Resistance to antibiotics: scientists denounce “catastrophic predictions”

The mortality attributed to bacteria resistant to antibiotics is overvalued because it is estimated according to statistical models “disconnected from the reality of the field,” said Monday French researchers. In a correspondence published by the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases, they denounce “catastrophic predictions” about antimicrobial resistance, considered a major problem by the world health authorities. […]

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They kept charging for dead clients

Six pharmacists claimed Quebec for up to $ 650,000, including billing for services they said they gave to patients who had died. The new data released yesterday by the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ) is surprising. Of the 15 pharmacists who were overcharged in the last year, six of them did so with deceased […]

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Towards a shortage of insulin in 2030

Half of diabetics may be deprived of insulin in less than 15 years, according to a recent study that alerts the scientific world. In people without diabetes, insulin is secreted by the body continuously. On the other hand, in people with diabetes, insulin injection is often necessary to allow glucose to enter the blood and […]

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An imminent death experience in powder

An alarming drug rarely seen in Ontario appears in the region. The appearance of a worrying drug in the region is a concern for police officers who recently seized DMT, or dimethyltryptamine, a potent psychotropic substance that can provide a short, but intense, near-death experience. For the first time on their territory, police officers from […]

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Cannabis and its effects on the brain

The psychotropic effects of cannabis are due to a family of molecules called cannabinoids. Surprisingly, the brain produces its own cannabinoids, and the cerebral effects of cannabis are caused by the activation of an endogenous system (endocannabinoid) that has developed in most animals well before the appearance of the plant Cannabis sativa on Earth. An old […]

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