Articles de l'Tag: 2020

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    Pandemic of COVID-19: a lesson for biology and health research

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    Pandemic of COVID-19: a lesson for biology and health research

    Press release from the National Academy of Medicine

    April 7, 2020

     

    The Covid-19 pandemic occurred in the context of a steady decline over the past 10 years in the place of biology and health research in the French research system: in 2008, the amount of the R&D budget allocated by the State to this sector was €3.18 billion (in constant 2019 €) (Fig.1); and it declined by nearly 25% between 2008 and 2019.…

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    Hygiene at home: a bulwark against Covid-19 to be protect from SARS-CoV-2

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    Hygiene at home: a bulwark against Covid-19

    to be protect  from SARS-CoV-2

     Press release from the National Academy of Medicine

    April 7, 2020

     

    SARS-CoV-2 (agent/origin of Covid-19 infection) is transmitted:

    Primarily: – même chapitre, 4ème alinéa, remplacer swelling par “housing” et à la fin de l’alinéa mettre “houseworking” plutôt que  “housework”

     

    – by droplets emitted from the nose and mouth (splutering) when coughing, sneezing, but also when speaking, singing and screaming;

    – by direct contact between people: shaking hands, hugging, kissing;

    Secondarily through indirect contact: objects contaminated by an infected person.…

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    Covid-19: Containment Exit

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    Covid-19: Containment Exit

    Press release from the National Academy of Medicine

    April 5, 2020

     

    The epidemic curve of Covid-19 shows that a plateau is beginning to appear in the 53 Member States of the WHO Euro zone.…

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    Covid-19 and occupational health

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    Covid-19 and occupational health

    Press release from the National Academy of Medicine

    April 3, 2020

     

    The epidemic of Covid-19 exposes many professionals to the risk of contamination by the virus in the course of their work, in particular healthcare personnel exposed to infected patients.…

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    Covid-19 pandemic: enhanced barrier measures during containment and in the ex-containment phase

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    Covid-19 pandemic: enhanced barrier measures during containment and in the ex-containment phase

    Press release from the National Academy of Medicine

    April 2, 2020

    In the Far East, for many years now, the wearing of anti-projection masks by the population has been both a preventive measure and an act of good citizenship in the event of an epidemic of respiratory tropism (particularly in the countries most affected by the SARS virus in 2003).…

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    On the occasion of World Autism Awareness Day 2020

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    On the occasion of World Autism Awareness Day 2020

    Message and recommendations from the National Academy of Medicine

    April 2, 2020

     

    The containment situation imposed during the Covid-19 epidemic destabilizes autistic people and their entourages. Many autistic children, adolescents and adults, some with severe disabilities, usually accompanied by specialized teams, have returned to their parents’ homes on a full-time basis, often in very crowded conditions.…

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    For a veterinary help to the Covid-19 diagnosis

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    For a veterinary help to the Covid-19 diagnosis

    Position of the French National Academy of Medicine

    March 30, 2020

     

    The French National Academy of Medicine supports the position expressed by the French Veterinary Academy in its press release of March 28, 2020 on Covid-19 tests.…

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    Mental health and mental hygiene in periods of confinement

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    Mental health and mental hygiene in periods of confinement

    Press release from the National Academy of Medicine

    March 30, 2020

     

    Confinement, especially prolonged, leads to a sudden loss of freedom of movement, limited social relations and an emotional isolation.…

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    Confinement is not sedentary

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    Confinement is not sedentary

    Press release from the National Academy of Medicine

    March 30, 2020

    Covid 19 Même confiné je pratique une activité physique

     

    In the current pandemic context, decisions of containment and social distancing limit the level of physical activity and increase the time spent in a seated position (sedentary lifestyle), which is not without consequences on health status.…

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    Covid-19, pregnancy and childbirth

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    Covid-19, pregnancy and childbirth

    Press release from the National Academy of Medicine

    March 30, 2020

     

    The Covid-19 epidemic in France will not prevent the occurrence of 130,000 to 140,000 births in 2 months, or 200,000 births in 3 months.…

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    Covid 19 epidemic in “Establishments for dependent elderly people”

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    Covid 19 epidemic in “Establishments for dependent elderly people”

    Press release from the National Academy of Medicine

    March 27, 2020

     

    Establishments for dependent elderly people enable doctors and health care providers to carry out their mission in accordance with their duty of humanity.…

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    Hydroxychloroquine-based treatments in the Covid-19 pandemic

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    Hydroxychloroquine-based treatments in the Covid-19 pandemic

    Press release from the National Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Pharmacy

    March 26, 2020

     

    The National Academies of Medicine and Pharmacy note, in the light of current scientific evidence, that the clinical efficacy of hydroxychloroquine has not been demonstrated to date.…

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    Homeless, illegal immigrants and confined?

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    Homeless, illegal immigrants and confined?

    Press release from the National Academy of Medicine

    March 26, 2020

     

    The homeless  people or illegal immigrants are particularly exposed to the Sars-CoV-2 virus infection responsible for Covid-19, due to the precariousness and promiscuity of their living conditions, the impossibility for them to access protection measures:  Barrier measures (hand washing, distancing, hydro-alcoholic disinfection) or masks in case of contamination of someone close to  their community in the camps; but also because of the frequency among these people of multiple and complex pathologies, which accentuate their fragility and the risk for them to develop serious forms of the infection.…

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    Primum non nocere

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    Primum non nocere

    Common Press release National Academy of Medicine – Academy of Sciences

    March 25, 2020

    In front of the Covid-19 pandemic, whose rapid progression is causing high morbidity and mortality, we do not yet have a proven drug treatment for the infection.…

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    Covid-19: Why test? Who to test? How to test?

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    Covid-19: Why test? Who to test? How to test?

    Press release from the National Academy of Medicine

    March 24, 2020

    Why?

    The rapid progression of the Covid-19 pandemic in France reveals the current limits of our direct virological diagnostic capacity by nucleic acid amplification and raises a controversy about the lack of availability of tests for diagnostic purposes, when they could be very useful.…

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