Tour De France Cyclists Offer Lessons About Heatwave - Climate Change Connections
The Tour De France is a teachable moment about the European Heatwave and Climate Change. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marshall Shepherd, Contributor Source Type: news
FDA Asks Allergan to Recall Textured Breast Implants
FDA has finally drawn a line in the sandÂ on an issue that has plagued the breast implant industry for years. On Wednesday the U.S. regulatory agency called on Allergan to take specific models of its textured breast implants off the market due to the risk of a rare type of cancer. "To protect individuals from the increased risk of breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL)Â associated with Allergan Biocell textured breast implants, [FDA] requested that Allergan recall its Biocell textured breast implants and tissue expanders," the agency said in a safety communicatio...
Source: MDDI - July 24, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news
The Tausif ‘Tosh’ Butt Story –Different lenses, different lessons
“Sometimes you need to see things from a different lens,” says Tosh Butt (SVP in Latin Am and Brazil for AstraZeneca). That different lens has been in Tosh’s back pocket throughout his life and is helping him better serve his team and the doctors and patients they serve. Read on to hear how the different lenses from three experiences (a handbag factory, Paula and a newspaper clipping) changed Tosh’s story. Thank you Tosh. We are so grateful you brought your wisdom and passion to our industry. You are truly a purpose-driven, inspirational leader! 3 lenses that shaped Tosh ’s lif...
Source: EyeForPharma - July 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jill Donahue Source Type: news
Textured Breast Implants Recalled Because of Link to Rare Cancer
(WASHINGTON) — Breast implant maker Allergan Inc. issued a worldwide recall Wednesday for textured models because of a link to a rare form of cancer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it called for the removal after new information showed Allergan’s Biocell breast implants with a textured surface account for a disproportionate share of rare lymphoma cases. The move follows similar action in France, Australia and Canada. The FDA is not recommending women with the implants have them removed if they are not experiencing problems. Biocell implants feature a textured surface designed to prevent slippage and...
Source: TIME: Health - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MATTHEW PERRONE / AP Tags: Uncategorized Cancer onetime Source Type: news
Macron gambles on cultural shift with bill allowing IVF for lesbians
The French government on Wednesday sent to parliament draft legislation that would allow in-vitro fertilization (IVF) for lesbian couples and single women, honoring a long-standing campaign pledge but risking a backlash from conservative voters. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
Effects of simulated horseback riding on balance, postural sway, and quality of life in older adults with Parkinson's disease - Goudy LS, Rigby BR, Silliman-French L, Becker KA.
The purpose of this study was to determine changes in balance, postural sway, and quality of life after 6 wk of simulated horseback riding in adults diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Eight older adults completed two 60-min riding sessions weekly for 6 wk... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
Sanofi signs U.S. rights deal with Roche for flu treatment Tamiflu
French drugs and healthcare group Sanofi said on Tuesday it had signed a rights deal with Roche for the 'Tamiflu' product in the United States. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
In the shoes of a robot: The future approaches
(Università di Trento) Identifying with someone is an exercise that makes us understand them deeply, empathize with them, and helps us overcome mistrust and prejudice. And this occurs even when that someone is a robot. These interpersonal dynamics were confirmed by an experimental study that was published days ago in Scientific Reports. The study is the result of scientific collaboration between Italian and French scientists. It contributes to improving the relationship with technology (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
NSF Announces Policy on Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs
On July 11, 2019, the National Science Foundation (NSF) issued a new personnel policy that outlines the obligations of NSF personnel and Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) assignees with respect to foreign government talent recruitment programs. The policy was announced in conjunction with a “Dear Colleague Letter” on research protections from NSF Director France Cordova. According to NSF, open scientific exchange is facing a challenge from foreign government talent recruitment programs, which “disregard intellectual and other proprietary rights, and reflect foreign state-sponsored attempts to acquire...
Source: Public Policy Reports - July 22, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news
French Scientists Accuse National Institute of Discrimination
For years, a committee at CNRS has bucked the recommendations of its researchers to hire two social scientists, and colleagues conclude that prejudice is at play. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 22, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news
Cochrane's 30 under 30: Imen Farhat
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 - July 22, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news
A Deadly Heat Wave After the Hottest June On Record: How the Climate Crisis Is Creating ‘a New Normal’
As millions of people prepare for sweltering heatwaves in the U.S. Midwest and East Coast, scientists say July will likely be the hottest July on record, following the hottest June on record. These types of heatwaves are expected to become more frequent throughout the world as global warming continues, say scientists. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports the average global temperature for June was 1.71 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century average of 59.9 degrees. NOAA also reported record-breaking decreases in sea ice coverage in the Arctic and Antarctica. “Our climate is warming,&...
