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*Em 2018 comemoramos quarenta anos da Pesquisa sobre Pressão Arterial na População de 20 a 74 anos de nosso Estado e também da Declaração de Alma Ata sobre Atenção Primária da Saúde.* Encontro com dois AMICOR: a *Enfermeira Morgana Thais Carolo Fernandes* - professora da UNIRITTER, e com *Paulo Piza Teixeira* aposentado da OPS/OMS agora de volta à nossa terra. Conversamos sobre os quarenhta anos de Alma-Ata e sobre a Pesquisa realizada aqui no mesmo ano. Reuni algumas referências mais acessiveis e convido a quem estiver interessado em participar. - O primeiro teve como ponto de ...mais »
"Phubbing" First recorded in 2010-14; ph(one)1+ snub ‘Phubbing’ Is Hurting Your Relationships. Here’s What You Should Know This phenomenon may seem like a relatively harmless, if annoying, part of modern life, but research is finding that it may be hurting your relationships. Are you doing it — and can you stop?
Are We Quantum Computers? Led by UCSB’s Matthew Fisher, an international collaboration of researchers will investigate the brain’s potential for quantum computation By Sonia Fernandez Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 10:00 Santa Barbara, CA Quantum Brain.jpg [image: Quantum brain] Photo Credit: PETER ALLEN ILLUSTRATION/UCSB Download Image
[image: René Descartes, lithograph, 19th century.] René Descartes René Descartes, born this day in 1596 and perhaps best known for the famous phrase “I think, therefore I am,” was a French mathematician, scientist, and philosopher who has often been called the father of modern philosophy.
The brain learns completely differently than we’ve assumed, new learning theory says March 28, 2018 [image: neuronal_network] New post-Hebb brain-learning model may lead to new brain treatments and breakthroughs in faster deep learning A revolutionary new theory contradicts a fundamental assumption in neuroscience about how the brain learns. According to researchers at Bar-Ilan University in Israel led by Prof. Ido Kanter, the theory promises to transform our understanding of brain dysfunction and may lead to advanced, faster, deep-learning algorithms. The brain is a highly complex...mais »
These Are the 100 Best Bodyweight Moves, All in 1 Place! 31 previous images [image: Reverse Plank Bridge] [image: Tabletop to Reverse Pike] [image: Reverse Plank With Leg Lift] [image: Side Plank] [image: Star Plank] [image: Side Elbow Plank] [image: Side Plank March] [image: Side Plank Dips] [image: Twisting Side Plank] [image: Sassy Side Plank] [image: Side Elbow Plank With Pulse] [image: Side Elbow Plank With Leg Lift] [image: Side-Plank Crunch] [image: Oblique V-Crunch] [image: Jump Squat] [image: 180 Jump Squat] [image: Squat Jack] [image: Jump Squat With Heel Click] [image: Ba...mais »
Un vaccin prometteur contre l'addiction à la cocaïne Encore en phase de test sur des animaux, ce vaccin a été développé par des chercheurs brésiliens et présenté lundi. A la différence de la molécule américaine, celle-ci n'est pas protéique Des chercheurs brésiliens développent depuis deux ans et demi un vaccin contre la dépendance à la cocaïne. Le projet est en phase de test sur des animaux, mais aucune date d'expérimentation n'est pour l'instant prévue sur des humains. «Nous avons développé une molécule qui stimule le système immunologique pour produire des anticorps c...mais »
*Recomendado pela AMICOR Berenice Goelzer* ISO 45001 is here! Dear friends and colleagues - welcome to the ISO newsletter! This edition is dedicated to the world’s first International Standard for occupational health and safety – ISO 45001! Firstly, we get an overview of the standard from the experts who developed it and cover what you need to know to get started in your business. We then go into detail about the state of workplace safety around the world and how ISO 45001 can be a game changer for millions of workers everywhere. We also talk to UK manufacturers association EEF about w...mais »
Views 352,687 Special Communication March 13, 2018 Health Care Spending in the United States and Other High-Income Countries Irene Papanicolas, PhD1,2,3; Liana R. Woskie, MSc1,2,3; Ashish K. Jha, MD, MPH1,2 Author Affiliations JAMA. 2018;319(10):1024-1039. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.1150 Full Text Key Points *Question* Why is health care spending in the United States so much greater than in other high-income countries? *Findings* In 2016, the United States spent nearly twice as much as 10 high-income countries on medical care and performed less well on many population health outcomes. C...mais »
March 28, 2018 Robert Kerns, PhD: Researching Nondrug Approaches to Pain Management Jennifer Abbasi Article Information JAMA. Published online March 28, 2018. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.0247 multimedia icon Multimedia Audio(25:24) Researching Nondrug Approaches to Pain Management Robert Kerns, PhD, has spent the better part of 4 decades treating and studying pain in veterans and military service members. Kerns is a clinical psychologist and a professor of psychiatry, neurology, and psychology at Yale University. He opened an interdisciplinary pain management center for veterans at the Yale...mais »
