Can Ancient Rome Teach Us About Economics? They had markets, merchant bankers, poets, and potters. So why didn’t it lead to an industrial revolution? [image: Adrian Monck] Adrian Monck in Arc Mag
*Lembrei-me que do Report of the Surgeon General de 1992 (Tobacco and Health: Status in the Americas) fui um dos Senior Editors, e Vera Luiza da Costa e Silva responsável pelo relatório do Brasil. *The Next 50 Years For more than 50 years, the Surgeon General has reported the dangers of smoking and tobacco use. The findings have inspired us to help smokers quit and keep young people from starting to smoke. We know the strategies that work. Together we can end the tobacco epidemic and save millions of lives.
Addressing addiction in the USA The Lancet Published: 26 November 2016 Summary - Full Text - Tables and Figures The huge toll that substance use and misuse is having on individuals, families, and communities in the USA has culminated in a major public health crisis that shows few signs of abating. Last week, the US Surgeon General released *Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health—*the Surgeon General's first-ever statement on this topic. This 426-page report addresses the problem of substance use and the wide range of adverse hea...mais »
*http://elements.wlonk.com/ElementsTable.htm* Do hidrogênio até... A tabela periódica tradicional ordena os elementos químicos por número atômico (número de prótons), configuração dos elétrons e propriedades químicas. Thinkstock Tabela periódica tradicional A tabela periódica tradicional não tem uma aparência atraente para crianças 1 Elementos que têm um comportamento químico semelhante ficam na mesma coluna. A primeira versão da tabela periódica foi criada pelo químico e físico russo Dmitri Mendeleiev em 1869, e foi revolucionária ao prever as propriedades de elementos que ainda não t...mais »
ANTHROPOCENE The *Anthropocene* defines Earth's most recent geologic time period as being human-influenced, or anthropogenic, based on overwhelming global evidence that atmospheric, geologic, hydrologic, biospheric and other earth system processes are now altered by humans. The word combines the root "anthropo", meaning "human" with the root "-cene", the standard suffix for "epoch" in geologic time. The Anthropocene is distinguished as a new period either after or within the Holocene, the current epoch, which began approximately 10,000 years ago (about 8000 BC) with the end of the las...mais »
Birmingham Health Charter A New Politics for Health The Public Health team at Birmingham City University is working with the Politics of Health Group and The Equality Trust on *A New Politics for Health –* an exciting project involving organisations and activists from across the political spectrum that aims to reignite a movement for nationwide health equity. It will build upon and strengthen the provisions of the *Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion*, working to focus attention on the social and political determinants of health inequity. This will lead to the creation and promotio...mais »
New Imaging Technique Measures Toxicity of Proteins Associated With Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseasesby Neuroscience News Researchers have developed a new imaging technique that makes it possible to study why proteins associated with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases may go from harmless to toxic. Read more of this post *Neuroscience News* | November 23, 2016 at 9:19 am | Tags: alpha-synuclein, amyloid-beta, hydrophobicity, sPAINT | URL: http://wp.me/p4sXNK-9xd [image: Image shows alzheimer's brain slice.] Brain showing hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease (plaques in blue). Neurosc...mais »
Women's mental health Dear Prof Achutti, While differences between men and women in terms of the prevalence and pattern of mental health problems are well-known, the underlying reasons are comparatively under-researched. *The Lancet Psychiatry*Series on *Women’s mental health* explores the specific social and biological factors contributing to mental disorders in women, as well as issues of gender-specific research and management. This Series focuses on psychosis, depression, and anxiety disorders, describing the current state of knowledge and how future research might reveal mor...mais »
Unique Structure Of Brain Blood Vessel Amyloid Latest Clue To Alzheimer’s Development? NEUROSCIENCE NEWSNOVEMBER 21, 2016 *Summary: Researchers believe their findings may provide a new path to the study of Alzheimer’s disease and its cause.* *Source: Stony Brook University.* *Accumulating amounts of amyloid, which is a fragment of a larger protein, in the brain have been associated with the development of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. Now a team of neuroscience and biochemistry researchers at Stony Brook University have made a novel discovery that illustrates for the first ...mais »
The Most Influential Images of All TimeExplore the stories behind 100 images that changed the world, selected by TIME and an international team of curators. What all 100 share is that they are turning points in our human experience