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Anvisa prohibits sale of thermometers and devices with mercury

Anvisa prohibits sale of thermometers and devices with mercury

The National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) has approved a resolution prohibiting the manufacture, import and marketing of thermometers and pressure devices have mercury. The measure was unanimously approved by the Collegiate Board of the body on Tuesday, March 7.

With the decision, manufacturing companies, private health agencies and the Unified Health System will have to meet the requirements until the day January 1, 2019. This is not the first time the subject is discussed, in 2016 Anvisa had already presented a ban on the use of such equipment. In addition, in São Paulo, a law of 2014 had already suspended the use of mercury devices in the state.

The resolution passed the agreement of the Minamata Convention, signed in 2013 by 140 countries. The objective is to reduce the risks of the use of mercury for health and the environment.


Drinking during pregnancy is not conclusive

Drinking during pregnancy is not conclusive

The study in question reviewed 26 research on the subject. And it says evidence has been found that consuming up to four units of alcohol per week may be associated with a high risk that the baby will be born prematurely. But the scientists say the data are inconclusive. According to Bristol University Medical and Community College specialist Loubaba Mamluk, doctors are surprised that this fact has been so poorly researched by the medical community.

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Campaign Helps Encourage HIV Testing

Campaign Helps Encourage HIV Testing

Worldwide, there are 36.7 million people who are HIV positive, but the lack of adherence to treatment contributes to the disease continuing to occur. In order to show the importance of conducting HIV testing and making an early diagnosis, the company GSK / ViiV Healthcare created a campaign called Test in the Test.

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