Scientists Confirm That Stress Can Indeed Turn Hair Grey
When Ya-Chieh Hsu, professor of stem cell and regenerative biology at Harvard University and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, wanted to figure out exactly what makes hair turn grey, she started with an obvious, albeit anecdotal, culprit: stress. There are well-known historical examples of the connection between stress and hair greying—Marie Antoinette’s coif reportedly blanched after she was captured during the French Revolution—and studies have even linked stress in animals to greying hair. But for the first time, Hsu and her colleagues figured out the biological reason why stress saps the pigment out of...
Source: TIME: Health - January 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized grey hair Stress Source Type: news

Sustainability claims about rubber don't stick
(University of G ö ttingen) Companies work hard to present an environmentally responsible image. How well do these claims stack up? Researchers from G ö ttingen University investigated claims regarding sustainability, conservation and fair pay, as presented by the French Michelin Group. Researchers then compared these claims with effects described by local people. Villagers' reports indicated that land-ownership, ecosystems and biodiversity suffered; researchers found that pay at the rubber plantation fell short of the minimum wage. Results appeared in the Journal of Land Use Science. (Source: EurekAlert! - Socia...
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mother has to have both her feet AMPUTATED after a menstrual cup gave her an infection
Sandrine Graneau from Loire-Atlantique in western France, suffered from toxic shock syndrome after leaving the cup in for 'several hours' and had to spend three weeks in intensive care last April. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Concussion clinical profiles screening (CP screen) tool: preliminary evidence to inform a multidisciplinary approach - Kontos AP, Elbin RJ, Trbovich A, Womble M, Said A, Sumrok VF, French J, Kegel N, Puskar A, Sherry N, Holland C, Collins M.
BACKGROUND: Current concussion symptom inventories emphasize total number or symptoms and severity and overlap with other conditions, such as mental health disorders, which may limit their specificity and clinical utility. OBJECTIVE: To develop and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The five: changes in animal behaviour due to global heating
Species around the world are being forced to alter their diet, migratory patterns, feeding grounds and moreLast week it was reported that rising ocean temperatures and changing sea currents arecausing leatherback turtles ’ journeys from nesting to feeding grounds to double in length. After laying their eggs on some beaches, the turtles must move to cooler waters to feed, but higher temperatures mean some are having to swim further to reach suitable areas, according to France ’s Hubert Curien Institute.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jonathan Chan Tags: Animal behaviour Climate change Biology Science Environment Technology Source Type: news

Coronavirus: China reports 17 new cases of Sars-like mystery virus
Three of the new cases are severe, with experts worried about the disease ’s spread ahead of lunar new yearChina reported 17 new cases of the mysterious Sars-like virus on Sunday, including three in a severe condition, heightening fears ahead of China ’s lunar new year holiday, when hundreds of millions of people move around the country.The new coronavirus strain has caused alarm because of its connection to severe acute respiratory syndrome, which killed nearly 650 people across mainland China and Hong Kong in 2002-03.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse Tags: China Infectious diseases Sars Health Asia Pacific Epidemics Science Source Type: news

Chronic medical conditions and their association with crash risk and changes in driving habits: a prospective study of the GAZEL cohort - Naredo Turrado J, Orriols L, Contrand B, Zins M, Salmi LR, Lafont S, Lagarde E.
OBJECTIVES: To assess crash risk and driving habits associated with chronic medical conditions among drivers entering old age. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: French cohort GAZEL. PARTICIPANTS: 12  460 drivers in the analysis of road tr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Trends in severe opioid-related poisonings and fatalities reported to the Paris poison control center - a 10-year retrospective observational study - Car é W, Langrand J, Vodovar D, Deveaux M, Alvarez JC, Megarbane B, Dorandeu F.
France is experiencing an increase in the number of opioid prescriptions and related fatalities. We carried out a retrospective observational study using data from the Paris PCC over a 10-year period. The main objective was to obtain an epidemiological des... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The Guardian view on ‘flight shaming’: face it – life must change | Editorial
Individual choices will not solve the climate crisis but ministers should not be encouraging flyingIt started in Sweden, where the termflygskam (flight shame) was coined in 2018 to describe the unease about flying experienced by environmentally conscious travellers. The hashtag#jagstannarp åmarken (which translates as #stayontheground) came into use around the same time, as groups sprang up to share tips.Other wealthy countries are not immune from such trends:a recent survey of 6,000 people in Germany, France, the UK and the US found 21% had cut back. Such a shift in attitudes makes it all the more disturbing that me...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Climate change Air transport Flybe Matt Hancock Greenhouse gas emissions Business Politics Environment Science UK news World news Conservatives Source Type: news

