fbpx

Tag Archives: health

COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective for pregnant women and their babies – new study

New infectious diseases come with all kinds of risks for women during pregnancy and childbirth. https://www.pexels.com/, FAL Catherine Thornton, Swansea University and April Rees, Swansea University COVID-19 vaccines are proving highly effective in pregnancy, according to a newly published study in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. It has also found that mothers who have been vaccinated are passing …

Read More »

Pollen can raise your risk of COVID-19 – and the season is getting longer thanks to climate change

Pollen can suppress how the body’s immune system responds to viruses. Callista Images via Getty Images Lewis Ziska, Columbia University Exposure to pollen can make you more susceptible to COVID-19, and it isn’t just a problem for people with allergies, new research released March 9 shows. Plant physiologist Lewis Ziska, a co-author of the new peer-reviewed study and other recent …

Read More »

Backlash against Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine is real and risky – here’s how to make its rollout a success

The concern is about more than one shot vs. two. Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images Tinglong Dai, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing; Christopher S. Tang, University of California, Los Angeles, and Ho-Yin Mak, University of Oxford More than 50 million Americans have received at least one dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. So far, Americans have been largely …

Read More »

How to stay safe with a new fast-spreading coronavirus variant on the loose

The new SARS-CoV-2 variant’s increased transmissibility is believed to come from a change in the spike protein, visible here in yellow under an electron microscope. National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases Suresh Dhaniyala, Clarkson University and Byron Erath, Clarkson University A fast-spreading variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has been found in at least 10 states, and people …

Read More »

A (scientific) defence of the Brussels sprout

Shutterstock Trevor George, King’s College London Brussels sprouts, like their European namesake, divide opinion. Some people embrace the flavour and familiarity of the small green vegetable. To others, they are an object of derision and disgust. Whatever you think of them, millions of sprouts will be sold, cooked, and either eaten or pushed to the side of the plate over …

Read More »

A brief history of Christmas Pudding – and why it can actually be quite good for you

Olesia Reshetnikova/Shutterstock Hazel Flight, Edge Hill University Even in these hard and strange times, Christmas will be celebrated and traditions upheld. And for many British households, Christmas dinner would not be complete without a Christmas pudding – traditionally served with brandy sauce, brandy butter or custard. The Christmas pudding originated in the 14th-century as a sort of porridge, originally known …

Read More »

La viande « cultivée » en laboratoire pose plus de problèmes qu’elle n’en résout

La viande artificielle pourrait bientôt se retrouver dans les rayons des supermarchés. Shutterstock Eric Muraille, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) La viande cultivée, ou viande in vitro, aussi nommée clean meat (viande propre) par ses partisans, est une viande produite en laboratoire à l’aide de techniques de bio-ingénierie. En 2013, Mark Post, professeur a l’université de Maastricht, présentait le premier …

Read More »

Quelles règles éthiques pour organiser la vaccination contre le SARS-CoV-2 en Ehpad ?

Emmanuel Hirsch, Université Paris-Saclay Depuis deux semaines, la stratégie vaccinale envisagée pour contrer la diffusion du SARS-CoV-2 mobilise l’espace public. Cette impatience, entretenue par les services de presse des firmes pharmaceutiques, est fondée sur l’évocation de données intermédiaires. Celles-ci doivent être soumises à une validation scientifique académique, laquelle est en cours. La teneur des premières conclusions proposées le 18 novembre 2020 par une …

Read More »

Naître prématurément a des conséquences à l’âge adulte : une étude internationale et participative les évalue

Prématuré de 34 semaines en couveuse. Sharon McCutcheon / Unsplash, FAL Elsa Lorthe, Université de Paris Voici 60 ans de cela, un grand prématuré, c’est-à-dire un enfant venu au monde avant 6 mois de grossesse, n’avait quasiment aucune chance de survivre. Aujourd’hui, dans notre pays, ces nouveaux-nés peuvent prétendre à vivre et à grandir normalement. Dans le monde, la prématurité reste …

Read More »