Military medical response of the French gendarmerie to terrorist events - Corcostegui SP, Galant J, Pasquier P, Kazemzadegan K, Saint-Jean L, Commeau D, Boutillier du Retail C.
Park and colleagues discuss medical responses to a terrorist attack, mentioning the model used by the French National Police Special Intervention Unit.1 Another model is the one chosen by the French gendarmerie in association with the French Military H... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

E.U. Seeks Solidarity as Nations Restrict Medical Exports
Some European countries, including France and Germany, have imposed limits on the sale of protective masks and other items. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amie Tsang Tags: Protective Clothing and Gear Protectionism (Trade) International Trade and World Market Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Masks European Union France Germany Russia Source Type: news

Methadone poisonings: a seven-year retrospective study of the French poison center network focusing on suicide attempt vs. misuses - Franchitto N.
This editorial refers to the article ‘Methadone poisonings: a seven‐year retrospective study of the French poison center network focusing on suicide attempt vs. misuses’ by Romain Torrents et al. published in Fundamental and Clinical Pharmacology... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

France to close schools in areas worst hit by coronavirus for 15 days
France will close nurseries and schools for 15 days from Monday in the two areas most hit by coronavirus infections, one north of Paris and the other in the northeastern part of the country, its prime minister said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

On 8th March – and All the Other Days: Each for Equal
This article is part of special IPS coverage of International Women’s Day on March 8 2020   Gender equality is a basic human right and a prerequisite for sustainable development, so why does inequality persist in so many countries, and what can we all do to address it? The post On 8th March – and All the Other Days: Each for Equal appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Prof. Margaret Kobia and Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Crime & Justice Development & Aid Education Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity Labour Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations IWD 2020 Source Type: news

Israel bars entry to 5 European countries amid coronavirus outbreak, cancels joint operations with US military
(Natural News) Israel has imposed tightened travel restrictions on five European countries on Wednesday due to coronavirus fears, effectively barring entry to nearly all non-residents arriving from the affected countries. Further, the Jewish state also ordered all residents and citizens returning from Austria, France, Germany, Spain and Switzerland to go into a 14-day home quarantine... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Overall development of travel safety, at the agglomeration level, after the commissioning of a tram network - Brenac T, Fournier JY, Clabaux N.
The implementation of trams in French cities is accompanied by marked changes in the development of the axes concerned by the tram, and tends to reduce the place of the automobile, the volume of traffic and the number of accidents on these axes. This artic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Framatome, Kinectrics partner on Lu-177
French nuclear reactor firm Framatome and Toronto-based Kinectrics have launched...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Firms partner to meet global medical isotope needs (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 5, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Pitt, French company reach agreement to help make leap in AI-fueled health research
The collaboration will allow Owkin's machine learning to safely and securely access a database of mesothelioma blood and tissue specimens of patients. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 5, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

France reports two more coronavirus deaths, taking total to six
French authorities on Thursday reported two more deaths linked to the coronavirus outbreak in the country, taking the total of deaths to six. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Africa: Sporting Events Cancelled as Senegal Records 2nd COVID-19 Case
[RFI] A second case of coronavirus was confirmed in Senegal as elsewhere on the African continent various sporting events are cancelled to prevent the spread of the virus. The newly confirmed case in Dakar is an 80-year-old French man who arrived in the country on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Fashion World, Upended by Coronavirus
The growing coronavirus threat chased the luxury fashion world from Milan to Paris. A real crisis looms for designers, retailers and shoppers. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jessica Testa, Vanessa Friedman and Elizabeth Paton Tags: Fashion and Apparel Paris Fashion Week Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Shopping and Retail Milan Fashion Week Travel Warnings Luxury Goods and Services Travel and Vacations Fashion Shows Europe France Italy Milan (Italy) Paris (France) Source Type: news

Triple-halide wide-band gap perovskites with suppressed phase segregation for efficient tandems
We report efficient 1.67–electron volt wide–band gap perovskite top cells using triple-halide alloys (chlorine, bromine, iodine) to tailor the band gap and stabilize the semiconductor under illumination. We show a factor of 2 increase in photocarrier lifetime and charge-carrier mobility that resulted from enhancing the solubility of chlorine by replacing some of the iodine with bromine to shrink the lattice parameter. We observed a suppression of light-induced phase segregation in films even at 100-sun illumination intensity and less than 4% degradation in semitransparent top cells after 1000 hours of maximum p...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Xu, J., Boyd, C. C., Yu, Z. J., Palmstrom, A. F., Witter, D. J., Larson, B. W., France, R. M., Werner, J., Harvey, S. P., Wolf, E. J., Weigand, W., Manzoor, S., van Hest, M. F. A. M., Berry, J. J., Luther, J. M., Holman, Z. C., McGehee, M. D. Tags: Engineering, Materials Science r-articles Source Type: news

