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14 de Maio de 2019.

Mortes maternas poderão aumentar

A Direccção-Geral da Saúde diz que está a “acompanhar atentamente a evolução da situação”. A Direcção-geral da Saúde (DGS) advertiu hoje que as mortes maternas poderão aumentar em Portugal devido às características da população de grávidas e parturientes e defendeu a necessidade de inquéritos epidemiológicos que “analisem em detalhe cada morte”. A taxa de mortalidade materna aumentou em 2017 para níveis que não se verificavam desde 1991, segundo dados divulgados no domingo pelo Jornal de Notícias, que revelam que só nesse ano morreram nove mulheres durante a gravidez, parto ou no pós-parto. Em comunicado hoje divulgado, a DGS afirma que está a “acompanhar atentamente a evolução da situação, reforçando a necessidade de inquéritos epidemiológicos, que analisem em detalhe cada morte”. […]
13 de Maio de 2019.

Novos fármacos de combate ao cancro

Investigação pretende desenvolver novas terapias com múltiplos locais de acção. Um estudo liderado por investigadores da Universidade de Coimbra avaliou, pela primeira vez, o impacto de fármacos anticancerígenos na água do interior das células e agora acaba de ser distinguido com o Prémio de Impacto na Sociedade 2019 (Society Impact Award 2019), atribuído por um laboratório britânico. O prémio foi concedido pela Fonte de Neutrões e Muões ISIS, um laboratório que possui “um dos mais potentes feixes de neutrões e muões do mundo”, localizado no Reino Unido, refere em comunicado a Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra (FCTUC). Lançado em 2018, o prémio ISIS Impact Award reconhece “o impacto científico, social e económico do trabalho desenvolvido pela […]
13 de Maio de 2019.

Traditions in The Netherlands

The traditions are getting more and more commercialized. People from the Netherlands are proud of their traditions but most of all it is just about earning money In general, we really don’t celebrate Christmas as a big tradition in the Netherlands. Of course, we decorate our houses and city streets with a lot of lights. And most of the people do also have a nice Christmas tree at home and spend Christmas dinner together, but that’s all. No presents underneath the Christmas tree or the belief in Santa Claus. Carnival is quite big in the Netherlands and especially in the southern provinces. The names of the cities change to some funny traditional names. Through the whole year, people prepare the […]
10 de Maio de 2019.

Diagnostico do Alzheimer

O projecto de investigação quer fazer o cruzamento da análise cerebral, genética e social dos doentes com Alzheimer. A ideia é criar uma ferramenta que cruza a informação dos genes com a actividade eléctrica cerebral de doentes de Alzheimer, a fim de ajudar no diagnóstico precoce desta e de outras doenças neurodegenerativas. Para tal, é preciso unir esforços, que não conhecem fronteiras. É precisamente esta máxima que junta o instituto de Patologia e Imunologia Molecular da Universidade do Porto (Ipatimup), especialista na análise genética, e o grupo de Engenharia Biomédica da Universidade de Valladolid, em Espanha, mestre na análise de electroencefalogramas no projecto AD-EEGWA, que integra o programa de cooperação Interreg V-A Espanha-Portugal. “A Alzheimer é uma doença com muitos […]
10 de Maio de 2019.

Lots of traditions in Austria

Carnival donuts, “Osterbock” and Christmas cookies In Austria, we have lots of traditions throughout the year and for every festivity, there’s a special kind of food. We love to get together and have delicious meals. From the first day of carnival (the 11th of November) onwards, you can buy our delicious carnival donuts called “Faschingskrapfen” at the bakeries and in supermarkets. Round pieces of dough, pretty similar to donuts without a hole, that are fried in oil, filled with apricot jam and covered with powdered sugar. We serve them at the carnival parties or parades, where they give them out to the best costumes. The next big traditional festival we have is Easter. It’s especially the week before Easter Sunday […]
8 de Maio de 2019.

Sismos ao largo da costa portuguesa

Geólogos ainda procuram na costa portuguesa a origem do sismo de 1755. A procura pela resolução do enigma da fonte do terramoto de 1755 levou um investigador português a confirmar uma anomalia na crosta terrestre ao largo da costa portuguesa que pode explicar por que ocorrem sismos violentos numa zona aparentemente calma. João Duarte, da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, disse à agência Lusa que, a confirmar-se, a descoberta muda a percepção sobre o risco sísmico ao largo da costa portuguesa, que vem de uma zona chamada “planície abissal da Ferradura”, situada a 250 quilómetros a sudoeste do cabo de São Vicente. “É o local de início de um processo de subducção, em que uma placa cai por […]
8 de Maio de 2019.

(Inter)national traditions

Dutch people do not celebrate Christmas as much as their neighbors Many holidays are celebrated worldwide and while the holidays might be international, every country has its own traditions. In the Netherlands, Easter is usually only celebrated by children who excitedly explore their gardens in the hope of finding sweets and chocolates and getting a glimpse of the Easter bunny. While Christmas is a holiday that is very popular in many western countries, Dutch people do not celebrate it as much as their neighboring countries. The streets are decorated with many lights, Christmas trees are sold and many gifts are bought. But most of these gifts are unwrapped on the 5th of December instead of the 25th. In the Netherlands […]
7 de Maio de 2019.

Espécies em risco de extinção

Relatório divulgado esta segunda-feira mostra um impacto das alterações climáticas sem precedentes. Será o mais triste marco na miserável história dos danos causados pela civilização moderna no mundo natural Não há boas notícias no relatório apresentado esta segunda-feira por 145 cientistas de 50 países e que foi aprovado por 130 países. As actividades humanas e, consequentemente, as alterações climáticas, estão a ter um impacto brutal e sem precedentes no meio natural. Nunca a destruição foi tanta e tão rápida. O relatório divulgado pela Plataforma Intergovernamental de Política de Ciência sobre Biodiversidade e Serviços do Ecossistema (IPBES, na sigla em inglês) refere que há hoje um milhão de espécies em risco de extinção. E, avisam os cientistas, só uma rápida e […]
6 de Maio de 2019.