Blast traumatic brain injury and serum inflammatory cytokines: a repeated measures case-control study among U.S. military service members - Rusiecki J, Levin LI, Wang L, Byrne C, Krishnamurthy J, Chen L, Galdzicki Z, French LM.
BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of human data on exposure to blast traumatic brain injury (bTBI) and the corresponding systemic cytokine immune response at later time points (i.e., months, years) post-injury. METHODS: We conducted a repeated measure... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Cost-utility analysis of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in non-treatment-resistant depression: the DISCO randomised controlled study protocol - Sauvaget A, Lagalice L, Schirr-Bonnans S, Volteau C, P éré M, Dert C, Rivalland A, Tessier F, Lepage A, Tostivint A, Deschamps T, Thomas-Ollivier V, Robin A, Pineau N, Cabelguen C, Bukowski N, Guitteny M, Beslot A, Simons L, Network H, Vanelle JM, D'Urso G, Bulteau S, Riche VP.
INTRODUCTION: Depression is among the most widespread psychiatric disorders in France. Psychiatric disorders are associated with considerable social costs, amounting to €22.6 billion for treatment and psychotropic medication in 2011. Treatment as usual... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Tunisia: Parliament Approves Loan From AFD to Digitise Health Sector
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The House of People's Representatives (HPR) passed at a plenary session Wednesday an agreement on a loan from the French Development Agency (AFD) amounting to ?27.3 million (85 million dinars). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Women Activists Escalate Demand for “Bodily Autonomy” as 19 Nations Dissent
Credit: UN WomenBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Jan 17 2020 (IPS) The United States and 18 other UN member states have come under fire for denying a woman’s legitimate right to “bodily autonomy”—the right to self-governance over one’s own body without coercion or external pressure. The Executive Director of Women’s March Global, Uma Mishra-Newbery, told IPS the United Nations has worked towards progress in fighting for women’s rights. But many countries on the Human Rights Council continue to negotiate women’s human rights off the table, she pointed out. In Sept 2019, she sa...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

A new 'cool' blue  
(American Chemical Society) Throughout history, people have sought vibrant blue pigments. The Egyptians and Babylonians used lapis lazuli 6,000 years ago. In 1802, a French chemist synthesized cobalt blue. More recently, in 2009 scientists discovered YInMn Blue, otherwise known as " Oregon Blue. " But most of these pigments have limitations in terms of cost, stability, color or toxicity. Now, researchers inACS Omega report a new class of 'cool' blue colorants that are inexpensive, durable and more environmentally friendly. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

3D Printing and the Murky Ethics of Replicating Human Bones
This article was originally published on Undark. Read the original article. (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Wild / Undark Tags: Uncategorized onetime Research syndication Source Type: news

3D Printing and the Murky Ethics of Replicating Human Bones
This article was originally published on Undark. Read the original article. (Source: TIME: Science)
Source: TIME: Science - January 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Wild / Undark Tags: Uncategorized onetime Research syndication Source Type: news

Here Are 50 of the Best Workout Songs to Get You Motivated
With the thrill of New Year’s resolutions behind us and a long winter ahead, it can be hard to keep going with workout goals. But sometimes, all you need is the right song to give you the push you need to keep at it — whether running, biking or weight lifting. TIME is here to help with an essential workout playlist: a mix of songs that are tried-and-tested crowd favorites and some deeper cuts worth your attention from recent years and beyond. Normani’s “Motivation,” Lizzo’s “Good As Hell” and Travis Scott’s “Sicko Mode” are just the beginning; from hip-hop t...
Source: TIME: Health - January 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Raisa Bruner Tags: Uncategorized clickmonsters Music Source Type: news

Anger over UK's failure to ban breast implants linked to 61 cancer cases
Exclusive: solicitors call for UK ban of textured variety associated with lymphomaAt least 61 women in the UK have been diagnosed with a potentially fatal cancer linked to breast implants, but the type they received continues to be used, with no plans by the regulator to follow France and Australia in banning them.Lawyers for more than 40 of the women, who are bringing legal action against the manufacturers as well as the clinics and doctors who carried out the surgery, say thetextured implants linked toanaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) should be withdrawn from the market. Smooth implants are available instead, which h...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 8, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Breast cancer Health Society Cancer research Medical research Science Pharmaceuticals industry Business UK news Source Type: news

