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Measles: the United States comes close to the 700 cases, worst epidemic since 2000

The United States had registered as of Wednesday 695 measles cases since the beginning of the year, the worst resurgence of the disease since its official elimination in 2000, according to the Centers for Disease Prevention (CDC). This new record (the most recent was in 2014, with 667 cases for the whole year) comes against a backdrop of growing anti-vaccine movement: parents, opposed to the vaccination of their children, invoke religious exemptions that exist in most US states to circumvent immunization requirements in schools.  The US authorities are trying to…

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Mandatory extra time: nurses are prisoners at the hospital

Hundreds of nurses denounce the mandatory overtime that keeps them “hostage” in the hospital and pushing many young professionals to want to leave the profession. “We are afraid of being sequestrated every time we step into the hospital. It’s not supposed to be a prison! “ This testimony is taken from the “black book”, a notebook in which 500 nurses from Lanaudière denounce the mandatory extra time (TSO) and of which Le Journal obtained an exclusive copy. First observation: nurses live the daily stress of OST, and many consider themselves “prisoners” of the hospital…

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Time for medical care: the Association of Dermatologists Defends itself

The Quebec Association of Dermatologists defended Tuesday to focus on aesthetic care to medical care, while the political class described as “unacceptable” delays in the public system. “It’s a very delicate situation, but I assure you that I have proof that [Suzanne Roy] was seen in dermatology consultation,” says Association President Dr. Dominique Hanna. At the same time, she maintains that her code of ethics prevents her from speaking about this specific case. Tuesday, The Journal told the story of Ms. Roy, Drummondville , who says he is unable to obtain medical follow-up in…

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Infestation of bed bugs at the “Grande Bibliothèque”

Members of the Grande Bibliothèque are concerned that bedbugs have again been detected in the facility, this time on armchairs. Meeting Wednesday at the exit of the Library and National Archives of Quebec (BAnQ), some users said they were worried by the presence of bed bugs in the establishment. This is the case of Julie Rose, who had to go there to fetch books. “I do not stay there. I go there to borrow the books and I leave. On the third floor, we see the closed sections and we do not really…

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Robots more agile than the hands of surgeons

A company from Boisbriand wants to revolutionize the field of health Stuart Kozlick Robotics (becoming) Years of experience: 10  The field of health is not immune to the advent of robotics. Surgeons may soon be assisted by machines more agile and precise than the hand of a surgeon, believes a company in Boisbriand. The company in robotics Kinova de Boisbriand is in the process of making its mark in the medical world. The Quebec company and a partner in Silicon Valley, California, are developing a tool for diagnosis and intervention on humans…

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Bed bugs: for a real information campaign

The period of relocation is inevitably also that of the proliferation of bed bugs and a specialist in pest management believes that the City of Montreal must do more to counter the epidemic. According to Harold Leavey, the City should first hire more inspectors and apply the regulations more strictly. The specialist has also been campaigning for many years for a real information campaign to be set up in Montreal to establish everyone’s responsibilities in the fight against bed bugs. “If this public information campaign was going well, I’m sure…

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Medicines: A giant spoon to denounce the company producing OxyContin

The owner of an art gallery was arrested in Stamford, Connecticut last week for depositing a giant spoon in front of the head office of Purdue Pharma, manufacturer of the painkiller OxyContin. Fernando Luis Alvarez had made this brilliant gesture to denounce the role of pharmaceutical companies in the opioid crisis that is hitting the United States, the Hartford Courant reported Friday. The 800-pound sculpture of a twisted spoon containing heroin ready for injection was placed in a driveway outside the Purdue Pharma building in Stamford last Friday. Refusing to remove it, the…

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The Administrative Labor Tribunal orders crane operators to return to work

The Labor Administration Tribunal orders crane operators to return to Quebec shipyards as soon as Friday, 24 hours after the Quebec Construction Commission (CCQ) demanded the same thing in vain. In an interim order, Justice Alain Turcotte orders the crane operators to “immediately offer their normal and usual work”. Affected unions, in particular the FTQ-Construction, have the “obligation” to remind their members of their responsibilities. The CCQ reacted to the decision of the Administrative Labor Tribunal. “The CCQ hopes that the court’s slogan will be heard quickly and that the illegal strike…

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Quebec announces $ 6.8 million for a CHSLD in Wendake

Health Minister Gaétan Barrette makes a “historic” breach of the provincial government’s jurisdiction and intervenes in the field of First Nations care by announcing $ 6.8 million in funding to the Huron-Wendat Nation Council for the construction of a CHSLD. This 24-bed residential and long-term care center (CHSLD) will be designed for members of the Wendake community and is part of the Turtle Project, which is the creation of a center offering various health services. health. Phase I of the project was the construction of a health center that was…

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Hospitals: CHU deficit explodes in 2017

The deficit of CHU was in 2017 to 268 million euros, against 52 million in 2016, alarmed the Conference of Directors General of these institutions. The financial situation of the University Hospital Centers (CHU) is alarming. And for good reason, the deficit of these public institutions has increased five-fold in just one year to 268 million euros, according to figures published by the Conference of Directors General of these institutions. The deficit of 32 CHUs in France amounted to 268 million euros in 2017, against 52 million in 2016, for a budget of 31.483 billion euros,…

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