Fresh protests in France against controversial security bill
Tens of thousands of protesters marched across France Saturday to denounce a security bill critics say would restrict the filming of... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tens of thousands of protesters marched across France Saturday to denounce a security bill critics say would restrict the filming of...
Fresh protests in France against controversial security bill (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Democrats will be 'devoured by their own' as 'revolutionaries' work to destroy all vestiges of Christianity and Western civilization and history is rewritten to resemble a fairy tail
(Natural News) Revolutions in France, Russia, or Cuba didn’t happen by accident because they were planned, preached, and promoted by leftist thugs. Those thugs did not know that all revolutions devour their own. (Article by Don Boys republished from AllNewsPipeline.com) In the eighteenth century, some eloquent, highborn French wanted a national makeover that stemmed from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

France's Total quits powerful US oil lobby over climate policy
News, analysis and comment from the Financial Times, the worldʼs leading global business publication (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Israel Is Leading the World in COVID-19 Vaccination. But Palestinians Aren ’t on the List
Israel, which has already vaccinated more than 2 million of its citizens, is ramping up COVID-19 shots to 250,000 per day, meaning most Israelis over the age of 16 are on track to have two doses by the end of February. But even as the country wins plaudits for the world-leading pace of its vaccine rollout, its government is facing rising criticism for excluding millions of Palestinians from the program. Some 75% of citizens over the age of 60 have been inoculated so far, including Palestinian (or “Arab Israeli”) citizens of Israel and occupied East Jerusalem, and Israelis living in illegal West Bank settlement...
Source: TIME: Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joseph Hincks Tags: Uncategorized Explainer Londontime Middle East Source Type: news

2,000-year-old remains of infant and pet dog uncovered in France
Child was buried at beginning of first century surrounded by vases and animal offeringsFrench archaeologists have hailed the “exceptional” discovery of the 2,000-year-old remains of a child buried with animal offerings and what appears to have been a pet dog.The child, believed to have been around a year old, was interred at the beginning of the first century, during Roman rule, in a wooden coffin 80cm long made with nails and marked with a decorative iron tag.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Kim Willsher in Paris Tags: France Archaeology Europe Science World news Source Type: news

Tuberculosis Kills As Many People Each Year As COVID-19. It ’ s Time We Found a Better Vaccine
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post Tuberculosis Kills As Many People Each Year As COVID-19. It’s Time We Found a Better Vaccine appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations tuberculosis Source Type: news

Tunisia: Passengers Visiting France Must Present Negative PCR Test (Tunisair)
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- As of January 18, 2021, all passengers travelling to France will have to present at check-in in Tunisia a negative PCR test carried out less than 72 hours prior to boarding, national carrier Tunisair said Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Obstructive sleep apnea: a sharp increase in the prevalence of patients treated with nasal CPAP over the last decade in France - Mandereau-Bruno L, Leger D, Delmas MC.
The objectives of this study were to describe the characteristics... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

International COVID-19 vaccine poll shows higher mistrust of Russia, China shots
The survey, conducted by the polling company YouGov and shared exclusively with Reuters, found Britons and Danes were the most willing to take the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available to them, while the French and Poles were more likely to be hesitant. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fewer Children Died in 2020, Despite the Pandemic. Experts Are Trying to Figure Out Why
Since the global pandemic began, one of the grimmer features of daily life has been watching the coronavirus death count tick up and up as the months have gone by. With so much unnecessary death in 2020, it’s surprising that in many countries, at least according to preliminary numbers, there was one significant group that actually saw its death rates fall: children. Data from the Human Mortality Database, a research project run by a global team of demographers, suggest that COVID-19 did not reverse years-long declines in child mortality, despite a mortality surge in the general population. Demographers, pediatricians...
Source: TIME: Health - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Barone Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

World's oldest known cave painting found in Indonesia
Picture of wild pig made at least 45,500 years ago provides earliest evidence of human settlementArchaeologists have discovered the world ’s oldest known cave painting: a life-sized picture of a wild pig that was made at least 45,500 years ago inIndonesia.The finding, described in the journal Science Advances on Wednesday, provides the earliest evidence of human settlement of the region.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 13, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse Tags: Archaeology Indonesia World news Science Source Type: news

