a disease far from being eradicated, but still neglected

AFP, published on Saturday 28 January 2023 at 07:42 Despite existing treatments, leprosy continues to infect thousands of people each year. Faced with this disease, which mainly affects poor countries, research continues, but few laboratories devote funds to it. Mathias Duck, a 44-year-old Paraguayan priest, already knew about leprosy after working in a hospital dedicated … Read more

Vaccine misinformation prompts netizens to search for ‘pure blood’

AFP, published on Wednesday 25 January 2023 at 07:32 An anti-vaccine couple refusing a transfusion for life-saving surgery for fear of contamination, an organization collecting unvaccinated donors: Misinformation about Covid-19 has given rise to a so-called “pure blood” movement. The movement spreads conspiracy theories that receiving transfusions from people vaccinated against Covid “contaminates” the blood. … Read more

a study links our appearance to our health

a study links our appearance to our health

Is the aging of body and mind reflected in our oval? This is what a recent Dutch study suggests, conducted using a panel of photographs and published on Tuesday, January 10 in British Journal of Dermatology. Looking younger or older than your age is a very subjective observation that often comes from the eyes of … Read more

“My vital prognosis was committed”: her papillomavirus caused her two cancers, says this young Azurean

Unprotected sex almost cost Stacy her life. Leader? Papillomavirus, a family of viruses that cause sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and, in the most severe cases, cancer. About 6,400 cases of cancer associated with HPV (human papillomavirus) are diagnosed each year in France, mainly in the cervix (44%), anus (24%) and oropharynx (22%) in France ‘according … Read more

The list of communes in Île-de-France where you can live and age in good health

The list of communes in Île-de-France where you can live and age in good health

By Marti Blancho Released 13 hours ago, Update 5 hours ago Fontainebleau, here in 2018. Illustrative photo. The city of Fontainebleau EXCLUSIVE– Life expectancy, occurrence of serious diseases and forms of cancer, air quality, density of doctors, exercise etc. Le Figaro compared the data from the 1268 communes of Île-de-France to find those where we … Read more

what are the symptoms of the current variant, BA.5 of Omicron?

what are the symptoms of the current variant, BA.5 of Omicron?

A new wave of Covid-19 has threatened France for more than a week. Pollution is increasing again, as are hospitalizationsraising fears of a complicated winter in hospitals with flu and bronchiolitis raging at the same time. The person responsible for this resurgence of the epidemic: the Omicron variant of Covid-19 and more precisely its BA.5 … Read more

an unprecedented “triple epidemic” of uncertain evolution, public health alert France

The flu hits the metropolis early, adding to a rebounding Covid and bronchiolitis at record levels. The “triple epidemic” facing France, with the simultaneous circulation of Covid, bronchiolitis and influenza, is “completely new“And its evolution still difficult to predict, underlined this Friday, December 2 Public Health France. The flu hits the metropolis early, adding to … Read more

despite years of prevention, the subject still arouses “unease”

Published on : 01/12/2022 – 07:00 In recent years, scientific research on HIV treatments has made significant advances, improving the lives of patients. But the number of contaminations remains high and no effective vaccine has so far emerged. Update with Gilles Pialoux, vice-president of the French Society for the Fight against AIDS (SFLS). 1er December … Read more

pediatricians expect a spike at the weekend

AFP, published on Monday, November 28, 2022 at 1:28 p.m. The peak of the bronchiolitis epidemic is expected “towards the end of the week”, the union of liberal pediatricians said on Monday, calling for a strengthening of barrier gestures to counter this disease, which is generally mild but which can turn out to be serious. … Read more

Cannabis may be more harmful to the lungs than tobacco (study)

AFP, published on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 10:17 p.m. Smoking cannabis could be more harmful to the lungs than tobacco, according to a Canadian study carried out on a small sample and published Tuesday in the journal Radiology. Researchers from the University and the Ottawa Hospital looked at the chest x-rays of 56 cannabis … Read more