Spanish cave art was made by Neanderthals, study confirms
Study says pigments on cave stalagmites were applied through ‘splattering and blowing’ more than 60,000 years agoNeanderthals, long perceived to have been unsophisticated and brutish, really did paint stalagmites in a Spanish cave more than 60,000 years ago, according to a study published on Monday.The issue had roiled the world of paleoarchaeology ever since the publication of a 2018 paperattributing red ocher pigment found on the stalagmitic dome of Cueva de Ardales to our extinct “cousin” species.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 3, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse Tags: Neanderthals Spain Archaeology Painting Anthropology World news Science Evolution Source Type: news

Sanofi/Translate Bio: do recruit the messenger
The acquisition is a sign of the French pharma group’s determination to get back on the podium (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - August 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

France's Macron uses social media to push for vaccination
French President Emmanuel Macron has taken to popular social media apps in a new push to encourage vaccinations against COVID-19 and to reach out to younger people (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Sanofi to Buy Translate Bio for $3.2 Billion in mRNA Push
(Bloomberg) -- Sanofi will buy its messenger-RNA development partner Translate Bio Inc. for $3.2 billion as the French drugmaker plays... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sanofi to buy partner Translate Bio for $3.2bn in mRNA push
French pharma group tries to catch up with rivals that used the technology to create Covid vaccines (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - August 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bill and Melinda Gates have finalized their divorce
Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates are officially divorced, after a judge approved their split on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates are officially divorced following 27-year marriage
Bill and Melinda French Gates were one of the most prominent couples in business. A push for divorce came after reports on Bill Gates'... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bill and Melinda Gates are now officially divorced
Melinda French Gates’ petition for divorce, filed to the court in May, stated that the couple’s relationship was “irretrievably broken.” (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Certain Biologics May Boost Infection Risk in Psoriasis Patients Certain Biologics May Boost Infection Risk in Psoriasis Patients
Psoriasis patients who are new users of infliximab and adalimumab appear to be at a greater risk of serious infection than those beginning therapy with etanercept, according to French researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - August 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Matt Damon says Ben Affleck is texting him about baseball despite being on vacation with Jennifer Lopez
Affleck joined Lopez for a getaway to the South of France and Italy in honor of the superstar's 52nd birthday last week on a $130M super yacht. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Iran posts new record daily cases; Philippines gearing up for strictest lockdown
Iran reportsmore than 37,000 cases of coronavirus in 24 hours for the first time;Manila hospitals reach ‘critical levels’Millions under strict lockdown in China after Covid outbreakAstraZeneca ’s Australia boss ‘disappointed’ with debate over vaccineIndian domestic workers lose their jobs to Covid fearsUK coronavirus updates – live1.14pmBSTThe coronavirus has killed at least 4,227,765 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, according to a tally from official sources compiled by news agency AFP today.At least 198,247,050 cases of coronavirus have been registered. The ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 2, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Robyn Vinter and Damien Gayle (now); Helen Livingstone (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

Europe's vaccine passes reveal some pockets of resistance
Italy and France are introducing Europe's toughest vaccine pass regimes for normal social activities like dining indoors at restaurants, visiting museums and attending sporting events (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

French police clash with anti-virus pass protesters in Paris
Thousands of people protested France's special virus pass with marches through Paris and other French cities on Saturday. Most... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

France halts Japan's judo roll with commanding mixed team win
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Source: Reuters: Health - July 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19 Vaccine Health Pass Fuels French Protests
Protesters—more than 204,000 nationwide—marched in cities including Paris, Marseille and Lyon, decrying the pass designed to slow the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

French police clash with anti-virus pass protesters in Paris
Thousands of people in France have turned out to protest a special virus pass by marching through Paris and other French cities (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

French police clash with anti-virus pass protesters in Paris
PARIS (AP) — Thousands of people protested France's special virus pass with marches through Paris and other French cities on Saturday.... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thousands protest against French Covid health pass rules
Communists marched with supporters of the far-right Rassemblement National and gilets jaunes (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 31, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

French security forces brace for anti-health pass protests
French security forces are bracing for protests against the country's upcoming special virus passes that will be needed to enter restaurants (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Eutelsat Quantum: breakthrough reprogrammable satellite launches
Transmission beams can be reconfigured from the ground, whereas most commercial satellites are hard-wired before launchThe world ’s first commercial fully reprogrammable satellite has been launched, ushering in a new era of more flexible communications.Unlike conventional models that are designed and “hard-wired” on Earth and cannot be repurposed once in orbit, the UK-engineered Eutelsat Quantum allows users to tailor it almost in real-time.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 31, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse Tags: Space Science Mobile phones Telecommunications industry Telecoms Technology Source Type: news