Israel adds five countries to coronavirus air travel restrictions
Israel on Wednesday ordered travelers arriving from Germany, France, Spain, Austria and Switzerland to go into home quarantine over coronavirus concerns and canceled a military exercise with troops from the U.S. European Command. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

France fights mask hoarding; Virus deaths soar in Italy
France requisitioned protective masks and sent tens of thousands of students home from school while deaths of coronavirus patients in Italy soared (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

French president says the government is requisitioning all current and future stocks of protective masks
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Senegal: Govt Reports First COVID-19 Case
[WHO] Senegal today reported its first case of COVID-19, becoming the fourth country in Africa to confirm the virus. The patient is a French national and a resident of Senegal who returned to Dakar on 26 February. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Want to make stinky farts smell like chocolate or flowers? This French company might have the answer
(Natural News) Beyond death and taxes, life still has many certainties. Take farting, for example. While it’s an act many wouldn’t be caught dead doing, it’s actually a normal part of digestion: A person, on average, farts anywhere from five to 15 times a day. Still, if you’re looking to avoid smelling like rotten eggs... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jellyfish help understand the timing of egg production
(PLOS) In animals, releasing eggs in a timely manner is vital to maximize the chances of successful fertilization. However, how this process evolved and is controlled in different species is poorly understood. A new regulator of egg release has been identified in jellyfish in a new study published March 3 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Gonzalo Quiroga Artigas and Evelyn Houliston of Sorbonne University, France, and colleagues. The finding sheds light on how the complex hormonal control of sexual reproduction in animals evolved. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 3, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

France's Louvre stays shut amid staff fears of virus spread
The Louvre Museum is closed again as management meets with staff worried about the spread of the new virus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus live update: Australia reports first cases of community transmission
Sister of man who returned to Australia from Iran and a medical worker are infected, as Indonesia reports first two cases of virus. Follow the latest news and updatesWashington state nursing home placed on lockdownNew coronavirus cases jump sharply in Europe, with Italy worst hitCoronavirus outbreak: the key scientific questions answeredEpidemics expert Jonathan Quick: ‘The worst-case scenario for coronavirus is likely’7.52amGMTG7 countries will take “concerted action” to limit the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on economic growth and their finance ministers will discuss by phone this week how b...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Damien Gayle (now) and Alison Rourke (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China Australia news Japan Italy South Korea Asia Pacific Europe Science World news Source Type: news

How three genes rule plant symbioses
(John Innes Centre) A study published in Nature Plants, led by scientists from the John Innes Centre in the UK and the University of Toulouse/CNRS in France, describes the discovery of a common genetic basis for plant symbioses (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

France closes the Louvre as virus spreads to new fronts
Coronavirus cases surged in Italy, and France closed the world-famous Louvre Museum as the epidemic that began in China sent fear rising across Western Europe, threatening its tourism industry (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

New Hampshire Resident Being Tested For Coronavirus
NEW LONDON, N.H. (CBS) – One person in New Hampshire is being tested for coronavirus, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services said Sunday. This is the fourth person in the state to be tested though no cases have been officially identified. The DHHS said the person developed symptoms after traveling to Italy, where the virus has spread in recent weeks, but did not provide any specifics. Related: How Can I Prevent Coronavirus? Should I Wear A Mask? And Other Questions At least two New Hampshire school districts are asking students and faculty who recently returned from a trip to Europe to stay ho...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus New Hampshire News Source Type: news

