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More than Two years of Breastfeeding can increase risk of cavities: Research

More than Two years of Breastfeeding can increase risk of cavities: Research

Benefits of breastfeeding have been stressed upon by health experts over past many decades but how long should women breastfeed their children has been debatable. A new research conducted in Brazil has found that breastfeeding for more than two years increases the risk of cavities among children. The research team checked dental health for 1,000 kids in Brazil and found that risk of cavities was 2.4 times higher for children breastfed for more than two years. The research has been published in journal Pediatrics.

Brazilian Newborn Trying to Walk Immediately After Birth Surprises Netizens

Brazilian Newborn Trying to Walk Immediately After Birth Surprises Netizens

A video posted on YouTube has gone viral as it shows a baby born in a Brazilian hospital trying to walk just 20 minutes after birth. The video shows the baby held by a midwife and she comments that the baby is trying to walk while she is washing him after birth. The video has surprised many people but medical experts suggest that this is quite normal and is termed as ‘stepping reflex’. The baby is acting out of reflex which all babies are born with.

Brazilian Peppertree can help fight deadly superbug: Research

Brazilian Peppertree can help fight deadly superbug: Research

A team of American researchers have discovered that the red berries of the Brazilian peppertree (Schinus terebinthifolia), a noxious weed, contain a compound that can effectively disarm a potentially deadly superbug.

Researchers from University of Iowa and Emory University discovered that extracts from the Brazilian peppertree have the power to stop methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The extracts have proved their efficiency in treating infections in mice.

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I hope Trump doesn’t win: Brazilian Environment Minister Filho

I hope Trump doesn’t win: Brazilian environment minister says

While many believe that the United States will continue to support climate action regardless of who becomes the nation’s next president, some believe that efforts to tackle climate change will suffer in case Republican candidate Donald Trump wins.

Monkeys using stone tools to open cashews in Brazil for at least 700 years

Monkeys using stone tools to open cashews in Brazil for at least 700 years

A new research paper suggests that monkeys have used tools in Brazil for at least 700 years or may be much longer than that. The research paper published in Current Biology unveils about the oldest non-human tools to be found outside Africa and the oldest known tools that do not belong to humans.

Study’s lead researcher Michael Haslam, a primate archaeologist at University of Oxford, said that they have discovered a number of stone hammers and anvils in northeastern Brazil’s Serra da Capivara National Park.

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Massive fireball falls in South Atlantic Ocean earlier this month

Massive fireball zoomed past Earth's atmosphere and made an impact in Southern Atlantic Ocean

A massive fireball dropped over the southern Atlantic Ocean on February 6 but remained unnoticed. The fireball probably exploded roughly 30 kilometers over the ocean, and surprisingly, no one noticed it except for NASA engineers.

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Brazilian Regulatory Authorities approve Dengvaxia®

Brazilian Regulatory Authorities approve Dengvaxia®

Brazil falls in the list of dengue-stricken countries like Mexico and Philippines. And it has been found that Brazil accounts for more than 70% of all the dengue fever cases reported in the Western hemisphere. Seeing the severity of the situation, the Brazilian regulatory authorities have approval to Dengvaxia® today.

As per experts, Dengvaxia® is a tetravalent dengue vaccine used for prevention of the disease caused by all four types of dengues.

Prominent obstetricians in Brazil advise women against becoming pregnant at all

Prominent obstetricians in Brazil advise women against becoming pregnant at all

As a result of a rise in the number of infants born with small brains, Brazil’s health ministry has warned pregnant women to take proper measures to avoid mosquito bites, which could infect them with a virus that has arrived lately.

Some of Brazil’s famous obstetricians have in fact now advised women against becoming pregnant.

The surge in microcephaly, which is an incurable type of brain damage, has been accounted for the Zika virus epidemic, which was unknown in Latin America prior to this year.

Amazon Facing Higher Risk of Losing Rainforest than Thought

Amazon Facing Higher Risk of Losing Rainforest than Thought

It has been revealed by researchers that southern part of the Amazon rainforest is facing much serious threats of being vanished than what was suggested by the models used in the most recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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