Air France-KLM reports huge Q2 loss, sees signs of recovery
French-Dutch airline group Air France-KLM says that the “first signs of recovery are visible” in bookings amid easing pandemic travel restrictions (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

France DID go on amber-plus list because of the spread of Covid beta variant in tiny Reunion Island
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab openly admitted France was added to amber-plus list because of the prevalence of the strain 'in the Reunion bit of France' - which is an island in the Indian Ocean. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DR Congo, Ituri. Fleeing War, Weaving Life in IDP Camps of Bunia
The man reading is a displaced man in the IDP camp ISP in Bunia. Credit: Elena L. Pasquini By Elena L. PasquiniROME, Jul 29 2021 (IPS) He moves aside the curtain, thin as gauze, and then bends over. The darkness dazzles for a few seconds when one enters the house—actually, a den made of earth where air and light filter through the narrow entrance. Jean de Dieu Amani Paye holds her tiny baby, wrapped in an elegant fabric, in his arms. He was a teacher of French and Latin and had a small business. He also cultivated the land: cassava, corn, sorghum, and beans. Now he is a leader of the ISP camp on the outskirts of Bun...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elena Pasquini Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Weep, O mine eyes at a lack of manly tears | Brief letters
Men in tears | Resilience | Supper | Olympic winners | Spelling namesAn excellent article by Adrian Chiles (Have you cried with despair in public? There is nothing braver or better, 28 July). In medieval France, it was considered very manly to weep copiously about one ’s fallen comrades. If you didn’t cry, what was wrong with you? Didn’t you care? Crying is an effective and natural way of releasing tension.Juliet ChaplinCheam, London• In 1999, the UK was ranked second (to the US) in preparedness to deal with a pandemic. Now I read that the UK is on a list of places most resilient to a collapse of glo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 29, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Men Psychology Society Olympic Games Food Health & wellbeing Source Type: news

Aid group vaccinates migrants as France expands virus pass
Social workers in France worry that the growing use of virus passports will further marginalize migrants and other poor populations (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Sanofi raises annual profit goal
French group still aims for its Covid-19 jab to be approved by year end (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Revamped UN System Crucial for a Changing World
By Trevor PageLETHBRIDGE, Canada, Jul 29 2021 (IPS) From an international humanitarian perspective, the first half of 2021 has been disappointing. We’re no further ahead in ending the conflict in Syria and Yemen. From the fledgling democracy that it had become, Myanmar has descended into what most of its people had hoped was a bygone era of military rule. And in Ethiopia, where its Prime Minister, Ably Ahmed, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2019, armed conflict in Tigray is preventing the 2020 winners of the very same prize, the World Food Programme, from delivering the food needed to stop at least 350,000 Ethio...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Trevor Page Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Climate Change COVID-19 Global Headlines Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Citing Safety, French Institutions Temporarily Halt Prion Research
The three-month moratorium comes after a former prion researcher was diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 28, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

More European nations introducing policies to prevent the unvaccinated from rejoining public life
(Natural News) An increasing number of governments in Europe are planning to or have released policies that restrict the freedom of their citizens who have not been vaccinated against the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19). Many European governments like France and Italy have chosen to outright ban unvaccinated individuals from being able to fully participate in social... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mental Health Disorders Tied to Higher COVID-19 Mortality
WEDNESDAY, July 28, 2021 -- Mental health disorders are associated with increased COVID-19-related mortality, according to a review published online July 27 in JAMA Psychiatry. Guillaume Fond, M.D., Ph.D., from Aix-Marseille University in France,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Olympic Basketball 2021: Damian Lillard Drops 21 as USA Beat Iran by 54; Full Results
After having its 25-game winning streak in Olympic competition snapped Sunday versus France, the United States men's basketball team... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. Men's Basketball Picks Up Much-Needed Win Against Iran
Damian Lillard erased the memory of an 11-point game against France with 21 against Iran to lead Team USA to victory. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Team USA men's basketball rebounds after loss to France, routs Iran
Team USA men's basketball bounced back in a big way Wednesday against Iran with a 120-66 win. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opinion: US men's basketball gets selfish, and finds itself in thumping Iran
The American men look more NBA All-Stars as they rebound from opening Olympic loss to France and beat Iran 120-66. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Simone Biles ’ Olympic Team Final Withdrawal Could Help Athletes Put Their Mental Health First
When Simone Biles strode into Ariake Gymnastics Center for the women’s gymnastics team competition on July 27, the expression on her face said it all. Normally all smiles and easy-going, Biles appeared sternly serious and maybe even troubled. That expression only deepened after she landed her vault in the first round. Intending to do a two and a half twisting vault, Biles lost her bearings in midair and only managed one and a half twists. The low difficulty and execution scores only sealed the deal. “That score unfortunately would go up like that for the team, and I felt I robbed them of a couple of tenths when...
Source: TIME: Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized olympics Tokyo Olympics Source Type: news

