Almost 10% of cancers in Europe are due to exposure to pollution

“The lives of almost all Europeans are destined to be affected by cancer in some way, whether with themselves or with their family, friends or community”reads the report released by the EEA. According to the European Environment Agencythe “high prevalence of cancer” on the European continent may be due to a “variety of causes and […]

Acute childhood hepatitis and covid-19 may be related

Want to share this article? Rights Reserved Covid-19 may be related to acute childhood hepatitis detected in children in several countries. The hypothesis is advanced in a study now released. Despite this hypothesis, researchers continue to try to understand the origin of cases of acute childhood hepatitis. So far, about 450 cases have been registered […]

Disconfinement. Portuguese GDP grew 4.2% in the third quarter of the year

In a statement published on the website, INE reveals that “Gross Domestic Product (GDP), in real terms, recorded a year-on-year change of 4.2% in the 3rd quarter of 2021”. In the previous quarter, the year-on-year change in GDP was 16.1%, “a result largely influenced by the strong impact of the pandemic in the 2nd quarter […]

Study Finds Way to Predict Covid-19 Severity Before Disease Strike

The investigation was carried out by an international team, with Portuguese participation, led by Rajan Gogna, from the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. According to Gogna, this discovery could have positive effects in the next phases of pandemic crisis management, by allowing the identification of the potential severity of a given case […]

Fuel prices rise again this Monday

The new increase is justified by the increase in the price of refined products in international markets. The increase practically cancels the tax cut announced by the Government. Consumer discontent is widespread. Fuels are at a record value at filling stations in Portugal. Last week, gasoline exceeded, for the first time, two euros per liter […]

Crisis in global supply chains could worsen

On Tuesday, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) lowered its global economic growth forecast for this year, citing supply chain disruptions in developed economies and global health concerns caused by the spread of the Delta variant of Covid-19. According to the international organization, this review reflects the disruptions in terms of global supply. Petya Koeva Brooks, […]

More Americans have died from covid-19 than a century ago from the Spanish flu

For almost two years, the Spanish flu killed about 675,000 Americans, according to estimates by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Since the new coronavirus was identified in December 2019, this number has already been surpassed in deaths by covid-19 in the country, according to data released by Johns Hopkins University. With the Delta […]

Open letter from healthcare professionals against containment measures

Want to share this article? Photo: Manuel de Almeida – Lusa Doctors and pharmacists sign an open letter against containment measures to combat the pandemic. The document is entitled “Regaining the right to live”. It is signed by 21 health professionals who warn that certain restrictive measures have more serious effects on society than Covid-19. […]