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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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Vacuna controversial sí protege contra fiebre amarilla

Fuente: SciDev   [RÍO DE JANEIRO] El anuncio del gobierno brasileño de que aplicaría la vacuna contra la fiebre amarilla con un quinto de la dosis convencional para enfrentar la epidemia de la...

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World Health Organization update on suspected polio case in Venezuela

Source: MercoPressFollowing unconfirmed reports on 8 June of suspected polio re-emergence in Venezuela, final laboratory testing has confirmed the cause of the paralysis is not wild poliovirus or...

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South America’s Inca civilization was better at skull surgery than Civil War doctors

Source: Science MagazineCranial surgery without modern anesthesia and antibiotics may sound like a death sentence. But trepanation—the act of drilling, cutting, or scraping a hole in the skull for...

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Paraguay eliminó malaria pero se mantendrá en alerta

Fuente: SciDev   [Asunción] Si Paraguay quiere conservar la certificación de país libre de malaria deberá adoptar una serie de medidas sanitarias y mantener la vigilancia en sus servicios de salud...

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‘Apps’ para personas mayores y para quienes les cuidan

Fuente: El PaisEl uso de dispositivos móviles alcanza por igual a todos los tramos de edad y la atracción por estos dispositivos es igual para alguien mayor de 65 años que para un millennial. De...

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World No Tobacco Day: Tobacco and Heart Disease

Source: MercoPressTobacco use has declined markedly since 2000, according to a new WHO report, but the reduction is insufficient to meet globally agreed targets aimed at protecting people from death...

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How gut microbes are joining the fight against cancer

Source: NatureBertrand Routy earned a lamentable reputation with Parisian oncologists in 2015. A doctoral student at the nearby Gustave Roussy cancer centre, Routy had to go from hospital to hospital...

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Cáncer ligados a sobrepeso podrían duplicarse en Brasil

Fuente: SciDev   [SÃO PAULO] Los casos de cánceres asociados con la obesidad o el sobrepeso —como mama, colon y próstata, entre otros— representaron un poco más de 15.000 de los 470.000 diagnósticos...

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New evidence from genetic data links obesity with increased risk of smoking

Source: MercoPressA study by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) provides new evidence that increased weight and obesity may result in increased smoking. The study, published in the...

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México: más casos de zika que los reportados

Fuente: SciDev   [CIUDAD DE MÉXICO] Desde noviembre de 2015, cuando se confirmó la circulación del virus de Zika en México, el país ha reportado muchos menos casos de infecciones por este virus que...

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Uruguay: Ley del aborto reduce embarazos no planificados

Fuente: SciDev   [MONTEVIDEO] Luego de la legalización en 2012 de la interrupción voluntaria del embarazo hasta la semana 12 de gestación, Uruguay redujo en 11 por ciento los embarazos no planificados...

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Harassment and discrimination allegations roil a top US biomedical institute

Source: NatureAllegations of sexual harassment and assault levelled last week against Inder Verma, a prominent cancer biologist at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California,...

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Estudiantes de medicina de Paraguay saben poco guaraní

Fuente: SciDev   [ASUNCIÓN] Una encuesta sobre el grado de conocimiento del guaraní entre estudiantes de medicina en un hospital universitario de Paraguay reveló que solo 8,5% lo entiende y puede...

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New Studies Link Cell Phone Radiation with Cancer

Source: Scientific AmericanDoes cell phone radiation cause cancer? New studies show a correlation in lab rats, but the evidence may not resolve ongoing debates over causality or whether any effects...

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Aymaras tejen dispositivos para el corazón en Bolivia

Fuente: SciDev   [LA PAZ] La combinación de ciencia y habilidades ancestrales en Bolivia está permitiendo elaborar dispositivos únicos y apropiados para rehabilitar a niños que nacen con defectos...

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The CDC's New Chief Was Accused of Fudging HIV Vaccine Research in the Early 1990s

Source: Gizmodo The track record of Trump appointees tasked with safeguarding the country’s public health has been, in the kindest sense, spotty. So it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that the...

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How human embryonic stem cells sparked a revolution

Source: NatureDieter Egli was just about to start graduate school in 1998 when researchers first worked out how to derive human embryonic stem cells. In the two decades since, the prolific cells have...

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Yellowfever outbreak in urban Brazil

Source: Mercopress Travelers to Brazil are being warned to vaccinate themselves against yellow fever due to an outbreak of the disease in urban areas, the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warned...

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Yellow fever in Brazil: extended vaccine fractionation because of lack of supplies

Source: MercoPressThe Brazilian Ministry of Health has reported that from July 1, 2017 to February 15 of this year, 409 cases of yellow fever were confirmed in the country, 183 in São Paulo, 157 in...

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U.S. diplomats in Cuba have unusual brain syndrome, but there’s no proof they were attacked, study says

Source: Science MagazineU.S. diplomats who fell ill in Cuba are victims of a new neurological syndrome, according to brain researchers at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn). But the team was...

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A Study Showing the Dangers of Hot Tea Reveals How Complex Cancer Risks Can Be

Source: GizmodoThere are few better things on a blustery cold day than a spot of hot tea. But a new study published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that some people’s tea habits—in...

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Massive vaccination, 23.8 million, against yellow fever in Sao Paulo and Rio do Janeiro

Source: MercoPressBrazil launched a mass immunization campaign that will deliver fractional doses of yellow fever vaccine to residents of 69 municipalities in the states of Rio de Janeiro and São...

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Desarrollan sensor para diagnóstico precoz de malaria

Fuente: SciDev   [SÃO PAULO] Una tira de papel de cromatografía, similar a las usadas en las pruebas de embarazo, es la base de un biosensor desarrollado por investigadores brasileños para el...

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