Monthly Archives: July 2020

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Face masks: how important are they in a pandemic?

The use of homemade fabric face mask constitutes an important non-pharmacological intervention to protect population against infection by bacteria and viruses, especially in a pandemic situation. This intervention combined with hygiene, disinfection of high-touch surfaces, and cough etiquettes are efficient measures to prevent transmission of coronavirus. Read More →

Mental health of the general population and health professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic

Aside from concerns regarding physical health, COVID-19 entails repercussions in mental health as well. The population in general and health professionals in particular have reported symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress. Rapid changes in routine and financial instability may also affect interpersonal relationships and psychological well-being. Read More →

Chondroitin Polymerizing Factor and its therapeutic function for the clinical treatment of lung cancer

Lung cancer is the most common malignancy worldwide and is characterized by rapid progression, aggressive behavior, frequent recurrence, and poor prognosis. Study investigate the function of CHPF in lung cancer, lentiviral vectors expressing CHPF shRNA were stably transduced into A549 and H1299 cells. Compared to shCtrl cells, CHPF knockdown cells had significantly reduced proliferation. Read More →

Health professionals fighting COVID-19 in hospitals and risking their health and life to care of infected patients

The paper discusses the challenge faced by health professionals delivering care to patients with COVID-19, and who are at high risk for infection. The adequate use of personal protective equipment reduces the risk, however, there is a need to have adequate provision of these protective materials available, and also trained professionals who can use them. Read More →

Organic agriculture brings quality of life to producers

Organic agriculture’s main characteristic is the production of food and other products without the use of chemicals. The use of these products, such as pesticides and pesticides, are harmful not only to consumers, but also to those who produce these foods. In search of evidence that shows the quality of life of organic farmers, a review gathered eleven papers on this theme. Read More →