Stroke, hypertension … Regular naps would not be so beneficial, according to a study

How to explain it? For clinical psychologist Michael Grandner, who was not involved in the study, these results show that napping is often a sign of sleep problems. “Although taking a nap in itself is not harmful, many people who take naps may do so because of poor sleep at night. Poor nighttime sleep is … Read more

USA: Man cured of HIV and cancer after stem cell transplant

To achieve this remission, the “City of Hope patient”, as he is nicknamed, received a bone marrow transplant “nearly three and a half years ago” to fight against his leukaemia, explains the organization. “He received a blood stem cell transplant. […] from a donor who had a rare genetic mutation”called CCR5, she continues. “CCR5 is … Read more

Covid-19 vaccine: does the booster dose “considerably prolong the duration of the infection”?

First of all, note that the article in question is not a study strictly speaking, but a correspondence. In it, a team from Massachusetts General Hospital, an establishment attached to the prestigious Harvard Medical School in Boston, carried out PCRs for two weeks and cultured the samples from 66 patients with Covid-19. The data collected … Read more

Monkey pox: “We are facing a new pandemic”, warns Professor Caumes on LCI

However, the spread remains limited compared to that of Covid-19, a much more deadly disease – no death from monkeypox has so far been recorded in Europe, the disease generally recovering spontaneously. “Covid-19, a respiratory disease, is much more contagious than a disease that is transmitted through sexual contact or close intimate contact.explains Éric Caumes. … Read more

Covid-19: an immunological deficiency responsible for almost a quarter of severe forms in vaccinees

A study was conducted on a cohort of 48 patients, aged 20 to 80, who developed a severe to critical form following an infection with the Delta variant, despite a complete vaccination schedule with an mRNA vaccine. As Inserm states in a press release, “The idea was thus to rule out severe forms that may … Read more

“Tomato flu”: “There is no need to worry”, reassures infectious disease specialist Benjamin Rossi

After more than two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, and in the midst of the emergence of monkey pox, a third virus has appeared: the “tomato flu”. Since the beginning of May, more than 80 cases have been identified in India. This disease, which affects children and takes its name from the red, round, painful … Read more

“Tomato flu”: “There is no need to worry”, reassures infectious disease specialist Benjamin Rossi

After more than two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, and in the midst of the emergence of monkey pox, a third virus has appeared: the “tomato flu”. Since the beginning of May, more than 80 cases have been identified in India. This disease, which affects children and takes its name from the red, round, painful … Read more

Towards a possible “pandemic” of lung cancer in women

In this context, the Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP) has just launched a pilot study (entitled “Cascade”), which consists of inviting 2,400 smokers or ex-smokers, aged 50 to 74, to get screened. They must be from Paris, Rennes, Grenoble or Béthune, and not show symptoms of the disease, because it is a question of doing … Read more

Has Covid-19 become a “normal” disease?

Will we soon be talking about Covid-19 as we talk about the flu, gastroenteritis or angina? For several days, new contaminations have started to rise again, while the vaccination pass has been suspended and most barrier measures set aside. Spain has even gone further by removing the quarantine requirement for mild cases. Has Covid-19 become … Read more

Covid-19: the BA.2 sub-variant more contagious and dangerous in children?

“In children, what we fear are long Covids, Pims, immunological rather than infectious syndromes”explains to TF1info Professor Antoine Flahault, director of the Institute of Global Health in Geneva (Switzerland). “However, it seems that they occur more often with the BA.2 subvariant”he worries. For now, it’s just a “theory”. Because another hypothesis exists. “It is very … Read more