Source: TIME: Science - July 19, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jasmine Aguilera Tags: Uncategorized climate onetime weather World Source Type: news
Can Learning a Foreign Language Prevent Dementia?
This article is excerpted from Roberts & Kreuz’s book “Becoming Fluent: How Cognitive Science Can Help Adults Learn a Foreign Language.” This article originally appeared on MIT Press Reader. Read the original article here. (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - July 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Roberts and Roger J. Kreuz / MIT Press Reader Tags: Uncategorized Aging syndication Source Type: news
US Leads Donor Funding to Fight HIV/AIDS Amidst Overall Decline
By Caley PigliucciUNITED NATIONS, Jul 19 2019 (IPS) Since 2010, donor funding to fight HIV/AIDS in low-and middle-income countries has dropped significantly, according to a new report released here. The study, Communities at the Centre, released July 16 by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), points out a $1.0 billion decline in funding from 2017-2018. This most heavily affects low-income countries in East and South African countries (except South Africa), which rely on donor funding for 80% of HIV responses. However, seven of 14 donor governments increased thei...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Caley Pigliucci Tags: Africa Development & Aid Education Featured Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news
Here ’s How the World Can Be Better Prepared to Handle Epidemics
In 2019, there are measles outbreaks in the US and Europe; Ebola outbreak in DRC and Uganda and several other infectious disease outbreaks in Nigeria, Vietnam and South Africa. Credit: Marc-André Boisvert/IPSBy Ifeanyi NsoforABUJA, Jul 19 2019 (IPS) The 2019 G20 Summit was held recently in Osaka, Japan. The Summit ended with the “G20 Osaka Leaders’ Declaration”, which identifies health as a prerequisite for sustainable and inclusive economic growth, and the leaders committed to various efforts to improve epidemic preparedness. These efforts are commendable, but the G20, compris...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ifeanyi Nsofor Tags: Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news
French Trial Shows Need to Hold U.S. Employers Accountable For Psychological Abuse Of Workers
The criminal trial of five French telecom executives for allegedly creating psychologically stressful conditions that caused 19 worker suicides provides a stark contrast to America's lack of protection for workers from health endangering psychological harm in the workplace. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Patricia Barnes, Contributor Source Type: news
Study: E-cigarettes can help smokers quit, but have higher rate of relapse
Vaping may help people to quit cigarettes, but the longer they use e-cigarettes, the more likely they are to start smoking again, new research in France suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Trends in benzodiazepine anxiolytics and z-hypnotics use among French drivers involved in road traffic crashes from 2005 to 2015: a responsibility case-control study - Orriols L, Gbaguidi GN, Contrand B, Gadegbeku B, Lagarde E.
BACKGROUND: In France, benzodiazepine anxiolytics and z-hypnotics (zolpidem and zopiclone) account for the largest share of road traffic crash risk attributable to exposure to prescription drugs. The aim of this study was to monitor the evolution of the us... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
Development and evaluation of an elective course of pharmacist's roles in disaster management in France - Marc M, Fanny M, Pascal R, J érôme L, Patrice V.
PURPOSE: To describe Faculty of Pharmacy experience in the development of an elective course of pharmacist's roles in disaster management for third-year pharmacy students and to evaluate the effectiveness of this innovative teaching module in students' kno... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news
General practitioners training about suicide prevention and risk: a systematic review of literature - Audouard-Marzin Y, Kopp-Bigault C, Scouarnec P, Walter M.
This study aimed at reviewing international publications regarding GP's training on suicide risk, in order to inform us about the training prac... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news
Vaping May Aid Smoking Cessation but Also Boost Relapse Risk Vaping May Aid Smoking Cessation but Also Boost Relapse Risk
Adults who smoke cigarettes may have an easier time cutting back or quitting altogether if they start vaping, but a new French study also suggests that vaping may make ex-smokers more likely to relapse.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news
In the aftermath of terrorism: effects of self versus group affirmation on support for discriminatory policies - Badea C, Binning K, Verlhiac JF, Sherman DK.
An experiment conducted with 240 French undergraduates examined the effectiveness of self-affirmation and group-affirmation procedures for diminishing perceived threat and support for discriminatory policy shortly after terrorist attacks in Paris. (Two pil... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Is neighborhood safety associated with depression symptoms, anxiety symptoms, and psychological distress among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men? - Kreski NT, Park SH, Safren SA, Goedel WC, Morganstein JG, Chaix B, Duncan DT.
