The end of Darwin's nightmare at Lake Victoria?
(University of Liege) Lake Victoria, which came under the spotlight in 2004 by the documentary " Darwin's nightmare " , is not only suffering from the introduction and commercialisation of the Nile perch. A study lead researchers from the University of Li è ge (Belgium) has highlighted other worrying phenomena, particularly climatic ones, which have an equally important impact on the quality of the lake's waters. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Biden gives awkward fist-bump to Turkey ’s Erdogan at NATO summit
President Biden on Monday offered an awkward fist-bump to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Belgium at the annual NATO summit... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IBA launches Cyclone Ikon cyclotron
Belgian medical technology developer IBA has launched a new high-energy, high-capacit...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: IBA's ProteusOne selected for new Fla. radiation center IBA reports revenue rebound in 2020 NorthStar, IBA expand Tc-99m collaboration IBA adds CBCT to 2 proton therapy centers IBA receives 1st payment from Chinese licensing deal (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 11, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Belgian COVID Virologist in Hiding After Attempt on His Life Belgian COVID Virologist in Hiding After Attempt on His Life
Belgium's leading virologist has been forced into hiding as a manhunt continues for a heavily armed marksman with right-wing tendencies who took up position outside Prof Marc Van Ranst's home.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

A new bacteria, made in Belgium (and UCLouvain)
(Universit é catholique de Louvain) Researchers from University of Louvain have discovered a new bacterium in the human intestine, they called Dysosmobacter welbionis.The UCLouvain scientists have also discovered positive effects of this bacterium on type 2 diabetes, obesity and inflammation.The originality of this discovery? It is extremely rare that a single research team identifies, cultivates, names a bacterium and then reveals its action in the human body, a first in Belgium and published in the prestigious journal Gut. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 9, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Increasing the memory capacity of intelligent systems based on the function of human neurons
(University of Liege) Researchers from the University of Li è ge (Belgium) have recently developed a new artificial neuron inspired by the different modes of operation of human neurons. Called a Bistable Recurrent Cell (BRC), this process has enabled recurrent networks to learn temporal relationships of more than a thousand discrete time units where classical methods failed after only a hundred time units. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 8, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Discovery of the oldest plant fossils on the African continent!
(University of Liege) The analysis of very old plant fossils discovered in South Africa and dating from the Lower Devonian period documents the transition from barren continents to the green planet we know today. Cyrille Prestianni, a palaeobotanist at the EDDy Lab at the University of Li è ge (Belgium), participated in this study, the results of which have just been published in the journal Scientific Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 8, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

UEFA EURO forecast: France will be European Champion
(University of Innsbruck) After winning the FIFA World Cup, France could also win the European Football Championship - this is the conclusion of researchers from the Universities of Innsbruck (Austria) and Ghent (Belgium), the Technical Universities of Dortmund and Munich (Germany) and Molde University College (Norway). England and Spain also have a good chance of winning the title, according to the forecast. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

For nearly three weeks Belgium's leading virologist has been living in a safehouse with his wife and 12-year-old son, guarded by...
Many scientists have come under attack in the pandemic, but Marc Van Ranst's family are in a safe house. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Belgium Pulls Ambassador From South Korea After His Wife Allegedly Slaps Store Clerk
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Partiers protest Belgium virus rules; medics demand support
Thousands of protesters angry at pandemic-related restrictions marched to European Union headquarters in Brussels and had minor tussles with police over their unauthorized gathering (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Dominic Cummings claims ‘tens of thousands’ died unnecessarily because of way Covid was handled – as it happened
PM ’s former adviser says he heard Boris Johnson sayhe would rather see ‘bodies piled high’; Cummings says ‘tens of thousands died who didn ’t need to’. This live blog is closed -for coronavirus updates, please follow the global live blogCummings says Boris Johnson ‘unfit for job’ of PM amid Covid crisis‘Upsetting and bleak’: Covid bereaved react to Cummings evidenceCummings says he did not tell whole truth about journeys to DurhamMatt Hancock should be sacked for lying, says Dominic CummingsUK government failed public on Covid response, says CummingsFact-checked:...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 26, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow Tags: Politics Coronavirus UK news Boris Johnson Dominic Cummings Keir Starmer PMQs House of Commons Infectious diseases Science NHS Vaccines and immunisation Matt Hancock Source Type: news

