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Data de publicação: 29/02/2024 - 12:27
There are different parameters for assessing a child's development from birth, and weight and height gain is some of these factors. However, there are indirect influences that act on this factor of development. This is what a new study published by researchers from the Center for Data and Knowledge Integration for Health (Cidacs/Fiocruz Bahia) points out. The research findings suggest that the ethnicity/color of pregnant women affects the...
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Data de publicação: 29/02/2024 - 12:03
Fiocruz and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) signed an agreement last Wednesday (2/21) to set up a research center in the UFRJ Technology Park. The partnership between the institutions will allow setting up an innovation-promoting environment in the form of a health technology platform, aimed at developing products, services and technologies to meet the demands of the Unified Health System (SUS). Present at the signing ceremony...
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Data de publicação: 26/02/2024 - 14:21
Since the beginning of the year, infections caused by the Aedes aegypt mosquito, such as dengue and chikungunya, have been on the rise. In recent weeks, Acre, Minas Gerais, Goiás and the Federal District have declared a state of emergency following an increase in the number of dengue cases, requiring extra care with the mosquito. Other cities are seeing the numbers rise not only for this disease, but also for chikungunya. The State of S...
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Data de publicação: 23/02/2024 - 15:01
The suicide rate among young people grew by 6% a year in Brazil between 2011 and 2022. In turn, notification rates for self-injuries in the 10-24 age group increased by 29% every year in the same period. The figure was higher compared to the general population, whose suicide rate grew by an average of 3.7% a year and self-injury by 21% a year over the same period. These results were found in the analysis of a set of nearly 1 million data points...
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Data de publicação: 20/02/2024 - 15:57
The production of vaccines and diagnostic kits and the use of Wolbachia mosquitoes on a large scale were topics that led to the visit of the Nigerian and Indonesian Health ministers to Fiocruz on 2/8. With different agendas, they visited the Manguinhos Campus in Rio de Janeiro at different times and took part in meetings with members of the Foundation's units. The similarities in health challenges between countries and the process of...
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Data de publicação: 20/02/2024 - 15:49
A delegation from the United Kingdom was at Fiocruz on February 5th for a meeting about The Global Health Network Latin America and the Caribbean (TGHN LAC). The consortium is supported by the Wellcome Trust and the following partners from Latin American and Caribbean countries: the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, in Brazil; the Instituto de Efectividad Clínica y Sanitaria (IECS), in Argentina; the Instituto de Enfermedades Infecciosas y...
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Data de publicação: 20/02/2024 - 10:47
During the meeting of the 37th Summit of the African Union (AU), president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva announced, last Saturday (17/2), the expansion of health cooperation with the continent, with the creation of a representation of Fiocruz in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia. On the trip around the country, the president of the Foundation, Mario Moreira, accompanied the Brazilian delegation, representing Minister Nísia Trindade Lima...
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Data de publicação: 19/02/2024 - 10:21
Fiocruz will be responsible for producing and delivering 600,000 dengue molecular diagnostic tests (RT-PCR) to the Ministry of Health (MS). The tests allow confirming the infection and identifying the circulating dengue serotype (1, 2, 3 and 4), but also Zika and chikungunya. In addition to the 300,000 reactions to be delivered throughout the year, another 300,000 emergency tests will be offered in the first months of the year (photo:...
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Data de publicação: 09/02/2024 - 15:10
The Leônidas & Maria Deane Institute (ILMD/Fiocruz Amazônia), through the Surveillance Center for Emerging, Reemerging or Neglected Viruses, in partnership with several institutions, carried out the genomic and epidemiological characterization of the outbreak of the oropouche virus (Orov), which has been occurring since 2022. Orov is endemic to the Amazon region and has been recording outbreaks in Brazil since the 70s. Orov...
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Data de publicação: 09/02/2024 - 14:40
Researchers evaluated the immunogenicity, efficacy and safety of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in a group ten years after the last dose. Coordinated by Fiocruz Bahia researcher Edson Duarte Moreira Júnior and published in the journal Pediatrics, of the American Association of Pediatrics, the study followed 301 boys and 971 girls who received three doses of the 9vHPV vaccine in the baseline study (day 1, months 2 and 6) and...
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Data de publicação: 07/02/2024 - 17:11
Women living in economically segregated areas, with few resources and poor access to health services, are more likely to die from breast cancer. However, these risk factors can be mitigated with income transfer programs, such as the Bolsa Família Program (PBF, in the Portuguese acronym). A recent study, published in the journal Jama Network conducted by researchers from Fiocruz Bahia's Center for Data and Knowledge Integration for...
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Data de publicação: 05/02/2024 - 16:53
The Pasteur Network has announced the election of new regional representatives for the Americas, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Euro-Mediterranean. Among the elected representatives is Mario Moreira, the president of Fiocruz. Alongside Carlos Bathhyany, from the Pasteur Institute in Montevideo, he will represent the Americas. The newly elected representatives will serve two-year terms and become part of the Board of Directors of the Association....
