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Luxembourg. Vers la légalisation du cannabis à usage thérapeutique

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Moustiques. Alerte après un cas très rare de virus du Nil à Nice

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Trump annuls mandatory Obamacare contraception coverage

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Smoking changes lung cells, primes them to develop cancer

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French rocker Johnny Hallyday released from hospital
PARIS (AFP) - Veteran French rocker Johnny Hallyday, who has been battling lung cancer for several months, returned home Saturday after being hospitalised for days with breathing problems, a family member said. France's answer to Elvis Presley checked into a private hospital in western Paris early Monday morning. A musical icon known simply as "Johnny" at home, Hallyday has sold more than 100 million records in his decades-long career   Read More ...
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US civil rights leader Jesse Jackson has Parkinson's disease
Chicago (AFP) - American civil rights leader Jesse Jackson announced Friday that he has the degenerative neurological disease Parkinson's. The 76-year-old, who once worked with Martin Luther King Jr for the cause of equal rights for African Americans, and currently heads a Chicago non-profit organization, said it has become "increasingly difficult to perform routine tasks." "My family and I began to notice changes about three years ago   Read More ...
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'Good' gut bacteria may solve Crohn's disease: study
Fixing the balance of gut bacteria by introducing a specific kind of "good" bug could help treat Crohn's disease, a painful, inflammatory bowel condition that affects millions worldwide, researchers said Wednesday. Symptoms of Crohn's disease include frequent diarrhea, fever, cramping, fatigue, rectal bleeding and unexplained weight loss. The cause is unknown, and there is no cure. Some patients seek surgery or use medicine or supplements to ease the symptoms, which can appear at random   Read More ...
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High blood pressure is redefined as 130, not 140: US guidelines
Los Angeles (AFP) - High blood pressure was redefined Monday by the American Heart Association, which said the disease should be treated sooner, when it reaches 130/80, not the previous limit of 140/90. "High blood pressure is now defined as readings of 130 mm Hg and higher for the systolic blood pressure measurement, or readings of 80 and higher for the diastolic measurement," said the guidelines   Read More ...
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Risk of breast cancer's return looms for 20 years: study
MIAMI (AFP) - Women who are treated for a kind of breast cancer that is fueled by the hormone estrogen face a substantial risk of the cancer returning, even 20 years later, researchers said Wednesday. The risk is highest in women whose original tumors were large and affected four or more lymph nodes, said the report in the New England Journal of Medicine   Read More ...
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Doctors warn of health emergency as smog blankets New Delhi
A public health emergency is declared in New Delhi as a choking blanket of smog descends on the world's most polluted capital city.   Read More ...
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Luxembourg. Vers la légalisation du cannabis à usage thérapeutique
Le cannabis à usage thérapeutique sera autorisé d’ici deux ans au Luxembourg pour les pathologies lourdes comme la sclérose en plaques ou le cancer. Le projet, annoncé par la ministre de la Santé mardi, est de passer par les médecins pour définir qui seront les bénéficiaires de ce dispositif. Le Luxembourg a fait un pas mardi vers la légalisation du cannabis à usage thérapeutique, avec l’annonce de la mise en place d’un dispositif pilote de deux ans   Read More ...
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"C'est bien commode" : la vaccination contre la grippe dans les pharmacies fait déjà des adeptes
Depuis le vendredi 6 octobre, la campagne de vaccination contre la grippe dans les pharmacies est lancée. Deux régions expérimentent donc la possibilité de réaliser les injections dans les officines. Ainsi, après trois semaines de test, plus de 30 000 personnes âgées ont franchi le pas dans les 2 562 officines concernées en Nouvelle Aquitaine et Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.   Read More ...
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Zimbabwe opposition leader flies out for medical care
Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has flown to South Africa for medical care, a party official told AFP Saturday, as concerns grow over his health ahead of next year's election. Tsvangirai, a former prime minister and veteran opponent of President Robert Mugabe, announced last year that he had been diagnosed with colon cancer and had begun chemotherapy. Tsvangirai hopes to lead a united opposition into 2018's general elections as Mugabe seeks to extend his 37-year-long stranglehold on power   Read More ...
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Polish health sector needs treatment: striking doctors
A month into a hunger strike by young Polish doctors, whose call for more public health spending the public backs, and the results are in: the medical sector needs treatment.   Read More ...
