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Leprosy: a disease far from being eradicated, but still neglected

AFP, published on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 07:42 Despite existing treatments, leprosy continues to infect thousands of people each year. Faced with this disease, which mainly affects poor countries, research is continuing, but few laboratories devote funds to it. Mathias Duck, a 44-year-old Paraguayan chaplain, already knew about leprosy, having worked in a hospital …

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Transient ischemic attack: what to do when what is called a "warning stroke"

Transient ischemic attack: what to do when what is called a “warning stroke”

Even when the symptoms of a stroke fade quickly, it is imperative to call for help. According to the American Heart Association, in the face of what is called a transient ischemic attack, examinations must be carried out to prevent the occurrence of a real stroke. A deformed mouth, weakness on one side of the …

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New state-of-the-art equipment at the Oncopole de Toulouse for the diagnosis and treatment of cancers

New state-of-the-art equipment at the Oncopole de Toulouse for the diagnosis and treatment of cancers

the essential The Toulouse IUCT-Oncopole was the first site in the world to be equipped with the Omni Legend ™ machine from GE Healthcare. This latest-generation, 100% digital PET-Scanner promises to be revolutionary in cancer treatment. Faster and more accurate. GE Healthcare’s new Omni Legend ™ platform, installed at the IUCT-Oncopole and officially presented on …

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In Toulouse, a "scanner" wants to revolutionize cancer care

In Toulouse, a “scanner” wants to revolutionize cancer care

The passage of four minutes of a patient in the tunnel of this new “machine” provides as much information to his attending physician as if he had passed “30 scanners in the 2000s”, calculates Professor Frédéric Courbon, head of the imaging department at the Toulouse Cancer University Institute (IUCT). The machine in question which, for …

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Skin care: the 5 common mistakes of forty-somethings to reconsider

Having great skin after 40 may seem like an obstacle course – but it’s totally doable! As we age, our body produces less collagen and elastin, which leads to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on our face. Fortunately, by making a few simple changes to your routine, you can maintain youthful, glowing skin …

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Health: What are these viruses that would cause diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's?

Health: What are these viruses that would cause diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s?

New epidemiological evidence shows that Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases could be caused by viral infections For several years, scientists have been talking about the role of microbial or viral infections in the occurrence, even years later, of neurodegenerative diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and generalized dementia. …

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