green light from the High Health Authority for three vaccines suitable for Omicron for this fall

This new booster dose will be recommended during a new vaccination campaign, coupled with that against influenza. The High Authority for Health (HAS) gives the green light to three anti-Covid-19 vaccines adapted to Omicron for a new booster vaccination campaign planned for the fall and Coupled with that against influenza, it announced on Tuesday 20 … 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

Kaftrio, this drug with spectacular effects against cystic fibrosis

Kaftrio can be given to a large majority of patients after 12 years. It is delivered in the form of tablets and its side effects are most often mild or moderate. skif – stock.adobe.com DECRYPTION – Accessible in France for a year, the treatment radically changes the quality of life of patients. Some mentioned “a … Read more

ways to treat this mysterious lightning pathology

By Cecile Thibert Published on 09/15/2022 at 11:11, Update yesterday at 2:39 p.m. Around 6,000 people currently live with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in France. On average, the first appear around the age of 55. Adobe Stock When this neurodegenerative pathology occurs, patients most often only have two to five years to live. If the origin … Read more

Cancer: success of cell therapy

T lymphocytes are taken from fragments of the patient’s tumor and then grown in the laboratory until they reach several million in order to create a sort of personalized immunotherapy. Carlos Muñoz Yagué/Divergence DECRYPTION – This advanced treatment has been beneficial to patients with skin cancer with metastases. New hope is emerging for patients with … Read more

towards early blood screening?

By Soline Roy Published yesterday at 7:06 p.m., Update yesterday at 8:04 p.m. This “liquid biopsy” consists of searching the blood for the “abnormal” DNA of tumor cells. Grafvision/Adobe Stock DECRYPTION – A study has detected cancer in apparently healthy people. Finding cancer long before it does any damage: a holy grail for oncology research. … Read more

Miracle, coincidence or misunderstood mechanism? Diving into unexplained healings

By Anne Prigent Published 3 hours ago, Update 3 hours ago Disabled and sick pilgrims in Lourdes, in 1948. www.bridgemanimages.com/Bridgeman Images DECRYPTION – Immunity, placebo effect or lifestyle could be at the origin of these mysteries that medicine does not understand. “I followed for fifteen years a patient carrying a glioblastoma frontal, one of the … Read more

vaccine results raise hopes for mass deployment

The R21/Matrix-M vaccine from Oxford retains a high level of protection, around 70 to 80%, after a single booster dose. A booster dose of a new malaria vaccine has confirmed a high level of protection against the disease, researchers said on Thursday (September 8th), raising hopes that this inexpensive vaccine could be produced on a … Read more

131 cases of dengue fever attributed in France since May

Eight cases of autochthonous dengue, that is to say contracted in France, were noted by the Regional Health Agencies. Several mosquito control operations are expected. Since May 1, Public Health France has recalled 123 cases of dengue fever imported across France, most of them (42) in Île-de-France, then in Occitanie (24) and in New Aquitaine … Read more

syrups containing pholcodine may no longer be authorized in France

Marketing authorizations for cough syrups containing pholcodine could be suspended in France in the face of a “significant risk» allergy during anaesthesia. Marketing authorizations for cough syrups containing pholcodine could be suspended in France in the face of a “significant risk“Serious allergy to muscle relaxants during anesthesia, announced Monday, August 29 the National Agency for … Read more