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Heart surgery? Slate it for the afternoon, study says
Paris (AFP) - The risk of serious heart problems after open heart surgery nearly doubles when the operation is performed in the morning rather than the afternoon, researchers said Friday. Experiments and lab tests pointed to our biological clock as the primary cause of the startling difference in outcomes, they reported in the medical journal The Lancet. "Our study found that post-surgery heart damage is more common among people who have heart surgery in the morning," said lead author David Montaigne, a cardiologist at the University of Lille   Read More ...
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Trump declares opioid crisis a 'public health emergency'
Washington (AFP) - President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis in the United States a national public health emergency on Thursday and vowed to step up the fight against an epidemic that kills more than 150 Americans every day. "We can be the generation that ends the opioid epidemic," Trump said at a somber event at the White House attended by former addicts, parents of overdose victims and treatment specialists   Read More ...
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Moustiques. Alerte après un cas très rare de virus du Nil à Nice
Une habitante de Nice a été contaminée par le virus du Nil occidental. La maladie, très rare mais généralement sans gravité, est transmise par les piqûres de moustiques. Le virus appartient à la même famille que la dengue, le zika ou la fièvre jaune. L'Agence régionale de santé (ARS) Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur a confirmé qu’une femme avait été contaminée par le virus du Nil occidental (West Nile), dans un communiqué publié ce lundi   Read More ...
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Steady hand: how to do open-heart surgery in a quake
Mexico City (AFP) - When the ground started shaking in Mexico City on September 19, many people ran out into the street. Not David Arellano. In the middle of performing open-heart surgery on a newborn, the pediatric surgeon just concentrated harder. "The shaking was very violent, very intense. We had to hold down our equipment in the operating room," he said of his experience during the 7   Read More ...
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Trump annuls mandatory Obamacare contraception coverage
Washington (AFP) - US President Donald Trump's administration annulled on Friday an Obamacare provision that obliged employer health plans to pay for contraception. The move extends to all commercial enterprises an exemption already given to religious institutions. It expands "exemptions to protect moral convictions for certain entities and individuals whose health plans are subject to a mandate of contraceptive coverage" under Obamacare, a note published by the US Department of Health and Human Services said   Read More ...
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Cancer : 57% des nouveaux traitements pas meilleurs que les anciens
Plus de la moitié des nouveaux médicaments contre le cancer mis sur le marché dans l'Union européenne entre 2009 et 2013 n'ont pas apporté la preuve qu'ils amélioraient la survie ou la qualité de vie des patients, selon une étude du British Medical Journal, publiée jeudi. Une telle situation "peut nuire aux patients et entraîner un important gaspillage de ressources publiques"   Read More ...
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Antibody cocktail halts Zika in monkeys: study
Miami (AFP) - A cocktail of three antibodies has shown promise in preventing Zika virus infection in monkeys, and moves next into trials in humans, researchers said Wednesday. The mosquito-borne Zika virus swept across Latin America, the Caribbean and southern United States in 2015 and 2016, sparking a global health emergency due to its ability to cause brain-related birth defects. While the threat posed by Zika has subsided somewhat because people cannot become infected twice, researchers are pressing on with attempts to develop the first vaccine to prevent Zika infection and its most dangerous complication, microcephaly in fetuses and babies   Read More ...
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus announces she has breast cancer
Julia Louis-Dreyfus should still be on a high after her record-breaking Emmy win earlier this month, but she’s dealing with the sobering reality of breast cancer. The Veep star — who earned her sixth consecutive win for her role as former President Selina Meyer on Sept. 17 — shared her diagnosis Thursday on social media. “1 in 8 women get breast cancer   Read More ...
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New gene editor used to fix disease in embryos: study
Paris (AFP) - Chinese scientists used an adapted version of a controversial gene-editing technique to correct a disease-causing mutation in human embryos, a medical first cautiously hailed by other experts Thursday. The team used a so-called "base editor" -- an adaptation of the CRISPR-Cas9 DNA snipping tool -- to correct a single, mutated "letter" among about three billion in the intricate coding of the human genome   Read More ...
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H5N3 Avian Influenza Outbreak Reported in France
FRANCE - Dr Loic Evain has reported an outbreak of low pathogenic avian influenza at a farm in Maine-et-Loire. According to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the outbreak was reported on 26 September after presence of the H5N3 strain was confirmed on 25 September. Nucleotide sequencing and real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) tests were carried out at the ANSES Reference National Laboratory for Avian Influenza, Ploufragan, confirming the presence of the LPAI virus   Read More ...
