Category: Health Sciences

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 →

Study shows that malocclusion has a negative impact on adolescents’ quality of life

A study carried out at Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) has shown that malocclusion (badly positioned teeth) may affect adolescents’ quality of life in a negative way. According to what was reported by parents and caregivers, youngsters with more serious alterations show more impaired aspects of emotional and social well-being than individuals without alterations or with minor ones. Read More →

Research addresses mini-implants insertion without vertical angulation

Orthodontic mini-implants have been routinely used in orthodontic treatments. Technical guidelines point to the need of vertical inclination during insertion. An analysis of the influence of vertical inclination on the maximum insertion torque is available in Dental Press Journal of Orthodontics. Read More →

What is the possible effect of clown interaction on vital signs and nonverbal communication of hospitalized children?

Researchers at the Faculdade de Medicina de Jundiaí [Jundiaí School of Medicine], in the city of Jundiaí (State of São Paulo, Brazil) and Universidade Guarulhos [Guarulhos University], in the city of Guarulhos (State of São Paulo, Brazil), published a study that shows the positive and beneficial effects of the interaction of hospitalized children with clowns using as indicators nonverbal communication and vital signs of these children. Read More →

Is the qualitative approach applicable to medical education and research?

The first issue of 2017 of Ciência & Saúde Coletiva presents the difficulties of medical researchers to adhere to qualitative research, on the one hand; on the other, it brings a series of articles, originating from empirical research or review in which these professionals appear as first authors or as member of research groups. The key question is: Why is that in the exercise of an essentially humanistic and intersubjective activity are there strong resistances to knowing and recognizing the scientificity of the qualitative method. Read More →

Research presents favorable results of psychological intervention with women victims of intimate partner violence

One of the factors for violence perpetuation is the transmission of coercitive practices through family generations. The Parceria Project (Projeto Parceria) aims at teaching parenting skills to Brazilian women victims of intimate partner violence and shows that it is possible to intervene in order to contribute to the development of healthier family relationships. Read More →

Research improves the practice of environmentally sustainable actions in the medication process in hospitals

Researchers from the Studies and Research Group in Health Services Administration and Nursing Management from The Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP) have developed studies to improve the practice of sustainable actions from an environmental point of view in hospitals. A recent doctoral thesis study carried out by researcher of the UNIFESP and member of the group, analyzed the sustainable actions taken by the nursing staff of an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) during the medication process and proposed interventions to improve environmental sustainability in a large hospital located in São Paulo – Brazil. The article was published in full in the journal Acta Paulista de Enfermagem. Read More →