Category: Health Sciences

Why are vaccines important for physicians and medical students?

The study sought to identify medical students’ and physicians’ perceptions with regard to the importance of vaccines and the risks of refusing vaccines. The results showed that although the two groups recognize the importance of vaccines, medical students and physicians do not adequately get themselves vaccinated. Furthermore, they have doubts about vaccine schedules, vaccine safety and vaccine refusal. Read More →

Can schizophrenia be prevented?

Schizophrenia is one of the most severe and disabling mental disorders and its effective treatment remains challenging. Patients often present devastating impacts in their quality of life and the disorder diagnosis commonly evokes a corrosive pessimism even among health professionals. The article reviews the history of the debates around this possible prevention. Read More →

Is physical exercise beneficial even in malnutrition?

It was demonstrated that physical exercise have benefits against malnutrition. Weight loss, known as the biggest feature of malnutrition, was reversed. Oxidative stress markers in the liver and blood, and liver health indicators that are known to be affected by malnutrition were also improved. Yet, how could exercise be beneficial to a “sick” organism? Read More →

What is the impact of asthma on the quality of life of parents and caregivers of children who have the disease?

This study aimed to evaluate the levels of quality of life of parents and caregivers of children diagnosed with asthma. The results demonstrate that the quality of life of individuals who take care of asthmatic children are significantly inferior compared to those responsible for healthy children or even children with asthma remission due to the care the disease requires. Read More →

Specialized breastfeeding service reveals main post-discharge problems of women

In a cohort study with 1,673 women, receiving follow-up in a specialized breastfeeding service, it was noted that low milk production and incorrect breastfeeding techniques were perceived as the main difficulties in the first postpartum month. Understanding the challenges women experience helps focus nursing care on the post-discharge period. Read More →

Belief in one’s own ability to make a change favors recovery from alcoholism

The ability to get rid of addiction is a skill to be learned, a goal to be renewed throughout life. In this sense, adherence to psychosocial treatments such as those offered by the Brazilian NHS represents an effective recovery strategy. Read More →

Social Media and health governance

For the first time, Ciência & Saúde Coletiva brings to its readers articles discussing the relevance of social networks in the mobilization, integration and decision making in health, evidencing the emergence of new and complex patterns of sociability and governance. Read More →

Can YouTube help with healthy nutrition?

Research conducted by nutritionists of the University of São Paulo point YouTube as a viable and recommended tool for promoting healthy nutrition among teenagers and adults, the results show that users not only access but also watch the videos about health until the end. Read More →

Conduct Protocol for eating approach of bereaved individuals

For the food approach of bereaved people a conduct protocol was developed guides of food surveys investigation. The observations of the applicability of this protocol consolidated the care emphasized with the alimentary approach of bereaved individuals, based on the time of bereavement, stages relating to the loss, distinction of loss and personality pattern. This protocol provides strong evidences that allows the professional to evaluate influence of bereavement on feeding, and knowledge that guides nutritional interventions more applicable to each case. Read More →

How can an educational intervention promote healthy eating habits during pregnancy?

The present study evaluated an intervention involving the use of regional foods during pregnancy based on a clinical trial. The intervention group (educational booklet) presented a statistically significant association in comparison with the control group (pregnant women who received nutritional orientation during low-risk prenatal care) and increased knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding regional foods. The results show that the intervention is recommended for promoting healthy eating. Read More →