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Fake Australian cancer blogger gets hefty fine
An Australian blogger who faked brain cancer and professed to have cured the disease with natural therapies was fined Aus$410,000 (US$320,000) on Thursday over the false claims. The Federal Court in Melbourne found that Belle Gibson deceived people when she launched a popular cookbook and smartphone app in 2013 asserting she overcame cancer through alternative treatments, including Ayurvedic medicine and a gluten-free diet   Read More ...
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Republican health plan likely dead as key US senator defects
Washington (AFP) - The latest bid backed by US President Donald Trump to dismantle his predecessor's health care law likely unraveled Monday when a crucial third Republican formally came out against the plan. Senator Susan Collins, who has waffled for weeks on the latest measure that would overhaul Obamacare, joined Republican colleagues John McCain and Rand Paul as firm no votes on the legislation   Read More ...
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McCain torpedos Republican effort to repeal Obamacare
Washington (AFP) - US Senator John McCain Friday announced his opposition to the latest Republican attempt to replace Barack Obama's signature health care law, likely dooming the repeal effort. It is the second time in two months that he has defied his party and President Donald Trump over efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act, often referred to as "Obamacare," which has long been in Republicans' sights   Read More ...
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Drug-resistant infections are a 'global health emergency': WHO
Paris (AFP) - Resistance to antibiotic drugs is a "global health emergency" that threatens the progress made by modern medicine, the head of the UN's health agency warned as a new report was published Wednesday. The report by the World Health Organization (WHO) found there is a lack of new treatments being developed to combat antibiotic-resistant infections, such as tuberculosis which kills around 250,000 people each year   Read More ...
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White House seeks support for last-ditch Obamacare repeal bid
Washington (AFP) - The White House scrambled Tuesday to win over Republicans skeptical of their party's latest plan to overhaul Obamacare, in a last-ditch effort to make good on President Donald Trump's pledge to dismantle his predecessor's health reforms. Trump himself phoned lawmakers and state governors seeking to tilt the scales in favor of the bill, seen as the Republican Party's final chance to repeal Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act without support from opposition Democrats   Read More ...
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Le virus Zika, un agent contre des tumeurs cérébrales
On connaît le virus Zika pour sa grande capacité de propagation et ses effets délétères sur le cerveau du fœtus − transporté par certains moustiques, il est à l’origine de milliers de cas de microcéphalie depuis 2015, notamment au Brésil. Paradoxalement, cet agent pathogène pourrait un jour être utilisé à des fins thérapeutiques : des chercheurs américains ont découvert que Zika pouvait détruire de façon spécifique certaines cellules de glioblastome   Read More ...
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Thousands need shelter, healthcare in Caribbean after Irma: UN
Geneva (AFP) - Hurricane Irma has left about 17,000 people in desperate need of shelter and has devastated hospitals and health clinics across the eastern Caribbean islands, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. After its passage through the Caribbean and Florida, Irma has left at least 40 people dead, according to local authorities. In an overview of the situation, the WHO described a dire health situation on the hardest-hit islands, after many hospitals and health clinics were completely or partially destroyed   Read More ...
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Fumer provoque un changement de cellules pulmonaires propices au cancer
Fumer régulièrement pendant des années provoque des changements dans les cellules pulmonaires, qui les rendent plus vulnérables au développement d'un cancer, montre une étude effectuée en laboratoire, publiée ce lundi dans la revue américaine Cancer Cell. Ces chercheurs ont exposé quotidiennement des cellules de poumon humain à une forme liquide de cigarette pendant 15 mois, ce qui pourrait équivaloir à une personne fumant durant vingt à trente ans de un à deux paquets par jour   Read More ...
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Smoking changes lung cells, primes them to develop cancer
Washington (AFP) - Chronic exposure to cigarette smoke can change lung cells over time, making them more vulnerable to disease and priming them to develop cancer, US researchers said Monday. The report in the journal Cancer Cell is based on lab experiments on lung cells that were exposed to chronic cigarette smoke -- the equivalent of a person smoking for 20 to 30 years   Read More ...
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Cancer du sein : comment l'activité physique freine le développement des tumeurs
A quelques mois d'Octobre Rose, mois de sensibilisation au dépistage du cancer du sein en France, une nouvelle étude danoise, publiée dans Cancer research, réaffirme les bienfaits du sport pour les femmes qui ont survécu à un cancer du sein, en mettant en évidence cette fois le mécanisme biologique protecteur qui se produit lors de l'activité physique. Des chercheurs danois du Copenhagen University Hospital se sont intéressés au processus biologique enclenché par l'activité sportive pratiquée par des femmes en cours de traitement par chimiothérapie après la chirurgie d'un cancer du sein, dans le cadre d'un programme sportif de 6 semaines   Read More ...
