Entries by Mohamed Kahna

Facial transplantation: a recent controversial surgery

May 28, 2020: Posted by Mohamed Kahna Facial transplantation is an aesthetic medical procedure to replace all or part of a person's face following congenital disease, tumour or crushing of the face. Surgery has become somewhat possible because facial transplantation, as with heart transplants, requires the death of the donor, and facial transplants have entered...

Adrien Proust, the man who wanted to confine everyone

May 22, 2020: Posted by Mohamed Kahna Adrien Proust (1834-1903) was one of the pioneers of social distancing, quarantine, the modern cordon sanitaire and confinement, which he called "sequestration". He boasted that he had not contracted any diseases, keeping his distance from patients and washing his hands and face frequently. Had he lived today, the hygienist...

Operations to lose weight: sleeve, bypass or gastric band?

May 20, 2020: Posted by Mohamed Kahna Note: The goal of the article is to spread awareness, so does not constitute medical advice and medical opinion should be sought for further information because the diagnosis may differ for each patient. When you are severely overweight and want to lose several dozen kilos, it is possible to...

After Covid-19, is there any reason to fear an even more dangerous virus?

May 8, 2020: Posted by Mohamed Kahna Dengue, chikungunya, Zika, West Nile, tick-borne encephalitis... These active diseases are still worrying scientists. While the coronavirus pandemic is the focus of attention, these other animal-transmitted viruses also threaten us and so they shouldn't be forgotten, and must remain under intense scrutiny. Covid-19 is causing an unprecedented global health...

Soon we’ll be able to test for Covid-19 ourselves on our smartphone.

May 4, 2020: Posted by Mohamed Kahna The French pharmaceutical group Sanofi has just signed a partnership with the small Californian start-up Luminostics, in order to develop a coronavirus screening test, to be carried out by oneself from one's smartphone. Until a vaccine capable of ending the pandemic is found, the fight against the coronavirus requires...

The nurse, a profession with unknown origins

May 2, 2020: Posted by Mohamed Kahna The nursing profession is at the heart of the news with the coronavirus pandemic. This is an opportunity to rediscover this multi-secular profession, at a time when nurses are on the front line in hospitals and applauded every night along with other healthcare personnel. The historian Michel Nadot reveals...

Who is June Almeida, the researcher who discovered coronaviruses?

April 29, 2020: Posted by Mohamed Kahna Her work is being brought back into the spotlight in the midst of the global Covid-19 pandemic. June Almeida (1930-2007) is a Scottish researcher who discovered coronaviruses. This is a portrait of an outstanding scientist. It is London, in 1964. With her eye glued to her microscope, June Almeida...

The ten measures that have enabled South Korea to counter the epidemic

April 27, 2020: Posted by Mohamed Kahna South Korea is receiving praise from the international community on the coronavirus control front. After a peak in infections at the end of February, the South Korean health authorities managed to turn the tide thanks to the deployment of all-out measures. In South Korea, which has a population of...

The fake, miraculous cures for Covid-19 in the world

April 21, 2020: Posted by Mohamed Kahna Playing on fear and gullibility in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, many charlatans are peddling magic potions, with little concern for scientific expertise. Even some heads of state have contributed to spreading this false information. Here is an overview of the most absurd "covidiots" remedies. It is good...