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Synergies between technology and care for a better health

Maria Guarino, coordinator of the ciTechCare at the Polytechnic of Leiria, gave an interview where she spoke about the mission and vision of ciTechCare, its team and the privileged relationship that the research unit has with the Centro Hospitalar de Leiria, EPE and with the Agrupamento de Centros de Saúde (ACeS) Pinhal Litoral. The interview is available in the supplement ‘Information, Communication and Electronics Technologies’ (TICE) 2021, published with the February 25 edition of the newspaper Região de Leiria.Maria highlights the plans for the future: “We believe in the differentiation of this project. With all the challenges that ciTechCare, with

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Path to more customized nutritional therapy

Marlene Lages, Nutritionist and PhD Student at ciTechCare, published on February 24th an opinion article in the Diário de Leiria on the importance of researching new nutritional strategies that allow a more individualized nutritional therapy.The researcher highlights that, in order to prevent and fight diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes, “the search for innovative, scientifically-based strategies that can complement the current guidelines is necessary.” For this, she is developing a study where she intends to “personalize and optimize the time interval in which meals are ingested, based on the evaluation of the individual “biological clock” markers. Biological clocks

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Health literacy is an extraordinary and powerfull weapon

Rui Fonseca-Pinto, an integrated member of ciTechCare and the current Director of the School of Health Sciences of the Polytechnic of Leiria , was interviewed by Jornal de Leiria on January 14th, where he spoke about the challenge of teaching during the pandemy and the future of the School. Rui emphasizes that “There is an extraordinary ingredient whichis the region. Here we have industry, partners providing healthcare, research, research-related companies and spin-offs, there is a huge potential for our training to have this differentiating framework”, and that higher education should also include the dimension of research – “Currently we have

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The miracle of the wonderful science

Sónia Gonçalves Pereira, researcher at ciTechCare, published an opinion article on February 20 in Jornal de Leiria about the miracle of science and the discrimination that still exists in this area, not only because of gender, but also because of institutions and regions where science is conducted.Sónia highlights that «The International Women’s Day in Science was recently celebrated. A rising nurse-scientist, for whom I have both respect and admiration, told me that “it is a pity that these days are still needed, and that they criticize us when we leave the children, husband and home to do science”. But it

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Importance of hand hygiene

Catarina Marques, Specialist Nurse in Intensive Care of Centro Hospitalar de Leiria, EPE and PhD student at ciTechCare, published on January 27 an opinion article in the Diário de Leiria on the importance of hand hygiene, highlighting the fundamental role of this gesture to fight the pandemic and identifying the various forms of hand hygiene.Catarina points out that “The hands are covered mostly by bacteria, but also fungi, viruses and protozoa (…). It is through touch (contact) of surfaces (…) that these microorganisms reach our hands, and it is also through this transmission route that they can be left on

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Pandemic race

Salvato Feijó, collaborator member of ciTechCare, current clinical director of Centro Hospitalar de Leiria and director of the Pulmonology Departmentof the same hospital, was interviewed by Jornal de Leiria on January 28th, where he spoke about the challenge that the Leiria Hospital Center, like other hospitals in the country, is facing due to the new wave of COVID-19. “We are in a race against the pandemic time to gain some advantage, given the epidemiological evolution. The situation is very serious.” says Salvato. “What we are experiencing in hospitals is not comparable with anyother time. (…) The health system mustrespond. We

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