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Le choléra se développe à vitesse foudroyante — Yémen

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Ce chiffre de 1 million de cas avait déjà été avancé par des ONG opérant au Yémen, notamment l'ONG Médecins sans Frontières (voir ci-dessous) qui alerte aussi ce jeudi sur la résurgence de maladies oubliées comme la diphtérie , et déplore le fait que le conflit, qui dure depuis plus de 1.000 jours, reste largement oublié. Lire la suite »

Flu shot safe, even with an egg allergy

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That means patients don't need to see an allergist to get the flu shot, or require a longer-than-usual observation period after receiving the injection. The "overwhelming evidence" since 2011 has shown that a flu shot poses no greater risk to someone with egg allergy than someone without, Greenhawt said in a news release from the medical group. Lire la suite »

Syndrome du choc toxique : seconde amputation pour Lauren Wasser

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J'ai dû subir une opération chirurgicale pour enlever ces os, car c'était impossible de marcher". Comme l'explique le magazine Time , Lauren Wasser se bat pour réclamer une législation sur le sujet. Elle est l'une des premières femmes à s'être exprimée sur les dangers des tampons et du syndrome du choc toxique . Chose bientôt concrétisée puisque devrait être présenté en mai prochain un texte dirigé par la démocrate Carolyn Maloney. Lire la suite »

Baby Girl Born After Being Frozen For Over 24 Years

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Keenan said they have transferred almost 1,500 previously frozen embryos to women hoping to give birth. The Gibsons, from Tennessee, decided to make their wishes a reality with the help of the National Embryo Donation Centre (NEDC) in America. Lire la suite »

Un bébé naît à partir d'un embryon congelé depuis 1992

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Selon l'association National Embryo Donation Center (NEDC), c'est un record mondial: c'est l'embryon qui a été le plus longtemps congelé avant de donner naissance. "Je crois qu'elle est parfaite compte tenu du fait qu'elle a été congelée pendant toutes ses années". Le NEDC, qui est renommé pour son programme d'adoption d'embryons, a permis de réaliser près de 700 grossesses à ce jour. Lire la suite »

BC pharmacies to provide free, take-home naloxone kits

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To ensure privacy, identifying information about the person receiving the kit is not tracked. "We already have 30,000 kits that have already been distributed across the province and these 1,900 have already been distributed and we've allocated $2 million in each budget year for the next three years so there will be thousand more of these kits distributed". Lire la suite »

FDA Approves New Gene Therapy to Treat Rare Inherited Eye Disease

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Spark Therapeutics, a fully integrated gene therapy company dedicated to challenging the inevitability of genetic disease, announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Luxturna (voretigene neparvovec-rzyl), a one-time gene therapy product indicated for the treatment of patients with confirmed biallelic RPE65 mutation-associated retinal dystrophy. Lire la suite »

Ex-smokers might want to eat more of these 2 foods

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Researchers observed natural declines in lung function over a 10-year period and found that people who ate more tomatoes and fresh fruits and vegetables showed slower signs of decline compared to those who ate less than one tomato or one piece of fruit a day. Lire la suite »

Entrepreneur loses £132m High Court claim against Candy brothers

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In a statement afterwards, Mr Holyoake said he meant to launch an appeal "with immediate urgency". "The judge saw through his lies and dismissed every one of Mr Holyoake's claims". It said: "We, the claimants, are in a state of disbelief that Mr Justice Nugee has not ruled in our favour and intend to seek an appeal with immediate urgency". Lire la suite »

Eating kale every day 'makes your brain 11 years younger'

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A study of elderly people found those who ate around one serving of leafy greens each day had brains that were the equivalent of 11 years younger than those who never or rarely ate the vegetables. They also had their thinking and memory skills tested once a year. And that's even after accounting for other factors like obesity, smoking and high blood pressure. Lire la suite »

Cholera cases in Yemen reach 1 million as war continues - Red Cross

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More than 2,220 people are believed to have died of the disease since April. Yemen, one of the Arab world's poorest countries, is in the midst of a bloody proxy war between the Houthi armed movement - who control the capital and are allied with Iran - and pro-government forces backed by a US -backed military coalition led by Saudi Arabia. Lire la suite »

