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641 Cases of microcephaly were confirmed among the 5,909 reported

Health Agency - The Ministry of Health and the states investigate 4,222 suspected cases of microcephaly throughout the country. This represents 71.5% of reported cases. The new bulletin released on Tuesday (1st) also points out that 1,046 notifications have already been discarded and 641 confirmed for microcephaly and other nervous system disorders, suggestive of congenital infection.

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67 Cases of microcephaly were already related to the Zika virus

Suspicious cases of microcephaly under investigation by the Ministry of Health and the states reach 4,107 across the country. The numbers are part of the Epidemiological Report of Microcephaly, released on Tuesday (23). The bulletin also indicates that 950 reports have already been discarded and 583 confirmed for microcephaly and other nervous system disorders, suggestive of congenital infection.

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7 Myths and 5 truths about diabetes

In Brazil, about seven million people over the age of 18 have the disease. A study of the Brazilian Society of Diabetes, indicates that more than 60% of them do not know that they have the disease. Chronic metabolic dysfunction due to a deficiency of insulin - a hormone produced by the pancreas - that can be caused by genetic factors or due to poor living habits such as sedentary lifestyle and an unbalanced diet, filled with sugar.

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7 Questions about sex during menstruation

Sex during menstruation is a subject that usually brings controversy. Some people do not feel comfortable with the situation, others believe that having sex in the shower can be a good alternative. Regardless of the choice, the best option - be it to fuck or not - is to leave the woman at ease and safe.

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7 Signs that gingivitis progressed to periodontitis

Many people find that the greatest oral problem is cavities, but after 35 years they tend to reduce it. "After that age, periodontal diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis are the most frequent dental conditions," says dental surgeon Rodrigo Bueno de Moraes, a specialist in periodontics and scientific advisor to the Brazilian Association of Dental Surgeons (ABCD).

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75% Use of drugs for hyperactivity in Brazil

A survey by the National Sanitary Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) showed that the consumption of the drug methylphenidate, used for the treatment of hyperactivity, increased 75% from 2009 to 2011 by children between the ages of six and 16 years. The research was based on data from the National System of Controlled Products Management (SNGPC) and also shows that, among the population aged 16 to 59 years, the growth in drug consumption was 27.

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8 Tips to Avoid and Control Hypertension

Controlling hypertension with medicines is routine in the lives of 1/4 of Brazilians. The disease, which overloads the heart, is chronic and can cause severe vision, kidney and brain problems, as well as causing myocardial infarction. But small attitudes can either prevent the condition or help control it.

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9 Care to prevent illness in the office

Many of us probably spend more hours of the day with co-workers than with family. We share workstations and meeting rooms, not counting the coffee machine and the birthday cakes in the cup. Closed spaces with a large concentration of people provide conditions for the transmission of some diseases, especially those that pass from person to person through droplets of saliva present in coughing, speech and also on the surfaces of hands and what is touched.

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9 Early signs of dementia

A dementia goes far beyond memory loss - this complicated condition is marked by a series of symptoms, especially in the beginning. But they can be subtle and not always easy to recognize. So how do you know if you or a loved one is showing signs of Alzheimer's or another form of dementia? According to experts, any change that is different from a person's habitual behavior may be a cause for concern.

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9 Tips From Doctors To Stay Healthy And Well

You arrive at the hospital or doctor's office and the doctor is there in white, sometimes tired of hours worked, but healthy. Surrounded by people sneezing, coughing, with all sorts of pains or injuries, but nothing seems to affect him. Why does it happen? Doctors, in addition to having studied how the human body works and ways to avoid - when possible - make it sick, also have their tricks.