Belgium suspends Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine for under 41s after woman dies
THE BELGIUM government announced on Wednesday it was suspending vaccinations with Johnson& Johnson's Janssen COVID-19 vaccine for people under the age of 41 following the death of a woman from severe side-effects after she was administered the jab. What was the nature of her side effects? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Belgium suspends J&J vaccine for under 41s after death
Belgium has suspended the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine for people under age 41 following the death of a person who had received the shot (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Cochrane's statement to the 74th World Health Assembly
Cochrane has submitted a statement to the74th World Health Assembly, which is taking place virtually this week (24 May to 1 June).The World Health Assembly (WHA) is the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO) and is attended by representatives of all Member States.Our statement emphasises the importance of clinical trial transparency within the context of global health crises, since it is not possible to make truly evidence-informed decisions without access to data from all clinical trials.Read the full statement below:Cochrane supports the Independent Panel ’s report which identifies, alongside o...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 25, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

European Commission approves PONVORYTM (ponesimod), a Once Daily, Oral Therapy for the Treatment of Adults with Relapsing Forms of Multiple Sclerosis with Active Disease Defined by Clinical or Imaging Features
BEERSE, BELGIUM, May 24, 2021 – Janssen, the Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, announced today that the European Commission (EC) has approved PONVORY (ponesimod) for the treatment of adult patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis (RMS) with active disease defined by clinical or imaging features.[4] “Relapsing multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable and complex disease that can present very differently from individual to individual, placing a heavy burden on the patient and their loved ones,” said Professor Gavin Giovannoni, MBBCh, PhD, FCP (Neurol., SA), FRCP, FRCPath, Professor of Neuro...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Cochrane Belgium partners on clinical trial transparency report
Cochrane Belgium, together withTranspariMED,Test Aankoop andKom op tegen Kanker, recently released a report detailing the status of clinical trial transparency in Belgium.The report used data collected on theEU Trials Tracker, which monitors the status of clinical trials recorded in the EU Clinical Trials Register. According to EU legislation, clinical trial sponsors must post summary results to the register within one year of a study ending (or six months for paediatric trials).Several clinical trial sponsors in Belgium with overdue results were reminded last year to update the registry. While some then took significant s...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 20, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

The secret of how Amundsen beat Scott in race to south pole? A diet of raw penguin
Starving and trapped by ice, the Norwegian ’s crew had discovered how to beat scurvy on an earlier voyage. The benefits proved crucialThirteen years before he became the first person ever to reach the south pole in 1911, the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen experienced his first merciless taste of winter in theAntarctic. Stuck onboard the Belgian expedition ship Belgica, which was grounded in pack ice, he and the rest of the crew contracted scurvy and faced certain death.That is when, according to a new book published later this month, Amundsen started eating raw penguin meat – and discovered a secret that wou...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Donna Ferguson Tags: Polar regions Antarctica Exploration Science Wildlife Books Culture Norway World news Source Type: news

Older Chinese migrants in coronavirus pandemic: exploring risk and protective factors to increased loneliness - Pan H, Fokkema T, Switsers L, Dury S, Hoens S, De Donder L.
This study explores (1) the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic for older Chinese migrants in Belgium and t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Challenges in conducting sexual health and violence research in older adults beyond the general data protection regulation: a Belgian case study - Nobels A, Cismaru-Inescu A, Nisen L, Hahaut B, Lemmens GMD, Vandeviver C, Keygnaert I.
Because of a growing older population, the sexual health (SH) of older adults, including sexual violence (SV), is becoming an increasingly important public health concern. Yet, reliable SV prevalence rates and risk factors are lacking, due to methodologica... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

