Category: Health Sciences

Therapeutic toy helps children coping with fear and venous puncture-related pain

This study proposed the use of the therapeutic toy for hospitalized children undergoing venous puncture, and confirmed that this is a valuable resource for children to cope with pain and fear in medical procedures that often generate stress and suffering. Read More →

A traffic educational program for children can help prevent accidents?

A study evaluated the knowledge, attitudes, and preventive practices regarding traffic accidents among children from two public schools in Northeastern Brazil, before and after an educational program created in partnership with a school in Coimbra, Portugal. The educative intervention increased the level of knowledge and maintained the attitudes and preventive practices related to traffic accidents stable among 3rd and 5th grade students. Read More →

Excess body weight and adolescence: what factors are involved?

What are the factors that contribute for excess body weight in adolescents? This study included 635 adolescents from public state schools. The investigation was carried out by researchers from the Universidade Estadual de Monte Claros. Results were quite uncommon considering those often found in studies about excess body weight in adolescents. Read More →

Does facial skeletal asymmetries have the same components in Class I, II, and III individuals?

The term facial asymmetry is used when there is an imbalance regarding the homologous parts of the dentofacial complex, affecting the proportion between the structures. This study highlights how symmetry significantly influences facial appearance and analyzes different patient groups showing different intensities of asymmetry. Read More →

Malocclusion, bullying and oral health-related quality of life: are they associated?

This study investigated the presence of malocclusion and bullying and the effect of these factors in oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) of Brazilian adolescents. As result, bullying and previous orthodontic treatment had a statistically significant association with OHRQoL, demonstrating the psychosocial importance of orthodontic treatment. Read More →

Parenteral nutrition administered by familial caregivers at home: Is it possible?

This study aimed to present the experience of training familial caregivers how to use parenteral nutrition at home for children and adolescents participating in a multi-professional intestinal rehabilitation program at a university hospital. The project concluded that such a practice is feasible in the public health system in Brazil. Read More →

What are the challenges to prevent suicide among Brazilian children and adolescents?

Scientific evidences have pointed out for the increase of suicides among children and adolescents worldwide, including Brazil. This study presents risk factors related with this phenomenon, as well as reflections that can indicate pathways to support suicide preventions among this specific population. Read More →

Is there aesthetic difference between the different orthodontic wires used with porcelain braces?

Study evaluated people’s opinion regarding the aesthetics of orthodontic wires when using porcelain braces. The results showed that the population perceives differences between the metallic wires and those covered by aesthetic materials, preferring the coated wires. Read More →

Can asymmetries in the smile be corrected with Orthodontics?

Tooth inclination resulting from occlusal plane canting may compromise smile esthetics and lead to functional problems. Skeletal anchorage, a new treatment technique, may be used to correct these asymmetries, previously only treated by means of procedures that are either more invasive surgically or more complex mechanically. Read More →

Does exposure to air pollutants cause hospitalization for respiratory diseases?

Study aimed to identify an association between exposure to air pollutants (more specifically fine particulate matter) and hospitalizations for respiratory diseases in children aged up to 10 years. The researchers found an association between exposure to this material and an increased risk of hospitalization for girls, but not a significant one for boys. Read More →