NH Resident Being Tested For Coronavirus; Students Just Back From European Trip Will Stay Home
NEW LONDON, N.H. (CBS) – One person in New Hampshire is being tested for coronavirus Sunday, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services said. This is the fourth person in the state to be tested though no cases have been officially identified. The DHHS said the person developed symptoms after traveling to Italy, where the virus has spread in recent weeks, but did not provide any specifics. At least two New Hampshire school districts are asking students and faculty who recently returned from a trip to Europe to stay home for the next week over coronavirus fears. A total of 35 students from Kearsarge Regi...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus New Hampshire News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Fears Shut Down Paris ’ Louvre Museum
(PARIS) — The spreading coronavirus epidemic shut down France’s Louvre Museum on Sunday, with workers who guard its trove of artworks fearful of being contaminated by the museum’s flow of visitors from around the world. “We are very worried because we have visitors from everywhere,” said Andre Sacristin, a Louvre employee and union representative for its staffers. “The risk is very, very, very great,” he said in a phone interview. While there are no known virus infections among the museum’s 2,300 workers, “it’s only a question of time,” he said. A short stat...
Source: TIME: Health - March 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JOHN LEICESTER / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 France onetime Source Type: news

Australia, Thailand report 1st COVID-19 deaths as coronavirus continues global spread
Coronavirus cases surged in Italy, and France closed the world-famous Louvre Museum as the epidemic that began in China hit more than 60 countries and the death toll worldwide reached at least 3,000. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

UCLA establishes endowed chair in Alzheimer ’s research with $1 million from French Foundation
A $1 million gift from the  John Douglas French Alzheimer’s Foundation will enable UCLA to establish an eponymous endowed chair in the neurology department at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.The new position will be held by a faculty member pursuing new insights into Alzheimer ’s disease, with the goal of improving treatment for the degenerative brain disorder. Alzheimer’s affects about 5.8 million Americans.The endowment honors the late Dr. John Douglas French, a distinguished neurosurgeon and scientist who made substantial contributions to the field of medicine as the co-...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 28, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

France reports 19 new coronavirus cases, warns against handshakes
France on Friday reported 19 new confirmed coronavirus cases, taking the total to 57, and French Health Minister Olivier Veran recommended that people refrain from shaking hands in order to prevent infection. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New Zealand confirms first coronavirus case
A recent arrival from Iran who travelled to Auckland via Bali has tested positive and is improvingLatest Covid-19 newsNew Zealand confirmed its first coronavirus case Friday, saying a recent arrival from Iran who travelled to Auckland via Bali had tested positive.Health officials said the person, aged in their 60s, was being treated in Auckland City Hospital.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 28, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse Tags: New Zealand Coronavirus outbreak Asia Pacific World news Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

Virus outbreak spreads in France with 20 new cases
French authorities have reported twenty new cases of people infected with the new virus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total in the country to 38, including two deaths (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Researchers "shed light" on plants' circadian clocks: Findings could be used to improve future crops
(Natural News) Every person has a circadian clock, an invisible internal mechanism synchronized with solar time. This “clock,” according to the National Sleep Foundation, drives a person’s circadian rhythm, which regulates daily sleep-wake cycles. As it turns out, even plants have one, too. First discovered in 1729 by French geophysicist and chronobiologist Jean-Jacques d’Ortous de... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Macron warns France that coronavirus epidemic is coming
President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday said a coronavirus epidemic was inevitable in France as his government and others worldwide bolstered measures to fight the spread of infection. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Podcast: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors for stroke recovery
Stroke is a major cause of death and disability across the world, with many reviews from the Cochrane Stroke Group providing evidence on the effects of treatments and rehabilitation interventions. In November 2019, the Group published their update of their review of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and we asked lead author, Gillian Mead from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, to tell us more.Stroke is a common cause of disability in the community. Although there have been major advances in the care of stroke patients over the last few years, many survivors are still left with physical disability, such as weakn...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 26, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

2nd virus death in France, 1 new infection linked to Italy
A 60-year-old Frenchman has died of the new virus in a Paris hospital, the second virus-related death in France since it emerged in China last year (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

France reports second coronavirus death: health official
A second person infected with the coronavirus has died in France, the country's health authorities said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

