l.georges online

work ‘n’ shit
October 25th, 2017 by admin

Translation 2

Diabetes and endocrine disruptors: beware of chemical pollutants

Many studies have pointed to the role that some chemical products, like bisphenol A (BPA), dioxins and phthalates, play in the rapid increase in the number of people with diabetes.

It all began with diethylstilbestrol, a drug given to pregnant women up until the middle of the seventies, which caused malformations and cancer in some children.  Less well-known is the fact that people exposed in their mothers’ wombs also developed diabetes as adults twice more than average.

Since the worldwide type 2 diabetes epidemic seems difficult to explain by genetics, which have not evolved quickly enough, or by changes in lifestyle (physical inactivity, unbalanced diet) it raised suspicion.  To find out more, researchers carried out laboratory experiments.

They observed that by when they gave very small doses of diethylstilbestrol or BPA of pregnant rats or mice, their offspring became obese then diabetic.  The same thing happened with pesticides like DDT, dioxins or some phthalates, the molecules which are found in plastics.  What these products have in common is that they affect the way hormones work (which is why they are called endocrine disruptors), but they also interfere with the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats.

As far as humans are concerned, other studies have increased our suspicions.  First of all there are the consequences of accidental exposure, such as the explosion of a factory in Seveso in Italy in 1976 which produced a giant cloud of dioxins: girls who were contaminated had diabetes three times more frequently than the rest of the population when they were adults.

But the most tangible results come from longitudinal studies from the USA, Canada or Scandinavia, where those most exposed to endocrine disruptors in the past were also those who had most often ended up with metabolic disorders and diabetes.

Beware of these chemical pollutants.  It cannot be denied that they have “obesogenic” or “diabetogenic” properties.  Discussions are being held at European level to limit their use and people’s exposure to them.

Meanwhile, pregnant women at least should take precautions: avoid tins and cans, which are all lined with BPA, as are containers and plastic films in microwave ovens, choose organic food whenever possible, don’t repaint the nursery, and avoid handling pesticides during pregnancy.

 

 

October 19th, 2017 by admin

O3A – UE7.4 – Commentary Qualitative Research

Voici une proposition de commentaire sur l’article :

Isaki, Emi, et al. “Therapeutic writing: An exploratory speech–language pathology counseling technique.” Topics in Language Disorders 35.3 (2015): 275-287.

Comme d’habitude, vous pouvez me signaler toute erreur ou omission importante par mail.

October 19th, 2017 by admin

Orthophonie UE7.4 Commentaire essai randomisé contrôlé

Ci-dessous le lien pour télécharger un commentaire pour l’article étudié en cours.

Thomeer, Marcus L., et al. “Randomized Controlled Trial of Mind Reading and In Vivo Rehearsal for High-Functioning Children with ASD.” Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 45.7 (2015): 2115-2127.

N’hésitez pas à me faire part de vos commentaires et/ou suggestions de modifications.

October 16th, 2017 by admin

FASM : Lettre de motivation stage

If you need a cover letter to apply for a clerkship or elective abroad, here is an outline you can download and adapt for your own situation.

outline

October 11th, 2017 by admin

Orthophonie UE7.4 Commentaire étude de cohorte

Vous pouvez télécharger ci-dessous un commentaire concernant l’article

McAllister, Jan, Jacqueline Collier, and Lee Shepstone. “The impact of adolescent stuttering and other speech problems on psychological well‐being in adulthood: evidence from a birth cohort study.” International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders 48.4 (2013): 458-468.

October 4th, 2017 by admin

L2SPS traduction 1

Voici une proposition de traduction :

WHO to test antimalarial vaccine in Africa

Mosquirix, which will be tested between 2018 and 2020 does not provide full protection against the plasmodium parasite, but it reduces the number of episodes of malaria.

Kenya, Ghana and Malawi are the three African countries chosen by the World Health Organization to test the antimalarial vaccine called Mosquirix, a UN special agency announced on Monday April 24th.

The WHO aims to vaccinate at least 360 000 children between 2018 and 2020.  Africa is by far the continent with the highest incidence of malaria, representing 92% of the 429 000 deaths from this mosquito-borne disease throughout the world in 2015, according to WHO figures.  Children under 5 make up two-thirds of these deaths.

Developed by a partnership between GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and the NGO Path Malaria Vaccine Initiative, the vaccine, which is the most advanced against Malaria remains of limited effectiveness.  When combined with diagnostic methods, treatment and tried-and-tested preventive measures, such as mosquito nets treated with mosquito repellents, “the vaccine could save tens of thousands of lives in Africa” in the opinion of Matshidiso Moeti, WHO director for Africa.

Reduce episodes by 40%

In particular, the pilot project should allow them to evaluate the effectiveness of the vaccine “in a context of day-to-day use” as well as any possible logistical hurdles, according to Mrs Moeti.  It will be a question of raising the awareness of parents about a new program of vaccinations which differs from the traditional child vaccination program (DTP, measles etc.)  Four doses of the vaccine need to be administered when the child is aged 5 months, 6 months, 7 months and two years old.

Mosquirix, which was approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in July 2015, does not completely prevent infection by the Plasmodium parasite which causes the disease.  It reduces the number of malaria episodes by 40% over a period of at least four and a half years, according to studies carried out on 15000 people between 2009 and 2014.

The program is part of the efforts introduced since the 1990s to eradicate malaria. Between 2000 and 2015, the number of deaths from this disease fell by 62%.  The WHO hopes to have eliminated the disease by 2040.

 

October 4th, 2017 by admin

Orthophonie UE7.4 Commentaire étude cas-témoin

Morphological Features in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Matched Case-Control Study

July 19th, 2017 by admin

FASM2

Voici des corrigés pour les sujets 2017

EDMedDietQuestions

FlavonoidEDQuestions

VitDEDQuestions