UFF will teach a technique that can cure 100% of skin cancers

The Antônio Pedro University Hospital (HUAP), of the Federal University of Fluminense (UFF), is the first unit of the Unified Health System (SUS) network of the State of Rio de Janeiro to have a device used in Mohs micrographic surgery, the technique of which increases the chances of healing skin cancer, by around 100%, for … Read more

Expert Highlights Importance of Eating Habits During Pregnancy

During the gestation period, it is common to have doubts about what pregnant women can or cannot eat to promote fetal development and ensure women’s health. Therefore, the Ministry of Health (MS) has brought a guide with dietary recommendations for pregnant women. Among the recommendations indicated, the main ones are to include the daily consumption … Read more

There’s still time to get your flu shot!

Flu vaccination for people 6 months and older continues nationwide while supplies of flu vaccine are exhausted. The Ministry of Health intends to mobilize the population to prevent complications of the disease and reduce the number of deaths, in addition to relieving the pressure that serious cases can cause on the health system. With a … Read more

A cardiologist explains the warning signs that could mean the presence of Covid sequelae

The increase in studies and clinical reports of patients who develop conditions or diseases after infection with Covid-19 has alerted experts. Fabricio da Silva, specialist in cardiology, clinical medicine and clinical emergencies at the Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp) and at the Institute of Cardiology of the Federal District, points out that the sequelae vary considerably … Read more

POLIO AND MULTIVACINATION: The national campaign begins in August

Parents and guardians of babies, children and adolescents under the age of 15 should be warned: the national vaccination campaign against poliomyelitis and multi-vaccination begins in the first half of August. In total, the mobilization will concern approximately 40,000 SUS vaccination posts across the country. The objective of the Ministry of Health is to vaccinate … Read more

A rare case of rabies in DF raises awareness of the disease

A resident of the Federal District was infected with rabies and triggered an alert from the local health department and the national health ministry. This is the first case in the country’s capital since 1978. The patient, a teenager, is in serious condition. The lethality of the disease is almost 100%. According to the DF … Read more

Ministry of Health expands audience for meningococcal C vaccine

The public who can receive the meningococcal C vaccine (Conjugate) has been increased on the recommendation of the National Vaccination Program (PNI). Valid until February 2023, the new directive from the Ministry of Health extends vaccination to health workers and children up to 10 years old. The file aims to further protect the population against … Read more

Study offers simpler terms to reclassify obesity

A study conducted by the Brazilian Society of Endocrinology and Regional Metabology of São Paulo (SBEM-SP) proposes a new type of classification of obesity. With a simpler terminology, the objective is not to replace the terminologies adopted today, but to add and simplify the follow-up of patients undergoing weight control. The proposal presented by the … Read more

BREAST CANCER: DF registers 5,000 mammograms from January to April in 2022

Dreaded by many women, breast cancer can be prevented and treated with great chances of success if detected early and treated. SUS offers comprehensive care, including preventive actions, clinical breast examination, screening mammography and diagnostic investigation examinations, as well as treatment and rehabilitation. O Ministry of Health recommends that women aged 50 to 69 have … Read more

CERVICAL CANCER: In Paraná, 91,000 women had a Pap test from January to April 2022

In the first four months of 2022, 91,000 women in the state of Paraná performed Pap smear collection in units of the Unified Health System (SUS). These exams are used for the early detection of cervical cancer, a silent and treatable disease, if caught early. Bringing more women to early screening for cervical cancer is … Read more