Study reveals risk factors for Newcastle Disease in Brazil

A study conducted by the Brazilian Animal Health Defence Group (GDSA) has revealed several risk factors for the spread of Newcastle Disease from backyard farms to commercial producers in São Paulo State, Brazil.

An NCD risk analysis comprises 4 steps: risk identification, disease routes, outbreak management, and communication. Photo: Hans Prinsen


An NCD risk analysis comprises 4 steps: risk identification, disease routes, outbreak management, and communication. Photo: Hans Prinsen

Given that it is a notifiable disease, Brazil has a pretty good indication of its Newcastle Disease status. With the last official outbreak in 2006, researcher Luciano Lagatta, director at the Animal Health Defence Group (GDSA) of São Paulo State, led a new evaluation of

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Katy Perry says her exercise routine consists of ‘being half late’ for her workouts

Katy Perry says her exercise routine consists of ‘being half late’ for her workouts










Katy Perry joked that her exercise routine is ‘being half late’ to workout.

The Roar songstress, 37, walked people through her daily routine for WSJ Magazine’s My Monday Morning feature where she admitted motivating herself can be tough.

‘My exercise routine is being half late to the workout because I hate working out,’ Katy explained. ‘I’m always like, “I’m so late, too bad I

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The Importance of a Coalition for Action on Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems for Children and All in this the Decade of Action on Nutrition

About this event

This is an accredited side-event of the Nutrition for Growth Summit 2021 and focusing on the Coalition for Action on Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems for Children and All, emerging from the UN Food Systems Summit. 

This engaging and dynamic session is moderated by Pierre Cooke, Prime Minister of the Barbados National Youth Parliament and Technical Advisor in the Healthy Caribbean Coalition. 

The high-level speakers will explore how the Coalition for Action on Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems for All through its proposed actions (e.g. shifting demands and behaviour, food environment interventions, nutrition-sensitive agriculture), can

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How mental health conditions can raise COVID risk : Shots

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Even before the federal government’s recent decision last week to authorize COVID-19 boosters all adults, it had already recommended them in October for people with certain high-risk conditions. Along with with illnesses like diabetes and heart disease, that list included mental health conditions.

The decision to prioritize people with psychiatric diagnoses in the early

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How an NBA player’s genetic heart disease led to advocacy for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy | Connect FM | Local News Radio

(NEW YORK) — A healthy athlete all his life, Jared Butler entered his college basketball physical exam as the last step before he could step on the court. But an unexpected diagnosis of a potentially lethal heart condition put him on the sidelines while he anxiously wondered if his basketball career was over.

“After a month of testing, we found out that I had hypertrophic cardiomyopathy,” Butler told ABC News. “I had never heard the term before. I was worried what this would mean for my playing career — and ultimately my life.”

That was three years

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People with mild depression should be prescribed exercise before antidepressants | UK News

People with mild depression should be offered exercise or therapy instead of antidepressants, new NHS guidance says.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) said people should first be offered group classes in things such as meditation or behavioural therapy, or individual counselling sessions.

It says: “Do not routinely offer antidepressant medication as first-line treatment for less severe depression, unless that is the person’s preference.”

Dr Paul Chrisp, director of the centre for guidelines at NICE, said: “People with depression deserve and expect the best treatment from the NHS, which is why this guideline is urgently required.

“The

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Talkin’ turkey with a UB nutrition expert

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Danielle Meyer is a nutrition expert who studies everything from fad diets to food science. Given this expertise, you might expect Meyer to cringe at the very thought of a holiday like Thanksgiving, known more for the gorging than the gourds.

You’d be wrong.

“It’s actually one of the holidays I look forward to most,” says Meyer.

Really?

“Yes, because people actually end up eating more vegetables than they usually do, and they’re cooking at home and eating lean meat,” she adds.

Meyer is a registered dietitian nutritionist and serves as director for the clinical nutrition master’s

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Housework Might Boost Your Body & Mind | Health News

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter

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TUESDAY, Nov. 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Seniors, looking for a way to stay mentally quick and physically strong? Start scrubbing.

Researchers from Singapore say housework may be a key to keeping your brain sharp as you age.

Their new study found that in older adults, cleaning house was tied to a better memory and attention span, and stronger legs, which helps prevent falls.

“Health promotion messaging on staying active should not just be about recreational or non-occupation physical activities,” said study co-author Shiou-Liang Wee, an associate professor of health and social sciences at

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National Epilepsy Awareness Month: How a Hail Mary diet helped our daughter

For a parent, there is no feeling like helplessness. 

Early on Jan. 21, 2020, I was reporting live from Capitol Hill covering the impeachment trial of then President Donald Trump. At our home about a mile away, our 3-year-old daughter, Kyla, fell off her chair while having breakfast and began convulsing on the floor. My wife called 911 and then me. As I was rushing home, I watched a video feed from our security camera as paramedics went through the front door of our house. What followed was a journey my family could have never imagined. But we find ourselves

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Chris Whitty’s stairs and the doctrine of incidental exercise

 

Incidental exercise is also easy to incorporate during your working day. With many of us returning to the office, Davies says that there are many things that we can do to keep fit – and not only by ditching the lift. Davies encourages employers to use walking meetings – meetings held over a stroll rather than in a boardroom – in order to increase our step count.  

Rethinking our route to work is key, too, she says. “I appreciate that not everyone can walk or cycle to work, but actually just getting off a little bit earlier and having more

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