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Niños en Brasil son adictos a alimentos ultraprocesados

Fuente: SciDev   [SÃO PAULO] Los niños brasileños con sobrepeso que consumen frecuentemente alimentos ultraprocesados como galletas, bizcochos y salchichas, tienden a volverse adictos a ellos de...

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World Health Organization panel weighs in on CRISPR-babies debate

Source: NatureThe World Health Organization (WHO) should create a global registry of studies that involve editing the human genome, and research funders and publishers should require scientists to...

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Variante africana del chikungunya se extendería más rápido en la región

Fuente: SciDev   [RIO DE JANEIRO] Aunque el virus chikungunya se introdujo en las Américas a través del genotipo asiático en 2013, investigadores de Brasil descubrieron que el genotipo africano...

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Biological sex shapes tumour evolution across cancer types

Source: NatureA person’s sex can affect the kinds of cancer-causing mutations they develop, according to a genomic analysis spanning nearly 2,000 tumours and 28 types of cancer.The results show...

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Infección previa por dengue reduce efectos de infección por zika

Fuente: SciDev   Los síntomas desencadenados por el virus del zika tienden a ser más leves en aquellas personas que antes habían sido infectadas por dengue, según halló un estudio publicado en la...

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Piel de las ranas esconde claves para curar enfermedades

Fuente: SciDev   Las ranas pueden ser un aliado valioso de la ciencia, no solo como indicadores biológicos del bienestar del ambiente, sino también como esperanza para la cura de muchas enfermedades...

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Johnson & Johnson Fails to Have $4.69 Billion Cancer Verdict Thrown Out

Source: GizmodoJohnson & Johnson, which lost a lawsuit brought by 22 women and their families who claimed their ovarian mesotheliomas were caused by talc products contaminated with the carcinogen...

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WHO: road traffic injuries the leading killer of children and young people

Source: MercoPressA new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) indicates road traffic deaths continue to rise, with an annual 1.35 million fatalities. The WHO Global status report on road...

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Brazil says it has covered 84% of vacancies left by the Cuban doctors

Source: MercoPressAs Cuban doctors in Brazil begin to head home amid a diplomatic spat between Havana and the Brazilian far-right president-elect, the health ministry of the country said nearly 84% of...

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Wide differences in antibiotic use between countries, says new data from WHO

Source: MercoPressNew data published by WHO reveals wide differences in consumption of antibiotics in different countries. For the first time, WHO has collated data on antibiotic consumption for human...

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Abbot Laboratories will pay US$ 25 million for bribing doctors to prescribe TriCor

Source: MercoPressThe U.S. Justice Department announced the settlement, which resolves claims first raised in a whistleblower lawsuit filed in federal court in Philadelphia in 2009Abbot Laboratiories...

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Microplastics found in the human track and stools

Source: MercoPressMicroplastics have been found in human stools for the first time, suggesting the tiny particles may be widespread in food. The study by researchers in Austria examined eight...

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Nudging Big Pharma’s Tropical Neglect

Source: Science for BrazilWhen will profits-hungry drug companies finally widen their attention from treating complex lifestyle-related diseases affecting citizens in wealthy countries, to the...

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Cancer immunologists scoop medicine Nobel prize

Source: NatureTwo scientists who pioneered an entirely new way to treat cancer have won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.James Allison at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer...

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Leishmaniasis visceral en Brasil: crece impacto social y económico

Fuente: SciDev   El impacto social y económico que provoca en Brasil la leishmaniasis visceral —una enfermedad infecciosa, letal si no se trata, transmitida por la picadura de mosquitos del género...

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A year after Maria, Puerto Rico’s economy remains feeble

Source: Washington PostADJUNTAS, Puerto Rico — September is ordinarily the beginning of harvest in the cool, crisp mountains of central Puerto Rico. Coffee farmers pluck the ripe arabica cherries from...

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Views and Experiences of Puerto Ricans One Year After Hurricane Maria

Source: Kaiser FoundationThis partnership survey from The Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation explores how Puerto Ricans are faring one year after Hurricane Maria struck the U.S....

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Crowdfunding Sites Are Putting Money in the Pockets of Cancer Quacks, Report Finds

Source: GizmodoIt’s become a heartbreakingly common sight on the internet: People using crowdfunding sites to raise money for their expensive health care, including cancer treatment. But a new report...

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Cancer burden rises to 18.1 million new cases and 9.6 million cancer deaths in 2018

Source: MercoPresThe International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) released on Wednesday the latest estimates on the global burden of cancer. The GLOBOCAN 2018 database, accessible online as part...

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Parasites and politics: why cross-cultural studies must control for relatedness, proximity and covariation

Source: Royal SocietyA growing number of studies seek to identify predictors of broad-scale patterns in human cultural diversity, but three sources of non-independence in human cultural variables can...

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Hallan residuos de pesticidas en peces de ríos uruguayos

Fuente: SciDev   [MONTEVIDEO] La detección generalizada de residuos de pesticidas en peces de dos de los principales ríos de Uruguay despierta una alerta temprana en torno al impacto del uso de...

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Medical Records of 90 Million People Left Vulnerable to Critical Security Flaws

Source: GizmodoSecurity researchers have found more than 20 bugs in the world’s most popular open source software for managing medical records. Many of the vulnerabilities were classified as severe,...

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Singapore's Largest Healthcare Group Hacked

Source: Hacker NewsSingapore's largest healthcare group, SingHealth, has suffered a massive data breach that allowed hackers to snatch personal information on 1.5 million patients who visited...

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Measles epidemic in northern Brazil linked to exodus of Venezuelans

Source: MercoPressThe Health Ministry said the majority of cases are in two Brazilian border states. The Health Ministry said the majority of cases are in two Brazilian border states.Brazil's Health...

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“Eliminación de malaria en América Latina es absolutamente posible”

Fuente: SciDev   Justo un mes después de que Paraguay fuera declarado libre de malaria por la Organización Mundial de la Salud, un nuevo libro hace un balance de las perspectivas para eliminar la...

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