A Belgian farmer was annoyed by the stone in his tractor's path. He moved it and the French border
The farmer moved the large stone about 7.5 feet — into France. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Catalent Acquires Additional Facility at its Gosselies, Belgium Campus...
Catalent, the leading global provider of advanced delivery technologies, development, and manufacturing solutions for drugs, biologics, cell and gene therapies, and consumer health products, and...(PRWeb May 06, 2021)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/catalent_acquires_additional_facility_at_its_gosselies_belgium_campus_for_commercial_scale_plasmid_dna_manufacturing/prweb17916821.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 6, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A Belgian farmer was annoyed by the stone in his tractor's path. He moved it and the French border
The farmer moved the large stone about 7.5 feet — into France. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Belgium's government network goes down after massive DDoS attack
Most of the Belgium government's IT network has been down today after a massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack knocked... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Belgian farmer accidentally moves French border
The farmer moved a two-century-old border stone into French territory as it was blocking his tractor. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Belgian police detain 132 in virus restrictions protest
The Belgian police detained 132 in coronavirus restrictions protest. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Surgery in the womb: 'I've done the best for her'
Helena Purcell travelled to Belgium for an NHS-funded procedure on her unborn baby's spina bifida. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Belgium police, partiers clash anew over virus restrictions
A few thousand people gathered for an illegal party in a Brussels park. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Current practice for safe return-to-play after lateral ankle sprain: a survey among French-speaking physicians - Aguilaniu A, Croisier JL, Schwartz C, Dardenne N, D'Hooghe P, Martens G, Collin R, Kaux JF.
BACKGROUND: Recommendations are available for assessment criteria for safe return-to-play (RTP) after a lateral ankle sprain. However, their current use among physicians is unknown. METHODS: French-speaking physicians in Belgium, France and Switzer... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Using virtual reality to investigate physical environmental factors related to cycling in older adults: a comparison between two methodologies - Lieze M, Jelle VC, Benedicte D, Nico VW, Mario M, Van Dyck D.
Introduction Cycling has a positive impact on physical, mental and social health, and slows the aging process. However, there is still a large potential to increase the cycling levels in Belgian older adults. In order to promote cycling for transport, saf... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

FDA Approves Nextstellis (drospirenone and estetrol) Oral Contraceptive for Birth Control
15 April 2021, Adelaide, Australia and Liege, Belgium: Mayne Pharma Group Limited (ASX: MYX) and Mithra Pharmaceuticals, SA (Euronext Brussels: MITRA) are very pleased to announce that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the New... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - April 15, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: South Korea to close bars and clubs amid fourth wave fears
Tokyo looks to implement emergency measures as cases grow just months before start of Olympics;Australian doctors condemn vaccine ‘farce’ after AstraZeneca reversalCovid plan for England: trips abroad could be permitted from MaySpain, Belgium and Italy restrict AstraZeneca vaccine to older peopleWhat you need to know about the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine6.59amBST6.44amBSTHopes are rising forforeign holidays to be permitted from 17 May, with the public given a “watchlist” of countries whose quarantine status is at risk of changing to help with planning and to avoid the chaos of last summer.Under the p...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 9, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Kate Lyons Tags: Coronavirus World news South Korea Japan Asia Pacific Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

Is COVID-19 the rock in David ’s slingshot that will bring down Goliath?
The Flemish Association of Clinical Psychologists explore how a global pandemic could turn out to be a big opportunity for psychology in Belgium. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - April 9, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Spain and Italy to restrict AstraZeneca’s Covid jab to over-60s
Australia and Belgium also issue new age restrictions, in policy shifts that could complicate countries’ efforts to step up vaccination programmes (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Assessing the impacts of nodule mining on the deep-sea environment
(Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR)) Scientists of the JPI Oceans project " MiningImpact " are embarking on a 6-week long expedition to the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone (CCZ) in the Pacific. Their goal is to carry out an independent scientific monitoring of the test of a prototype nodule collector machine conducted at the same time by the Belgian company Global Sea Resources (GSR). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 6, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Association between urban environment and mental health in Brussels, Belgium - Pelgrims I, Devleesschauwer B, Guyot M, Keune H, Nawrot TS, Remmen R, Saenen ND, Trabelsi S, Thomas I, Aerts R, De Clercq EM.
BACKGROUND: Mental health disorders appear as a growing problem in urban areas. While common mental health disorders are generally linked to demographic and socioeconomic factors, little is known about the interaction with the urban environment. With growi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Belgium must lift 'all Covid-19 measures' within 30 days, Brussels court rules
The Belgian State has been ordered to lift "all coronavirus measures" within 30 days, as the legal basis for them is insufficient, a... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Fiery "airburst" of superhot gas crashed into Antarctica millions of years ago
(Natural News) A study published March 31 in the journal Science Advances found that an asteroid the size of a football field exploded over Antarctica roughly 430,000 years ago. The study, led by Belgian geoscientist Matthias Van Ginneken, showed that this “airburst” event produced a fiery ball of hot gas that traveled as quickly as the asteroid. Van Ginneken and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Belgium police clash with partiers amid virus restrictions
Belgian police have clashed with a large crowd in one of Brussels’ biggest parks (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Belgium police break up fake festival started as April Fools' joke
Some 2,000 people attend a party that was announced on social media as a joke, defying Covid measures. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Belgian Variant Illustrates The Versatility Of SARS-CoV-2 In Escaping Immune Suppression
There is now a new mutant to add to the global SARS-CoV-2 variant collection, this one in Belgium. This new Belgian variant (B.1.214), first detected in January by researchers at the University of Liege, appears to have the potential to become quite pervasive. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 31, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: William A. Haseltine, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation business pharma & Source Type: news