‘It’s Unimaginably Bad.’ How Government Failures and the New COVID-19 Variant Are Pushing the U.K.’s Health System Into Crisis
Dr Rachel Clarke never dreamed that in her medical career, she would say out loud that hospitals in Britain are running out of oxygen. Yet some hospitals in the U.K. are now in that critical situation, as doctors say the U.K.’s third wave of the coronavirus pandemic is pushing the country’s National Health Service to its limits. “We’re seeing younger patients, we’re seeing sicker patients, and we’ve never really recovered from the first wave,” says Clarke, who works on an acute medical ward in a hospital in Oxfordshire, England, and also in an in-patient hospice setting. “You...
Source: TIME: Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ciara Nugent and Suyin Haynes Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer Londontime Second click United Kingdom Source Type: news

Thyroid cancer screening hits the right note
Researchers from France discovered a thyroid cancer screening technique that...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Ultrasound: The 60-year-old modality of the future Expanded Medicaid tied to more thyroid cancer diagnoses Doctors order thyroid ultrasounds without good reasons Laryngeal ultrasound helps detect vocal cord polyps Is thyroid cancer overdiagnosed for 9/11 first responders? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 13, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Comparing foreign body injuries patterns between Turkey and European Countries: are female Turkish children more vulnerable? - Aydin E, Azzolina D, Baldas S, French MA, Gregori D, Lorenzoni G.
OBJECTIVES: The present study aimed at analyzing and comparing Foreign Body (FB) injuries patterns in children from Turkey and other European countries in order to assess any country and culturally specific aspects of FB risk. METHODS: Data from Susy S... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Bordeaux-ver the moon: French wine to return from space station after 12 months
Experts looking forward to tasting some of the 12 bottles of Bordeaux that will splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico via a SpaceX Dragon capsuleThe International Space Station bid adieu on Tuesday to 12 bottles of Bordeaux wine and hundreds of snippets of grapevines that spent a year orbiting the world in the name of science.The wine and vines – and thousands of pounds of other gear and research, including mice – will splashdown onboard a SpaceX Dragon capsule on Wednesday night in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Tampa.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 13, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Space Wine SpaceX Science Food Source Type: news

Towards better management for sexual offenders: presentation and conclusions of a public hearing concerning prevention, assessment, and care - Mouchet-Mages S, Alezrah C, Allag-Morris S, Blach ère P, Bouvier JC, Chollier M, Colson MH, Cordier B, da Costa J, De Fréminville H, Delarue JM, Dufresne K, Dusacq E, Fremy D, Giron O, Goetz F, Henry O, Le Bodic C, Lemitre S, Letto N, Maquigneau A, Miele C, Moncany AH, Plancade O, Sadowski I, Truffaut J, Lacambre M.
In France, since the law of June 17, 1998, sexual offenders may be convicted to ambulatory mandatory care, articulated with the justice. Twenty years after the implementation of this law, while social and technological developments have redefined certain a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

UN: COVID-19 Herd Immunity Unlikely in 2021
By MARIA CHENG and JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization’s chief scientist warned that even as numerous countries start rolling out vaccination programs to stop COVID-19, herd immunity is highly unlikely this year. At a media briefing on Monday, Dr. Soumya Swaminathan said it was critical countries and their populations maintain strict social distancing and other outbreak control measures for the foreseeable future. In recent weeks, Britain, the U.S., France, Canada, Germany, Israel, the Netherlands and others have begun vaccinating millions of their citizens against th...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

UN: COVID-19 Herd Immunity Unlikely in 2021
By MARIA CHENG and JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization’s chief scientist warned that even as numerous countries start rolling out vaccination programs to stop COVID-19, herd immunity is highly unlikely this year. At a media briefing on Monday, Dr. Soumya Swaminathan said it was critical countries and their populations maintain strict social distancing and other outbreak control measures for the foreseeable future. In recent weeks, Britain, the U.S., France, Canada, Germany, Israel, the Netherlands and others have begun vaccinating millions of their citizens against th...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

UN: COVID-19 Herd Immunity Unlikely in 2021
By MARIA CHENG and JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization’s chief scientist warned that even as numerous countries start rolling out vaccination programs to stop COVID-19, herd immunity is highly unlikely this year. At a media briefing on Monday, Dr. Soumya Swaminathan said it was critical countries and their populations maintain strict social distancing and other outbreak control measures for the foreseeable future. In recent weeks, Britain, the U.S., France, Canada, Germany, Israel, the Netherlands and others have begun vaccinating millions of their citizens against th...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

