Category: Rpp

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 →

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 →