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13 Tips to better deal with epilepsy

Epilepsy is one of the most important chronic disorders of childhood as well as one of the most common causes of neurological disturbance in this age group. About 50% of epileptics present the problem before age five and 75% before age twenty. Epilepsy is a temporary and reversible change in brain functioning that occurs when a part of the brain begins to emit incorrect signals for a few seconds or minutes without being caused by fever, drugs or other diseases.

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14-Year-old girl with degenerative disease opts for euthanasia

Jerika Bolen was diagnosed at 8 months of age with Spinal Muscular Atrophy AME), a degenerative disease that affects the control of nerve movement. After 30 surgeries, the 14-year-old American decided that her efforts, more dedicated to her own family than herself, did not match the results. The girl spends 12 hours a day sitting in a wheelchair and attached to a fan that ensures your breath.

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20% Of babies with Zika complications do not have microcephaly

The Brazilian study - Microcephaly and the history of red spots during pregnancy are insufficient criteria to identify the consequences of Zika virus infection in newborns. The finding is part of a study commissioned by the Ministry of Health, published on Wednesday (29) by the British scientific journal The Lancet.

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23 Vaccine projects against Zika virus are in development, says WHO

"Experts agree that the development of a vaccine against the Zika virus is imperative," he said. "Projects in progress may start clinical trials before the end of 2016, but it may take years before a fully tested and licensed vaccine is available," he added. These early studies are focused on vaccine availability for pregnant or reproductive age women due to the risk of microcephaly.

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5 Benefits you did not know about Buscopan

Every now and then, do you feel a pain that resembles something squeezing your belly? Or do you feel you have a knot in the abdominal area? Yeah, know you're not alone. Many people, both men and women, suffer from abdominal pains or discomforts. It is precisely these bouts of pain that Buscopan can help improve with quick relief.

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5 Required care with baby's skin

When it comes to baby skin, a soft, silky smooth skin with no wrinkles or other problems comes to mind. But other than fluffy, the baby's skin is also more sensitive and is more prone to allergies, rashes and other sensitivities. According to a 2000 study by the Pediatric Clinics of North America, in Philadelphia, United States, 80% of newborns will have some skin lesion in the first month of life.

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5 Ways to get involved in Rio's health issues

Rio de Janeiro has been the focus of media in recent days, not only due to the Olympic Games, but also to the fear that some athletes are contracting Zika virus and other Aedes aegypti-related illnesses during their stay in the city. But with the involvement of the population, it is much easier to help to avoid the spread of diseases not only in Rio de Janeiro, but also in cities throughout the country!

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596 Thousand new cases of cancer are estimated in Brazil in 2016

On World Cancer Day, February 4, the National Cancer Institute (INCA) launched the estimate of new cases of the disease in Brazil in the biennium 2016-2017. The numbers complement those released on November 27, 2015, National Cancer Day. According to the agency, 596 thousand new cases of cancer are predicted in Brazil in 2016, with women accounting for the largest number of cases , 300 thousand and the men 295 thousand.

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6 Things that every woman needs to know about the risks of the birth control pill

For decades, the contraceptive pill has been widely used by women around the world. Currently, however, many cases of problems have been reported on the internet, such as deep venous thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism and stroke, and even death, resulting from the use of this medication, scaring the adherents of the contraceptive method.

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60% Of people over 60 years of age are hypertensive

The study also revealed that 22% of people over 60 have diabetes in São Paulo. The high index does not only affect the elderly - when compared to all age groups, the city of São Paulo has 23% more cases of diabetes than the rest of the country. The Federal Government's Vigitel study registers a 6.5% incidence of the disease in the country, while in São Paulo the rate rises to 8%.