Effect of food in the treatment of major depression

Nuno Santos, researcher at ciTechCare, nutritionist and lecturer at the School of Health Sciences, Polytechnic of Leiria, published an opinion article in the Diário de Leiria on April 21st where he presents a research project that started in February which aims to understand how food can influence the treatment of major depression. This type of depression is frequent in Portugal, affecting more than 6% of the population annually, and the numbers are expected to be higher in the current context of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. The usual treatment for depression includes the use of medications and psychological counselling. However, previous studies have

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Game to assist in chronic pain treatment

Marlene Rosa, researcher at ciTechCare and lecturer at the School of Health Sciences, Polytechnic of Leiria, was interviewed in late April about her latest work on developing an analogue game to help treating chronic pain in the geriatric population. This work is being carried out in collaboration with the Universidade Católica de Pelotas – UCPel Catholic University of Pelotas, represented by the coordinating team of the Center for Extension in Attention to the Elderly of the Catholic University of Pelotas (CETRES / UCPel, Brazil).Marlene and Ricardo Pocinho (lecturer at the School of Education and Social Sciences, ESECS – IPLeiria) highlight:

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Participation in the 29th European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress 2019

Joana Cruz presented 3 posters on the topic of physical activity promotion in COPD (2 of them part of the OnTRACK project) at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) Congress 2019, held in Madrid from September 28 to October 2. Two of the posters were presented in Thematic Poster sessions and 1 in a Poster Discussion session. She was also invited to a Chair of one of the Thematic Poster sessions in this event, which is one of the most prestigious congresses in the respiratory field.

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MOVIDA at the WONCA Conference

At the last European conference of WONCA European Family Doctors, held in Bratislava, Slovakia in June, the MOVIDA project won the best paper award in the field of Public Health and Health Prevention. The ciTechCare researchers Rui Fonseca-Pinto and Bruno Carreira attended the conference and also presented a workshop on Prescribing Physical Activity, where they discussed the use of mobile applications to prescribe and monitor physical activity.

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ciTechCare at the European Respiratory Congress

Joana Cruz, lecturer at the School of Health Sciences, Polytechnic of Leiria, and researcher at ciTechCare, was actively involved in the European Respiratory Society (ERS) Congress (#ERScongress), with the presentation of two e-posters developed under the OnTRACK project ((https://citechcare.ipleiria.pt/ontrack/), and the chairing of two symposia, together with two international experts

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Celiac disease volunteers and their families

The researcher Sónia Gonçalves Pereira, mother of two celiac girls, is looking for celiac volunteers and their direct family (children and adults) to create a biobank of blood and feces samples for a research project that aims to study the influence of genetics and the microbiome on development of this

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Opening of call for research scholarship

The Polytechnic of Leiria opened a call for 1 Research Scholarship under the ForPharmacy project – Future pharmacy as a plug-and-play ecosystem (projet n. 70053), co-financed by the Lisbon 2020 Regional Operational Programme (LISBOA 2020) and the Portugal 2020 Programme, through the ERDF – European Regional Development Fund.The Research Scholarship

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Opening of call for Research Scholarship

The Polytechnic of Leiria opened a call for 1 Research Scholarship under the SafeTrack project – Miniaturized wireless devices for continuous monitoring of patients in the emergency department (project no. 70111), co-financed by the Centro 2020 Regional Operational Programme (CENTRO 2020), under the Portugal 2020 Programme, through the ERDF –

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