Identities
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Mar 30 2021 (IPS)   I was born in the winter in 1990 in a country not my own i was born with my father’s eyes maybe i stole them he doesn’t look like that anymore i was born in seven countries i was born carved up by borders i was born with a graveyard of languages for teeth i was born to be a darkness in an american boy´s bed … Safia Elhillo Many years ago, when my youngest daughter was still a child, she suddenly became sick with stomach pains, vomiting and high fever. At the hospital a nice nurse, probably to find out if the feverish little girl was cognizan...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Crime & Justice Education Featured Global Globalisation Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Growing appetite for meat alternatives in Brussels
(University of Bath) A new study analysing changing attitudes to meat-free diets finds growing support for plant-based alternative products in Belgium. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mapping policy for how the EU can reduce its impact on tropical deforestation
(Chalmers University of Technology) EU imports of products including palm oil, soybeans, and beef contribute significantly to deforestation in other parts of the world. In a new study, researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, and the University of Louvain, Belgium, evaluated over a thousand policy proposals for how the EU could reduce this impact, to assess which would have the largest potential to reduce deforestation - while also being politically feasible. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 29, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Janssen Receives Positive CHMP Opinion for PONVORY ™ (ponesimod) for the Treatment of Adults With Relapsing Forms of Multiple Sclerosis With Active Disease Defined by Clinical or Imaging Features
BEERSE, BELGIUM, MARCH 26, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has issued a positive opinion recommending marketing authorisation for PONVORY™ (ponesimod) for the treatment of adult patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis (RMS) with active disease defined by clinical or imaging features.[3]“Relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) have varied and often unpredictable symptoms, posing a unique human, societal and economic burden,” said Catherine T...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: India pauses AstraZeneca vaccine exports; Belgium, Iceland and France tighten restrictions
Noexports were made on Thursday; Belgiumimposes fresh lockdown;Iceland imposes three-week shutdown;France locks down more areasAstraZeneca plant inspected by Italian police at EU requestDelhi reportedly halts AstraZeneca vaccine exports as cases soarFrance may go on UK travel red list, Boris Johnson confirmsAngela Merkel apologises as she reverses German Easter lockdownHow Taiwan triumphed over Covid as UK faltered7.29pmGMTThe Finnish government on Wednesday proposed locking down residents of five cities, including the capitalHelsinki, and only allowing people to leave their homes for limited reasons, to curb rising corona...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 24, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Lucy Campbell (now); Clea Skopeliti, Tobi Thomas and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news Infectious diseases Medical research Science Source Type: news

UK Covid: Johnson confirms France may go on 'red list' for border controls - as it happened
This blog is now closed.For the latest coronavirus news from around the world, head to our global blogFrance may go on UK travel red list, Boris Johnson confirmsAstraZeneca plant inspected by Italian police at EU requestKeir Starmer pushes Boris Johnson for Covid public inquiryGlobal coronavirus updates – live6.31pmGMTI think there is a hierarchy between mandating something and permitting it or forbidding it. I think in some areas, in particular sectors where vulnerable elderly people are being cared for, there may be some need for mandation, [in others] some need for a more permissive approach. All that will be set ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 24, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow Tags: Politics Boris Johnson Coronavirus UK news Keir Starmer PMQs Science House of Commons Conservatives Infectious diseases NHS Priti Patel Immigration and asylum Scotland Scottish politics Nicola Sturgeon Ruth Davidson Liver Source Type: news

Belgium reverts to tighter Easter lockdown amid virus spike
Belgium is reintroducing a stricter lockdown in response to a worrying surge of new COVID-19 infections (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Belgium reverting to lockdown amid spike in virus cases
Belgium is reintroducing strict lockdown measures in response to a worrying surge of new COVID-19 infections (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Belgium heads to lockdown amid spike in cases
Belgium is reintroducing strict lockdown measures in response to a surge of new coronavirus infections (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news