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Bedridden paraplegic girl attacked by rats
Lille - A paraplegic teenage girl was attacked in her bed by rats which bit and scratched her hundreds of times, French police said 0n Friday. The 14-year-old, who was defenceless in her medical bed when the attack occurred last Friday night, suffered 225 wounds all over her body, including her face. Police in the city of Roubaix, close to the Belgian border, were told last Sunday by hospital staff that the disabled girl had been admitted, the source told AFP   Read More ...
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Good and bad news on aspirin and colon cancer: study
Paris, France | AFP | Daily aspirin use — known to reduce the risk of colon cancer — could also make the disease harder to treat if it does occur, researchers reported Wednesday. The new findings based on mathematical modelling, If confirmed statistically and in the lab, would mean that aspirin’s ability to ward off colon cancer may come at an unacceptably high cost, they cautioned   Read More ...
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Good and bad news on aspirin and colon cancer — study
PARIS, France (AFP) — Daily aspirin use -- known to reduce the risk of colon cancer -- could also make the disease harder to treat if it does occur, researchers reported Wednesday. The new findings based on mathematical modelling, if confirmed statistically and in the lab, would mean that aspirin's ability to ward off colon cancer may come at an unacceptably high cost, they cautioned   Read More ...
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Good and bad news on aspirin and colon cancer — study
PARIS, France — Daily aspirin use — known to reduce the risk of colon cancer — could also make the disease harder to treat if it does occur, researchers reported Wednesday. The new findings based on mathematical modelling, If confirmed statistically and in the lab, would mean that aspirin’s ability to ward off colon cancer may come at an unacceptably high cost, they cautioned   Read More ...
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Good and bad news on aspirin and colon cancer: study
Paris (AFP) - Daily aspirin use -- known to reduce the risk of colon cancer -- could also make the disease harder to treat if it does occur, researchers reported Wednesday. The new findings based on mathematical modelling, If confirmed statistically and in the lab, would mean that aspirin's ability to ward off colon cancer may come at an unacceptably high cost, they cautioned   Read More ...
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France's Servier to face trial over Mediator weight-loss drug
PARIS: Drug maker Servier and the French drug regulator will face trial over weight-loss pill Mediator, believed to have caused at least 500 deaths in one of France’s worst health scandals, the prosecutor's office said on Tuesday. Once licensed as a diabetes treatment, the drug was widely prescribed as an appetite suppressant to help people lose weight. Mediator, whose active chemical substance is known as Benfluorex, was withdrawn from the French market in 2009, around a decade after being pulled in Spain, Italy and the United States   Read More ...
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France's Servier to face trial over Mediator weight-loss drug
PARIS (Reuters) - Drug maker Servier and the French drug regulator will face trial over weight-loss pill Mediator, believed to have caused at least 500 deaths in one of France’s worst health scandals, the prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday. Once licensed as a diabetes treatment, the drug was widely prescribed as an appetite suppressant to help people lose weight. Mediator, whose active chemical substance is known as Benfluorex, was withdrawn from the French market in 2009, around a decade after being pulled in Spain, Italy and the United States   Read More ...
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US approves first gene therapy for cancer
Miami (AFP) - The United States approved the first gene therapy in the nation on Wednesday -- a treatment that uses a patient's own immune cells to fight leukemia -- opening a new era in the fight against cancer. The treatment is made by Novartis and is called Kymriah, (tisagenlecleucel). This type of immunotherapy, known as a CAR-T cell therapy, was known by CTL019 until now   Read More ...
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Millions of infected Brazilian mosquitoes to tackle dengue
Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - Brazilian scientists on Tuesday began to unleash the first of millions of mosquitoes infected with a bacteria meant to prevent the insects from transmitting the dengue virus to humans. Thousands of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes carrying the bacteria were released in front of journalists by scientists from the Fiocruz institute in Rio de Janeiro. The hope is that they will then breed and spread the bacteria, denting the insect population's ability to spread dengue and other viruses including Zika and chikungunya   Read More ...
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Flooded Texas faces higher risk of disease, experts warn
Miami (AFP) - Sewage-laden floodwaters dumped on Texas by Hurricane Harvey bring a higher risk of disease, such as bacterial infections and mosquito-borne illnesses, and the fallout may linger for years, experts warn. Immediate risks from floods include death by drowning -- often people drown in their cars as they try to flee -- electrocution, and hypothermia. The long-term picture could be even more dire, as communities grapple with immense amounts of polluted water in the streets, in homes and businesses   Read More ...
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