Mobile technology application facilitates data collection for health professionals

Study developed a mobile technology application to collect data from health professionals in the Family Health Strategy Program to investigate the time and movement/mobility involved in performing care interventions/activities. The application potentialized data collection, facilitating the stages of data registration and storage, maintenance of information integrity, data transmission and storage, information organization and processing, and a greater security in the analysis of results. Read More →

Research tests concentration of toxic metals in commercial yerba mate in the southern Brazilian states

The Yerba mate commercialized in the Brazilian states of Rio Grande do Sul, Paraná and Santa Catarina has a high concentration of cadmium metal, exceeding the limit established by the National Agency of Sanitary Surveillance (ANVISA). Even so, when used in hot infusions, yerba mate exhibits low concentrations of toxic metals such as arsenic, cadmium and lead. Read More →

On impact factor and language of publication

Is there a direct relationship in Brazil between a language of publication and the impact factor on Spell electronic library? The editor-in-chief of BAR – Brazilian Administration, Prof. Salomão Farias, makes a few reflections about this and invites you all to check BAR’s third edition – Volume 14, number 3, 2017. Read More →

Role and parental involvement in the Portuguese secondary school: Challenges and changes

Parents’ role and their involvement in children’s education changes during adolescence and parents consider that establishing rules, monitoring, and parental support are the most challenging roles in adolescent education. Read More →

Research investigates the presence of antibiotic residues in samples of milk consumed in the Southwest region of Paraná

Residues of antibiotics used to cure mastitis were found in milk samples from various sources, consumed and marketed in the Capanema microregion in the Southwest region of Paraná state, Brazil. These were the notes of a research published in the Journal Ciência Rural. Read More →

Research establishes genetic transformation protocol of maize variety BR 451

How does the process of genetic transformation of the Brazilian BR 451 maize variety occur through genetic engineering? This question mobilized researchers from the University of Passo Fundo (UPF), in Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, to undertake a research on the introduction of asexual genes in this species. Read More →

Is depression different between women and men? Does it influence on its treatment?

Researchers of the University Catholic of Pelotas published recently study where new findings are presented after brief cognitive intervention for improvement of depressive symptoms in young adults with depression. This research was part of a bigger project developed by Health and Behavior Post Graduation Program between 2008 and 2012. The results showing difference in depressive symptoms and possible difference between men and women post cognitive psychotherapy. This results possibly indicate the influence of biological and, mainly, cultural aspects in the expression of depressive symptoms and in their treatment. The present research opens precedent to professional reflection about the methods of treatment to be adopted according to patient’s sex. Read More →

Can we help babies not to feel pain during hospitalization at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit?

According to the World Health Organization, pain is a relevant worldwide problem in the healthcare field. Specifically, in the Neonatology both pharmacological and non-pharmacological management and relief of pain should be included in the clinical practice of health care and development of infants in Neonatal Intensive Care Units. Read More →

Literature review covers supplementation of progestogens in pigs gestation

Although it has already been described for decades, the use of progestogens in manipulating swine gestation needs to be evaluated under current conditions of swine production. There are still few available scientific data on this technique and its commercial viability. Researchers from the Federal Universities of Pelotas, Santa Maria, and the state of Rio Grande do Sul have reached these conclusions from a literature review of studies on the manipulation of the childbirth of the female swine. Read More →

The mandible position has influence in getting a job position?

The research compared the perception of orthodontists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, visual artists and lay people when assessing the impact of mandible’s sagittal position, in lateral view, on face attractiveness, employability and on the socio-economic profile perception. The profiles considered more attractive were also the ones pointed out as more likely to being hired for a job and with better socio-economic condition. Read More →