Carlos Ghosn, Now a Fugitive, Was an Electric-Car Visionary
One of the more riveting news stories this past week was former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn leaving Japan and flying to Lebanon. Ghosn has been charged with financial misconduct and was due to face a trial in April; apparently, he’s jumped his bail. Before Ghosn’s fall from grace, he was viewed in many circles as a key force for good in the efforts to mitigate climate change. How Ghosn helped kickstart the EV revolution He was one of the earliest auto-industry executives to advocate for electric vehicles. Indeed, a significant driver behind Ghosn’s push to partner up Nissan, a Japanese manufacturer over ...
Source: TIME: Science - January 7, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Elijah Wolfson Tags: Uncategorized climate change electric vehicles newsletter Source Type: news

The irresistible peak-hour: instrumental and axiological rationales of work hours' synchronisation - Munch E.
An ever-increasing proportion of the French working population today has working hours that are no longer subject to the explicit diktat of their employer. However, in Île-de-France (Paris region), the problems of morning rush-hour congestion continue to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Reflections for a New Year
By Roberto SavioROME, Jan 3 2020 (IPS) In a world shaken by so many problems, it is difficult to look at 2020 and not make some kind of holistic analysis. While enormous progress has been made on many fronts, it is clear that the tide has turned, and we are now entering – or have already entered – a new low point in the history of humankind.. Roberto SavioToday, we face an unprecedented existential threat brought about by the climate crisis. According to scientists, we have until 2030 to stop climate change, after which human conditions will be under several threats. Yet, we have just had a world conference in...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roberto Savio Tags: Climate Change Democracy Economy & Trade Education Environment Featured Financial Crisis Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights LGBTQ Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Chandrayaan-3: India unveils fresh $35m attempt to put a rover on the moon
Space programme seeks to bounce back after 2019 project ended with a crash landing on the lunar surfaceIndia plans to make a fresh attempt at an unmanned mission on the moon this year, the head of the country ’s space programme has said, after a 2019 bid ended in a crash landing.Work was going “smoothly” on the Chandrayaan-3 mission to put a rover probe on the moon’s surface, Indian Space Research Organisation chairman K Sivan said. “We are targeting the launch for this year but it may spillover to next year,” Sivan said. Indian sources said authorities had set November as a pro visional...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse Tags: The moon India South and Central Asia Space Science Source Type: news

Does jihadist terrorism have religious foundations? Jihadist attacks and academic controversies in France (2012-2017) - L évy R.
The wave of terrorist attacks in France in recent years has provoked a great deal of debate but many questions remain unanswered. One major controversy concerns the role religion plays in people taking jihadist action. The aim of this article is to resitua... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Estimating the size of crack cocaine users in france: methods for an elusive population with high heterogeneity - Janssen E, Cadet-Ta ïrou A, Gérome C, Vuolo M.
BACKGROUND: Despite several sources corroborating an expanding market and increased visibility and greater diversity in users' profiles, very little is known about the number of crack cocaine users in France. METHOD: The estimates rely on a single ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Exploring perceptions of the work environment among psychiatric nursing staff in France: a qualitative study using hierarchical clustering methods - Cougot B, Fleury-Bahi G, Gauvin J, Armant A, Durando P, Dini G, Gillet N, Moret L, Tripodi D.
Most studies on workers' health are based on non-specific models of occupational stress, thereby limiting the understanding and research on efficient interventions. This qualitative approach aimed to explore the structure of resources and constraints in th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Impact of exposure to severe suicidal behaviours in patients during psychiatric training: an online French survey - Leaune E, Durif-Bruckert C, Noelle H, Joubert F, Ravella N, Haesebaert J, Poulet E, Chauliac N, Cuvillier B.
AIM: Patient suicide (PS) has been identified as a frequent and stressful "occupational hazard" for mental health professionals. Studies are needed to assess the impact on psychiatric trainees of the exposure to severe patient suicidal behaviours. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

