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Brazil vaccinates 90% of target population with first Covid dose
Brasilia, Dec 3 (IANS) Brazil has vaccinated 90 per cent of its target population of 177 million people with at least one dose of a vaccine against Covid-19, the Ministry of Health has said.
2021-12-03
Category: International, Brazil,National,Health/Medicine
Football: India women lose 1-2 against Venezuela
Manaus (Brazil), Dec 2 (IANS) The Indian women's football team suffered a 1-2 loss against Venezuela in their final game of the Torneio Internacional de Futebol Feminino at the Arena da AmazĂ´nia, here on Thursday.
2021-12-02
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Brazil reports third case of coronavirus variant Omicron
Sao Paulo, Dec 2 (IANS) Brazil has reported its third case of Covid-19 variant Omicron, after a Brazilian national who arrived from eastern Africa over the weekend tested positive.
2021-12-02
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Brazil reports first cases of Omicron variant
Rio De Janeiro, Dec 1 (IANS) Brazil became the first Latin American country to report cases of the Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus.
2021-12-01
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Omicron variant of "concern" not "despair": Brazilian Health minister
Brasilia, Nov 30 (IANS) The new variant of the coronavirus Omicron is a variant of "concern" not "despair," Brazil's Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga said, adding that the country's health system is prepared for an eventual new Covid-19 wave.
2021-11-30
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
India women's football team reaches Brazil for four-nation tournament
Manaus, Nov 22 (IANS) The India women's football team reached Eduardo Gomes International Airport at Manaus in Brazil on Monday to take part in the four-nation tournament. India, ranked 57 in the world, will play matches against seventh-ranked Brazil on November 24 followed by World Number 37 Chile on November 28 and World Number 56 Venezuela on December 1.
2021-11-22
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Brazil administers over 300 mn Covid-19 vaccine shots
Brasilia, Nov 20 (IANS) Brazil has administered more than 300 million shots of Covid-19 vaccines since launching its vaccination campaign in January 2021, the Health Ministry has said.
2021-11-20
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Brazil to give all adults Covid-19 booster shots
Brasilia, Nov 17 (IANS) All Brazilians aged above 18 will be eligible to get booster shots against Covid-19, Brazilian Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga said.
2021-11-17
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Why obesity ups CVD complications risk in Covid
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 14 (IANS) Obesity is the factor most associated with the development of endothelial dysfunction, a condition in which the blood vessels become unable to contract and relax adequately, increasing the risk of events such as heart attacks, thrombosis (blood clotting) and stroke in Covid-19 patients, finds a study.
2021-11-14
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Brazil beat Colombia to clinch World Cup berth
Sao Paulo, Nov 12 (IANS) Lucas Paqueta scored late as Brazil became the first South American team to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup with a 1-0 home victory over Colombia here.
2021-11-12
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
World Cup Qualifiers: Arsenal defender Gabriel earns first Brazil call-up
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Nov 9 (IANS) Uncapped Arsenal defender Gabriel Magalhaes has been drafted into Brazil's squad for 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Colombia and Argentina, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has said.
2021-11-09
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
This highly abundant virus in humans can act as biomarker for Covid
Sao Paulo, Nov 8 (IANS) People infected with SARS-CoV-2 are more likely to have increased load of Torquetenovirus (TTV), an apparently inoffensive virus most frequently found in humans, which can be used as a marker of Covid-19 severity and recovery, according to researchers.
2021-11-08
Category: International, Brazil,National,Health/Medicine
Brazil unveils 10% cut in import tariffs
Brasilia, Nov 7 (IANS) Brazil has adopted a temporary 10 per cent reduction in import tariffs on most of its foreign purchases to urgently address the accelerating inflation, the Foreign Affairs Ministry and Economy Ministry said in a joint memo.
2021-11-07
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
9 firefighters dead, 1 rescued in Brazil cave collapse
Brasilia, Nov 1 (IANS) Nine Brazilian firefighters died and another was rescued after a cave collapsed in the state of Sao Paulo, burying them underground, authorities said.
2021-11-01
Category: International, Brazil,Crime/Disaster/Accident
25 bank robbery suspects killed in clashes with Brazilian authorities
Brasilia, Nov 1 (IANS) At least 25 bank robbery suspects were killed in two clashes with Brazilian authorities in the state of Minas Gerais, police said.
2021-11-01
Category: International, Brazil,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Coutinho returns to Brazil squad for World Cup qualifiers
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 30 (IANS) Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho has been recalled to Brazil's national squad for 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Colombia and Argentina.
