Isabelle Tourne
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Paralyzed man walks again via thought-controlled implants
by Isabelle Tourne - May 27, 2023 - 11:15am
A paralyzed man has regained the ability to walk smoothly using only his thoughts for the first time thanks to two implants that restored communication between brain and spinal cord.
From vaccines to AI: New weapons in the fight against cancer
by Isabelle Tourne - February 3, 2023 - 7:43am
Could humanity finally be gaining the upper hand in our age-old fight against cancer? 
How long can a healthy human live?
by Isabelle Tourne - January 24, 2023 - 1:25pm
According to the United Nations, there were an estimated 593,000 people aged 100 years or older in 2021, up from 353,000 a decade earlier.
Experts sceptical that China travel curbs will be effective
by Isabelle Tourne - January 4, 2023 - 8:05am
International measures on travellers from China will likely have little effect on containing Covid, health experts said Tuesday, pointing to a surging variant in the United States that may pose a larger threat.
Covid's true death toll still elusive, three years in
by Isabelle Tourne - December 30, 2022 - 3:42pm
There have been more than 6.65 million officially reported Covid deaths since the virus was first identified in China in December 2019, according to the World Health Organization.
Stiff-person syndrome, Celine Dion's rare neurological disorder
by Isabelle Tourne - December 10, 2022 - 6:56pm
Stiff-person syndrome, which has forced Canadian superstar singer Celine Dion to postpone her European tour, is a very rare neurological condition that causes progressive muscle stiffness as well as...
Long COVID-19 remains a mystery, though theories are emerging
by Isabelle Tourne - October 1, 2022 - 12:10pm
Millions of people around the world are believed to suffer from long COVID-19 yet little remains known about the condition -- though research has recently proposed several theories for its cause. 
Treatment improves cognition in Down Syndrome patients
by Isabelle Tourne - September 2, 2022 - 10:36am
A new hormone treatment improved the cognitive function of six men with Down Syndrome by 10-30%, scientists said Thursday, adding the "promising" results may raise hopes of improving patients' quality of life.
What are 'suicide headaches'? Sufferer recalls war vs agonizing pain
by Isabelle Tourne - April 25, 2022 - 11:49am
Also called "suicide headaches" because the pain provokes suicidal thoughts, this severe neurological condition is suffered by around 1 in 1,000 people worldwide, according to the Migraine Trust.
The suffering of those who cannot feel pain
by Isabelle Tourne - April 8, 2022 - 10:21am
She was soon diagnosed with congenital insensitivity to pain, an extremely rare and dangerous genetic disorder that dooms sufferers to a lifetime of hurting themselves in ways they cannot feel.
Consuming artificial sweeteners linked to cancer risk — study
by Isabelle Tourne - March 25, 2022 - 8:39am
Sweeteners are consumed by millions every day in products like diet soda, partly as a way to avoid weight gain from sugar -- but how healthy these substitutes are themselves has long been a matter of contr...
'Perfect storm': Europe Covid rise due to fewer curbs, subvariant
by Isabelle Tourne - March 22, 2022 - 11:20am
Covid-19 is again surging in Western Europe due to a "perfect storm" of governments lifting restrictions, waning immunity and the more contagious BA.2 Omicron subvariant, experts said M...
'Probably just hormones': Women's illnesses going undiagnosed
by Isabelle Tourne - March 8, 2022 - 9:02am
Woman and girls are significantly more likely to suffer from depression than men and boys, according to the World Health Organization. Again, hormones have been traditionally blamed. 
Omicron 'sub-variant' throws up new virus questions
by Isabelle Tourne - January 24, 2022 - 9:24am
Scientists are keeping a close watch on a recently-discovered sub-variant of the Omicron version of the Covid-19 virus to determine how its emergence could effect future pandemic spread.
Weaker virus? Herd immunity? Omicron sparks cautious hopes
by Isabelle Tourne - January 5, 2022 - 9:25am
With new versions forcing vaccine makers to re-test jabs, the virus that causes Covid-19 has proven highly unpredictable. 
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