Factors associated with PTSD and partial PTSD among first responders following the Paris terror attacks in November 2015 - Motreff Y, Baubet T, Pirard P, Rabet G, Petitclerc M, Stene LE, Vuillermoz C, Chauvin P, Vandentorren S.
During the evening of 13 November 2015, the deadliest terror attacks in France in recent times occurred in the Paris area. Overall, 130 people were killed, 643 were physically injured and several thousands were psychologically impacted. Thousands of first ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Stingray injury: a case in French Polynesia - Luherne C, Luth T, Oehler E.
We report the case of a 76-year-old wom... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

French health tech company Chronolife announces commercial launch of smart T-shirt, secures funding
The amount secured was not disclosed by the company. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - December 12, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Omega Funds raises $438M and snags Sanofi VC exec
Boston-based Omega Funds has raised its largest-ever fund and tapped a new partner from French drug giant Sanofi ’s investment team.  The Boston-based investment firm has raised $438 million for its sixth fund, according to an Omega press release. The money will be used for early-stage private equity rounds, late-stage public investing and other financings. Omega previously raised a $300 million fund in 2 015. The firm has ramped up its early-stage investing in recent years, financing Boston… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 11, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

Tunisia: Gabes - State of Panic Due to Gas Emissions of GCT
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -A large number of residents living alongside Essalam Beach area near the industrial zone of Gabes were caught in a panic, Monday evening, due to gas emissions from the Tunisian Chemical Group (French: GCT). They had difficulty breathing, TAP correspondent reported. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Orca grandmothers babysit young whales, study finds
Research on 378 killer whales finds those with grandmothers live longer and the older females help them when food is scarceDoting killer whale grandmothers help their grand calves survive, particularly in times of food scarcity, scientists reported in a paper that sheds new light on the evolutionary role of menopause.Orca females stop reproducing in their thirties or forties but can continue to live for decades more, a phenomenon known only to exist in humans and four other mammal species, all of which are whales.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 10, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse Tags: Whales Science Cetaceans Environment Wildlife Marine life Source Type: news

France to ban dozens of glyphosate weedkillers amid health risk debate
France's health and environment agency said on Monday it was banning dozens of glyphosate-based weedkillers, most of the volume of such products sold in France, ruling there was insufficient data to exclude health risks. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Canadian Town of Asbestos Changing Its Name for Economics
Officials in Asbestos, Quebec, have been struggling for years to develop a new identity for the small Canadian mining town. Changing its name might do the trick. Mayor Hugues Grimard announced recently that his town in southeastern Quebec is looking for a name change in 2020, believing it could spark a much-needed economic recovery. The natural link between the town’s name and the toxic mineral — once so compelling — has become a roadblock to any future development. Exposure to asbestos can lead to deadly diseases, including mesothelioma cancer. “There is really a negative perception around asbestos...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - December 9, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, calls for an end to all independent speech
(Natural News) Under the guise of protecting “digital rights,” World Wide Web founder Tim Berners-Lee has launched a “Contract for the Web” that calls for an end to the “misuse” of the internet by governments, companies and individuals. Endorsed by Google, Microsoft and Facebook, as well as by the governments of France, Germany and Ghana,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cannabis users: screen systematically, treat individually. A descriptive study of participants in a randomized trial in primary care - Laporte C, Lambert C, Pereira B, Blanc O, Authier N, Balayssac D, Brousse G, Vorilhon P.
PURPOSE: The aim of the present study was to describe the profiles of a sample of young cannabis users not seeking care, for use in general practice in France. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, baseline data were used from a previous clinical... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

French startup Diabeloop announces €31m Series B funding round
The company now wants to accelerate the commercial rollout of a system  for management of Type 1 diabetes. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - December 4, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

China gene-edited baby experiment 'may have created unintended mutations'
He Jiankui ’s original research, published for the first time, could have failed, scientists sayThe gene editing performed on Chinese twins to immunise them against HIV may have failed and created unintended mutations, scientists have said after the original research was made public for the first time.Excerpts from the manuscript werereleased by the MIT Technology Review to show how Chinese biophysicist He Jiankui ignored ethical and scientific norms in creating the twins Lula and Nana, whose birth in late 2018sent shockwaves through the scientific world.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 4, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse Tags: Gene editing China Science Asia Pacific World news Source Type: news