UN: COVID-19 Herd Immunity Unlikely in 2021
By MARIA CHENG and JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization’s chief scientist warned that even as numerous countries start rolling out vaccination programs to stop COVID-19, herd immunity is highly unlikely this year. At a media briefing on Monday, Dr. Soumya Swaminathan said it was critical countries and their populations maintain strict social distancing and other outbreak control measures for the foreseeable future. In recent weeks, Britain, the U.S., France, Canada, Germany, Israel, the Netherlands and others have begun vaccinating millions of their citizens against th...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

UN: COVID-19 Herd Immunity Unlikely in 2021
By MARIA CHENG and JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization’s chief scientist warned that even as numerous countries start rolling out vaccination programs to stop COVID-19, herd immunity is highly unlikely this year. At a media briefing on Monday, Dr. Soumya Swaminathan said it was critical countries and their populations maintain strict social distancing and other outbreak control measures for the foreseeable future. In recent weeks, Britain, the U.S., France, Canada, Germany, Israel, the Netherlands and others have begun vaccinating millions of their citizens against th...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

UN: COVID-19 Herd Immunity Unlikely in 2021
By MARIA CHENG and JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization’s chief scientist warned that even as numerous countries start rolling out vaccination programs to stop COVID-19, herd immunity is highly unlikely this year. At a media briefing on Monday, Dr. Soumya Swaminathan said it was critical countries and their populations maintain strict social distancing and other outbreak control measures for the foreseeable future. In recent weeks, Britain, the U.S., France, Canada, Germany, Israel, the Netherlands and others have begun vaccinating millions of their citizens against th...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

The Child in Status Epilepticus Dilemma
The following case is based on a real-life situation, highlighting the difficulties in applying ethical decisions in the prehospital critical care setting. While the case is based from the United Kingdom, it ought to be applicable to similar EMS systems and settings. Kassirer et al. highlight that discussing real-world scenarios helps exemplify reasoning (both good and bad) that the reader ought to relate to within similar and future contexts.1 During the start of a night shift, an ambulance crew consisting of a paramedic and an assistant (EMT-B) are dispatched to a 10-year-old child in status epilepticus (SE). The pati...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Best Practices Exclusives Patient Care Pediatric Care Seizure Source Type: news

The Child in Status Epilepticus Dilemma
The following case is based on a real-life situation, highlighting the difficulties in applying ethical decisions in the prehospital critical care setting. While the case is based from the United Kingdom, it ought to be applicable to similar EMS systems and settings. Kassirer et al. highlight that discussing real-world scenarios helps exemplify reasoning (both good and bad) that the reader ought to relate to within similar and future contexts.1 During the start of a night shift, an ambulance crew consisting of a paramedic and an assistant (EMT-B) are dispatched to a 10-year-old child in status epilepticus (SE). The pati...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Best Practices Exclusives Patient Care Pediatric Care Seizure Source Type: news

The Child in Status Epilepticus Dilemma
The following case is based on a real-life situation, highlighting the difficulties in applying ethical decisions in the prehospital critical care setting. While the case is based from the United Kingdom, it ought to be applicable to similar EMS systems and settings. Kassirer et al. highlight that discussing real-world scenarios helps exemplify reasoning (both good and bad) that the reader ought to relate to within similar and future contexts.1 During the start of a night shift, an ambulance crew consisting of a paramedic and an assistant (EMT-B) are dispatched to a 10-year-old child in status epilepticus (SE). The pati...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Best Practices Exclusives Patient Care Pediatric Care Seizure Source Type: news

The Child in Status Epilepticus Dilemma
The following case is based on a real-life situation, highlighting the difficulties in applying ethical decisions in the prehospital critical care setting. While the case is based from the United Kingdom, it ought to be applicable to similar EMS systems and settings. Kassirer et al. highlight that discussing real-world scenarios helps exemplify reasoning (both good and bad) that the reader ought to relate to within similar and future contexts.1 During the start of a night shift, an ambulance crew consisting of a paramedic and an assistant (EMT-B) are dispatched to a 10-year-old child in status epilepticus (SE). The pati...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Best Practices Exclusives Patient Care Pediatric Care Seizure Source Type: news