President Nominates New NSF Director
President Donald Trump has announced his intention to nominate Dr. Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan to serve as the next director of the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). If confirmed, Dr. Panchanathan would be the agency’s 15th director. He would assume the office following Senate confirmation. He would replace Dr. France Cordova at the end of her term in 2020. Following the announcement, Dr. Cordova said: “For five years, Dr. Sethuraman Panchanathan has been a bold, energizing presence on the National Science Board and he was a leader in every sense of the word in the research community pri...
Source: Public Policy Reports - December 27, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Hitting the Road (or Trail) on a Guided Hotel Run
Hotels across the globe are organizing guided runs for guests, offering them a chance to maintain daily routines as well as explore a new destination. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Firshein Tags: Travel and Vacations Hotels and Travel Lodgings Exercise Equinox Hotel Four Seasons Hotel George V (Paris, France) Four Seasons Hotels Ltd Westin Hotels & Resorts Vessel, The (Manhattan, NY) Source Type: news

AP PHOTOS: In despair, French hospital interns go on strike
French hospital interns are holding an exceptional, open-ended strike to demand a better future (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The use of proactive risk management to reduce emergency service vehicle crashes among firefighters - Bui DP, Griffin SC, French DD, Hu C, Pollack Porter K, Jung AM, Crothers S, Burgess JL.
INTRODUCTION: Emergency service vehicle crashes (ESVCs), including rollovers and collisions with other vehicles and fixed objects, are a leading cause of death among U.S. firefighters. Risk management (RM) is a proactive intervention to identifying and mit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Obesity is a risk factor for cardiotoxicity in chemotherapy-treated patients with breast cancer
(PLOS) A recent study showed that being overweight or obese was a risk factor for cardiotoxicity in chemotherapy-treated patients with breast cancer, but it did not take into account related cardiac risk factors or other classic risk factors of cardiotoxicity produced by anthracycline and trastuzumab. In a study published Dec. 23 in the open-access journal PLOS Medicine, Elis é Kabor é of Centre Georges-Fran ç ois Leclerc and Charles Guenancia of University Hospital, Dijon, France, and colleagues address this gap in knowledge. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 23, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The global reef expedition: French Polynesia
(University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine& Atmospheric Science) Scientists have released their findings from the largest coral reef survey and mapping expedition ever conducted in French Polynesia. The Global Reef Expedition: French Polynesia Final Report provides a comprehensive summary of the research findings from the expedition, an assessment of the health and resiliency of French Polynesia's coral reefs, and recommendations for preserving French Polynesia's coral reefs into the future. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 23, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Panchanathan Nominated to Serve as Next Director of NSF
Sethuraman“Panch” Panchanathan, executive vice president and chief research and innovation officer at Arizona State University (ASU), and ASU’s named representative to the National Academies’ Government-University-Industry-Research Roundtable (GUIRR), has been nominated by President Trump to serve as the next director of the National Science Foundation. Upon Senate confirmation, Panchanathan will succeed current NSF Director France Córdova, whose term will conclude in spring of 2020.Statements on Sethuraman Panchanathan's nomination as NSF director (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - December 20, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

French telecom company Orange convicted over suicides
French phone and Internet provider Orange has been found guilty of a string of employee suicides (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

French telecom company Orange convicted for worker suicides, ex-CEO sentenced to prison
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Revealing the structure of axons
(CNRS) Recent studies have shown that under the axonal membrane, rings composed of actin filaments give the structure its flexibility. But those studies had not been able to define the precise architecture of these rings. By combining two microscopy techniques, optical and electronic, French researchers have now managed to observe these rings at the molecular scale. They are formed of long braided actin filaments, braided like a Christmas wreath. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 20, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

High-resolution geophysical survey confirms the deep Beyond EPICA ice-core drilling site
(Universit à Ca' Foscari Venezia) The drill site is located at Little Dome C (LDC), an area of about 10 km2, 40 km away from Concordia Station at Dome C, the Italian-French base on the high Antarctic Plateau. Dome C is 1000 km from the coast, at an altitude of 3233 m above sea level, and is run by IPEV and the PNRA, the French and Italian polar agencies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 20, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Trump Picks Sethuraman Panchanathan as Next NSF Director
President Trump announced today that he intends to nominate Arizona State University chief innovation officer Sethuraman Panchanathan as the next director of the National Science Foundation. The six-year term of current NSF Director France C órdova ends in March. (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - December 19, 2019 Category: Physics Authors: aschwarber Source Type: news

