Category Archives: Public health

Lack of consensus on obstetric practices between countries of the European Union

The rate of caesarean deliveries varies considerably throughout Europe, according to a new study from the EURO-PERISTAT project.

Long-term consequences of stress experienced in childhood

Exposure to stress during sensitive periods of development in childhood could alter the functioning of the various physiological systems and affect health in the long term.

The pill might reduce the risk of thyroid cancer in women

The most innovative result of this study relates to the use of the contraceptive pill, which was also associated with a 30-40% reduction in the risk of thyroid cancer in these young women.

Post-menopause Treatment: Persistent Excess Risk of Breast Cancer

In a study published last April, the researchers succeeded in showing that women given MHT remain at higher risk of getting breast cancer several years after finishing their treatment compared with women who have never had MHT.

Excess body weight: a risk factor for a second cancer

Excess body weight (overweight and obesity) currently concerns nearly one in two French adults. It is associated with an increased risk of several primary cancers, including postmenopausal breast cancer.

Infertility treatments and retinoblastoma: a low risk

Retinoblastoma is the most common eye tumor in children, with an occurrence rate of one for every 15 to 20,000 births.

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