Can you get an infection in space?

2023-12-20 12:04:33 Various measures are taken to try to prevent astronauts from falling ill during their stay in space. With more or less success. Hello Houston! Do we have a problem? If there is one place where you don’t want to get sick, it’s in space: you are far from everything, in a confined space, … Read more

Prescrire’s List of 105 Dangerous Drugs: Benefit-Risk Balance and Serious Side Effects

2023-12-12 20:32:57 105 drugs, including 88 marketed in France, are cited by the medical journal Prescrire, with a benefit-risk balance that remains “unfavorable”. Voltarene, Smecta, VogaleneActifed cold, Toplexil… The Medical Review Prescribe has published, as it has every year for twelve years, its list of drugs “more dangerous than useful”. Among the drugs authorized in … Read more

Three precious Renaissance medicine books stolen in 1998 returned to the Rouen museum

2023-12-05 18:49:01 Two works by the Flemish doctor André Vésale and the French surgeon Ambroise Paré, stolen during a conference twenty-five years ago, have just been found at the end of an “incredible” story. Three valuable 16th century medical books, stolen twenty-five years ago from a museum in Rouen and found by «miracle» at the … Read more

Marfan syndrome, a genetic disease better detected, better operated

2023-11-19 08:00:05 Although there is still no treatment, the life expectancy of patients is similar to that of the general population. One person in 5,000 – and the result, perhaps, of major arterial problems. Marfan syndrome affects around 13,000 people in France. It is a disease resulting from a mutation in the FBN1 gene located … Read more

an artificial lens to correct all vision

2023-11-16 07:00:05 Surgery replaces the clouded lens with an implant. All visual deficits can thus be treated for a life without glasses. Cataract surgery is the most frequently performed operation in France with nearly 1 million interventions in 2022. This age-related pathology results from the opacification of the lens following the formation of clusters of … Read more

Fraudulent anti-diabetic injector pens are circulating in Europe

2023-10-23 15:56:41 Injector pens of this product diverted for weight loss purposes are falsified and have been identified in European pharmacies. Ozempic, a treatment for type 2 diabetes misused for weight loss purposes and very popular on social networks, has already caused a lot of ink to flow. But European and French health authorities are … Read more

still too many prejudices and medical errors

2023-10-24 13:15:39 The constraints of this skin disease can be heavy and false ideas persist, shows a survey carried out for the France psoriasis association. It is a skin disease, which like others, can cause real physical and social discomfort in those who suffer from it. The France psoriasis association publishes a study * on … Read more

first steps to regulate a scientific revolution

2023-10-11 07:31:06 In an opinion issued on Wednesday, the French Biomedicine Agency considers that the use of these “embryoid” artificially created for research must be better regulated. They are not human embryos but they are close. Artificially created for the purposes of research, “embryoid” constitute a dazzling scientific revolution which is now pushing certain health … Read more