Monthly Archives: June 2013

2013 World Blood Donor Day

Violence against children is not just another mere news item. It is a major public health problem. As in other countries that have a similar level of socio-economic development1, 10% of children in France are victims of physical violence, sexual abuse, serious negligence, neglect, humiliation, etc. Today, around two children die each day because of violence related issues involving adults. These reports in particular have led the French Senator André Vallini Anne Tursz, to organise a national conference that will be held on Friday 14 June 2013 at the Senate.

June 13th 2013

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Pesticides and their effect on health

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According to international scientific publications issued over the last 30 years and analysed by these experts, there appears to be a positive link between occupational exposure to pesticides and certain pathologies in adults: Parkinson’s disease, prostate cancer, hematopoietic cancers (non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and multiple myeloma). Furthermore, exposure to pesticides during the prenatal and postnatal periods and in infancy appears to be a particularly risk for the development of the child.

June 12th 2013

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National Conference On Violence Against Children

Violence against children is not just another mere news item. It is a major public health problem. As in other countries that have a similar level of socio-economic development1, 10% of children in France are victims of physical violence, sexual abuse, serious negligence, neglect, humiliation, etc. Today, around two children die each day because of violence related issues involving adults. These reports in particular have led the French Senator André Vallini Anne Tursz, to organise a national conference that will be held on Friday 14 June 2013 at the Senate.

June 11th 2013

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June 10th 2013

Sorry, this article is only available in French.

Early exposure to bisphenol A might damage the enamel of teeth.

Are teeth the latest victims of bisphenol A? Yes, according to the conclusions of work carried out by the research team led by Ariane Berdal of the Université Paris-Diderot and Sylvie Babajko. The researchers have shown that the teeth of rats treated with low daily doses of BPA could be damaged by this. Analysis of the damage shows numerous characteristics that are common with a recently identified pathology of tooth enamel that affects roughly 18% of children between the ages of 6 and 8.

(French) : Santé en questions : la drépanocytose, les voies de la guérison

L’Inserm et Universcience vous invitent à la conférence Santé en questions, le mercredi 19 juin, sur la drépanocytose, les voies de la guérison.

(French) : Cancers du rein, mélanomes de l’œil et mésothéliomes : un gène de prédisposition en commun

Une famille avec de nombreux cancers inexpliqués révèle que certaines prédispositions aux cancers du rein sont liées à des mutations du gène BAP1. Porté sur le chromosome 3, ce gène était déjà connu pour prédisposer à des cancers oculaires (mélanome uvéal) et de la plèvre (mésothéliome). Ces travaux réalisés par Marc-Henri Stern du laboratoire Génétique et Biologie des Cancers (Institut Curie/Inserm U830) en coordination avec le Pr Dominique Stoppa-Lyonnet (Institut Curie/Service de Génétique) sont publiés dans American Journal of Human Genetics en date du 6 juin 2013.

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