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Health 2019

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"Female Viagra": How the new drug works to treat sexual dysfunction in women

More and more issues related to women's sexuality and libido have been gaining ground in the social and scientific spheres. Proof of this is the new drug approved in the United States known as "Viagra Feminino". The substance, in fact, is called flibanserin and will be marketed as Addyi. Even before being available on the market, the product has been causing shock in Brazil and the world, being the first active to treat female sexual dysfunction and also (male Viagra) for women.

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"I Do not Feel Different": Child Celebrates Hand Transplantation

American boy Zion Harvey celebrated a year of the success of his transplantation of the hands, being able to carry out several activities normally. Zion was only 2 years old when he had to amputate his hands and feet because of a serious infection. In the same period, he also had to have one of his mother's kidneys, which contributed to the adaptation of the new hand.

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"I've Had ADHD Since Childhood," reveals gymnast Simone Biles

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ) is a neurobiological disorder that appears in childhood and that in most cases accompanies the individual throughout life. This is the case of the American gymnast Simone Biles, 19, who was the great star of the last Olympics in Rio 2016. "I have ADHD and it's not a shame to medicate myself for that, I'm not afraid people know," she said after be included in the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) Therapeutic Use Exemption Program (TUE).

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The researchers from the University at Buffalo in the United States also found that a balanced diet helps the smoker stay longer away from cigarettes.

One of the explanations for this relationship may be the fact that fruits and vegetables worsen the taste of cigarettes. For scholars, these findings are doubly beneficial as they help to quit smoking while encouraging the adoption of a healthy diet. Five ruthless tips to quit smoking Nicotine does not just create chemical dependence in the smoker, but also psychological dependence as it becomes an outlet for anxiety.

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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.

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10 Attitudes That Help Fight Public Health Problems

Often, when we think of diseases in a region, we forget the role of each individual when it comes to fighting them. If the issue is a public health problem in our community, every correct attitude is worth a lot. " " A good deal of disease can be avoided or at least be at risk of being reduced by individual measures, "says the Rodrigo Lima, director of the Brazilian Society of Family and Community Medicine The epidemiologist Eduardo Hage, director of the Department of Surveillance of Transmissible Diseases (DEVIT) of the Ministry of Health, citizen participation is essential.

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10 Common questions about endometriosis

The disease is recurrent among women because in addition to causing pain during intercourse, bowel changes during menstruation - such as diarrhea or pain to evacuate - is also associated with difficulties in getting pregnant after one year of unsuccessful attempts. Because menstrual cramps are common occurrences in a woman's life, it is recommended that research on the causes of pain should be done when women are reluctant to get better with medication or when they are unable to function normally.

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10 Days without exercise already impair brain health

A study done by the University School of Public Health of Maryland in the United States, found that stopping physical activity for only 10 days already reduces cerebral blood flow. This decrease may have serious implications for brain health. In the tests, the brain blood flows of healthy and physically active people between the ages of 50 and 80 were analyzed.

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12 Habits that help to have a fuller health

Eat better, sleep well, meet with friends. These and other habits help us to ensure a better and longer life. Check out 12 essential measures to increase your life expectancy and live with more quality. Science proves. 1. Eating better The care with what goes on your plate is one of the central points to achieve a higher quality of life.

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12 Steps to care for a person with dementia

Raising the elderly population is a global phenomenon. Today the third age represents approximately 10% of the world population, being able to reach in 2050, 22%. With the aging population, there was an increase in the number of degenerative diseases, such as dementia. The term "degenerative" refers to the loss of proper functioning of a particular organ and is not related to infection, inflammation or tumor.