Exposures associated with making or playing with viscoelastic polymer toys known as Slime: a retrospective case series from French Poison Control Centres - Labadie M, Langrand J, Leroux G, Manel J, Nisse P, Sapori JM, Tournoud C, Sinno-Tellier S, Greillet C, Solal C.
Context: Slime is a slow-flowing material with viscoelastic properties which is attractive to children. Its preparation is based on the crosslinking of polyvinyl alcohol, polyvinyl acetate or starch with boric acid. Objectives: The goal of th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

French startup Wefight raises €1.8m for its virtual companion to combat loneliness in chronic disease patients
Funding secured through the EIT Health Investor Network will be used to extend the app to more disease types by 2020. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 4, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Scientists Say Amazon Wildfires Caused by Rise in Deforestation
Blazing wildfires in the Amazon rainforest have garnered international attention and concern, which prompted French President Emmanuel Macron to call on international leaders to hold discussions about the fires during the August 24-26, 2019, G7 summit in France. According to Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE), the country has experienced more than 76,000 wildfires this year, most of them in the Amazon. This represents an 80 percent increase from the same period last year. Brazilian Minister of the Environment Ricardo Salles blamed “Dry weather, wind, and heat” for the fires, but leadi...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 4, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

European satellite in near collision with Elon Musk SpaceX craft
ESA say its Aeolus Earth observation satellite fired thrusters to avoid crashThe European Space Agency has said it altered the trajectory of one of its observation satellites to avoid a collision with a craft operated by Elon Musk ’s SpaceX.“@ESA’s Aeolus Earth observation satellite fired its thrusters, moving it off a collision course with a @SpaceX satellite in their Starlink constellation,” the agency’s Twitter account said.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 4, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse Tags: Satellites Space SpaceX Science European Space Agency Source Type: news

Want To Live Longer? Study Suggests You Should Ditch Soda
This study, as well as other research on the connection between diet and sugary beverages and health risks, is observational and cannot show cause and effect. That’s a major limitation, researchers say, as it’s impossible to determine whether the association is due to a specific artificial sweetener, a type of beverage, obesity or another hidden health issue. “The cause behind these associations isn’t clear,” said Bergquist. “Other potential biological causes could be attributed to experimental evidence linking consumption of artificial sweeteners to sugar cravings, appetite stimulation ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Soda Source Type: news

Teen Goes Blind On Diet Of French Fries And Pringles
The patient told doctors that he had an aversion to certain textures and that chips and fries "were really the only types of food he felt that he could eat.” (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 3, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

A Teen Boy ’s Diet of Fries and Sausage Led to Blindness, According to a New Case Study
A new case study highlights a serious, though rare, side effect of a poor diet: blindness. In the Annals of Internal Medicine, a group of researchers from the University of Bristol in the U.K. report the unusual case of a teenage boy whose diet was so poor, it led to serious optic nerve damage and vision loss. The boy first reported fatigue to his doctors when he was 14. He was deficient in vitamin B12 but had few other health issues, so he received only vitamin B12 injections and dietary counseling. The next year, he began to experience hearing and vision disturbances, but doctors were unable to find a clear cause. After...
Source: TIME: Health - September 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Teen goes ‘blind’ from 7-year diet of french fries, white bread and ham slices, doctors say
New report published Monday tells a cautionary tale of the risks of poor nutrition on the nervous system. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Deanna Paul Source Type: news

The stick, do you remember that? On Calais, Dunkirk, and the Channel
“If we allow our humanity to be undermined by allowing people to drown at sea on our coasts, or by allowing lifesaving healthcare to be withheld, we risk turning our backs on the most vulnerable as well as the principles by which we provide healthcare”.                                                             &nbs...
Source: Doctors of the World News - September 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Dynacure Appoints David Garrett as Chief Financial Officer
STRASBOURG, France, Sept. 3, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Dynacure, a clinical stage drug development company focused on improving the lives of patients with rare and orphan disorders, today announced the appointment of David Garrett,... Biopharmaceuticals, Personnel Dynacure, Centronuclear Myopathies (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Teen's Fussy'Junk Food' Diet Leaves Him Blind
TUESDAY, Sept. 3, 2019 -- Can a steady diet of junk food rob you of your vision? A new case report suggests it's possible: After years of eating only potato chips, French fries, cold cuts and white bread, a 17-year-old British boy went... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 3, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Teenage boy goes blind after existing on Pringles, white bread and French fries
Eating a diet of French fries, Pringles and white bread was enough to make one teenage boy lose his sight, according to a case study published in a medical journal. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boy, 17, goes blind because of a vitamin deficiency caused by his diet of French fries and Pringles
Medics at Bristol Eye Hospital revealed the tale in the Annals of Internal Medicine's case reports. The young Briton lost his sight over three years due to the condition nutritional optic neuropathy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Northern Lights Could Be Visible Across the Northern U.S. This Weekend. Here ’s How to See the Aurora
Parts of the northern United States from Montana to northern New England could get a glimpse of the Northern Lights over Labor Day Weekend, space weather forecasters say. The Northern Lights, or the Aurora Borealis, are a luminous and sometimes colorful display seen in the night sky. They occur when charged particles from the sun interact with gasses in Earth’s atmosphere. Typically, they are only visible in higher-latitude regions, including Alaska, Scandinavia and Iceland, and even then only in the darker winter months. But a geomagnetic storm predicted for this weekend could result in aurora sightings further sout...
Source: TIME: Science - August 30, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Gina Martinez Tags: Uncategorized onetime Science Space Source Type: news