The purpose of this study was to examine associations between perceived neighborhood safety and mental health burdens among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in Paris, France. Participants were recruited through a geosocial networkin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Perception and Communication, Warnings, Operating Instructions Source Type: news
Britain Tells Canada and France to Pull Their Weight on Ebola Britain Tells Canada and France to Pull Their Weight on Ebola
Britain's international development minister Rory Stewart called on France and Canada on Monday to offer more help in tackling the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news
SurgiMab Advances SGM-101, a Novel Fluorescent Tumor-specific Antibody, Into Pivotal Phase 3 Clinical Trial to Improve Surgical Outcomes in Colorectal Cancer Patients
SGM-101 has the potential to be the first tumor-targeted fluorescent probe to be marketed for fluorescence-guided surgery (FGS) MONTPELLIER, France, July 16, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- SurgiMab, a late-stage biotechnology company... Diagnostics, Oncology, Surgery SurgiMab, fluorescence-guided surgery (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Vaping may aid smoking cessation but also boost relapse risk
(Reuters Health) - Adults who smoke cigarettes may have an easier time cutting back or quitting altogether if they start vaping, but a new French study also suggests that vaping may make ex-smokers more likely to relapse. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
Britain tells Canada and France to pull their weight on Ebola
Britain's international development minister Rory Stewart called on France and Canada on Monday to offer more help in tackling the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
Study of smokers, former smokers in France examines electronic cigarette use association with smoking reduction, relapse
(JAMA Network) An observational study based on a group of smokers and former smokers in France looked at whether electronic cigarette use was associated with changes in the number of cigarettes smoked, with smoking cessation rates among smokers, and with smoking relapse among former smokers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Sugary drinks tied to possible cancer risk, French researchers say
Although the evidence cannot establish a direct causal link, limiting intake of sugar-sweetened drinks may help to cut the number of cancer cases in a population, researchers said. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news
Probe on birth deformities in rural France sheds no light
An investigation into why a dozen or so babies born without hands or arms in a handful of rural areas of France since 2000 has so far been unable to determine causes, an interim report published by the Health Ministry showed on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
L.A. Walks: Explore an old winery site on a La Crescenta ramble
Here is an opportunity to visit the South of France, and take a hearty hike, without leaving Los Angeles. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - July 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charles Fleming Source Type: news
Concurrent mild traumatic brain injury and posttraumatic stress disorder is associated with elevated tau concentrations in peripheral blood plasma - Pattinson CL, Gill JM, Lippa SM, Brickell TA, French LM, Lange RT.
Concurrent mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are common in U.S. military service members and veterans. Tau and amyloid-beta-42 (A β42) are proteins that have been linked to cognitive impairment, neurological hallma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Vincent Lambert, French man at centre of life-support battle, dies
A French quadriplegic man in a vegetative state involved in a decade-long legal battle to maintain his life support died on Thursday after doctors ended treatment. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news
Cancer Risk From Sugary Drinks? Cancer Risk From Sugary Drinks?
A positive association between increased consumption of sugary drinks, including fruit juice, and overall cancer risk is reported from a large French study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 11, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news
Man at center of French soul-searching on life support dies
A man in a vegetative state for 11 years who was at the center of a bitter dispute that divided his family and French courts, and provoked national soul-searching over how to deal with terminally ill patients, has died (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news
Philips and Centre Hospitalier R égional Universitaire de Nancy Announce 10-Year Enterprise Informatics Agreement to Increase Efficiency and Improve Patient Care
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est region of France, announced a 10-year agreement to implement Philips' IntelliSpace Enterprise Imaging Solution, including Illumeo with adaptive intelligence. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - July 11, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Philips Business and Industry Source Type: news
Study Links A Small Glass Of Juice Or Soda A Day To Increased Cancer Risk
(CNN) — There’s more bad news for fans of sugary drinks such as soda and fruit juice. A new study has linked drinking just a small glass of a sugary drink per day — 100 ml, about a third of a typical can of soda — to an 18% increase in overall cancer risk and a 22% increase in risk for breast cancer. The research, which looked at more than 100,000 French adults, links consumption of sugary drinks to an increased risk of some cancers. This follows a recent study linking sugary beverage consumption to greater risk of premature death. “The results indicate statistically significant correlations b...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Cancer CNN Source Type: news
Falcon has landed: Japan's Hayabusa2 probe touches down on asteroid
Unmanned craft – about the size of a large refrigerator – plans to collect ground samples, some 300 million kilometres from EarthA Japanese spacecraft has successfully landed on a distant asteroid where it hopes to collect samples that could shed light on the evolution of the solar system. Scientists at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Jaxa) observing the landing from a control room on the southern island of Tanegashima applauded and made “V” for victory signs after the Hayabusa2 probe landed on the asteroid on Thursday morning local time.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 11, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Guardian staff and Agence France-presse Tags: Space Japan Science World news Source Type: news
Daily drink of fruit juice can increase the risk of cancer by 12%, major study suggests
The findings, from a major study in France, come a week after Boris Johnson said he may reverse the sugar tax on drinks. Doctors said it should serve as a warning to the Government to take action (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Uniting for peace not aggression: responding to chemical weapons in Syria without breaking the law - Barber R.
