Xerem’s Flooding Concerns Addressed By Sergio Cortes

Posted on January 27, 2016
The effects of flooding are becoming increasingly seen throughout the world, including areas not previously susceptible to water based natural disasters. Extra reports the need for proper planning options for at risk areas is of great importance, Dr. Sergio Cortes was the Secretary of Health for the state when Xerem found itself the subject of a major flooding disaster. Cortes and the staff he had assembled within the state worked alongside national agencies providing much needed aid and medical assistance in the area of Rio de Janeiro.

Upon being appointed the State Secretary of Health for Rio de Janeiro Cortes was amongst the first to understand the need for a dedicated team of professionals capable of providing everyday and emergency assistance to the Brazilian people. Sergio Cortes has always been seeking to assist others in their everyday lives, which has led him to produce a number of blog posts that detail just how the people of the world can keep themselves active and healthy. The drive to provide assistance for the people of Brazil facing medical problems has driven the respected Dr. to provide his own view on how to identify the Zika virus sweeping across various areas of South America, according to Dino.

The work completed by Sergio Cortes and his team during the 2013 flooding crisis took in both a leadership and support role for the dedicated professionals of the state of Rio de Janeiro. Cortes and his team looked at the areas they could be of the greatest assistance in the fastest way possible, which eventually led to the establishment of a number of dedicated htdration centers across the region. By ensuring clean water was available at all times the people of Xerem were saved from the effects of water borne conditions that could cause major problems.

Dr. Sergio Cortes also recognized the need for his team to accept and welcome the support of national agencies from across Brazil. This means the initial medical aid offered by national agencies was distributed quickly, but also led to the team identifying other areas they required assistance. Dr. Sergio Cortes saw the inability of local officials to remove trash as a problem for human health and the movement of mosquitoes; the team of Sergio Cortes also sought to conduct regular testing of the people in the Xerem area to identify medical problems that could spread quickly amongst the residents.

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Duke University Tests Polio Virus As a Cancer Cure

Posted on April 01, 2015

The polio virus is perhaps an unlikely answer to curing cancer. Researchers at Duke University believe that a modified polio virus can be the answer to eliminating the cancer disease. Polio was remembered as the devastatingly crippling virus of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and millions of children. The disease was eradicated eventually because of Dr. Lee Salk’s vaccine that he developed in the middle 1950s. Duke University researchers tested a modified version of the polio virus by injecting it into subjects with brain tumors. The first phase of the experiment went well by paralyzing the tumor, causing the tumor to shrink in size and die.
Dr. Matthias Gromeir, 25 year molecular biologist, says the polio virus is safe to use in patients because the virus can’t reproduce in unhealthy cells. People at STX Entertainment (deadline.com)have learned that the virus attaches to receptors located on the cell surface. Right now, the virus is being tested on brain tumors, but in the not so distant future polio could be used for all types of cancer cells. Nancy Justice, 58, was diagnosed with gioblastoma in 2012. She believes if this experiment is successful, she won’t need surgery, chemotherapy or radiation anymore. Justice said that every treatment she had for the brain tumor, so far, has only had a temporary effect. Unfortunately, the brain tumor continued to return. She’s hoping that this time she can get finally be rid of the tumor.