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, concludes a study published on Tuesday August 23, which however has 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

Polio virus found in New York sewage

In mid-July, a case of polio was recorded north of Manhattan. The spread of the virus would be local. The authorities are calling on residents to get vaccinated. Polio virus detected in New York City sewagesuggesting the virus is likely circulating locally“Warned the city’s health authorities on Friday August 12, calling on residents to get … 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 “emergency measures” from 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 to mobilize “extra armsto vaccinate against monkeypox, at a time when elected officials and … 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

“Red alert” for childhood vaccinations around the world

Some 25 million children missed one or more doses of the vaccine against diphtheria, tetanus and poliomyelitis in 2021. This low coverage has led to the emergence of preventable epidemics. The Covid-19 crisis and misinformation are behind the largest continuous decline in childhood vaccinations against other diseases in almost three decades, according to a report … 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

Alopecia drug approved in the United States

The American Medicines Agency (FDA) authorized on Monday June 13 a drug against a severe form of alopecia, a disease causing hair loss or body hair and affecting more than 300,000 people each year in the United States. Read alsoAlopecia: hair loss affects many women Baricitinib is the first oral tablet to fight this condition, … Read more

A surgeon grafted an ear implant printed from human cells

An American medical team announced on Thursday June 2 that it had for the first time grafted a human ear implant created from the cells of the treated patient and using a 3D printer, a procedure which should be able to help people suffering a rare birth defect. Read alsoHow virtual reality is transforming medical … Read more