Narcissists Don’t Hunt for Partners Who Are Already Taken, But That Does Not Stop Themby Neuroscience News Narcissists show interest in specific targets for relationships, and are not generally concerned as to whether the potential partner is currently in a relationship or not, researchers report. However, researchers note, narcissists are more likely to engage in 'mate poaching' than those who do not have this personality trait. Read more of this post
*The Sadist's Revenge* The original manuscript of The 120 Days of Sodom. Joining pages end to end, the Marquis de Sade wrote 157,000 words in three weeks and hid the scroll in the wall of his cell in the Bastille. He died believing it had been destroyed in the prison siege that ignited the French Revolution. Shutterstock BY JOEL WARNER \ MAR 27, 2018 Emerging from the morning fog shrouding the art galleries and boutiques of Paris’s 7th Arrondissement, the police arrived at the Hôtel de La Salle at 9:00on November 18, 2014. Once home to the author of France’s code of civil law and...mais »
Human Development Today March 2018 Newsletter Recasting Human Development measures – Expert Group Meeting The Human Development Report Office (HDRO) convened 12 international experts from academia and research institutes in New York on 12-13 February 2018 for a two-day meeting to discuss human development measurements and the way forward. Led and facilitated by Selim Jahan, Director of HDRO, and Milorad Kovacevic, Chief Statistician at HDRO, the debate aimed to present, discuss and propose how the methodologies of current human development indices can be improved so that indices stay...mais »
Brain Wide Tracing of Single Neurons Reveals Breadth of Information Transfer From Visual Cortexby Neuroscience News A new study reveals the majority of V1 neurons project to higher visual areas in a non-random manner. Read more of this post *Neuroscience News* | March 28, 2018 at 12:02 pm | Tags: Sainsbury Wellcome Center, V1 neurons | URL: https://wp.me/p4sXNK-cnA Comment See all comments
Alzheimer’s mutation helps track tau Researchers in Colombia will soon harness cutting-edge imaging techniques to investigate the role of the tau protein in Alzheimer’s. It is the latest move in a long-running study of a group of people in the Antioquia region, who share a genetic mutation that causes the early onset of the disease. A pilot trial showed for the first time that tau begins to accumulate in the brain of people with the mutation six years before they start to show signs of the disease. Nature | 5 min readReference: *JAMA Neurology *paper
Satellite Images Aided the Discovery of an Ancient Civilization Buried in the Amazon By LAIGNEE BARRON 2:01 AM EDT Parts of the Amazon rainforest that were long believed to be almost uninhabited were actually home to a thriving, ancient civilization buried for centuries by jungle growth, according to a new discovery by archaeologists. Today, remains dotting the fringes of the southern Amazon rim resemble little more than sporadic mounds sometimes encompassed by a shallow ditch. But analysis of satellite images and drone footage has revealed an extensive, pre-Colombian settlement dat...mais »
Health Equity Report 2017 This entry was posted in Equity and tagged Equity in Health, Health Disparities, Health Inequalities, Inequalities by Editor Equity/Equidad.2 *U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Health EquityAuthors/Editors for the Full Report: Gopal K. Singh (Lead Author), Andrew “Drew” De Los Reyes, Michelle Allender, Christine Ramey, Gem Daus, Elijah Martin, Chrisp Perry, and Ivy Vedamuthu (all from OHE).Published online: March, 2018* ABSTRACT [image: USA health equity report 2017]The Report presents analy...mais »
[image: Elsevier-TheLancet_inFocus-LandingPageBanner.png]Now is the time to focus on non-communicable diseases *...if a radical course correction is not made within the next 12 months, the global goal of controlling some of the biggest killers in the world today will not be achieved.* —Richard Horton Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as stroke, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer account for over 70% of all deaths, of which nearly half are in people younger than 60 years. The Sustainable Development Goals commit countries to reducing premature mortality from NCDs by a third. Afte...mais »
Dr Marcolino Gomes Candau, WHO Director-General (1952- 1973) Dr Marcolino Gomes Candau served as WHO’s second Director-General from 1953 to 1973. Dr Candau was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 30 May 1911, and died in Geneva in 1983. He completed his medical studies at the School of Medicine of the State of Rio De Janeiro and at the School of Hygiene and Public Health of the Johns Hopkins University, in the United States of America./.../
Knifed with a Smile Carl Elliott APRIL 5, 2018 ISSUE The Experiments a three-part documentary film series directed by Bosse Lindquist Dr. Paolo Macchiarini relaxes into a barber’s chair, leaning back to have his hair washed. “I am working for the university, and we are trying to create new organs,” he tells the barber, pausing to add an explanation: “Frankenstein.” Although Macchiarini, a transplant surgeon born in Switzerland to Italian parents, is fending off charges of research misconduct at his university, he appears untroubled, even carefree, in this scene from Bosse Lindquist’...mais »