In April 2018 in response to a chemical weapons attack in Syria, the USA, UK and France attacked Syrian chemical weapons facilities without Security Council authorisation. The intervention was illegal but widely supported. The events epitomised a declining... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news
France Will End Healthcare Refunds for Homeopathic Drugs France Will End Healthcare Refunds for Homeopathic Drugs
France will end social security reimbursements for homeopathic drugs and the new policy - which has drawn the fire of alternative medicine advocates - will take full effect in 2021, the healthcare minister said on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news
Boiron/homeopathy: diluted earnings
Removing state funding will not immediately dim French affection for the market (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
France will end healthcare refunds for homeopathic drugs
France will end social security reimbursements for homeopathic drugs and the new policy - which has drawn the fire of alternative medicine advocates - will take full effect in 2021, the healthcare minister said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
Egypt asks Interpol to trace Tutankhamun relic sold for £4.7m in UK
Cairo calls on international police agency to find head sold to unknown buyer for £4.7mEgypt has asked Interpol to track down a 3,000-year-old Tutankhamun artefactsold in London for £4.7m despite fierce opposition from Cairo, government officials said.Christie ’s auction house sold the 28.5cm (11in) relic for £4,746,250 ($5,970,000) to an unknown buyer on 4 July at one of its most controversial auctions in years.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 9, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse in Cairo Tags: Egypt Archaeology Africa Middle East and North Africa Science World news Culture Tutankhamun Source Type: news
The Libyan Disaster: Little Bits of History Repeating
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Jul 9 2019 (IPS) The Libyan catastrophe and the suffering of ”illegal” migrants are generally depicted as fairly recent events, though they are actually the results of a long history of greed, contempt for others and fatal shortsightedness. Like former Yugoslavia, Libya was created from a mosaic of tribal entities, subdued by colonial powers and then ruled by an iron-fisted dictator. Now, Libya is a quagmire where local and international stakeholders battle to control its natural resources. The country holds the largest oil reserves in Africa, oil and gas account for 60 percent o...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Africa Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Featured Global Global Geopolitics Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees Natural Resources TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news
Philips Supports New Document on the Use of MRI After a Heart Attack
The Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC) has coordinated the first international consensus document providing guidelines on the conduct of MRI Â studies after a heart attackÂ in clinical trials or experimental models. The document, published this week in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, concludes that the main outcome parameter in studies assessing new treatments should be absolute infarct size: the percentage of the left ventricle that is irreversibly damaged. The recommended timing for MRI is between three and sevenÂ days after the heart attack. The...
Source: MDDI - July 9, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news
Avastin Improves Quality of Life for Mesothelioma Patients
A research team from France has documented the health-related quality-of-life benefits of adding Avastin (bevacizumab) to chemotherapy for pleural mesothelioma patients, endorsing its addition to standard-of-care treatment. The recent quality-of-life analysis was a secondary endpoint of an earlier, multicenter clinical trial in France that showed an almost three-month median survival improvement when adding Avastin. The latest study demonstrated that adding Avastin to cisplatin and Alimta (pemetrexed) did not negatively impact quality of life — a problem with several other cancers because of the increased toxicity. &...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 8, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news
Up Close and Personal: The Naji Gehchan Story – On a mission to improve life
From the moment I met Naji Gehchan, I loved his positive energy. Later when I learned of his path that developed that energy, I appreciated it even more. Naji has never shared this story, until now. Read how a childhood avoiding bombs, the Red Cross and a chance internship created the man he is today. He is living a mission to improve as many lives as possible – both inside and outside his organization. A few years ago, Naji was sitting in a workshop at Disney University in Orlando. As an icebreaker, the facilitator asked each participant for their first childhood memories. One after another, people talk...
Source: EyeForPharma - July 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jill Donahue Source Type: news
Bike crash kills South African man set to be first 'Afronaut'
Mandla Maseko, a DJ who won the chance to be the first black African in space, has died in a motorbike accidentA South African man who won the chance to be the first black African in space has died in a motorbike crash before turning his dream into reality.Mandla Maseko, a part-time DJ and candidate officer with the South African air force, was nicknamed “Afronaut” afterlanding a coveted seat to fly 103km (64 miles) into space in 2013 in a competition organised by a US-based space academy.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 8, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse Tags: South Africa Space World news Science Source Type: news
Second-generation antihistamines: a study of poisoning in children - Verdu E, Blanc-Brisset I, Meyer G, Le Roux G, Bruneau C, Deguigne M.
The objective of this study is to use data from Poisons Centres in France to describe the toxicity profile of second-generatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news