An important notice to all CME patients
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There is nothing more important than your and your family’s health. That is Clinique Medicelle’s priority, too.

Therefore, we have put the following measures in place:

Appointments are in clinic and  by telephone .   

Due to COVID-19, Clinique Medicelle will be contacting patients who have appointments and who will be affected  …

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‘Hold-Up’: French ‘documentary’ lends voice to Covid-19 conspiracy theories
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(Grégoire Sauvage/ France 24) — As France grapples with its second Covid-19 wave and nationwide lockdown, Hold-Up, an almost three-hour-long film berating French and other leaders for their handling of the pandemic, has become the talk of the country.

Financed through a crowd-funding campaign and directed by former journalist Pierre  …

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Bill Gates, the virus and the quest to vaccinate the world
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(Megan Twohey & Nicholas Kulish/ New York Times) — The billionaire is working with the W.H.O., drugmakers and nonprofits to defeat the coronavirus everywhere, including in the world’s poorest nations. Can they do it?

 head of one of the world’s largest vaccine manufacturers had a problem. Adar Poonawalla, chief executive  …

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Social craving: Desire for connection is like hunger
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(Dave Yasvinski/ Healthing.ca) —Absence may make the heart grow fonder but isolation just makes the brain hungry, according to a team of neuroscientists that say the human desire for social interaction rivals the cravings a starving person feels for food.

The study, conducted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, found that  …

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As COVID-19 cases soar and regions lock down, Dr. Tam has a blunt message about holiday planning
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(Stephanie Hogan & Andrew Chang/ CBC News) — On a day that saw Ontario and Manitoba announce record-high numbers of new COVID-19 cases, two provinces pull out of the much-lauded Atlantic bubble and close their borders, and millions of people in different regions of the country plunge back into lockdowns reminiscent of last  …

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Infectious disease experts worried about impact of Quebec’s Christmas plan
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(Melissa Couto Zuber/ The Canadian Press) — Quebec Premier Francois Legault wants to grant his province a mini-reprieve from pandemic restrictions for a four-day window over Christmas, leaving some medical experts baffled by his plan — and worried for the repercussions it could have on the rest of Canada.

Not only could those limited  …

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Study offers “indisputable” link between Alzheimer’s and gut microbiome
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(Nick Lavars/ New Atlas) — Research into the relationship between the brain and the bacteria in our bellies is uncovering links to an increasing number of neurological conditions, with Alzheimer’s among them.

A new study is throwing further weight behind the theory that an imbalance in the gut microbiome may be related to the onset of  …

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Fauci says Canada ‘getting into trouble’ as COVID-19 cases surge worldwide
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(Adam Miller/ CBC News) — One of the top infectious disease experts in the world says despite early successes in the pandemic, Canada faces a worsening situation until a COVID-19 vaccine is rolled out widely and needs to “double down” on public health measures.

“Right now, the entire planet is in trouble. If you look  …

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How to guard against seasonal affective disorder in the pandemic’s winter months
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(Ryan Prior/ CNN) — With winter on the horizon, it’s getting darker earlier each day, and temperatures are slipping.

Seasonal affective disorder could hit particularly hard this year, especially after months of social distancing and limited contact with family or large groups. “Our emotional winter is coming,”  …

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Will Canada be getting a COVID-19 vaccine soon?
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(René Bruemmer/ Mpntreal Gazette) — With drug maker Moderna announcing Monday clinical trials of its COVID-19 vaccine were 94.5 per cent effective, just one week after Pfizer trumpeted similarly successful results, there’s renewed hope a working vaccine could be available soon for a COVID-weary populace.

The Montreal Gazette spoke  …

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