Health for all? A qualitative study of NGO support to migrants affected by structural violence in northern France - Pursch B, Tate A, Legido-Quigley H, Howard N.
France hosts approximately 368,000 'persons of concern' (e.g. refugees, stateless, people in refugee-like situations, asylum-seekers). Northern France has become a focal area, due to its proximity to the Dover entry-point to the UK and larger numbers of mi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

'We must cultivate the natural curiosity and capabilities of children': Alan Finkel's 2020s vision
As Australia ’s chief science nerd, I found lessons for today in this obscure piece of science history. It can help us map our nation’s futureAbout this seriesLet me share a story with you. It is a story of discovery and exploration.We begin in 1751, in a small village in the north-east of France, when Joseph Lepaute Dagelet was born. Growing up, Dagelet looked up to his brother, Dominique, who was working in Paris with their uncle, thehorloger du Roi– clockmaker to the King.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Alan Finkel Tags: Australian education Australia news Science Australia Day Exploration Source Type: news

First Baby Born From Use of Lab-Matured Frozen Egg
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 -- In what doctors call a breakthrough, a cancer patient in France gave birth to the first baby conceived from an immature egg that was matured in the laboratory, frozen, then later thawed and fertilized. " We were delighted... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 19, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Woman recovering from cancer becomes first in the world to give birth after freezing immature eggs
Doctors took immature eggs from the French woman's ovaries before artificially maturing them in the lab and freezing them. Years later, the eggs were thawed and fertilised, and the woman had a baby. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First baby is born through new egg-freezing technique
Cancer patient ’s immature eggs were collected, matured in lab and frozen for use five years onA woman who was left infertile by cancer treatment has given birth to a baby after her immature eggs were collected, matured in a lab and frozen for use five years later.Fertility specialists at Antoine B éclère University hospital in Clamart near Paris said the healthy boy, named Jules, was the first baby to be born through the new procedure.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: IVF Science Cancer research Fertility problems Medical research Health Society France Paris World news Europe Childbirth Pregnancy Children Reproduction Biology Source Type: news

Ipsen writes down $725M after largest-ever acquisition, trial woes
Less than one year after Ipsen SA made its largest-ever acquisition, the company has written down most of the deal ’s value as a loss.  Ipsen spent $1 billion last year to acquire Canadian startup Clementia Pharmaceuticals Inc. and its leading rare disease drug candidate. But the drug giant, which is based in France and has its U.S. headquarters in Cambridge, recorded a $725 million impairment loss on the de al in its year-end financial report, resulting in a $54 million net loss for Ipsen.  The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

Sanofi teams up with U.S. agency against coronavirus
French drugmaker Sanofi is working with a U.S. government agency to develop a vaccine against the new coronavirus from China, saying it could have a candidate ready for clinical trials within a year. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

ESMO Targeted Anticancer Therapies Congress 2020
(European Society for Medical Oncology) The ESMO Targeted Anticancer Therapies Congress 2020 will take place from March 2-4 in Paris, France, where around four hundred stakeholders in the field of new drug development will meet. The Congress is designed for basic scientists, physicians and translational researchers belonging to academic settings, industry and regulatory agencies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 18, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

First baby born to cancer patient from eggs matured in the lab and frozen
(European Society for Medical Oncology) Fertility doctors in France have announced the birth of the first baby to be born to a cancer patient from an immature egg that was matured in the laboratory, frozen, then thawed and fertilized five years later. The report is published in Annals of Oncology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 18, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Gene Therapy for Mesothelioma Has ‘Real Potential’
Gene therapy is moving closer to becoming part of standard-of-care treatment for pleural mesothelioma, according to the latest multicenter clinical trial. The phase III trial, known as the INFINITE clinical research study, is designed to evaluate the intrapleural delivery of an investigational drug — a type of gene therapy — in combination with celecoxib and gemcitabine, anti-inflammatory and chemotherapy drugs, respectively. Researchers hope to stop, or at least slow, the growth of mesothelioma tumor cells with the combination therapy. “This is a very interesting concept,” oncologist Dr. Bernardo G...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 17, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Gene Therapy Trial Shows ‘Real Potential’
Gene therapy is moving closer to becoming part of standard-of-care treatment for pleural mesothelioma, according to the latest multicenter clinical trial. The phase III trial, known as the INFINITE clinical research study, is designed to evaluate the intrapleural delivery of an investigational drug — a type of gene therapy — in combination with celecoxib and gemcitabine, anti-inflammatory and chemotherapy drugs, respectively. Researchers hope to stop, or at least slow, the growth of mesothelioma tumor cells with the combination therapy. “This is a very interesting concept,” oncologist Dr. Bernardo G...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 17, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Verbal victimisation, depressive symptoms, and suicide risk among sexual minority adults in France: results from the nationally-representative 2017 Health Barometer survey - El-Khoury F, Heron M, van der Waerden J, Leon C, du Rosco ät E, Velter A, Lydié N, Sitbon A.
PURPOSE: Our study estimates rates of depressive symptoms and suicide risk according to sexual minority status, and examines the mediating effect of verbal victimisation in the association between sexual minority status and mental health outcomes. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

