Category Archives: Public health

Growing-Up Milk: A Good Strategy to Prevent Iron Deficiency in Young Children

In France, the strategy for preventing iron deficiency in young children is partly based on the recommendation to use iron-fortified infant formula – including growing-up milk – when breastfeeding is discontinued. The researchers found that the consumption of iron-fortified infant formula very significantly reduced the risk of iron deficiency and met the recommended daily nutrition requirements for nearly half of the children.

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Cardiac arrest outside the hospital during the peak of the COVID-19 epidemic: studies highlight pulmonary embolism as the main determinant

Des investigateurs français de l’Institut médico-légal de Paris, de l’Inserm, du service de radiologie de l’hôpital Sainte-Anne/GHU Paris, du département d’anesthésie-réanimation des hôpitaux de l’AP-HP Saint-Louis et Lariboisière, d’Université de Paris, et du CNRS ont fait l’hypothèse que les arrêts cardiaques en dehors de l’hôpital pendant le pic de la pandémie de Covid-19 pourraient être en partie dus à des embolies pulmonaires massives. Le détail de ces travaux a été publié le 28 mai 2020 dans l’European Journal of Heart Failure.

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COVID-19 and the Environment: A European Program Coordinated by Inserm gives its recommendations

Launched in 2019, the primary objective of the Health Environment Research Agenda for Europe (HERA) is to provide the European Commission with an environment, climate, and health research agenda for 2020-2030.

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Paris and Its Suburbs: Twice as Many Cardiac Arrests During Lockdown

Indirect consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on the healthcare system and the management of other diseases are beginning to emerge.

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Hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin can have a deleterious impact on the cardiovascular system

Hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin can have a damaging impact on the cardiovascular system and are a life-threatening combination, according to large analysis from a World Health Organization (WHO) database of adverse drug reactions.

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Milestone: Inserm’s commitment to the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic

First identified in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019, the novel SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus has rapidly spread across the world, leading to the most serious pandemic in recent history.

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Discovery : Point d’étape au 14 mai 2020

Au 12 mai 2020, 750 patients ont déjà été recrutés en France. Discovery est un modèle de ce que la recherche clinique peut apporter en ces temps de crise : un protocole robuste, établi avec les meilleurs standards internationaux.

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The StopCovid project-team and the ecosystem of contributors are working together to develop a mobile contact tracing app for France

Inria, ANSSI, Capgemini, Dassault Systèmes, Inserm, Lunabee Studio, Orange, Santé Publique France and Withings create the StopCovid project team in order to structure and strengthen their contribution to the government project to set up a mobile contact tracing application (StopCovid). The purpose of this project is to provide the French health authorities with a complementary digital tool to help manage the sanitary emergency against Covid-19.

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Inserm’s commitment to the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic

Inserm has played a leading role in the French and international research spheres, rallying its many experts in subjects related to fundamental research, therapeutic research, and modelling. Participating also in France’s solidarity effort, the Institute has taken action to distribute tens of thousands of masks, gloves, gowns, shoe covers and reagents to medical teams working in the nation’s hospitals.

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COVID-19 and Confinement: A Large-Scale French Survey of Social Challenges and Health

For a deeper insight into the social and epidemiological challenges posed by the exceptional prevention measures taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic – particularly confinement – a multidisciplinary group of researchers has joined forces with Inserm and the Public Health Agency to launch a survey of around 200,000 participants from five major French cohorts.

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