NEWSLETTER - Issue 90 - January 15, 2019

Silent, unknown and neglected, the HTLV requires massive investment in research, said Dr. Bernardo Galvão Filho

Despite greatly impacting public health, the HTLV remains neglected to the point of even being part of the WHO's list of neglected diseases. The disease is neglected even regarding notification

Pollution caused one out of eight deaths worldwide in 2016

According to the WHO, household air pollution killed 3.8 million people worldwide. Children and women are the most vulnerable group

Skin cancer responds to around 30% of all malignant tumors in the Country

Skin cancer accounts for 33% of all diagnosed cancers in Brazil, and the National Cancer Institute (INCA) registers about 180 thousand new cases every year.

Bed bugs: globalization of the arthropod alerts for an emerging problem, says Dr. Brisola

Most of the scholars link the spread of the arthropod to an increase in the number of travels. Besides this, the bed bug has become resistant to traditional insecticides


Leishmaniasis: Research highlights the preference of Lutzomyia longipalpis for Cannabis

Cannabis sativa DNA was found in sand flies from five out of six places in different parts of the world. This happened with two species that transmit Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in the Middle East and Central Asia and two species that transmit Visceral Leishmaniasis in Africa and South America

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