720 nouveaux lots de lait infantile sont retirés de la vente

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Pour rappel, l'usine de Craon (Mayenne), qui produit des laits infantiles et emploie 350 personnes, est à l'arrêt depuis le 8 décembre, après la découverte d'une contamination aux salmonelles. Le groupe Lactalis annonce un nouveau retrait de produits pour bébé, ce jeudi matin. La Société Française de Pédiatrie (SFP) a formulé des recommandations de substitutions possibles en ce sens disponibles en ligne et transmises aux médecins généralistes, pédiatres, sages-femmes et pharmaciens. Lire la suite »

Boko Haram: 26 Customs Officers Killed in Attacks

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Professor Osinbajo however said that the fund is meant to fight all forms of security challenges facing various states in the country. Osinbajo said that the fund willbe used to tackle security challenges such as, activities of Boko Haram in the North East, kidnapping, small arms trafficking, cattle rustling and clashes between herdsmen and farmers. Lire la suite »

FDA Homeopathic Crackdown Targets Riskiest Remedies

Homeopathy is an old science, though there are some critics on whether it should be called a science in the first place. The homeopathic drugs are required to meet the same approval rules as other drugs under United States law. He further added that "In many cases, people may be placing their trust and money in therapies that may bring little or no benefit in combating serious ailments, or worse - that may cause significant and even irreparable harm" because of poor manufacturing quality or ... Lire la suite »

Model who lost a leg to toxic shock syndrome faces second amputation

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Although she recovered from the heart attack and organ failure, the disease left her with gangrene, a serious bacterial infection, on her right leg. Recalling the harrowing ordeal when she found out about the infection, she said that she did not realise that high fever was a sign of the infection that was slowly eating her body from within. Lire la suite »

Marital support can be life-saving for heart patients

It is already known that divorced people have a higher risk of dying from any cause than the general population. The increased risk of cardiovascular death or MI was about 40 percent in patients who were never married or who were divorced or separated, but 71 percent in widowed individuals. Lire la suite »

Flu season at its highest ever

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The flu season total is now 1,646, compared to 451 at a similar point a year ago. "The cases represent a small proportion of the true number of cases of influenza", the ADHS said in a news release. Vaccination is more important for people with weakened immune systems, as well as those who are pregnant, elderly or live with or care for others at high risk. Lire la suite »

L'épidémie atteint l'Occitanie — Grippe

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Soit une augmentation de 144% par rapport à la semaine précédente. Dans le détail, 8 régions sont en situation d'épidémie grippale. Alors que l'épidémie ne touchait jusqu'alors "que" l'Ile-de-France, elle s'intensifie et s'étend cette fois à huit régions dont la Nouvelle-Aquitaine, la Bretagne, les Pays de la Loire, l'Occitanie, la Paca. Lire la suite »

Now, a robotic cat armed with AI to help seniors

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The cat that's now on the market is aimed at seniors and meant to act as a " companion ". It purrs and meows, and even appears to lick its paw and roll over to ask for a belly rub. "Nobody expects them to have a conversation". Bertram Malle, a professor of cognitive, linguistic, and psychological sciences at Brown, urged people to keep their expectations in check in an interview with WQAD 8 . Lire la suite »

McKayla Maroney's lawyer says USA Gymnastics paid for her silence

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Part of Manly's legal strategy was filing the suit in California, where, he says, confidentiality agreements in child sex abuse cases are against the law. The amount and level of abuse that Nassar perpetrated is horrifying, and that USA Gymnastics protected itself and sought to silence a prominent Olympian is disgusting. Lire la suite »

CT (mostly) prepared for emergency

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MA scored highest, having achieved nine of the 10 goals. MI was among 10 states that scored three. The Trust for America's Health report found that the country does not invest enough to maintain basic health security readiness when a disaster strikes. Lire la suite »

Bell's New V-280 Tiltrotor Achieves First Flight

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Bell Helicopters has completed first flight of the V-280 Valor tiltrotor aircraft, which is a contender for U.S. Army's Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk replacement. With its tiltrotor capability, the V-280 combines the cruising speed of a turboprop aircraft and the Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) ability of a helicopter. Lire la suite »

Medicinal cannabis use allowed

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Health Minister David Clark said the compassionate measure legalises what some people are already doing, and will ensure no prosecutions while the new prescribing framework is set-up. The Government is to reveal the contents of the Bill it's tabling at Parliament this afternoon, which is expected to include provisions to allow some terminally ill patients to legally use it. Lire la suite »