Chileans receive mistaken tsunami warning following Antarctic quake

This picture released by Chile’s Air Force shows the Eduardo Frei Antarctic base at the Fildes Peninsula, west of King George Island, in May 2020 A 7.1-magnitude earthquake that struck Saturday off the coast of Antarctica triggered a tsunami warning but panic ensued when a message to abandon coastal areas was sent to a large […]

Warning signs over effectiveness of HIV ‘wonder drug’ in sub-Saharan Africa

Dolutegravir, the current first-line treatment for HIV, may not be as effective as hoped in sub-Saharan Africa, suggests new research published on World AIDS Day. The study finds that this so-called ‘wonder drug’ may be less effective in patients resistant to older drugs. As HIV copies itself and replicates, it can develop errors, or ‘mutations’, […]

A cold-health watch and warning system for cold waves in Quebec

A visual comparison with the Quebec climate map based on the average temperature for the winter period of 1981-2010. Credit: INRS A team from the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) and the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ), led by Professor Fateh Chebana, has recently developed a cold-health watch and warning […]

A cold-health watch and warning system for cold waves in Quebec

IMAGE: INRS Professor Fateh Chebana specializes in Hydrogeological modelling. His team also developed a heat health watch and warning systems in 2010. view more  Credit: Josée Lecompte A team from the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) and the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ), led by Professor Fateh Chebana, has recently developed […]