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Vaccins vivants atténués : pourquoi il ne faut pas renoncer à les utiliser
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Vaccins vivants atténués : pourquoi il ne faut pas renoncer à les utiliser

Written by: Eric Muraille, Biologiste, Immunologiste. Maître de recherches au FNRS, Université Libre de Bruxelles La production industrielle de vaccin a permis de mener des campagnes de vaccination de masse qui ont fait reculer les maladies infectieuses. ShutterstockLa production industrielle...

Menstrual cups vs tampons – here's how they compare
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Menstrual cups vs tampons – here’s how they compare

Written by: Melissa Kang, Associate professor, University of Technology Sydney Tampons absorb menstrual fluid whereas menstrual cups collect it. Yulia Grigoryeva/ShutterstockAround one-quarter of the world’s population menstruate. That’s more than 1.9 billion people in the world who will bleed, on...

There are lots of myths about flu: we debunk six of them
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There are lots of myths about flu: we debunk six of them

Written by: Sibongile Walaza, Medical Epidemiologist at the National Institute of Communicable Diseases and Lecturer at the School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand Many myths make the rounds during flu season. ShutterstockDespite the availability of vaccines for influenza...

Rabies: How it spreads and how to protect yourself
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Rabies: How it spreads and how to protect yourself

Written by: J Scott Weese, Professor, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph Raccoons, foxes, skunks and bats are all hosts of specific rabies virus variants. Humans can be infected by them all. (Shutterstock)A 21-year-old Canadian man recently died of rabies...

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