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Brain damage can be attributed to Covid-19, scientists warn

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Brain damage can be attributed to Covid-19, scientists warn

Experts at University College London (UCL) are the latest to illustrate that Covid-19 can cause neurological complications including stroke, nerve damage, and potentially fatal inflammation of the brain – even if the patient does not show severe respiratory symptoms associated with this disease. .

“We must be vigilant and be aware of these complications in people who have used Covid-19,” said the senior author with Dr. Michael Zandi in a UCL press release, cautioned that remains to be seen “whether we will see epidemics on a large scale of brain damage associated with a pandemic.”

Follow-up studies will be needed to understand the potential long-term neurological consequences of a pandemic, they said.

The study, published in the journal Brain, examined 43 patients treated at University College London Hospital for confirmation or suspected coronavirus, from April to May. They vary in ages 16-85, and show a variety of mild to severe symptoms.

Among these patients, researchers found 10 cases of “transient brain dysfunction” and delirium; 12 cases of brain inflammation; eight cases of stroke; and eight cases of nerve damage.

Most patients who show inflammation of the brain are diagnosed with a specific, rare and sometimes deadly condition known as acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM). Before the pandemic, the research team in London will see about one ADEM patient per month. During the study period, the number rises to at least one week.

A woman hallucinating lions and monkeys in her house. Others report numbness in their limbs or face, double vision, and disorientation. One severe patient is almost unconscious, responding only when in pain.

Researchers are still trying to find out why Covid-19 patients actually experience this brain complication. The virus that causes Covid-19 is not found in their brain fluid, which means the virus does not directly attack the brain. One theory, in contrast, is that complications are indirectly triggered by the immune response of the patient’s body – not from the virus itself.

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These findings are important to inform how doctors around the world monitor and treat patients – but they also raise new questions and challenges. For patients who do not show severe respiratory symptoms such as difficulty in breathing, it may be difficult to identify these brain complications early enough to prevent or minimize damage. And for critically ill patients, their precarious health can limit how much doctors can do to investigate what is happening in their brain.

The authors warn that further research will be “important” in finding out how the virus actually causes brain damage, and how to treat it.

I got Covid-19 two months ago. I am still finding a new area that is damaged

“Given that this disease has only been around for a few months, we may not know what long-term damage Covid-19 can cause,” the co-author and Dr. Ross Paterson in a press release. “Doctors need to be aware of possible neurological effects, because early diagnosis can improve patient outcomes.”

David Strain of the University of Exeter Medical School, which is not part of the study, said the findings were important but “not surprising” given the previous coronavirus cases.

“The main limitation is that we don’t know what the denominator is so we don’t know how often these complications occur,” he said in a statement on Wednesday. “We have seen that some people with Covid-19 may need a long rehabilitation period – both physical rehabilitation such as sports, and brain rehabilitation. We need to understand more about the effects of this infection on the brain.”

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September, Holiday Month for the Deaf – Portuguese (Brazil)

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Mutirão Opens To Negotiation Of Individuals' Overdue Debts - Português (Brazil)

September is a very important and visible month for deaf people, with three dates that raise awareness and celebrate achievements that are part of the entire community’s trajectory and struggle. These are: – International Sign Language Day, September 23; – Day of the Deaf, 26 September; and Libra National Interpreter and Translator Day on September 30th. With a focus on the deaf community, the Department of Education is promoting several initiatives in this area.

The first is aimed at changing the scenario of educational and language policy based only on the inclusive perspective of including a deaf student in the school environment without guaranteeing procedures that enhance accessibility in his education. The National Guidelines for Bilingual Education for the Deaf integrate all stages of basic education and are based on the promotion of bilingual curricula and pedagogical practices for the deaf: Brazilian Sign Language (Libras) and written Portuguese.

Through the Department of Special Education, the MEC coordinates with interested municipalities the construction, renovation or expansion of bilingual schools for the deaf. To date, 11 locations in Brazil have shown interest in the project. To complement this phase, the Libras National Textbook Program (PNLD) provides accessible formats to deaf students and public school teachers of basic education in the country.

In the academic world, in partnership with universities, advanced training courses are offered for teachers, managers and professionals who want to work with bilingual education for the deaf. Thanks to the projects of various institutions, there are currently 3,520 vacancies for teaching the deaf.

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On the Internet, Canal Libras is a space for communication and content distribution with a focus on the national educational network, from early childhood education to higher education.

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Another important date: The National Institute for Education for the Deaf (Ines) turns 165 on the same Libra and the Deaf Day, September 26th. Within the structure of the Ministry of Education, the Institute stands out as a national reference in the field of deafness, necessary to support the formulation of public policies, and then for their implementation in the field. The Institute works to promote education for deaf children, youth and adults.

With information from Ministry of Education.

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Mother of autistic boy attacked by CR7 criticizes Portuguese again

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Mother of autistic boy attacked by CR7 criticizes Portuguese again

The case of Cristiano Ronaldo’s aggression against an autistic fan continues to be heard in England. Sarah Kelly, mother of Jake Harding, has asked the English Football Federation to punish the Portuguese star.

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Sarah’s complaint comes after the league filed a complaint against a Manchester United player for aggression against Jake in the Manchester team’s match against Everton on April 9 last season in the Premier League. After an unsuccessful result, the Portuguese dropped a fan’s mobile phone on the way to the locker room.

According to Sarah, she and her son once again became victims of offenses in social networks after the announcement of the complaint against the attacker.

“People are following me, saying that I am rebelling again, but I didn’t know anything about it. The case should have been heard six months ago. My son talks every day about what happened to him. He still hasn’t returned his phone,” he said.

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Jake’s mother still asks how the player manages to sleep at night after what happened. “Let’s hope he finally gets the right punishment. He can’t keep getting away with it. Your behavior is unacceptable…” Sarah concluded.

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Marseille in California. ″Where the Portuguese is, there is Portugal″

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Marseille in California.  ″Where the Portuguese is, there is Portugal″

“You are the future,” President Marcelo Rebelo de Souza told a three-year-old girl dressed in traditional Portuguese clothing who came out to greet him on the podium where he spoke at Artesia Portuguese Salon. The city, located on the outskirts of Los Angeles, has not hosted the President of the Portuguese Republic since 1989. This weekend, he did it with pomp and the setting of an ornate Portuguese-American community bursting with pride.

“We have never lost the honor and responsibility of being representatives of this beautiful flag,” said Jimmy Enes, a member of Artesia DES, a Portuguese descendant, in a welcoming speech delivered in perfect Portuguese. “When we are asked who we are, we always answer”i am portuguese“and not”Portuguese-American“or ‘Portuguese American’,” he said. “That’s why we’re trying step by step to protect our heritage on the outskirts of Los Angeles, one of the greatest cities in the world.”

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