The Child in Status Epilepticus Dilemma
The following case is based on a real-life situation, highlighting the difficulties in applying ethical decisions in the prehospital critical care setting. While the case is based from the United Kingdom, it ought to be applicable to similar EMS systems and settings. Kassirer et al. highlight that discussing real-world scenarios helps exemplify reasoning (both good and bad) that the reader ought to relate to within similar and future contexts.1 During the start of a night shift, an ambulance crew consisting of a paramedic and an assistant (EMT-B) are dispatched to a 10-year-old child in status epilepticus (SE). The pati...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Best Practices Exclusives Patient Care Pediatric Care Seizure Source Type: news

The Child in Status Epilepticus Dilemma
The following case is based on a real-life situation, highlighting the difficulties in applying ethical decisions in the prehospital critical care setting. While the case is based from the United Kingdom, it ought to be applicable to similar EMS systems and settings. Kassirer et al. highlight that discussing real-world scenarios helps exemplify reasoning (both good and bad) that the reader ought to relate to within similar and future contexts.1 During the start of a night shift, an ambulance crew consisting of a paramedic and an assistant (EMT-B) are dispatched to a 10-year-old child in status epilepticus (SE). The pati...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Best Practices Exclusives Patient Care Pediatric Care Seizure Source Type: news

Vitamin D supplements: how to take them safely, DHSC (updated 12th January 2021)
Guidance for at-risk groups offered free vitamin D supplements by the government this winter. 12 January 2021 Updated page details. To opt-in you need to register your details on the NHS website by 21 February 2021. 30 December 2020 Added translated versions in Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Tra ditional), French, Gujarati, Hindi, Nepali, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu. 22 December 2020 Added that you should not opt in to receive the vitamin D supplement if you are already taking, or are prescribed, a medication that contains vitam in D by your GP or healthca...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fear of crime in France: a partial test of Ferraro's risk interpretation model - Jalain CI, Andreescu V, Higgins GE.
Conflicting with its Republican idealism, France's colonial legacy and history of xenophobia has led to riots by the first-, second-, and third-generation immigrants who experienced unemployment and social marginalization. Motivated by politicians advocati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

EU races to control Covid variant
France and EU neighbours face spread of highly infectious mutation from UK (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 11, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sanofi acquires immunotherapy biotech Kymab
French group also weighs possibility of manufacturing rival Covid-19 vaccines (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 11, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: UK set for 'worst weeks of pandemic', warns Whitty; China says WHO team to arrive within days
Worst is yet to come for the UK, warns England ’s chief medical adviser;China says WHO Covid-19 origins inquiry team to arrive 14 JanuaryChina agrees to let in WHO team investigating Covid origins‘South Africa is going to get a third wave, even a fourth’Vaccine explainer: when will things go back to normal?See all our coronavirus coverage8.38amGMTThe UK ’s test and trace system does not work effectively and needs to be fixed, the chief executive of the NHS Confederation has said, as he warned of high infection rates. Speaking to Sky News,Danny Mortimer said:We need the rate of infection to go down w...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 11, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Kevin Rawlinson (now) and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news UK news Science Infectious diseases US news Source Type: news

Paris agrees to turn Champs- Élysées into 'extraordinary garden'
Mayor Anne Hidalgo gives green light to £225m-scheme to transform French capital’s most famous avenue (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

French vaccine rollout slowed by red tape, focus on elderly
As France examines why its vaccination campaign has started so slowly, the answer lies partly in forests of red tape and the government’s decision to start with perhaps the toughest group to reach: the elderly in nursing homes (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

French vaccine rollout slowed by focus on elderly, red tape
As France examines why its vaccination campaign has started so slowly, the answer lies partly in forests of red tape and the government’s decision to start with perhaps the toughest group to reach: the elderly in nursing homes (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Seeding the Ocean: Inside a Michelin-Starred Chef ’s Revolutionary Quest to Harvest Rice From the Sea
There are very few things that Ángel León hasn’t done with the fruits of the sea. In 2008, as a young, unknown chef, he took a loin from one fish and attached it to the loin of another, using collagen to bind the two proteins together. He called them hybrids and served them to unsuspecting diners at Aponiente, his restaurant in the southern Spanish port town of El Puerto de Santa María, just across the bay from Cádiz. He discovered that fish eyes, cooked at 55°C in a thermal circulator until the gelatin collapsed, made excellent thickening agents for umami-rich sauces. Next he found th...
Source: TIME: Science - January 9, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Matt Goulding Tags: Uncategorized climate change feature longform Magazine Source Type: news

