A report denounces strong social inequalities in access to care

AFP, published on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 10:45 a.m. Prevalence of chronic diseases, risk of renunciation of care, screening tests… Social inequalities are felt within the health system, highlights the 2022 report on the state of health of the population in France published on Wednesday. From an early age, the results are marked between … Read more

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

The authorities of the Alpes-Maritimes on alert in the face of the multiplication of dengue fever cases

On cannot speak of a dengue epidemic if we refer to the population, but rather of a cluster” reacts Professor Michel Carles, head of the contagious and tropical diseases department at the Nice University Hospital, faced with the multiplication, since August 23, of indigenous cases of dengue fever. This mostly mild tropical disease, caused by … 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

“It was to be expected”: we explain why dengue cases are increasing in the Var and the Alpes-Maritimes

An autochthonous case of dengue fever has been detected in the Alpes-Maritimes and five others have been renamed in the Var, the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Regional Health Agency said in recent days. These specific cases, caused by the bite of a tiger mosquito infected with the virus on the territory, come in addition to the other … Read more

the Cité des sciences dares to explore the “monster”

AFP, published on Monday, September 05, 2022 at 10:22 am The plural is important: cancers are exhibited at the Cité des sciences et de l’industrie in Paris, which explore, with tact and accuracy, all the facets of this complex disease still framed by taboos. The challenge was daunting: “showing the disease in a science museum, … Read more

New York worries about a resurgence of poliomyelitis

AFP, published on Saturday September 03, 2022 at 08:45 Brittany Strickland was “scared to death” when she learned this summer that the United States had recorded its first case of poliomyelitis in nearly ten years, a young New Yorker struck down with paralysis. “It’s scary. We wouldn’t have made it here,” said the 33-year-old woman, … Read more

behind the physical symptoms, the psychological sequelae

The physical manifestations of monkeypox are well known, but beyond skin lesions, fatigue and bouts of fever, patients and those who have recovered report a variety of psychological reactions related to pain, lack of information and support, but also to a certain stigma, even discrimination. While the WHO noted, Tuesday, August 30, “encouraging” signs in … Read more

“Without a complete vaccination, the disease will never be eradicated”

The discovery of a case of polio in the United States and traces of the virus in sewage in the United Kingdom and Israel raise fears of a resurgence of this disease declared as eradicated on a large part of the planet. A reminder of the importance of vaccination in the fight against poliomyelitis, for … Read more

for which ailments is it effective?

Clinical studies validate the effects of small needles with a high level of evidence for the treatment of pain, migraines and headaches. In traditional Chinese medicine, of which it is one of the elements, acupuncture aims to balance the vital energy, the Qi (pronounced “chi”), and thus to regulate the functioning of the organs. The … Read more