Is it true that nicotine users contract Covid-19 less?

Hello, Many case studies demonstrate this unequivocally: smokers who contract Covid-19 have a greatly increased risk of developing severe forms of the disease. In this work, we find that the proportion of smokers is two to four times higher in severely ill patients than in those with a moderate form of the disease. On the … Read more Is it true that nicotine users contract Covid-19 less?

National Cancer Institute reminder: Cancer patients, keeping in touch with the doctor is essential

During the epidemic, the National Cancer Institute reminds patients that the connection with doctors should not be interrupted. In a press release, the institute indicates continuing its activity with the objective of guaranteeing continuous service to all of its audiences. In this sensitive context, they organized themselves to support cancer patients in order to better … Read more National Cancer Institute reminder: Cancer patients, keeping in touch with the doctor is essential

Coronavirus. Who are the personalities affected by the disease?

Politicians, athletes, artists: here are the main personalities who died due to the coronavirus epidemic, but also those who are hospitalized or convalescent. Deceased personalities The death of the Chilean writer Luis Sepulveda (70), sentenced to leave his native Chile under the Pinochet dictatorship, was announced on Thursday in Spain. The author of the bestseller … Read more Coronavirus. Who are the personalities affected by the disease?

Coronavirus. Who are the personalities victims of the disease?

Politicians, athletes, artists: here are the main personalities who died due to the coronavirus epidemic, but also those who are hospitalized or convalescent. Deceased personalities The death of the Chilean writer Luis Sepulveda (70), sentenced to leave his native Chile under the Pinochet dictatorship, was announced on Thursday in Spain. The author of the bestseller … Read more Coronavirus. Who are the personalities victims of the disease?

Cured Covid-19: “As if you were touching your marrow with a trowel”

They drooled. Sweat. Coughed. Sometimes kept a log of their symptoms. They managed their fear or considered making a will. But they survived. With or without antibiotics. With or without the famous chloroquine of which the Marseille professor Didier Raoult extols the merits. “98% of people recover”, recalls Jérôme Salomon, the director general of health … Read more Cured Covid-19: “As if you were touching your marrow with a trowel”

plunged into coma, mother with Covid-19 gives birth

“It’s just the grace of God.” The young woman who lived “a miracle” does not weigh her words and for good reason: Angela Primachenko was severely affected by the coronavirus and was hospitalized on March 22 in Vancouver, more than eight months pregnant. After being in an artificial coma, doctors were able to cause childbirth … Read more plunged into coma, mother with Covid-19 gives birth

Coronavirus: what are the implications for cancer patients?

Grandstand. With the coronavirus, we are living much more than a health crisis. It is also a test of resistance for our health systems, even for the countries considered as “best ranked” by the various evaluation institutes or bodies. The indicators used, such as economic performance criteria, minimization of the cost of production, satisfaction of … Read more Coronavirus: what are the implications for cancer patients?

Tagore, Kassák, Connelly … the Books selection of “Libé”

Wanderings, of Lajos Kassák. Translated from Hungarian and prefaced by Roger Richard. Séguier, 248 pp., € 19. Hungarian avant-garde writer, painter and poet Lajos Kassák tells the picaresque story of his walking tour from Budapest to Paris, which he undertook in 1909 at the age of 22. His traveling companions include the wood sculptor Gödrös … Read more Tagore, Kassák, Connelly … the Books selection of “Libé”

“Never in our resuscitation department we had received 34 patients with the same symptoms”

D-18. The patient in room 172 has been fighting the Covid-19 for the last eighteen days. Intubated and ventilated, the man is 52 years old. Several probes gravitate around his naked body. His cheeks are pale, his eyelids yawn, his swollen hands are motionless. Everything seems extinct in him. Only his chest moves, under the … Read more “Never in our resuscitation department we had received 34 patients with the same symptoms”

Diary of a doctor in Ehpad: “In the night, unexpected death is hard”

On the front line with the elderly, Jean-Paul Duplan, 69, is the coordinating doctor of two accommodation establishments for dependent elderly people (Ehpad) in the department of Essonne. For request of Release, he keeps a logbook of his daily work in the face of the coronavirus. The fight is tough. This article is the updated … Read more Diary of a doctor in Ehpad: “In the night, unexpected death is hard”