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The Editorial in this issue is by Elias Rassi Neto, Chairman of the recent 11th Brazilian Congress of Collective Health (Abrascão 2015). Professor Elias discusses how Brazil's political moment since 2013 and the movement to reclaim the Health Reform's rallying cries defined this congress's theme - Health, Development, and Democracy: the Challenge of a Universal National Health System.
The same political atmosphere appears in the article in the Perspectives section by Marisa Palácios and Sergio Rego – "The bill submitted to the Brazilian Senate for ethical regulation of clinical research is contrary to the interests of research subjects". A paragraph from the article sums up the problem: "Brazilian society cannot allow these medicines to be tested in humans without adequate protection, according to the interests of those who are not research subjects themselves. Who should orient society on the risks of smoking? The tobacco industry? And on the risks associated with alcohol? The beverage industry? And on healthy eating? The fast food industry?" (p. 1584).
The Review section features an article on bariatric surgery, reporting on more than 50 thousand such surgical interventions to date under Brazil's Unified Health System (SUS).
CSP also publishes articles on large-scale epidemiological studies, like the National School Health Survey (PeNSE), the Health, Well-Being, and Aging longitudinal study (SABE), and the first Uruguayan Oral Health Survey.
This edition of the journal also discusses HIV/AIDS, cancer, rural workers' health, indigenous peoples' health, domestic violence, and physical activity. The Brazilian Unified National Health System (SUS) is the object of studies on the assessment of procedure costs and a program for distribution of medicines.

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Cadernos de Saúde Pública

Cadernos de Saúde Pública/Reports in Public Health (CSP) is a monthly journal published by the National School of Public Health, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Brazil. The journal publishes original articles in the field of Public Health, including epidemiology, nutrition, health planning, vector ecology and control, environmental health, and social sciences in health, among other related fields (for more details, see instructions to authors). All articles are carefully reviewed by the CSP editorial staff, organized on the basis of the peer review system.

CSP is currently one of the main sources of information in Latin America on the Public Health scientific field. The journal’s periodicity and regularity, combined with the quality of its graphics and careful selection of articles, have ensured its broad dissemination in both the academic and scientific community and health services, both in Brazil and abroad. Aimed at expanding the potential for disseminating the articles published in the journal, CSP is listed in the main international literature indexes, and the articles are also available online through the SciELO project (Scientific Electronic Library Online).
The papers are published under a CC by-nc license, which allows third parties to remix, adapt and create work derived from the licensed work, as long as there is no commercial use, and giving due credit.

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