Category: Press Releases

Is depression different between women and men? Does it influence on its treatment?

Researchers of the University Catholic of Pelotas published recently study where new findings are presented after brief cognitive intervention for improvement of depressive symptoms in young adults with depression. This research was part of a bigger project developed by Health and Behavior Post Graduation Program between 2008 and 2012. The results showing difference in depressive symptoms and possible difference between men and women post cognitive psychotherapy. This results possibly indicate the influence of biological and, mainly, cultural aspects in the expression of depressive symptoms and in their treatment. The present research opens precedent to professional reflection about the methods of treatment to be adopted according to patient’s sex. Read More →

Can we help babies not to feel pain during hospitalization at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit?

According to the World Health Organization, pain is a relevant worldwide problem in the healthcare field. Specifically, in the Neonatology both pharmacological and non-pharmacological management and relief of pain should be included in the clinical practice of health care and development of infants in Neonatal Intensive Care Units. Read More →

Literature review covers supplementation of progestogens in pigs gestation

Although it has already been described for decades, the use of progestogens in manipulating swine gestation needs to be evaluated under current conditions of swine production. There are still few available scientific data on this technique and its commercial viability. Researchers from the Federal Universities of Pelotas, Santa Maria, and the state of Rio Grande do Sul have reached these conclusions from a literature review of studies on the manipulation of the childbirth of the female swine. 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 →

How do mothers cope with the hospitalization of their babies at a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit?

Hearing that your child was born preterm and will be hospitalized affects the mothers very strongly. We sought to discover how they cope with this highly stressful context in real time, during and after the hospitalization. The impact of the News, the social support and the religious beliefs and the changes in how they cope with the situation were analyze using the Motivational Coping Theory, supporting a brief intervention. Read More →

What are the factors that explain the voluntary adoption of beef cattle traceability at farm level?

The traceability of beef origin is a requirement for some import markets. Research results show that capital-intensive livestock production system, high scale production, access to specialized information and high level of social capital increase the probability of voluntary adoption of beef cattle traceability at farm level. Read More →

How important are higher education aviation programs in Greece?

Aviation is closely related to the Greek economy, due to its influence on tourism and trade. Clearly, investment on human capital, in education and training, has a key role in sustaining the aviation industry’s growth. An article published by Journal of Aerospace Technology and Management presents an analysis of higher education aviation programs in Greece and suggests some solutions. Read More →

Study identifies the profile of farms poultry with Megninia spp.

The age range of chicken is a risk factor for the presence of Megninia spp. on commercial poultry farms. In addition, the use of mineral oil and acaricide in the diet for ectoparasite control also seems to be associated with the presence of the parasite. These results are part of a research interested in identifying the profile of farms that have the mite in their sheds. Read More →