2021-10-30
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Horse hyperimmune antibody may help fight Covid-19: Study
Sao Paulo, Oct 27 (IANS) A team of Brazilian researchers has found that antibody fragments produced in horses may be an efficient approach to combat Covid-19.
2021-10-27
Category: International, Brazil,Science/Tech
Sao Paulo parts ways with Hernan Crespo
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 14 (IANS) Brazilian Serie A club Sao Paulo has sacked manager Hernan Crespo after just eight months in the role.
2021-10-14
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Scolari leaves Gremio after three months in charge
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Oct 12 (IANS) Gremio have parted ways with Brazil World Cup-winning manager Luiz Felipe Scolari after a poor run of results, the Brazilian Serie A club said on Monday.
2021-10-12
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Brazil's Covid death toll tops 600,000
Brasilia, Oct 9 (IANS) Brazil's overall Covid-19 death toll, which is currently the second highest in the world after the US, has topped the 600,000 mark, according to health authorities.
2021-10-09
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Brazil unveils national wildlife rescue plan
Brasilia, Oct 7 (IANS) Brazil has created a National Wildlife Rescue Program to adopt measures to protect endangered species across the country's six biomes, according to a Government Gazette.
2021-10-07
Category: International, Brazil,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Pele to undergo chemotherapy after leaving hospital
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 1 (IANS) Brazilian football legend Pele has been discharged from hospital following surgery to remove a tumour from his colon, doctors have said.
2021-10-01
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Apple Watch Series 6 oximeter 'reliable' for lung disease patients: Study
Rio De Janeiro, Sep 26 (IANS) A new study has revealed that Apple Watch Series 6 "is a reliable way to obtain heart rate and oxygen saturation (SpO2) in patients with lung diseases under controlled conditions".
2021-09-26
Category: International, Brazil,Technology,Health/Medicine
Bolsonaro in isolation after contact with Covid-positive aide
Brasilia, Sep 23 (IANS) Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will remain in isolation for the next five days after coming in contact with Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga, who has tested positive for Covif-19.
2021-09-23
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
Brazil great Roberto Carlos backs FIFA calendar revamp
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 21 (IANS) Brazil World Cup winner Roberto Carlos has endorsed plans to overhaul the international football calendar, saying the mooted changes would reduce the physical burden on players.
2021-09-21
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Pele recovering well after 'little step back': Daughter
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 18 (IANS) Pele is recovering well after surgery to remove a tumour from his colon, his daughter has said.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Pele leaves intensive care post-surgery
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 15 (IANS) Brazilian football legend Pele has been moved out of intensive care, 10 days after undergoing surgery to remove a tumour from his colon, the hospital treating him said on Wednesday (IST).
2021-09-15
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
7 die in plane crash in of Brazil
Sao Paulo, Sep 15 (IANS) At least seven people were killed when an executive plane crashed in a rural area of the Brazilian municipality of Piracicaba, in southeastern Sao Paulo state, the local fire department said on Tuesday.
2021-09-15
Category: International, Brazil,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pele recovering, set to leave intensive care: Daughter
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 14 (IANS) The eldest daughter of Brazilian football legend Pele has said that her father is expected to move out of intensive care this week as he recovers from surgery to remove a tumour from his colon.
2021-09-14
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Pele 'recovering satisfactorily' after surgery to remove tumour
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 11 (IANS) Brazilian football legend Pele remains in intensive care after surgery to remove a tumour from his colon, the medical team treating him said late on Friday.
2021-09-11
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Messi, Neymar set records as Argentina, Brazil edge closer to World Cup
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 10 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain teammates Lionel Messi and Neymar both broke scoring records on Friday (IST) as Argentina and Brazil continued their march toward next year's World Cup in Qatar.
2021-09-10
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
FIFA to analyse official reports after Brazil-Argentina match suspended
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 7 (IANS) World football governing body FIFA has said that it will analyse reports from match officials before deciding upon a course of action for the suspended World Cup qualifier between Brazil and Argentina.
2021-09-07
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Brazil bans China's Sinovac Covid vax over fears of contamination
Sao Paulo, Sep 6 (IANS) Brazil's health regulator has temporarily suspended the use of over 12.1 million doses of China's Sinovac Covid vaccine over fears of the vials being contaminated, media reports said.
