The AP-HP, the Federation of Diabetological Hospital Service and the AP-HP Connected Health Responsibility Centre offer this week to diabetic patients confined at home during the Covid-19 outbreak, a national programme of information, prevention and support for their health.
Sleep disorders have a harmful impact on our brain and under certain conditions are thought to be linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease. A link which had until now been poorly understood by the scientific community. For the first time, a study based on multiple brain imaging techniques has revealed, among other forms of impairment, the appearance of amyloid plaques characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease in the brains...
An ordinary edible mushroom could be a game-changer when it comes to the treatment of rare genetic diseases. These affect hundreds of millions of people worldwide who often find themselves powerless in the absence of effective therapy. A team of researchers has shown that an active ingredient contained in the Lepista inversa mushroom has repair properties, making it possible to correct certain genetic mutations, known as "nonsense" mutations.
At a time when the Sars-CoV-2 epidemic is continuing to spread, France’s Alliance for Life Sciences and Health (Aviesan) is mobilizing to accelerate research into the virus and COVID-19 disease through REACTing – a consortium coordinated by Inserm. The Scientific Advisory Board of REACTing has selected 20 scientific initiatives covering diverse fields, from mathematical modelling to disease prevention and treatment.
Each year, some twenty cases of Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome linked to tampon use are reported in France. Characterized by various symptoms, such as high fever and skin rash, it can lead to multiple-organ failure and death in the most extreme cases.
It is world’s third most common tropical mycobacterial disease after tuberculosis and leprosy. Caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans, it leads to the destruction of skin tissue and the development of large ulcers which can affect entire limbs right down to the bone.