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1.6 Million homes were identified with outbreaks of dengue and Zika virus

1.6 Million homes were identified with outbreaks of dengue and Zika virus

Agência Brasil - Aedes aegypti agents have visited since January 48.2 million properties in Brazil, including homes, public and commercial buildings.

During the visits, 1.6 million properties were identified with outbreaks of the mosquito, which represents 3.36% of the total of the inspected.

The government's goal is for that number to be reduced to less than 1% of real estate with mosquito breeding sites. The survey was released on November 4 by the National Coordination and Control Room for Coping with Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika.

In this first cycle of visits, the inspections had the participation of 266 thousand community health agents and 46 thousand control of endemics, and with the support of the military.

In comparison with the last balance sheet of the Coordination Room, released on February 26, there was a 16.1% increase in visits. So far, 93% of the cities, or 5,164 of the 5,570 Brazilian municipalities, have been inspected.


Marijuana is found in the milk of mothers who smoke the drug

Marijuana is found in the milk of mothers who smoke the drug

The study collected breastmilk samples from 8 mothers who smoke marijuana regularly and who were breastfeeding their babies for 2 to 5 months. The participants stayed for at least 24 hours without smoking the drug and were then instructed to inhale 0.1 g of the plant containing 23% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) - psychoactive substance present in Cannabis.

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Hypothyroidism: eight doubts about thyroid disease

Hypothyroidism: eight doubts about thyroid disease

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that exists to harmonize the functioning of the body. Located in the neck, is responsible for the production of two hormones T3 (triiodothyronine) and T4 (thyroxine), which stimulate the metabolism and interfere in the performance of organs such as heart and kidneys, even altering the menstrual cycle.

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