Traditions in Austria

Fake Christmas trees and a lack of snow. Christmas 2018 will always be a curious memory for me. Since Christmas is always associated with snow and beautifully decorated Christmas trees, this year Christmas on Madeira was quite different from what I’m used to. In Austria, the main celebration of Christmas takes place at the 24th, whereas here the people care more about the 25th. Usually, we buy a Christmas tree around the 22nd and decorate it on the 24th. Afterward, we go to church, eat some Fondue and receive presents. To be honest, nothing too special. My favorite Christmas habit is called “Christbaum loben” it if a funny thing to do and works as follows. After you served your time […]
4 de Maio de 2019.

Diminuição de alunos no 1.º ciclo

Dados da Direcção-Geral de Estatísticas da Educação indicam que há menos cinco mil alunos nas escolas públicas do continente. Queda na natalidade e subida da emigração justificam diminuição neste ano lectivo. É a maior quebra dos últimos três anos no número de inscritos do 1.º ciclo de escolaridade (crianças entre os seis e nove anos) e basta fazer contas para se constatar que este é mais um dos efeitos dos anos da troika. Os dados agora divulgados pela Direcção-Geral de Estatísticas da Educação e Ciência ainda são provisórios, mas no essencial pouco mudarão. E o que eles dão a ver é que por comparação a 2017/2018 houve uma diminuição de cerca de cinco mil alunos nas escolas públicas do 1.º ciclo do continente. O total de inscritos neste […]
3 de Abril de 2019.

Wladyslaw III of Poland

According to a Portuguese legend, the Polish king didn’t die in Varna but he settled in Madeira. Wladyslaw Warnenczyk was King of Poland, Hungary, and Croatia until his death at the age of 20, at the Battle of Varna in 1444. He was the first-born son of Wladyslaw Jagiello who was the founder of the Jagiellonian dynasty. The battle of Varna was a decisive Ottoman victory over the crusader alliance, led by Wladyslaw Warnenczyk and John Hunyadi-voivode of Transylvania, a leading Hungarian military and political figure. The young king was killed while personally leading his own 500-strong royal Polish heavy cavalry company to directly attack the Sultan who was protected by the guard cavalry and formidable Janissary infantry. The Janissaries […]
1 de Abril de 2019.

The golden age of Poland

Zygmunt moved Poland’s capital from Cracow to Warsaw “The Golden Age of Poland” occurred during the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, formally, the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, the largest and most populous countries in Europe at that time. In its largest territorial extent, the Commonwealth covered almost 1 million square km and sustained a multi-ethnic population of 11 million. Religious freedom was guaranteed by the Warsaw Confederation in 1537, which made the country one of the most tolerant. Another interesting fact is that between 1573–1795, kings to the Polish throne were selected in so-called “free elections”, disrespecting the rule of dynastic succession. The first free election took place after the last monarch of Jagiellonian dynasty died […]
29 de Março de 2019.

Henry II of France

The twenty-fifth Capetian King of France and the son of Francis I. He is the perfect representative of the figure of a French Renaissance monarch. Indeed, under his reign (from 1547 to 1559), a lot of great writers had the opportunity to enrich the classical literature of the country. We can think for example at Montaigne, Ronsard, Du Bellay and many more. It is also at that time that the new creative and artistic movement of La Pleiade emerged. When Henry was very young, he was made the prisoner of Emperor Charles Quint, being exchanged for his father’s freedom. He is released four years later. At the age of fourteen, he is married to Catherine of Medicis with who he […]
27 de Março de 2019.

King Louis IX – Saint-Louis

He had such a strong impact on the following kings. The article this month is about a King or a Queen of my country. France with a long, and complicated history had a lot of kings, some of them are more famous than the others, such as Louis XIV for example. But today I’m not going to speak to you about the “Roi-Soleil”. Let me introduce one of the most important kings, but also a quite unknown King of France: Louis IX aka Saint-Louis. Saint-Louis is the 44th King of France, from the Capétien family, his father is Louis VIII The Lion and his mother Blanche of Castille. He became king at the age of 12, but too young to […]
25 de Março de 2019.

Casimir III the Great

The King of Poland from 1333 to 1370. He was the last Polish king from the Piast dynasty, born on 30 April 1310 in Kowal, died on 5 November 1370 in Kraków. He was the youngest, third son of King Wladyslaw I (“the Elbow-high”) and Duchess Jadwiga of Kalisz. When Casimir attained the throne in 1333, his position was in danger, as his neighbors did not recognize his title. The Polish kingdom was depopulated and exhausted by the war, and the economy was ruined. Thanks to Casimir the kingdom became prosperous and wealthy, with great prospects for the future. He waged many victorious wars and doubled the size of the kingdom, mostly through the addition of lands in modern-day Ukraine. […]
22 de Março de 2019.

Charles II

His reign is one of great interest to many historians Charles II may not be one of the greatest military masterminds or a sly and cunning political figure, but he is one of the most exuberant, flamboyant, and promiscuous kings that England possessed. Known as the ‘merry monarch’ and a licentious playboy, his reign is one of great interest to many historians. His philandering became popular due to his liaisons with his Cockney mistress, Nell Gwyn. Before Charles was restored to the throne in 1660, after the Commonwealth years under “boring” Oliver Cromwell, Charles had to find a wife. Various German Princesses were offered for examination, but Charles would usually dismiss them as “dull and foggy”. Charles had a relationship […]