FDA Is Still Trying to Tackle the Dirty Duodenoscope Problem
In April FDA reported that postmarket surveillance studies indicated higher-than-expected levels of contamination on duodenoscopes after reprocessing. Now, FDA is recommending that healthcare facilities either use fully disposable duodenoscopes or ones with disposable endcaps when they become available. Disposable designs simplify or eliminate the need for reprocessing, which may reduce between-patient duodenoscope contamination as compared to reusable, or fixed endcaps, the agency said. Duodenoscopes are the flexible, lighted tubes that are threaded through the mouth, throat, and stomach into the t...
Source: MDDI - August 29, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Increasing awareness of food-choking and nutrition in children through education of caregivers: the CHOP community intervention trial study protocol - Lorenzoni G, Azzolina D, Baldas S, Messi G, Lanera C, French MA, Da Dalt L, Gregori D.
BACKGROUND: Choking is one of the leading causes of death among unintentional injuries in young children. Food choking represents a considerable public health burden, which might be reduced through increased effective preventative education programs. We pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

No-fly zone: Russian space suit redesign halts lucky pee ritual
Astronauts will no longer be able to urinate on bus that picks them up for launchRussia has unveiled a new space suit but the design may have to be changed to continue a decades-old tradition – making a stop to pee on the way to the launch.The Sokol-M prototype suit was designed as a replacement for suits worn during launches to the International Space Station (ISS) on Soyuz spacecraft.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 29, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse in Moscow Tags: Russia Europe World news Space Science Source Type: news

First human ancestors breastfed for longer than contemporary relatives
By analysing the fossilised teeth of some of our most ancient ancestors, a team of scientists led by the universities of Bristol (UK) and Lyon (France) have discovered that the first humans significantly breastfed their infants for longer periods than their contemporary relatives. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 29, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Does the US Unnecessarily Discard Donor Kidneys? Does the US Unnecessarily Discard Donor Kidneys?
According to a recent study, many of the deceased-donor kidneys discarded in the United States would be safely transplanted in France.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - August 28, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

U.S. Discards Thousands of Donated Kidneys
Between 2004 and 2014, U.S. transplant centers discarded about 18% of over 156,000 deceased-donor kidneys recovered, about two times higher than the discard rate in France. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: The troubles of a science PhD from the West
This article highlighted the struggles of young African researchers, especially in the biomedical field. There is a chronic shortage of PhDs in the continent to build a critical mass of researchers, and this is exacerbated by a poor state of the education system in the continent. Therefore, aspiring researchers have sought education abroad mostly through scholarships, in which one of the conditions is that they will come back home and contribute to alleviating the shortage of researchers. Many of the PhDs returned home to a bureaucratic system that makes it difficult for them to employ and use their skills. 14 PhDs who spo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Verah Vashti Okeyo Tags: Africa Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Thousands of Kidneys Thrown Away by U.S. Transplant Centers
TUESDAY, Aug. 27, 2019 -- When it comes to using kidneys from deceased donors, the United States might want to follow France's example. That's according to new research that found kidneys from older donors are much more likely to be used for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 27, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health outcomes of the July 14, 2016 Nice terror attack among hospital-based professionals and students: the " ECHOS de Nice " health survey protocol - Bentz L, Pirard P, Motreff Y, Vandentorren S, Baubet T, Fabre R, Touboul Lundgren P, Pradier C.
BACKGROUND: The terror attack of July 14, 2016, in Nice, France, resulted in 86 deaths, including children, and several hundred wounded, with a major psychological impact on the population. Hospital staff had to cope with exceptional circumstances which ma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Africa: Europe Commits $618 million to Fight Against Aids, TB, Malaria
[Citizen] The two-day, 45th Summit of the Group of Seven (G7) countries ends in Biarritz, France, today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

