Barriers to physical activity practice by overweight women during leisure time

A study on factors related to physical inactivity was conducted at the Federal University of Bahia, where the authors found disturbing levels of physical inactivity in overweight women during their leisure time. The individual characteristics and environmental factors were considered the main reasons for these results. Read More →

How do mothers cope with the hospitalization of their babies at a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit?

Hearing that your child was born preterm and will be hospitalized affects the mothers very strongly. We sought to discover how they cope with this highly stressful context in real time, during and after the hospitalization. The impact of the News, the social support and the religious beliefs and the changes in how they cope with the situation were analyze using the Motivational Coping Theory, supporting a brief intervention. Read More →

What are the factors that explain the voluntary adoption of beef cattle traceability at farm level?

The traceability of beef origin is a requirement for some import markets. Research results show that capital-intensive livestock production system, high scale production, access to specialized information and high level of social capital increase the probability of voluntary adoption of beef cattle traceability at farm level. Read More →

How important are higher education aviation programs in Greece?

Aviation is closely related to the Greek economy, due to its influence on tourism and trade. Clearly, investment on human capital, in education and training, has a key role in sustaining the aviation industry’s growth. An article published by Journal of Aerospace Technology and Management presents an analysis of higher education aviation programs in Greece and suggests some solutions. Read More →

Study identifies the profile of farms poultry with Megninia spp.

The age range of chicken is a risk factor for the presence of Megninia spp. on commercial poultry farms. In addition, the use of mineral oil and acaricide in the diet for ectoparasite control also seems to be associated with the presence of the parasite. These results are part of a research interested in identifying the profile of farms that have the mite in their sheds. Read More →

Manuscrito brings new contributions to contemporary philosophical discussions

Manuscrito (Vol. 40.2) contains five original articles and a book review on topics ranging from logic and philosophy of mathematics to philosophy of language and metaphysics, making a valuable contribution to current debates in philosophy. Some articles are more historical and exegetical, and some a more systematic, dealing with contemporary issues. Read More →

Orthodontic treatment improves chewing and swallowing

The esthetic impacts of malocclusions constitute the main factor in determining the demand of orthodontic treatment. However, correction of malocclusions with fixed appliances can improve the processes of chewing and swallowing, whereas it should be emphasized that in addition to the obvious advantages of orthodontic treatment aesthetic reasons also come into play. Read More →

Internationalizing our publication – the increase in the number of submissions to the BAR from countries located in different continents

BAR’s second issue brings six interesting articles to all readers with different topics such as Strategy, Social & Environmental Management and Public Administration. In this issue, we have contributions from Brazilian authors and also articles from authors affiliated to Portugal, South Africa, Peru and Tanzania. Read More →

Research points to the feasibility of microRNAs as diagnostic biomarkers of heart disease in dogs and cats

Researchers at the Federal University of Paraná, have found through a literature review that microRNAs are effective as diagnostic biomarkers and may be useful in the prognostic evaluation of different heart diseases in dogs and cats. In addition, the alteration in the expression of microRNAs may aid in the understanding of the pathophysiology of diseases not yet fully clarified and may also be a promise in the therapeutic field of veterinary cardiology. Read More →

Research tests frequency of elimination of leptospires in urine in cows and sheep

Researchers at the Federal Fluminense University (UFF), in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, and the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA), Cattle of Milk, in Valença, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, have demonstrated through experimentation that leptospiral shedding is intermittent in sheep, regardless of the strain of leptospira inoculated. In cattle, intermittent elimination appeared in less quantity, in only 43.3% of the total animals tested. Read More →