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

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

L’Oréal targeted by a complaint in the United States over relaxers

AFP, published on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 02:09 An American woman, long time user of hair straightening products and currently being monitored for uterine cancer, filed a civil complaint against L’Oréal on Friday, her lawyers announced, shortly after the publication of a study establishing a link between both. Well-known lawyer Ben Crump launched the … Read more

Already in a Covid wave, France begins to vaccinate against the flu

AFP, published on Monday, October 17, 2022 at 05:10 France launches its flu vaccination campaign on Tuesday, the authorities hoping to avoid a heavy epidemic in a health context already marked by a wave of Covid-19. “There is every interest in getting vaccinated quickly for people at risk,” warned immunologist Jean-Daniel Lelièvre in early October, … Read more

new call for “vigilance” from the government

AFP, published on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 1:49 p.m. The government on Wednesday launched a new call for “vigilance” in the face of the “resurgence” of the Covid-19 epidemic, inviting those eligible to be vaccinated and to wear a mask in situations of potential contamination. “After months of calm, we are facing a resurgence. … Read more