U.S. rejects twice the number of transplant kidneys as France
Based on the country's medical criteria, France would have transplanted over 60 percent of kidneys the United States rejected for the procedure between 2004 and 2014. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The US Is Throwing Away At Least 3,500 Donated Kidneys Every Year, Study Finds
(CNN) — There are currently 93,000 people in the United States on a waiting list for a donated kidney, yet at least 3,500 donated kidneys are discarded every year, according to a study published Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. The lack of organs for kidney failure patients is a major public health problem and one that President Donald Trump addressed in July when he signed an executive order promising to transform kidney care in this country. More than 37 million Americans have chronic kidney disease and roughly 5,000 die each year while on the kidney waiting list. That’s about 12 people each day,...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN kidney donation Source Type: news

How to Survive Medtech & #039;s & #039;Death Valley & #039;
Medical device companies attempting to market a new treatment in the U.S. often make the erroneous assumption that winning FDA approval is the final destination, and success is theirs. In fact, going through the regulatory process is only the halfway point. The grueling path from FDA approval to reimbursement is like a treacherous walk through Death Valley and many companies don’t make it through. In this case study, I discuss the trials and triumphs of bringing robotic high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), a non-invasive procedure for localized prostate cancer, to the U.S.&Aci...
Source: MDDI - August 24, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Marc Oczachowski Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Business Source Type: news

In Defense of Sea Gulls: They ’re Smart, and They Co-Parent, 50/50 All the Way
Besides, if people weren ’t such slobs, gulls would never have learned about French fries. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Gorman Tags: Animal Behavior Birds Beaches Birdwatching University of Connecticut Courchesne, Sarah J Shoals Marine Laboratory Elphick, Christopher Ocean City (NJ) Maine New Jersey your-feed-science Source Type: news

The Latest: France halts Brazil trade deal over Amazon fires
France is accusing President Jair Bolsonaro of having lied to French leader Emmanuel Macron and says it now opposes a trade deal with the South American bloc Mercosur because of his environmental back-peddling (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

French police suicide rate climbs, French govt is flummoxed
France is being hit by a wave of police suicides and the government is struggling to find a solution to the public health crisis (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Killing free speech in Canada
As has become standard in such cases, the charter contains no definition of what constitutes “hate”, making it a catchall for whatever the Canadian government deems politically inopportune. This is all exhaustingly familiar by now: Germany already has legislation that requires social media platforms to censor their users. France is working on it. (Natural News)... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Responding to mental health needs after terror attacks - Allsopp K, Brewin CR, Barrett A, Williams R, Hind D, Chitsabesan P, French P.
Mental health responses for people caught up in terror attacks are often inadequate. Internationally, existing services repeatedly fail to identify those with short and long term needs, resulting in an increased prevalence of post-traumatic stress disor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

July 2019 Was the Earth ’s Hottest Month Ever Recorded, NOAA Says
July 2019 was the hottest July and the hottest month on record globally since temperature records began in a year of a number of record breaking temperatures as heatwaves hit many parts of the world. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced the figures Thursday, confirming that worldwide, July was 1.71 degrees Fahrenheit (.95 degrees Celsius) warmer than the average of 56.9 degrees Fahrenheit. The record-setting July follows the hottest June on record, rising .71 degrees Fahrenheit (0.95 Celsius) above the average temperature for that month. Regions across the world experienced record-breaking temperat...
Source: TIME: Science - August 15, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized climate change onetime weather Source Type: news

The Hottest July, How Climate Change is Breaking Temperature Records in 2019
July 2019 was the hottest July and the hottest month on record globally since temperature records began in a year of many record-breaking temperatures as heat waves hit many parts of the world. This trend of high temperatures and heatwaves looks set to continue. Scientists say that as long as the world continues to emit greenhouse gases at the current rates, climate change related impacts will continue to be felt. “If you put all of the Julys for the last 20 or 40 or 100 years, there’s a clear trend upward. That’s the concern — that long-term trend. Not a single day or single month in particular,&r...
Source: TIME: Science - August 15, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized climate change onetime weather Source Type: news

Record-Breaking Temperatures Around the World Are ‘Almost Entirely’ Due to Climate Change
July 2019 was the hottest July and the hottest month on record globally since temperature records began in a year of many record-breaking temperatures as heat waves hit many parts of the world. This trend of high temperatures and heatwaves looks set to continue. Scientists say that as long as the world continues to emit greenhouse gases at the current rates, climate change-related impacts will continue to be felt. “If you put all of the Julys for the last 20 or 40 or 100 years, there’s a clear trend upward. That’s the concern — that long-term trend. Not a single day or single month in particular,&r...
Source: TIME: Science - August 15, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized climate change onetime weather Source Type: news