France reports two new coronavirus infections, one returning from Italy
Two more people were infected with the coronavirus in France on Tuesday, one a French man returning from a trip in the Lombardy region of Italy, the other a young Chinese woman returning to France from a trip to China, authorities said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Blast injury of the hand related to warfare explosive devices: experience from the French Military Health Service - Pfister G, Murison JC, Grosset A, Duhoux A, Lapeyre E, Bauer B, Mathieu L.
The objective was to report on the experience of the French Army Health Service in the management of blast injury of the hands related to warfare explosive devices. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted in the Percy Military Ho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Burn wound care of civilians in Sahel region by French military surgical teams: ethical challenges and future training requirements - Lamblin A, Derkenne C, Radavidson A.
The primary mission of the French military surgical teams deployed in external operations in the Sahel is to provide support for combatants. However, many of their activities and of the limited human and material resources allocated to them are devoted to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Working conditions and depression in the French national working population: results from the SUMER study - Niedhammer I, Coindre K, Memmi S, Bertrais S, Chastang JF.
The objectives were to explore the associations between various types of occupational exposures and depression in the French national working population, most of the studies in the literature focussing on a limited number of exposures and on sy... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Association between occupational solvent exposure and cognitive performance in the French CONSTANCES study - Letellier N, Choron G, Artaud F, Descatha A, Goldberg M, Zins M, Elbaz A, Berr C.
The objective of this study was to evaluate the association between occupational exposure to solvents and cognitive performance in middle-aged and early-ageing participants, taking into account the working environment. METHODS: In the Fr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

FDA clears KinetiCor's MRI motion correction system
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared KinetiCor's MRI optical...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: IBA sells part of dosimetry unit IBA and CAMH partner to build nuclear medicine program IBA takes next step in China deal IBA to install carbon therapy in France IBA posts revenue increase in 1st half of 2019 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 24, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

NASA Mars Lander Confirms ‘Marsquakes,’ Frequent Seismic Activity on Red Planet
(CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — NASA’s newest Mars lander has confirmed that quakes and even aftershocks are regularly jolting the red planet. Scientists reported Monday that the seismometer from the InSight spacecraft has detected scores of marsquakes. A series of research papers focus on the 174 marsquakes noted through last September. Twenty-four were relatively strong — magnitude 3 to 4 — and apparently stemmed from distant underground triggers. The rest were smaller, with uncertain magnitude and origin. Even the stronger quakes would not have posed a hazard to anybody on the planet’s surface, re...
Source: TIME: Science - February 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: MARCIA DUNN / AP Tags: Uncategorized NASA onetime Space Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Clinical Trial Involves Immunotherapy Before Surgery
Three of the country’s leading cancer centers have opened a collaborative clinical trial that potentially could change surgical treatment of mesothelioma. Researchers will measure the safety and efficacy of using two different immunotherapy drug regimens — Opdivo (nivolumab) and Yervoy (ipilimumab) — beginning 42 days before surgery. The hope is that at least one will make surgical resection more effective. Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University, MD Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas and Greenebaum Cancer Center at the University of Maryland are working together to enroll a...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 24, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

France blocks passengers on board bus from Italy after one falls ill
France on Monday blocked the passengers of a coach that had traveled from the Italian city of Milan to Lyon over concerns one Italian on board might be suffering from the coronavirus, local health authorities said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Coronavirus Cases Outside China Are Accelerating Rapidly. Here ’s What to Know
A surge in deadly coronavirus cases outside China is raising concerns that the outbreak has reached a new stage and could continue its global spread to even more vulnerable countries. In the central Chinese province of Hubei, where the virus is believed to have originated, the number of cases appears to be stabilizing, according to government figures. But the number of people infected elsewhere in the world is rising quickly, with clusters in South Korea, Italy, Iran and a cruise ship docked in Japan. As of Monday, more than 2,200 cases of the virus, officially called COVID-19, have been reported outside of mainland China,...
Source: TIME: Health - February 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia, Hillary Leung and Mélissa Godin Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime overnight Source Type: news

West Africa: Real & Urgent Issues Head Agenda for Sahel G5 Summit in Nouakcott
[Centre 4s] The G 5 Sahel and France Summit should be held in Nouakchott, Mauritania, on February 24. It should go to the actual issues and deal with the most urgent, in order to give hope to the Sahel populations. And probably also to their allies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

France watching Italian situation closely: Health Minister
French Health Minister Olivier Veran said on Sunday that there were no new cases of coronavirus in France and that he was watching the situation in Italy closely. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

France should make more of the goods it needs as epidemic shows risk: finance minister
France should aim to produce more of the goods it deems strategic, such as drugs and electric batteries, as the coronavirus outbreak lays bare the danger of relying on imports from China, the country's finance minister said on Sunday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news