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ICUs are nearing capacity in this French city. And it’s only September

That’s how Dr. Olivier Joannes-Boyau, head of the intensive care unit at University Hospital in the southwestern city of Bordeaux, describes the resurgence of Covid-19 in France. After young French people took advantage of the lifting of lockdown and summer months to socialize freely, Covid-19 hospitalizations have risen in large cities like Paris, Bordeaux and… Read More »

The habit that may increase your chances of longevity by 50% – it’s not exercise or diet

When it comes to longevity, much of the focus has been on the foods you eat and the best types of exercise. For good reason too – regular exercise and eating well can slash your risk of chronic disease, namely heart disease, which claims millions of lives each year. However, there are other lifestyle habits… Read More »

Biden Administration Signals It’s in No Rush to Allow Canadian Drug Imports

The Biden administration said Friday it has no timeline on whether it will allow states to import drugs from Canada, an effort that was approved under President Donald Trump as a key strategy to control costs.  Six states have passed laws to start such programs, and Florida, Colorado and New Mexico are the furthest along in plans to get federal approval.    The Biden administration said states still have several hurdles to get… Read More »

‘It’s important to discuss and get to the bottom of painful toilet troubles’

Since receiving a reader’s email about chronic diarrhoea, I’ve had more worried messages. It is a cause of embarrassment for many people but it’s so difficult to live with and, if ­accompanied by pain, as in ulcerative colitis, can be debilitating. So it is important to discuss it and find out what is to blame.… Read More »