Nigeria: May & Baker, Sanofi Nigeria Sign Manufacturing Agreement
[This Day] May& Baker Nigeria Plc, one of the leading pharmaceutical manufacturing companies in Nigeria, has signed a contract manufacturing agreement with Sanofi Nigeria Limited, a subsidiary of the French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi. Under the agreement May& Baker would use her World Health Organisation(WHO) certified manufacturing facility to produce four product brands of Sanofi for sale in Nigeria and the West African market. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

World Remains Sharply Divided on Climate Change Targets Ahead of ‘Crucial 12 Months’
When it comes to preventing the worst of climate change, “the point of no return is no longer over the horizon,” United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned Sunday on the eve of a crucial round of intergovernmental talks at the UN’s annual climate summit. Representatives of more than 200 countries have gathered in Madrid for COP25, where they will attempt to strike key agreements on international climate action. One challenge is the wild variance in the impact of their domestic goals to cut greenhouse gas emissions. A growing crowd of large economies, including Spain, France and the U.K., hav...
Source: TIME: Science - December 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ciara Nugent/ Madrid Tags: Uncategorized climate change Source Type: news

India's crashed Vikram moon lander spotted on lunar surface
Nasa satellite sends back images showing wreckage of Chandrayaan-2 mission, with debris found scattered nearly a kilometre awayA Nasa satellite orbiting the moon has found India ’s Vikram lander, which crashed on the lunar surface in September, the US space agency said on Monday.Nasa released an image taken by its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) that showed the site of the spacecraft ’s impact and associated debris field, with parts scattered over almost two dozen locations spanning several kilometres.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse Tags: The moon Science Space India Source Type: news

A Measles Outbreak in Samoa Has Killed 53 People and Infected 2% of the Population
As the measles virus continues to spread worldwide, Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi announced Monday that Samoa will take the dramatic step of closing its government for two days this week to assist with a public vaccination campaign. Aside from 2019, Samoa has reported almost no cases of measles to the World Health Organization (WHO) in recent years. But vaccine coverage in the small nation is lacking, partially attributable to public concern following two vaccine-related deaths that occurred in 2018 due to faulty formulas, the WHO reports. As of 2018, only 31% of children had received one of...
Source: TIME: Health - December 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Uncategorized samoa Source Type: news

Starwatch: Taurus, the Bull of Heaven
One of the oldest recognised constellations with red giant star Aldebaran forming the bull ’s red eyeTaurus is one of the oldest recognised constellations. Around 1000BC, the Babylonians included it in their star charts and called it GU4.AN.NA, the Bull of Heaven. However, its association with a bull is possibly much older. Its pattern of stars has been recognised in the 17,000-year-old cave art of bulls found at Lascaux in France. The brightest star in Taurus isAldebaran, a red giant star about 44 times the sun ’s diameter and 65 light years away. It gives out 400 times the luminosity of the sun and can be see...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 1, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Stuart Clark Tags: Astronomy Science Space Source Type: news

'People are caught up in magical thinking': was the oldest woman in the world a fraud?
Jeanne Calment was 122 when she died. But last year a Russian scientist claimed she was a con artist, sparking an international dispute over the woman who may still hold the secret to eternal lifeIf time makes fools of us all, you couldn ’t blame André-François Raffray for taking it more personally than most. In 1965, Raffray, a lawyer in the southern French city of Arles, thought he had hit on the real-estate version of a sure thing. The 47-year-old had signed a contract to buy an apartment from one of his clients “en viager” : a form of property sale by which the buyer makes a monthly paym...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 1, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Phil Hoad Tags: Ageing France Europe Science Source Type: news

Dengue: Annual Epidemiological Report for 2018; Surveillance Report
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 12/2019. This seven-page report on cases of dengue is based on data for 2018 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on September 10, 2019. For 2018, 27 countries reported 2,191 cases of dengue, of which 2,033 (92.8 percent) were confirmed. Fourteen autochthonous dengue cases were reported from continental Europe by France and Spain. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Another reason to avoid the hospital: Human contact is responsible for the SPREAD of certain antibiotic-resistant superbugs
(Natural News) In case you needed another reason to avoid going to the hospital, a new study has shown that it’s the human contact in hospitals that is behind the spread of some deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The observational study was carried out in a French hospital, where researchers gave hundreds of patients and health care... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK healthcare 'lags behind' nine wealthy nations including the US and France
Quality 'seems to be slipping', researchers at the London School of Economics and Political Science warned. The UK has the lowest survival rates for breast and colon cancer, data shows. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