2021-09-06
Category: International, Brazil,National,Health/Medicine
Brazil-Argentina WC qualifier suspended; players accused of Covid-protocol breach
Sao Paulo, Sep 6 (IANS) Brazil's home World Cup qualifier against Argentina was suspended on Sunday after four players from the visiting team were accused of breaching COVID-19 protocols.
2021-09-06
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Scaloni plays down Messi injury fears ahead of Brazil-Argentina duel
Sao Paulo, Sep 5 (IANS) Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni has said that that he is likely to make several changes to his starting lineup for the FIFA World Cup qualifier against Brazil, but played down fears about the fitness of captain Lionel Messi.
2021-09-05
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Pele 'in very good health' despite hospital stay
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 1 (IANS) Football legend Pele has moved to reassure fans that he is feeling fine after being taken to hospital in Brazil.
2021-09-01
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Pregnant women with Covid-19 face higher risk of pre-eclampsia: Study
Sao Paulo, Aug 26 (IANS) Pregnant women infected by the novel coronavirus run a higher risk of developing pre-eclampsia, according to a review of the scientific literature by Brazilian researchers.
2021-08-26
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Brazil call up Leeds forward Raphinha for World Cup qualifiers
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 14 (IANS) Brazil head coach Tite has named uncapped Leeds United attacker Raphinha in his squad for World Cup qualifiers against Chile, Argentina and Peru.
2021-08-14
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Brazil reports 1,211 more Covid deaths
Sao Paulo, Aug 11 (IANS) Brazil has registered 1,211 more Covid-19 deaths, raising the national death toll to 564,773, the health ministry said.
2021-08-11
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Covid virus may reach various layers of human retina: Study
Sao Paulo, July 30 (IANS) Brazilian researchers have found that SARS-CoV-2 viral particles may reach the various layers of the human retina and also could be associated with this infection's ocular clinical manifestations.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Brazil,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Sinusitis related to Covid may lead to facial infection
Sao Paulo, July 28 (IANS) A 28-year-old Covid positive man who developed orbital cellulitis -- a severe skin infection in the orbital area (around the eye) -- may represent an unusual complication of the infectious disease.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Brazilian Police arrests gang specialised in unlocking iPhones, stealing data
Rio de Janeiro, July 18 (IANS) After several reports of criminals unlocking people's iPhones and managing to access users' bank accounts in Brazil, the Sao Paulo state police were able to arrest one of the gangs.
2021-07-18
Category: International, Brazil,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bolsonaro could be discharged in next few days
Sao Paulo, July 18 (IANS) Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will be discharged in "the next few days" as his health has evolved satisfactorily since he was hospitalised last week due to an intestinal obstruction, a private health facility here announced.
2021-07-18
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
Bolsonaro remains hospitalised
Sao Paulo, July 17 (IANS) Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro remains hospitalised in Sao Paulo as he undergoes treatment for an intestinal obstruction, with no plan for an immediate discharge.
2021-07-17
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
Bolsonaro's health condition satisfactory
Sao Paulo, July 16 (IANS) Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's health condition is satisfactory, but he will remain hospitalised for the treatment of an intestinal obstruction, according to a medical report.
2021-07-16
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
Bolsonaro to be transferred to Sao Paulo for possible emergency surgery
Brasilia, July 15 (IANS) Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been diagnosed with an intestinal obstruction and must be transferred to Sao Paulo, where doctors will assess whether he needs an emergency surgery, according to authorities.
2021-07-15
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
Brazil's Covid hospital admissions, deaths decline due to vaccination
Rio de Janeiro, July 15 (IANS) Hospital admissions and deaths due to Covid-19 have declined in Brazil thanks to progress in vaccination against the virus, Brazil's Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) has said.
2021-07-15
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Copa America: Messi dedicates win to Argentinians and Diego
Rio de Janeiro, July 12 (IANS) Lionel Messi said that he hoped Argentina's Copa America triumph would help provide strength to his compatriots in their battle to overcome the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-07-12
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Argentina deserving Copa champions: Brazil's Thiago Silva
Rio de Janeiro, July 11 (IANS) Brazil defender Thiago Silva said Argentina deserves Copa America champions after the Albiceleste's 1-0 victory over the tournament host in Saturday's final.
2021-07-11
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Scaloni dedicates Argentina's Copa triumph to previous generation
Rio de Janeiro, July 11 (IANS) Argentina head coach Lionel Scaloni dedicated his team's 1-0 victory over hosts Brazil in the Copa America final on Saturday to previous Albiceleste sides "that tried to win it but couldn't".
2021-07-11
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football