New French health minister takes up post with raised profile
Incoming French health minister, Olivier Veran, a lawmaker and doctor, has been handed the keys to his new ministry while it is in the midst of dealing with the threat of coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

New Chinese coronavirus cases show slight fall; Chinese tourist dies in France
The number of new cases of a coronavirus in China fell slightly on Sunday, more than three weeks after the outbreak's epicenter was locked down, and a Chinese tourist died from the virus in France, the first fatality in Europe. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

France Confirms First Death in Europe From Coronavirus
The death of an 80-year-old Chinese tourist in a Paris hospital was the first known fatality from the new virus outside Asia. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elian Peltier Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) World Health Organization France Europe Source Type: news

Chinese tourist dies of coronavirus in France, first death in Europe: minister
An 80-year-old Chinese tourist has died of the fast-spreading coronavirus in France, becoming the first fatality in Europe, French Health Minister Agnes Buzyn said on Saturday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pressure grows to rescue Britons on liner stricken by coronavirus
US plan to airlift Americans from Diamond Princess adds urgency to pleas for evacuation from UK passengersPressure is growing on the British government to airlift UK citizens stranded on a cruise ship stricken by coronavirus, as a Chinese tourist in France yesterday became thefirst person to die from the disease in Europe.The USannounced late on Fridaythat it would be evacuating more than 400 of its nationals from the quarantined ship, the Diamond Princess, which has reported nearly 300 confirmed Covid-19 cases, and British travellers called on their government to do the same.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Emma Graham-Harrison Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Science Infectious diseases World news UK news US news Source Type: news

1st coronavirus death announced in Europe
France has become the first country outside Asia to report a death from a new virus that originated in China (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Pressure grows on UK to rescue citizens from coronavirus-stricken ship
Passengers on Diamond Princess liner ‘disillusioned’ with government over lack of action•All the day ’s developmentsPressure is growing on the British government to airlift citizens stranded on a cruise ship stricken by coronavirus, after a Chinese tourist in France became thefirst person to die from the disease in Europe.The US announced late on Friday that it would be evacuating more than 400 nationals from the quarantined ship, which has had nearly 300 confirmed coronavirus cases, and British travellers called on their government to do the same.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Emma Graham-Harrison Tags: Coronavirus outbreak UK news US news China Japan Asia Pacific Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

France announces 1st coronavirus death in Europe
The CDC says the new coronavirus could be around for at least another year. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chinese tourist in France becomes first to die in Europe of coronavirus
An 80-year-old Chinese tourist infected with the coronavirus has died in France, the first fatality in Europe and the fourth outside mainland China from an epidemic that has shut Chinese factories, curbed travel and disrupted global supply chains. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Chinese tourist in France becomes Europe's first coronavirus fatality
French health minister confirms death of man from virus that has killed more than 1,500 peopleCoronavirus: latest updates – liveEurope has recorded its first coronavirus fatality, a Chinese tourist in France, it has been confirmed.The death of the 80-year-old man, who was visiting Paris with his daughter when he was taken to hospital three weeks ago after falling ill, also marks the first coronavirus mortality outside Asia since the start of the outbreak.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Kim Willsher in Paris and Simon Murphy Tags: Coronavirus outbreak France China Infectious diseases Science World news UK news Europe Asia Pacific Source Type: news