Vaccine Passports Spur Explosion In Vaccinations —And Protests—As Europe Cracks Down On Vaccine Holdouts
France and Italy have ramped up pressure to get vaccinated against Covid-19 by imposing mandates and broad vaccine passports that will make life harder for those who remain unvaccinated. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Hart, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Breaking breaking-news Dashboard Editors' Pick editors-pick Coronavirus Source Type: news

Mental health issues double patients' risk of death from COVID-19
Patients with mental health disorders are at double the risk of dying from COVID-19 compared to those without a diagnosis, a new study from Marseille, France finds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health effects from heat waves in France: an economic evaluation - Ad élaïde L, Chanel O, Pascal M.
BACKGROUND: Scarcity of data on the health impacts and associated economic costs of heat waves may limit the will to invest in adaptation measures. We assessed the economic impact associated with mortality, morbidity, and loss of well-being during heat wav... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Child sexual abuse by members of the Catholic Church in Italy and France: a literature review of the last two decades - Marotta G.
This article aims to provide an overview of the most recent research on child sexual abuse by members of the Catholic Church that occurred in Italy and France. The studies reported here have been selected as representative of major trends in the field. In ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Dad builds robotic exoskeleton to help son walk
The French robotics engineer says he was inspired to build the suit after his son asked him to. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccine passports just became a reality in France
(Natural News) The French parliament has approved a “vaccine passport” scheme that will require citizens to procure proof of Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) injection whenever they travel domestically or eat out at a restaurant. All health care workers in France will also have to get a jab, and prove that they did, in order to keep... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Employer Mandates Get More Americans Vaccinated? New York and California Are Finding Out
What to do about the U.S. vaccine uptake rate? Even with what appears to be a slight increase as people try to protect themselves against the more transmissible Delta variant now spreading through many parts of the country, only a pitiful 0.1% or so of Americans are currently getting their first dose every day. That’s a far cry from the urgent scramble that Delta demands, especially given that only about half the country is fully vaccinated—and some places, like Louisiana (36.6%) and Arkansas (36%), are lagging woefully behind. So far, the U.S. vaccination drive has largely relied on carrots—the idea has ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alex Fitzpatrick Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Some French health workers resent, resist mandatory vaccines
PARIS (AP) — While most French health care workers are vaccinated against the coronavirus, a small but vocal minority is holding out.... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

France Approves Law Requiring Pandemic Passes To Eat At Restaurants And Mandating Vaccinations For Essential Workers
President Macron criticized individuals who held “cynical and manipulative” opposition to Covid-19 vaccines. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tommy Beer, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Food & Drink /food-drink Science /science Healthcare /healthcare Breaking breaking-news SportsMoney Source Type: news

Covid: more EU states to restrict venue access for unvaccinated people
Ireland and Italy among those joining France in requiring vaccine passes to enter bars and restaurants (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

France ratifies revised version of Emmanuel Macron’s ‘health pass’ law
Parliament approves watered-down form of contentious bill after marathon weekend debate (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Some French health workers resent, resist mandatory vaccines
While most French health care workers are vaccinated against the virus, a small but vocal minority is holding out (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

French parliament OKs restaurant COVID pass, vaccine rules
France’s parliament has approved a law requiring special virus passes for all restaurants and mandating vaccinations for all health workers (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

France mandates COVID health passes for dining and travel
People must show proof of vaccination, evidence they've recently recovered from COVID or show they've had a recent negative test. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

French parliament approves COVID-19 passes for restaurants, domestic travel
France’s parliament has approved a bill that will mandate vaccine passes for those traveling within the country and will require health... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news