a “worrying” evolution of certain indicators

Overseas, the maternal mortality rate is 4 times higher than in mainland France, the stillbirth rate 1.5 times higher, and the neonatal mortality rate 2 times higher. A falling birth rate, rising neonatal mortality, a stable caesarean section rate… For the first time, a report describes the state of perinatal health in France, with an … Read more

soon a vaccine to protect babies from bronchiolitis?

The upcoming return of winter is scaring many new cases of bronchiolitis. This disease, which mainly affects newborns but also the elderly, is an acute respiratory viral infection causing the bronchioles. This particularly dangerous winter virus causes inflammation that leads to respiratory problems. Signs of this disease include a strong cough and wheezing and rapid … Read more

Good physical activity seems to limit the risks associated with Covid

People who engage in regular physical activity are less likely to catch Covid-19 and develop a severe form, concluded a study published on Tuesday August 23, which however includes many limitations. “Regular physical activity is associated with a lower risk of infection” to the coronavirus, as well as a better prognosis for “hospitalizations, severity and … Read more

A new virus, Langya, identified in China, dozens of cases

Several dozen people in China have contracted a new virus, called Langya, of animal origin, according to scientists who rule out at this stage the risk of human-to-human transmission. The Langya henipavirus (LayV) virus causes symptoms in humans such as fever, fatigue, cough, nausea and headache. Read alsoMonkey pox: our answers on the origin of … Read more

Facial herpes, a virus possibly 5000 years old

The modern strain of the facial herpes virus, which causes cold sores, dates back around 5,000 years, according to the authors of a recent study. “We were able to determine that the variations of the modern strains all date back to some time in the late Neolithic, early Bronze Age“, explained Christiana Scheib, co-lead author … Read more

the government will mobilize “additional arms” to vaccinate

The town hall of Paris called on Monday for the “emergency measures” of the State to obtain more doses and personnel vaccinating against this disease. A specific vaccination center opens this Tuesday in the capital. The government announced on Monday July 25 a mobilizing “extra armsto vaccinate against monkeypox, at a time when elected officials … Read more

women affected by menstrual disorders invited to declare them

Women affected by menstrual disorders that appeared after vaccination against Covid-19 are invited to declare them, the Medicines Agency (ANSM) said on Tuesday July 19, in a context of uncertainty about a direct link between vaccines and these troubles. Menstrual disorders declared after vaccination with an mRNA vaccine, namely those of Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna, have … Read more

the advice of a French champion for successful grilling

In Alexandre Hurson’s garden, on the shores of Lac du Der (Haute-Marne), a small vegetable garden where he picks up his aromatic herbs, but above all his plancha, his charcoal barbecue and his gas barbecue. This outdoor cooking enthusiast, crowned French champion between 2013 and 2016, cooks outdoors in winter and summer, from starters to … Read more

a draft profile of patients, according to the WHO

A first portrait of patients affected by the current outbreak of monkeypox cases is emerging, according to statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO). The most common profile is that of a man under 40, living in Europe, having sex with men, with rashes all over his body and fever. This is only a crude … Read more