France reports first coronavirus death outside Asia
China’s foreign minister slams global overreaction to outbreak and insists it is under control (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Chinese tourist in France dies of coronavirus, first death in Europe: minister
An elderly Chinese tourist hospitalized in France has died of the coronavirus, becoming the first fatality in Europe, French Health Minister Agnes Buzyn said on Saturday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.S. to Evacuate Americans on Cruise Ship Hit by Coronavirus; First Death Occurs Outside Asia
SATURDAY, Feb. 15, 2020 -- The COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak -- and the global response to it -- continues to evolve, with the first death outside Asia reported in France on Saturday. Also on Saturday, U.S. health officials announced that a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

French health minister announces first death of a coronavirus patient in Europe
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

French civilian surgical expertise still inadequately prepared for mass civilian casualties three years after major terror attacks in Paris (2015) and Nice (2016) - Destan C, De Carbonni ère A, Moritz C, Gaudric J, Malgras B, Desterke C, Bonnet S, Hornez E.
BACKGROUND: Three years after the terror attacks in Paris and Nice, this study aims to determine the level of interest, the technical skills and level of surgical activity in exsanguinating trauma care for a non-selected population of practising French sur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

First French nationals repatriated over coronavirus end quarantine
The first group of French nationals repatriated from China due to the coronavirus outbreak returned to the outside world on Friday after two weeks in quarantine. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

WWI helmets protect against shock waves just as well as modern designs
(Duke University) Biomedical engineers have demonstrated that, despite significant advancements in protection from ballistics and blunt impacts, modern military helmets are no better at protecting from shock waves than their World War I counterparts. One model in particular, the French Adrian helmet, actually performed better than modern designs. The research could help improve the blast protection of future helmets through choosing different materials, layering multiple materials of different acoustic impedance, or altering their geometry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: USAID and Total Sign Memorandum On Health
[AIM] Maputo -The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding with the French multinational company Total, under which, according to a USAID press release, both organisations agreed to invest five million US dollars each "to promote improved community health outcomes, prevent child marriage, and encourage positive youth development in Cabo Delgado province". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

France warns of dent to world economy from virus outbreak
France is warning that the deadly virus outbreak in China will dent the world economy (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Locum GP who caught coronavirus from super-spreader businessman at French chalet
Dr Catriona Greenwood, who is quarantined in a hospital in London having contracted the virus, carried out one shift as a replacement 'locum' doctor last week at the County Oak Medical Centre. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What ’s in a Name? Why WHO’s Formal Name for the New Coronavirus Disease Matters
On Tuesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared an official name for the new coronavirus disease: COVID-19 — making sure not to reference Wuhan, the central Chinese city where the virus originated. COVID-19 stands for Corona Virus Disease 19. “Having a name matters to prevent the use of other names that can be inaccurate or stigmatizing,” said Director-General of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. “It also gives us a standard format to use for any future coronavirus outbreaks.” The WHO referenced guidelines set in 2015 that ensure the name does not refer to a geographical location, ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime Source Type: news

Coronavirus: UK businessman linked to virus cases speaks out
Steve Walsh, linked to 11 cases in the UK, France and Majorca, says his thoughts are with other patients. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A comparative study of the physiological and socio-economic vulnerabilities to heat waves of the population of the metropolis of Lyon (France) in a climate change context - Alonso L, Renard F.
Increases in the frequency and intensity of heat waves are direct consequences of global climate change with a higher risk for urban populations due to the urban heat island effect. Reducing urban overheating is a priority, as is identifying the most vulne... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Coronavirus: UK businessman linked to China virus cases speaks out
Steve Walsh, linked to 11 cases in the UK, France and Majorca, says his thoughts are with other patients. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bayer and Nuvisan create new research unit in Berlin
Bayer AG today announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to transfer a large part of its Berlin-based small molecule research unit to Nuvisan, an international service provider for clinical studies, laboratory services and contract manufacturing with several sites and clinics in Germany and France. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - February 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Bayer Business and Industry Source Type: news

TAT 2020 Honorary Award: A recognition in cancer drug development to Lillian Siu
(European Society for Medical Oncology) The European Society for Medical Oncology is pleased to announce that Lillian L. Siu, Professor at the University of Toronto and Medical Oncologist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto, will receive the TAT 2020 Honorary Award in recognition of her pivotal contributions in the development of new anticancer drugs, particularly with respect to phase I trials in head and neck malignancies. The award will be presented during the ESMO Targeted Anticancer Therapies Congress, to be held in Paris, France, March 2-4. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

