Health

‘Third dose against Covid in the elderly is due yesterday,’ says Fiocruz doctor

BY ANA BOTALLO – SÃO PAULO, SP (FOLHAPRESS) Although the advance of vaccination against Covid in the country brings signs of hope, the still low vaccination coverage (with two doses) and the circulation of the more contagious delta variant of the coronavirus draw the attention of specialists, who already see …

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Ceará starts vaccinating the public from 12 to 17 years old by the end of the week

Ceará has a total of 2,083,769 people who have completed Covid-19 immunization (two doses of AstraZeneca, CoronaVac, Pfizer or a single dose of Janssen). The amount equals 22.68%* of a total of 9.1 million people residing in the state. Regarding the first dose (D1), 4.7 million people received the vaccine, …

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Researcher warns of emergence of variant worse than Delta

A researcher at the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ) has warned of the possible emergence of a new coronavirus “supervariant” in 2022 that could be a combination of the strains in circulation today and pose a “great risk” to the world. According to Swiss Sai Reddy, the new …

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Myth or Truth: Can the Ketogenic Diet Treat Cancer? – 08/23/2021

When it comes to the ketogenic diet, the debate among experts is usually heated. With proven efficacy in the treatment of epilepsy and widely used by those who want to lose weight, this diet low in carbohydrates and high in fat is widely disseminated on the internet and divides opinions …

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Five health posts in Joinville have changed service hours

Starting this Monday, 23, five Basic Family Health Units (UBSFs) will have their service hours reduced. These units, which are currently open from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm, will offer service from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. See the list of units that will have changed hours: UBSF Bakita, at …

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Patient with aneurysm undergoes awake surgery unprecedented in SUS – Minas Gerais

A patient with aneurysm underwent surgery at Hospital do Barreiro, in Belo Horizonte. The man remained awake for part of the procedure. It was the first time that the technique was used in the SUS network in the capital of Minas Gerais. The advantage is the reduced risk of sequelae.

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Campinas now expands vaccination for over 12 years old with previous diseases

Adolescents with previous diseases are being vaccinated in Campinas (Photo: Denny Cesare/Code19) Campinas will expand this Monday (23) the public for vaccination against covid-19. From 5 pm, the appointment will be open to adolescents over 12 years old included in the risk group. In all, according to the Health Department, …

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Justice orders Unimed to grant treatment for childhood autism

Unimed will have to provide medical treatment to children with infantile autism. So decided the judge of Law Suzie Caproni Ferreira Fortes, of the 5th Civil Court of Maringá/PR. For the magistrate, it was demonstrated the danger of harm if the child does not start the prescribed treatment. Unimed should …

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