Monthly Archives: May 2016

Stroke study prompts call for revised treatment guidelines

Doctors should rethink how they treat patients who have suffered the deadliest form of stroke, a clinical trial suggests.The study recommends a change in guidelines for treating any patients who have had a stroke caused by bleeding into the brain – known as intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) – while regularly taking aspirin.

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Friday 20 may 2016

Sorry, this entry is only available in French. Le paquet de cigarettes sans logo et avec des photographies chocs sur 65% de la face avant, défendu par la ministre de la Santé, Marisol Touraine, dans le cadre de la loi Santé voté en décembre dernier, arrive aujourd’hui chez les buralistes, rapportent Les Echos. Il s’agit […]

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Thursday 19 may 2016

Sorry, this entry is only available in French. Le Monde explique que « les autorités sanitaires ont déclenché un dispositif de surveillance renforcé pour limiter le risque d’épidémie [du virus Zika] dans l’Hexagone ». Chaque année, l’activité du moustique tigre, Aedes Albopictus, « fait craindre la survenue de maladies comme la dengue ou le chikungunya ». Mais ajoute le […]

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HIV: Identification of key immune response receptors in patients spontaneously controlling infection

A small number of patients infected by HIV spontaneously control viral replication without antiretroviral therapy, and do not develop the disease. The ability of these rare patients, known as “HIV controllers”, to suppress HIV replication appears to be down to a highly effective immune response. Scientists from the Institut Pasteur and Inserm observed that CD4+ T immune cells in these patients, recruited from the ANRS CO21 CODEX cohort, were capable of recognizing tiny quantities of the virus. This highly sensitive detection is dependent on the expression of specific T cell receptors on the surface of immune cells, which target the HIV capsid protein with high affinity. The preferential expression of these receptors appears to keep the immune system on a constant state of alert, thereby enabling the patients to control HIV. These findings have been published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation.

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18 May 2016

Sorry, this entry is only available in French. L’AFP, Le Figaro et France Info rapportent qu’un essai clinique mené par l’Inserm pour mettre au point un vaccin contre le virus Ebola a été suspendu temporairement, par mesure de précaution, après la survenue d’un syndrome de Miller-Fischer chez un volontaire. Le Figaro souligne que, selon les […]

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Tuesday 17 may 2016

Sorry, this entry is only available in French. Tandis que la Journée européenne de l’AVC s’est déroulée le 14 mai, Sciencetavenir.fr explique qu’« en mesurant soi-même son rythme cardiaque, on peut détecter une anomalie à l’avance » et se protéger d’un AVC. Ainsi, la Fédération nationale France AVC et la Fondation Cœur et Artères lancent […]

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Enhanced hippocampal-cortical coupling improves memory

For the first time, scientists in the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Biology (CNRS/INSERM/Collège de France) have produced direct evidence that the long-term storage of memories involves a dialogue between two brain structures, the hippocampus and cortex, during sleep; by enhancing this dialogue, they succeeded in triggering the consolidation of memories that would otherwise have been forgotten. This work is published in Nature Neuroscience on 16 May 2016.

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Friday 13 may 2016

Sorry, this entry is only available in French. Le Monde, qui publie un vaste panorama de la qualité de l’air en milieu urbain, explique que « la pollution de l’air est responsable de la mort de 3,7 millions de personnes dans le monde en 2012, selon l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) ». Cette pollution touche plus […]

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Early morning waking, a winning trend among the French

Setting one’s alarm an hour or two earlier to run, meditate, read or even cook is a trend that is attracting many followers in France, also known as “morningophiles.” Recommended by Hal Elrod in his book The Miracle Morning, this lifestyle, which started in the United States, extols the virtues of waking up very early in the morning, as a source of well-being and productivity.

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Thursday 12 may 2016

Sorry, this entry is only available in French. L’Association AMPL (Alerte des médecins sur les pesticides), qui regroupe 1 600 médecins (généralistes, endocrinologues, gynécologues), lance une campagne de prévention sur les perturbateurs endocriniens « à l’échelle du Limousin et dont elle espère qu’elle fasse école, via la formation continue des généralistes en France », rapporte Le Parisien. L’Humanité […]

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