Cochrane France vs COVID-19: Mapping ‘real-time’ evidence about COVID-19
Decision-makers are making decisions about COVID-19 that affect the health of millions of people. Researchers have been quick to do studies about COVID-19, but it can be difficult to stay up to date.Cochrane France wanted to bring together the global evidence about preventing, treating and rehabilitating people with COVID-19 regularly and in one place, so they collaborated on the COVID-NMA initiative.The COVID-NMA initiative has three overarching parts:Mapping randomized controlled trials about the effectiveness of interventions for preventing and treating COVID-19 and assessing vaccines.Living evidence syntheses of the ef...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 8, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

How the Louisville Healthcare CEO Council seeks to transform the city's health economy
By bringing a French company into the fold, the LHCC has checked off one of its goals — what’s next? (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 8, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Food for thought? French bean plants show signs of intent, say scientists
Many botanists dispute idea of plant sentience, but study of climbing beans sows seed of doubtThey ’ve provided us with companionship and purpose during the darkest days of lockdown, not to mention brightening our Instagram feeds. But the potted cacti, yucca, and swiss cheese plants we’ve welcomed into our homes are entirely passive houseguests. Aren’t they?Research suggests that at least one type of plant – the french bean – may be more sentient than we give it credit for: namely, it may possess intent.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 8, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Linda Geddes Science correspondent Tags: Plants Environment Science Biology Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: poorest countries to get vaccine in weeks, says WHO; Brazil deaths pass 200,000
Australian city enters lockdown after UK strain detected; France closes UK border for ‘forseeable future’; UK extends ban on southern... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risk related to spread of new SARSCoV-2 variants of concern in the EU/EEA, ECDC
New variants of current concern: The United Kingdom (UK) has faced a rapid increase in COVID-19 case rates in the South-East, the East and the London area, which is associated with the emergence of a new SARS-CoV-2 variant, VOC 202012/01. As of 26 December 2020, more than 3 000 cases of this new variant, confirmed by genome sequencing, have been reported from the UK. An increasing proportion of cases in the South East, the East and the London area are due to this variant, but cases have also been identified in other parts of the UK. Although it was first reported in early December, the initial cases were retrospectively id...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Injury prevention knowledge, beliefs and strategies in elite female footballers at the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019 - Geertsema C, Geertsema L, Farooq A, Har øy J, Oester C, Weber A, Bahr R.
This study assessed knowledge, beliefs and practices of elite female footballers regarding injury prevention. METHODS: A survey was sent to players participating in the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019. Questions covered three injur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Red Tape Slows Vaccine Rollout in French Nursing Homes, Frustrating Medics Red Tape Slows Vaccine Rollout in French Nursing Homes, Frustrating Medics
Worried about wasting shots and public resistance in a country where scepticism of vaccines is common, France introduced a series of bureaucratic hurdles that must be cleared before rolling out COVID-19 inoculations in nursing homes.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Zombie apocalypse, famine, solar storms: Nostradamus' prophecies suggest 2021 will be WORSE
(Natural News) With the dawn of a new year, those who survived the hardships of 2020 may have to brace themselves for even more to come in 2021. French astrologer and philosopher Michel De Nostradamus has some dire forecasts for the new year, including a zombie apocalypse, a famine of biblical proportions and a spate of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

French authorities charged and jailed a suspected organizer of an illegal New Year rave that saw 2,400 people defy virus rules, in a...
Supporters angry as France jails suspected organiser of New Year rave (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Screen COPD Patients With Worsening Lung Function for Pulmonary Embolism? Screen COPD Patients With Worsening Lung Function for Pulmonary Embolism?
About 6% of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who are admitted to the hospital with worsening respiratory symptoms will have pulmonary embolism, new research from France suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 6, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Artificial hearts/Carmat: beating the odds
Cardiac device offers long-term hope to both patients and its French developers (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 6, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

French medtech companies make strides on heart devices
Carmat’s product soon to come to market, and CorWave secures funding round (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 6, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news