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Data de publicação: 31/01/2024 - 14:54
Not every pregnancy is the same, as Jecita Pereira Clares knows, who had no complications with the birth of her first child and then faced a premature birth with her second. At 25 weeks, Benjamin was born weighing 750 grams and Jecita experienced the emotional rollercoaster common to mothers with children in intensive care units. When Radis spoke to her in the Milk Bank room at the Taguatinga Regional Hospital (HRT) in the Federal District,...
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Data de publicação: 26/01/2024 - 14:57
A study by the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC/Fiocruz) reveals the accelerated growth of artificial intelligence (AI) applications aimed at tackling cancer. Published in the journal Nature Biotechnology, the study analyzed global patent registrations in the area, showing the expansion of new technologies, mainly related to image analysis, biomarkers, early disease detection and gene expression modeling. Carried out in a database that gathers...
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Data de publicação: 25/01/2024 - 10:07
Developed by researchers from Fiocruz Bahia's Center for Data and Knowledge Integration for Health (Cidacs), the article Incidence and risk factors of tuberculosis among 420,854 household contacts of patients with tuberculosis in the 100 Million Brazilian Cohort (2004-18): a cohort study is the cover story of the January issue of the journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases. The study describes a high incidence of tuberculosis among household...
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Data de publicação: 22/01/2024 - 13:26
A study conducted by Fiocruz researchers suggests that the use of IBMP chimeric antigens has promising potential for the safe diagnosis of Chagas disease in regions where the protozoa Crithidia sp. LVH-60A and Trypanosoma cruzi coexist. The research, led by Fred Luciano Neves Santos, from the Gonçalo Moniz Institute (Fiocruz Bahia), was published in the journal Diagnostics and focused on the development of precise immunoassays, a method...
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Data de publicação: 19/01/2024 - 15:16
Thousands of people every year are affected by outbreaks of infectious diseases. Moreover, according to European Commission documents, the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed that the current international surveillance and warning system for infectious diseases does not work fast enough when faced with a rapidly dispersed respiratory pathogen. In this context, health authorities and agencies from different countries recognize that quicker detection...
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Data de publicação: 19/01/2024 - 11:47
Seven new species of helminths, popularly known as worms, have been discovered through a study conducted by the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC/Fiocruz) and the State University of Maranhão (UEMA). The parasites were found in fish collected in the States of Acre, Maranhão and Minas Gerais. The findings were published in the journal Parasite and in the Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária (Brazilian Journal of...
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Data de publicação: 11/01/2024 - 18:46
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Data de publicação: 28/12/2023 - 10:12
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has adopted a positive scientific opinion for Arpraziquantel for the treatment of schistosomiasis in preschool children (3 months to 6 years old). The application was submitted by the Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium, under the EU-M4all procedure for high-priority medicines for human use intended for countries outside the European Union. In Brazil, the regulatory submission to the Brazilian Health Regulatory...
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Data de publicação: 28/12/2023 - 09:40
The Institute of Drug Technology (Farmanguinhos/Fiocruz) has signed a technology transfer agreement for the production of the medicine tofacitinib citrate, a generic clone of Xeljanz®. The partnership was signed with Pfizer Brazil on Wednesday (12/20), in Rio de Janeiro. The aim is to strengthen national production and increase public access to the treatment of immune-mediated inflammatory diseases, i.e. those triggered by imbalances in the...
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Data de publicação: 27/12/2023 - 12:22
COVID-19 has exposed socio-economic and healthcare inequalities in Brazil, as well as the importance and weaknesses of the SUS, pointing to the need to reverse divestment in the universal public health system, a fundamental policy for reducing inequalities in the country. This is the conclusion of the article COVID-19 inpatient mortality in Brazil from 2020 to 2022: a cross-sectional overview study based on secondary data, authored by...
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Data de publicação: 27/12/2023 - 12:07
With the arrival of winter in the Amazon, there is growing concern about the diseases transmitted by Aedes aegypti, known as arboviruses. Dengue, zika and chikungunya are the most common diseases in the Amazon region, but there are also other less well-known diseases, such as the oropouche and mayaro viruses (the latter which is very common in hard-to-reach places and forest areas, with the Haemagogus janthinomys mosquito as the main vector of...
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Data de publicação: 27/12/2023 - 11:46
The Institute of Drug Technology (Farmanguinhos/Fiocruz) has taken an important step towards internationalizing its activities by signing a memorandum of understanding with the University of Coimbra (UC). International cooperation provides for the development of actions in the areas of education, research and technological development in health. Signed by the director of Farmanguinhos, Jorge Mendonça, and by the vice-dean of the...
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Data de publicação: 14/12/2023 - 16:00
In a morning of tributes, acknowledgments and commitments to public health, the director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Jarbas Barbosa, was awarded an honorary doctorate from Fiocruz by the Foundation's president, Mario Moreira. The sanitarian, a graduate of the Sergio Arouca National School of Public Health (Ensp/Fiocruz), is the seventh person to receive the most important title awarded by Fiocruz to those who work to...
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