05.12.19: Societe Generale The Premium Review Conference, Paris, France
Societe Generale The Premium Review Conference, Paris, FranceLink to website (Source: Bayer IR Newsfeed: Events)
Source: Bayer IR Newsfeed: Events - November 27, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New strategy for treating the most aggressive type of brain cancer is tested at USP
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Therapy used against grade four glioblastoma multiforme combines a photoactive molecule and a chemotherapeutic agent -- both encapsulated in protein-lipid nanoparticles; work was presented by Ant ô nio Claudio Tedesco during FAPESP Week France. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 27, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Moli è re most likely did write his own plays
(CNRS) Two French researchers from the CNRS and Ecole nationale des chartes disprove the theory according to which Corneille was Moli è re's ghostwriter -- a popular and century-old theory, defended by some academics and writers. According to their forthcoming study in Science Advances, Moli è re would most likely be the only author of his numerous masterpieces. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study of intestinal bacteria of insects may reveal strategies for combatting them
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Intestinal microbiota of mosquito that transmits dengue and of bugs resistant to insecticides is the focus of studies developed at the Universit é Claude Bernard Lyon1 and presented at FAPESP Week France. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 27, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The impact of the soil microbiota on the mitigation of greenhouse gases in tropical forests
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Besides the soil microbiota, two other initiatives that look at the challenges of climate change related to geological sediments and emissions resulting from sugarcane production were presented at FAPESP Week France. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 26, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

French Studies Point to Inherent Differences in TAVR Valves French Studies Point to Inherent Differences in TAVR Valves
Differences in mortality and paravalvular leak are a call for differential treatment and more randomized clinical evidence, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - November 25, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Statistics and Stories – Time to Change the Refugee Narrative?
Rohingya refugees carry blankets at a camp in Bangladesh. Credit: Naimul Haq/IPSBy Farhana Haque RahmanROME, Nov 25 2019 (IPS) Statistics and stories. When aid agencies appeal for funding to tackle the latest refugee crisis and journalists do their reporting, then these are the two narratives most chosen — one impersonal and the other upfront and individual. The sheer numbers can feel overwhelming. The UN refugee agency UNHCR says more than 70 million people are currently displaced by conflict, the most since the Second World War. Among them are nearly 26 million who have fled their countries (over half under the age...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farhana Haque Rahman Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Computer simulation helps understanding the transport of aerosols
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) A study developed in Brazil and presented during FAPESP Week France aims at elucidating the behavior of the so-called aerosols, which have an important influence over climate, agriculture, and human health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 25, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Prospective assessment of the effectiveness of autonomous emergency braking in car-to-cyclist accidents in France - Chajmowicz H, Saad é J, Cuny S.
This study aimed to assess the effectiveness of autonomous emergency braking (AEB) systems in car-to-cyclist frontal collisions by simulating their effects, in terms of crash avoidance and injury mitigation, on a representative target pop... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Direct transport vs secondary transfer to level I trauma centers in a French exclusive trauma system: impact on mortality and determinants of triage on road-traffic victims - Hamada SR, Delhaye N, Degoul S, Gauss T, Raux M, Devaud ML, Amani J, Cook F, Hego C, Duranteau J, Rouquette A.
BACKGROUND: Transporting a severely injured patient directly to a trauma center (TC) is consensually considered optimal. Nevertheless, disagreement persists regarding the association between secondary transfer status and outcome. The aim of the study was t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

French doctor still treating patients at 98
When French doctor Christian Chenay saw his first patients in 1951, penicillin was state of the art. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

French women demand action amid high domestic violence rate
France has one of Europe’s highest domestic violence rates, and now that’s getting highlighted with a wildcat graffiti campaign in Paris and elsewhere (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Rare medieval manuscript telling the legend of Charlemagne discovered in Dundee
An academic from the University of Bristol has identified a rare medieval manuscript in Dundee City Archives. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 22, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Modern Languages, Faculty of Arts, School of Modern Languages, French; Press Release Source Type: news

