Monthly Archives: November 2020

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The effects of the presence or absence of crotamine in rattlesnake venom

This study revealed that there is a pattern in the distribution of a small protein, named crotamine, in rattlesnake venoms. Moreover, the presence or absence of this protein can alter the venom composition and, consequently, the envenoming effects, which could affect the antivenom efficacy Read More →

Acupuncture may reduce anxiety in pregnant women

The objective of this study was to identify effects of auriculotherapy to reduce the anxiety of pregnant women during the low-risk prenatal. Findings showed significant reduction of anxiety status in the experimental group suggesting that this practice is a potential therapy belonging to the integrative and complementary practice – ICP, and this is should be incorporated to the activities of health practice to women during the pregnancy. Read More →

Eating habits, personality, mood, and headache: how eating disorders can relate to migraine?

Migraine is a common disorder without a cure. To unveil novel treatment possibilities, Turkish researchers went to look to an unexpected association: the relationship between migraine and eating disorders. They found that persons with migraine have a higher prevalence of eating disorders, and having both conditions seems to worsen migraine. Read More →

Antifungal action of liriodenine in systemic mycoses

The discovery and development of new compounds with antifungal action are essential to fight the emergence of resistant microorganisms. Liriodenine, a molecule extracted from plants, has shown to act against several strains of fungi that cause systemic mycoses. Read More →

What are the risks of violence that threaten the rights of the poorest children?

The study discusses at threatening children’s rights. The text identifies children’s daily lives under the threat of multifactorial violence, based on the statements of 301 interviewees, covering six programs that assist children, adolescents, and young people in highly vulnerable contexts, in four Latin American countries. Read More →

“Healthy Habits, Healthy Girls – Brazil” and sustainable dietary changes for adolescents

The “Healthy Habits, Healthy Girls – Brazil” program was an obesity prevention program for adolescents. Overall diet quality and the intake of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains were improved after program completion. Strategies for changing eating behaviors are needed as children and adolescents are reporting inadequate eating behaviors. Read More →

What are the main trends in education privatisation in African countries?

The article aims to compare the differences and the common points in relation to education privatization in 24 African countries considered African fragile and conflict-affected states by the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and receive financial support of this fund. The GPE is a relevant actor on the global education policy arena and directly influences national education policies. Read More →

Computerized image analysis detected differences in chromatin in follicular lesions

The present study evaluated whether a computerized image analysis would be able to detect nuclear differences between three thyroid tumor subtypes (NIFTP, IEFVPTC, and IFVPTC). The results point to the possibility of showing differences in the nuclear texture between NIFTP (non-invasive follicular thyroid neoplasm) and IFVPTC (infiltrative follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma), but not for IEFVPTC (tumour capsular invasion). Read More →