National Science Foundation presents FY 2021 budget request
Today, President Donald J. Trump's Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 budget request for the National Science Foundation (NSF) was presented to Congress. More information on the FY 2021 budget request is available beginning today from the White House Office of Management and Budget. NSF Director France Córdova issued the following ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=299995&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - February 11, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

'Reaper of death': scientists discover new dinosaur species related to T rex
Species is thought to be the oldest member of the T rex family yet discovered in northern North AmericaScientists in Canada have announced the discovery of a new species of dinosaur closely related to Tyrannosaurus rex that strode the plain of North America about 80m years ago.Related:Dinosaurs had feathers ruffled by parasites, study findsContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse in Paris Tags: Dinosaurs Canada Science Americas Fossils World news Source Type: news

Briton with new coronavirus traveled through Geneva airport
A Briton who infected at least five people with the new coronavirus in a French ski resort traveled there and back via Geneva airport in Switzerland on Jan. 24 and 28, the Swiss government said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

French bracelet among surprises in mysterious Havering hoard
Bronze age specialists split on why so many objects would have been broken and buriedOne of the largest and most mysterious bronze age hoards ever found in the UK contains objects that have astonished archaeologists, including items more commonly found in France and the Alps.TheMuseum of London on Monday revealed new finds amongthe Havering hoard, a remarkable collection of 453 swords, axes, knives, chisels, sickles, razors, ingots and bracelets excavated from a quarry in east London over a period of three months and revealed last year.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Mark Brown Arts correspondent Tags: Museums Heritage Archaeology London Culture Science UK news Source Type: news

Roche provides topline results from investigator-led Phase II/III trial with gantenerumab in rare inherited form of Alzheimer ’s disease
Basel, 10 February 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the gantenerumab arm of the Phase II/III DIAN-TU-001 study did not meet its primary endpoint in people who have an early-onset, inherited form of Alzheimer ’s disease (AD). This form of AD, known as autosomal dominant AD (ADAD), accounts for less than 1% of all cases of the disease.1 The study, sponsored by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, US, did not show a significant slowing of the rate of cognitive decline in people treated with investigational medicine gantenerumab as measured by the novel DIAN Multivariate Co...
Source: Roche Media News - February 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche provides topline results from investigator-led Phase II/III trial with gantenerumab in rare inherited form of Alzheimer ’s disease
Basel, 10 February 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the gantenerumab arm of the Phase II/III DIAN-TU-001 study did not meet its primary endpoint in people who have an early-onset, inherited form of Alzheimer ’s disease (AD). This form of AD, known as autosomal dominant AD (ADAD), accounts for less than 1% of all cases of the disease.1 The study, sponsored by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, US, did not show a significant slowing of the rate of cognitive decline in people treated with investigational medicine gantenerumab as measured by the novel DIAN Multivariate Co...
Source: Roche Investor Update - February 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

China braces for return to work as coronavirus deaths exceed Sars
End of extended lunar new year break seen as crucial test of containment strategyChina has recorded its deadliest day so far in the coronavirus outbreak, as authorities braced for millions of people to return to work on Monday after the lunar new year break in a new test of the nation ’s containment strategy.At least 813 people are reported to have died from the disease, most of them in mainland China, according to official data released on Sunday which showed that the previous day ’s toll was the highest yet at nearly 90.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Michael Safi, Sam Jones in Madrid and Kim Willsher in Paris Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China World news Spain Europe Asia Pacific France Source Type: news

Spain, UK see new virus cases; French focus on ski resort
The U.K. confirmed its fourth case of the new virus; Spain reported its second. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Briton in French Alps may have spread coronavirus to others across Europe
A British man who contracted the new coronavirus while attending a conference in Singapore may have infected seven other people when he stopped off at a chalet in a French mountain village for a few days on his way home, health experts said on Sunday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

In French Alpine village, families line up for coronavirus tests
Residents, a few wearing facemasks, lined up in a French Alpine village on Sunday to get tested for the new coronavirus as authorities sought to contain the spread after five Britons contracted the illness there. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

French researchers claim to have created metallic hydrogen in a lab: Material can "conduct electricity indefinitely at room temperature"
(Natural News) Metallic hydrogen is a state of hydrogen wherein the element is able to conduct electricity. Scientists have spent close to a century attempting to create this material. A team of French researchers now claim that they’ve done it. Normally, hydrogen isn’t a great conductor. However, physicists since the 1930s have suspected that if hydrogen were... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news