Category: Health Sciences

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 →

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 →

Young homosexual and bisexual men who were victims of violence have higher vulnerability to HIV

A study conducted with young homosexual and bisexual men who experienced repeated aggression situations throughout childhood and adolescence indicated increased vulnerability to HIV infection. Different forms of violence can cause preconditions that favor the non-use of sexual protection in this population. Read More →

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 →

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 →

Thematic blogs on the loss of a child — a strategy to deal with maternal grief

Scientists of the Interdisciplinary Center for Research on Loss and Grief (NIPPEL, which is linked to the School of Nursing, University of Sao Paulo), concluded that the internet can help mothers who lost their children to elaborate their grief. The reason is that expression and validation of mourning in blogs can contribute for mothers to develop coping strategies, while they deal with stressors related to loss and death. Read More →

Mother: Do you know what is the Guthrie Test?

A study conducted with mothers showed superficial knowledge about the Guthrie Test. Such test, included in the Neonatal Screening Program (PNTN), aims at detecting asymptomatic infectious and genetic diseases at birth, mainly inborn errors of metabolism, facilitating early diagnosis and treatment of these diseases, in order to avoid sequelae for the child. Read, find out, and update your knowledge on this important subject for the promotion of neonatal health. Read More →

Complications in patients submitted to neurosurgical procedures

Neurosurgical procedures are often performed in an elective mode or in urgency or emergency situations. In the postoperative period, the patients perform in general intensive care or neurological units, or even in hospital admission units. Despite the care provided in the postoperative period, patients can present systemic or neurological complications, impacting hospitalization time as well as hospital cost and mortality. Read More →

Health systems in Brazil and regionalization policies

There is currently a crucial moment in the implementation of the Unified Health System (SUS), since its performance is questioned on all sides, in general, magnifying a superficial view of its failures and denying many of its successes. Read More →

Pregnant women modify the labor progress when use warm bath and Swiss ball

Research demonstrates the use of warm shower and perineal exercises with Swiss ball alone or combined during labor improves fetal well-being, stimulates uterine contractions, reduces labor time and accelerates progression to outcome in normal birth. Read More →