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Nethis/Fiocruz Brasília Coordinator is honored at the III International Conference on Primary Health Care, in Piauí

Honorary President of the scientific meeting, José Paranaguá de Santana spoke about the evolution of policies of education and work in health in Latin America José Paranaguá de Santana (Nethis/Fiocruz Brasília) Image: Federal University of Piauí…
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Brazilian Society of Bioethics issues note with criticism of the Bill on new rules for research with human beings

The Plenary of the Senate approved, on February 15th, Senate Bill # 200/2015 (PLS # 200/2015), aimed to modify the existing rules on research with human beings. Such a stance is contrary to the majority opinion of militancy in favor…
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Poverty shortens life more than obesity, alcohol and hypertension

Source: Javier Salas, El País. The scientific evidence is strong: poverty and social inequality seriously harm your health. However, health officials do not give these social factors the same attention they devote to others when they try to improve the health of citizens.…
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Nethis wins R$ 35000 in Capes open call

For the second year in a row, the Center for Bioethics and Diplomacy Studies in Health (Nethis) won the open call / notice of the Program for Support to Events in the Country of the Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal…
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Smoking will kill 8 million people annually, says WHO

Study estimates that habit costs around US$1 trillion a year to the global economy Smoking costs the global economy more than US$1 trillion a year and will kill a third more number of people until 2030, compared to the number…
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Law of Chilean labelling receives international support

Promulgated on June 27th of last year, the Chilean law on food has caused great debates and political and economic pressures, both inside and outside that country. When resolving to face the high rate of child overweight in the country,…
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