Why Parents Are Turning to a Controversial Treatment for Food Allergies
This article was originally published on Undark. Read the original article. (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - August 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Esther Landhuis / Undark Tags: Uncategorized allergies health onetime syndication Source Type: news

The Rise of the Pea: How an Unassuming Legume Emerged as a Frontrunner in the Race to Replace Meat and Dairy
No one denies peas are nutritious. Whether they’re delicious—that’s debatable. But arguments over taste no longer matter because peas, specifically yellow peas, are being formulated into so many products, they’re unavoidable, and often invisible. As a crop, the pea has risen and fallen in favor, but today everyone seems to agree that it checks the box against the biggest problems plaguing the Earth: climate, food and health. From a sustainability standpoint, peas, in the legume family, do everything wheat, corn and soy don’t. They require less water, are drought tolerant, reduce the need for n...
Source: TIME: Science - August 15, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Larissa Zimberoff Tags: Uncategorized Food Source Type: news

Yellow vests protests: facial injuries from rubber bullets - Lartizien R, Schouman T, Raux M, Debelmas A, Lanciaux-Lemoine S, Chauvin A, Toutee A, Touitou V, Bourges JL, Goudot P, Bertolus C, Foy JP.
Since November, 2018, France has been facing violent contestation with the national so-called yellow vests protests, resulting in about 4000 casualties.1 We managed 21 patients who presented with face and eye injuries caused by rubber bullets from non-l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

California woman shocked to find out the 'pimple' above her lip turned out to be skin cancer
Tracy French, from Arcadia, California, was diagnosed with a type of skin cancer - squamous cell carcinoma - after what she thought was a pimple above her lip turned into a red, scaly patch. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Waterjet Ablation Effective for Treating Benign Prostatic Obstruction Waterjet Ablation Effective for Treating Benign Prostatic Obstruction
Waterjet ablation appears promising for relieving benign prostatic obstruction in men with small- to medium-sized glands, according to results from the French Aquablation Clinical Registry.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Obesity 'raises cancer risk by TWICE as much as previously thought', study warns
Scientists at the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, France, found the risk was underestimated for bowel, kidney, pancreatic, endometrial and ovarian cancers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Correlation between field triage criteria and the injury severity score of trauma patients in a French inclusive regional trauma system - Cassignol A, Marmin J, Cotte J, Cardinale M, Bordes J, Pauly V, Kerbaul F, Demory D, Meaudre E.
BACKGROUND: In France, the pre-hospital field triage of trauma patients is currently based on the Vittel criteria algorithm. This algorithm was originally created in 2002 before the stratification of trauma centers and, at the national level, has not been ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

When bad news gets to be too much
Maybe it happened for you after the Parkland or San Bernardino shootings. Or when attacks in France, Brussels, New Zealand and other faraway regions came in such quick succession there wasn't time for mourners of one trauma to disperse before the next took its place. Maybe it was earlier -- after Sandy Hook or maybe even Columbine. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EU approves Sanofi, Regeneron's Dupixent for adolescent eczema cases
The Dupixent product developed by French healthcare company Sanofi and its U.S. partner Regeneron has won regulatory approval in Europe for moderate-to-severe cases of eczema in adolescents, the companies said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cochrane's 30 under 30: Audrey Tan and Eve Tomlinson
Cochrane is made up of  11,000 members and over 67,000 supporters come from more than 130 countries, worldwide. Our volunteers and contributors are researchers, health professionals, patients, carers, people passionate about improving health outcomes for everyone, everywhere.Cochrane is an incredible community of people who all play their part in improving health and healthcare globally. We believe that by putting trusted evidence at the heart of health decisions we can achieve a world of improved health for all.  Many  of our contributors are young people working with Cochrane ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 5, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

France drafts law to extend IVF to lesbians, single women
Single women and lesbians in France no longer would have to go abroad to get pregnant with a doctor's help under a proposed law that would give them access to medically assisted reproduction at home (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Regulate GM fungi to protect ecosystems
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - August 1, 2019 Category: Science Authors: French, K. E. Tags: letters Source Type: news

France shoulders burden of head and neck cancer
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - August 1, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

' Most Confusing' Desmoid Tumors: Pazopanib Now an Option?'Most Confusing' Desmoid Tumors: Pazopanib Now an Option?
Several treatment options have been described for desmoid tumors, but none is approved. Now the French Sarcoma Group is adding pazopanib to the list, but this is premature, says an expert.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Mother, 35, was diagnosed with breast cancer six months after doctors a lump as a blocked milk duct 
Gemma Corby, 35, who lives in Chamonix, France, noticed a chickpea-sized bulge while feeding her daughter Ayla, who was born in August last year. She was eventually diagnosed in March. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news