Ian strengthens into hurricane and Florida and Cuba prepare for possible flooding

Cuban authorities will evacuate residents of vulnerable areas in the western province of Pinar del Rio, while Florida’s governor has declared a state of emergency in the face of incoming downpours, gales and storm surges. Tropical Storm Ian strengthened into a hurricane on Monday, as Florida braces for possible flooding this week. The National Hurricane … Read more

Judge rules Arizona can enforce near-total abortion ban

An abortion rights activist during a vigil a few hours before Indiana’s near-total abortion ban goes into effect in Bloomington, Indiana. This injunction, which has been blocked for 50 years, has a single exception to the rule: if the woman’s life is in danger. The ruling is likely to be appealed. The state of Arizona … Read more

Republican Sarah Sanders says she is “cancer-free” after undergoing thyroid surgery

Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders speaks before former President Donald Trump at an America First Policy Institute agenda summit at the Washington Marriott Marquis, July 26, 2022. Donald Trump’s former press secretary, and current candidate for governor of Arkansas, announced that she came out well from the operation in which she had her … Read more

Major hurricane threatens to form in the Caribbean and move strongly toward the U.S.

“It’s the most significant threat to the mainland that we’ve had this hurricane season,” a meteorologist says of Hermine’s threat from Florida to Texas. Hurricane Fiona reached Category 4 on Wednesday, becoming the most powerful storm of the season in the Atlantic Ocean as it travels toward the Bermuda Islands with winds of more than … Read more

Defective Philips respirators: a collective legal action launched against the Dutch manufacturer

the essentialPatients and associations are organizing to initiate collective legal action against the Dutch manufacturer Philips Electronics. The group has launched a global product recall campaign for “positive pressure” devices, used to fight sleep apnea. These artificial respirators were found to be defective. This is a particularly important page that turns in the “Respiratorgate” file. … Read more

Weight gain, depression, cardiovascular risks: the first confinement left its mark according to a Toulouse study

the essentialToulouse researchers have measured the impact, over a year, of the first confinement thanks to an unprecedented survey. They show that the restrictive measures taken to fight against Covid-19 between March 17 and May 11, 2020 have impacted the cardiovascular and psychological health of the French people. There were the immediate effects of the … Read more

Changing your diet can lengthen your lifespan

How to slow down the process of aging? Can I gain a few years of life? Have a way of life healthy really help? These are questions that many of us ask ourselves and to which science provides some answers. In particular, we know that diet plays an important role. A new study published in … Read more