Up to 10 IQ loss points…: what the Covid can really do to the brain

A patient affected by Covid-19 who is about to undergo a CT scan. ©Ludovic Marin / AFP Neurological impact British researchers have studied the consequences of severe forms of Covid on the brain. According to this study from the University of Cambridge, persistent cognitive deficits were found, leading to an effect identical to aging from … Read more

Historic phenomenon this Saturday in Montreal

Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 05:59 – It’s official: the first heat wave of the year has been recorded in Montreal. Saturday afternoon, the city of Montreal recorded a temperature of 30.6 ° C, formalizing at the same time the first heat wave of the year – while summer has not even started yet. Good … Read more

“The policy of the public authorities is not offensive enough”

The latest WHO report, published on Tuesday, warns of an “epidemic” of overweight and obesity in Europe, especially after the health crisis. Faced with a scourge that concerns more than half of European adults, the League against Obesity in France calls on the French and European public authorities to take more offensive action on obesogenic … Read more

In May, let your dandelions grow

Friday, April 29, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. – For a second consecutive year, Quebecers are invited to let their dandelions grow in May so that pollinators, including bees, can benefit from them. The goal of the Dandelion Challenge is to delay lawn mowing to promote biodiversity. The time for the green lawn is over According … Read more

Covid long, the steep road to recovery

How much longer will this last? When this question torments her, Gwendoline Rodriguez makes sure to sweep it away, “so as not to be depressed”. Since being hospitalized for Covid in April 2021, this 34-year-old mother has “the impression of living in the body of an old lady”. “I, who used to be the type … Read more

World Malaria Day: British group GSK’s vaccine must be widely distributed

Malaria (another name for malaria), which is World Day on Monday, April 25, caused the death of 627,000 people worldwide in 2020, according to an estimate by the World Health Organization (WHO). The number of deaths increased by 12% over 12 months, mainly due to “disturbances” in access to care linked to the Covid-19 pandemic. … Read more

still a scourge in Africa despite a new vaccine

Caused by a parasite transmitted by mosquitoes, malaria remains a formidable scourge, particularly for African children, despite the recent arrival of a vaccine. Malaria (another name for malaria), which is World Day on Monday, April 25, caused the death of 627,000 people worldwide in 2020, according to an estimate by the World Health Organization (WHO). … Read more

Sleep: for your health, don’t forget to close your shutters before going to bed!

Whether it’s shop windows, illuminated street lamps and billboards, or home electronics, ambient night light is everywhere. Light pollution accused of disturbing the landmarks of animals and playing a role in the disruption of circadian rhythms in humans. This shift in the biological clock can affect health and promote weight gain in particular. Artificial light … Read more

Bacteriophages, viruses that could save millions of lives

It may seem strange during a pandemic that has killed millions and turned the world upside down, but a certain type of virus, bacteriophages, could save just as many lives. Georgia, a small country in the Caucasus, is at the forefront of research on bacterial resistance to antibiotics. Long overlooked in the West, bacteriophages, or … Read more

Insensitivity to pain, real suffering

Not feeling anything when you hurt yourself, a dream? Rather a nightmare. Congenital insensitivity to pain, an “extremely rare but extremely serious” disease, which can transform mild trauma into chronic infections, ruins the lives of those who suffer from it. On April 12, Patrice Abela, 55, will embark on a major challenge: run the equivalent … Read more