Occupational factors associated with suicide among French employees from the special agricultural social security scheme (MSA) working between 2007 and 2013 - Klingelschmidt J, Chastang JF, Khireddine-Medouni I, Ch érié-Challine L, Niedhammer I.
BACKGROUND: Work and related exposures may play a role in suicide and there has been evidence in the literature that some occupational factors may be associated with suicide. The identification of occupational risk factors of suicide mortality among employ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Cheops satellite lifts off to study planets beyond solar system
Successful launch from French Guiana of European project comes day late after glitchEurope ’s Cheops planet-hunting satellite has left Earth a day after its lift-off was delayed by a technical rocket glitch during the final countdown.A 30cm telescope aboard has been designed to measure the density, composition and size of numerous exoplanets, which orbit stars beyond our solar system.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 18, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse Tags: Exoplanets Satellites Space European Space Agency Science Astronomy World news Source Type: news

IBA sells part of dosimetry unit
Proton therapy developer Ion Beam Applications (IBA) has sold its RadioMed...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 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 IBA inks deal to install cyclotron in South Korea (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 17, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Tanzania: Cancer Fight Gets Sh38 Billion Shot in the Arm
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Tanzania's fight against cancer received a vital shot in the arm yesterday when the Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS) and the French Development Agency (AFD) signed an agreement and memorandum of understanding (MoU) for 13.3 million euros (about Sh38 billion) in grants. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Reliability and validity data to support the clinical utility of the Traumatic Brain Injury Caregiver Quality of Life (TBI-CareQOL) - Carlozzi NE, Boileau NR, Kallen MA, Nakase-Richardson R, Hahn EA, Tulsky DS, Miner JA, Hanks RA, Massengale JP, Lange RT, Brickell TA, French LM, Ianni PA, Sander AM.
OBJECTIVE: The Traumatic Brain Injury Caregiver Quality of Life (TBI-CareQOL) is a patient-reported outcome measurement system that is specific to caregivers of civilians and service members/veterans (SMVs) with traumatic brain injury (TBI). This measureme... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Montreal high school students save teacher's life using CPR, defibrillator
Grade 11 students Massinissa and Gaya Berrouche, 16, and Leya Nahra, 17, were in school on Dec. 4 when a French teacher suddenly lost consciousness while teaching. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Tanzania: New Public-Private Drive to Curb Cancer Threat
[Daily News] THE Tanzania government has struck a 38bn/- worth grant deal to innovate a Public Private Partner- ship Project that would augment comprehensive cancer care in the country. The government signed the landmark partnership agreement with Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS) and the French Develop- ment Agency (AFD) yesterday. The funding agreement would enable implementation of Tanzania Comprehensive Cancer Project (TCCP) in two regions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ultra-processed foods 'raise diabetes risk by 15%'
Scientists at Paris 13 University and other institutes in France studied more than 100,000 people and suggested chemicals created or added to food during processing could make them bad for you. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania: Sh38 Billion Cancer Project to Enhance Cancer Care in Tanzania Launched
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The Tanzanian government, Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS), and the French Development Agency (AFD) today Monday, December16, 2019, signed a grant agreement and Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) worth ?13.3 million (Sh38bbillion) for the Tanzania Comprehensive Cancer Project (TCCP) aiming at enhancing cancer care in Tanzania. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Victory: Novartis withdraws an abusive patent for an over-priced cancer medication
On 3 July 2019, Doctors of the World and Public Eye, represented by Lionel Vial, filed a patent opposition at the European Patent Office against a patent covering Kymriah®. Kymriah® is a gene cancer therapy from Novartis, for which the French Social Security is billed €320,000 per patient. The aim was to denounce an abusive patent that aimed to strengthen a monopoly, allowing an exorbitant price to be imposed. At the end of November 2019, Novartis announced that it was withdrawing this patent and asked for it to be revoked. Novartis withdraws one of the patent covering Kymriah®, a victory achieved by&nbs...
Source: Doctors of the World News - December 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Paul Hudson seeks to write new prescription for Sanofi
French drugmaker has diagnosed oncology and rare diseases as potential areas of growth (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - December 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche announces positive Phase III study results for Tecentriq plus Cotellic and Zelboraf in people with previously untreated BRAF V600 mutation-positive advanced melanoma
             Basel, 13 December 2019 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced the Phase III IMspire150 study, in people with previously untreated BRAF V600 mutation-positive advanced melanoma, met its primary endpoint of progression-free survival (PFS). The study showed adding Tecentriq ® (atezolizumab) to Cotellic® (cobimetinib) and Zelboraf® (vemurafenib) helped to reduce the risk of disease worsening or death, compared to placebo plus Cotellic and Zelboraf. A significant and clinically meaningful improvement in PFS was demonstrated in the study. The safety ...
Source: Roche Investor Update - December 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news