Discovery paves the way for blocking malaria transmission in Brazil
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Research that will be presented today at FAPESP Week France suggests that bacteria present in the intestine of the Anhopheles darlingi mosquito influence the development of the parasite that causes the disease in the insect's body and the chances of transmission to humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 22, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Human-machine interaction enables highly accurate decision-making systems to be created
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Including experts from various areas in machine learning projects is essential for increasing the precision of results, highlighted Alexandre Falc ã o, of UNICAMP, in a lecture given at FAPESP Week France; the researcher has created a tool capable of automating parasite detection in stool analyses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Universities in France and S ã o Paulo invest in international collaboration
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Research internationalization strategies was the topic of a roundtable at FAPESP Week France, in Lyon; representatives from USP, UNESP, UNICAMP, and French universities took part in the debate. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Settled status: UNISON can help
After the EU referendum the government decided to introduce a new immigration status for EU citizens called ‘settled status’. What does this mean? People who are citizens or have a passport of a European Union member state, or Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland, and are in the UK by the 31 December 2020, are required to apply (along with family members) to the EU settlement scheme to continue living and working in the UK after 30 June 2021. The Home Office campaign does not cover the full range of citizens who can apply under the scheme. The messaging is centred on “white” EU/EEA/Swiss c...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 21, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article BREXIT EU EU Citizens eu migrant migrant workers Source Type: news

French government to boost funding for public hospitals
The French government says it will boost funding for the country’s public hospitals over the next three years by 1.5 billion euros ($1.6 billion), after years of cost cuts (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

France pledges debt relief for hospitals, unions call another strike
France will absorb 10 billion euros ($11.1 billion) of public hospital debt, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Wednesday, in an emergency measure designed to end months of protests by disgruntled doctors and nurses. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Fuel cell for wearables runs on sweat
Scientists from l’Université Grenoble Alpes and University of California (UC) San Diego have collaborated to create a unique new device—a fuel cell that is flexible and can be worn on someone’s skin to produce energy using their own perspiration. With the growing adoption of wearable technology, researchers are constantly looking to design new energy sources that aren’t dependent on typical batteries and instead can harvest energy from other sources for autonomous power. The device is designed to use “biofuelsâ€...
Source: MDDI - November 20, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Tags: Design News Source Type: news

French government to boost funding in public hospitals
The French government is to boost funding into the country’s public hospitals over the next three years by 1.5 billion euros ($1.6 billion) after years of cost cuts (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

France pledges more cash and debt relief for hospitals to quell unrest
France will absorb 10 billion euros ($11.1 billion) of public hospital debt, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Wednesday, in an emergency measure designed to end months of protests by disgruntled doctors and nurses. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Infection Hits French Hospital Like It ’s 2017 As Ransomware Cripples 6,000 Computers
The Rouen University Hospital-Charles Nicolle in the north of France has fallen victim to a ransomware attack with consequences reminiscent of the WannaCry attack that hit U. K. National Health Service (NHS) hospitals in 2017. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Davey Winder, Contributor Source Type: news

Tunisia: Two Successful Surgeries of Heart and Liver Transplant in Rabta and Mongi Slim Hospitals
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Medical teams at the hospitals of Rabta in Tunis and Mongi Slim in Marsa, on Tuesday, successfully performed two surgeries of heart and liver transplant, said Director-General of the National Centre for the Promotion of Organ Transplantation (French: CNPTO) Taher Gargah. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Snakebite envenoming in French Guiana: assessment of the preclinical efficacy against the venom of Bothrops atrox of two polyspecific antivenoms - R ésière D, Villalta M, Arias AS, Kallel H, Nèviére R, Vidal N, Mehdaoui H, Gutiérrez JM.
Snakebite envenoming is a relevant public health problem in French Guiana, and Bothrops atrox is responsible for the vast majority of envenomings in this overseas French territory. The preclinical efficacy of freeze-dried antivenoms manufactured in Costa R... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Whole grain rye shown to boost gut health
(Natural News) Whole grains are great for gut health, and a recent study reveals how. The researchers from the University of Eastern Finland in Kuopio and the International Agency for Research on Cancer in France found that eating whole grain rye (WGR) has a positive impact on serotonin levels in the blood. The study builds... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Transgender kids develop similarly to their cisgender peers
A large-scale study, published inPNAS, of children living as the gender they identify with indicates that they act and develop in a manner similar to children born that gender.France 24 (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 19, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

FAPESP Week highlights research in cooperation with France
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Scientists from France and S ã o Paulo State will attend a symposium to be held on Nov. 21-27 in Lyon and Paris to discuss topics at the knowledge frontier. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news