Professor Didier Raoult will know on Friday if he is sanctioned by the medical order

Professor Didier Raoult, on November 5, after having been heard by the disciplinary chamber of the Order of Physicians. PHILIPPE LOPEZ / AFP Did Professor Didier Raoult violate the code of medical ethics by promoting hydroxychloroquine against Covid-19? The disciplinary chamber of the order of physicians renders its decision, which can go as far as … Read more

Discovery of a lava and iron planet

Illustration of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) in front of a lava planet orbiting its host star. TESS will identify thousands of potential new planets to study and observe. NASA/GSFC During its last update, carried out on Wednesday 1is In December, the Internet site, better known by its name Encyclopedia of extrasolar planets, … Read more

Extension of abortion times in France: “Let’s put an end to gender-based violence that does not speak its name”

Tribune. At the end of the first confinement, requests for voluntary termination of pregnancy (abortion) exploded, exposing the problem of a legal deadline of only twelve weeks. Member of Parliament Albane Gaillot (ex-La République en Marche) and Senator Laurence Rossignol (SOC), supported by many associations, then file a Law proposition to extend the legal deadline. … Read more

HIV: transmission, screening, treatment … the answers to your questions about AIDS

Despite the undeniable battles won by those involved in the fight against AIDS in recent decades – in terms of prevention, screening and access to treatment – the epidemic is still far from being eradicated, in France as elsewhere. of the world. On the occasion of World AIDS Day, Wednesday 1is December, The world returns, … Read more

World AIDS Day: “Strengthening sexuality education to fight serophobia”

Tribune. Forty years after the discovery of the first cases of HIV / AIDS, even though today an HIV-positive person on treatment no longer transmits the disease, discrimination against people living with HIV still exists. The figures ofCSA Research survey commissioned by the regional center for information and prevention of AIDS (Crips) Ile-de-France are unfortunately … Read more

Vaccination for 5-11 year olds: the High Authority for Health is delaying

Don’t rush. Do not rob associations of pediatricians. Above all, make sure that all precautions have been taken. Five days after the green light given by the European Medicines Agency for the immunization of 5-11 year olds with the Pfizer vaccine, the High Authority for Health (HAS) chose caution. In an opinion delivered on Tuesday, … Read more

“The defenders of the” great Security “have not said their last word”

Tribune. The announcement of a forthcoming “great Secu” by the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, six months before the presidential election, had aroused the hope of those who, for more than ten years, denounced the economically irrational character. and socially unjust “double payer” for the same care, and preached in the wilderness. Unfortunately, the cold … Read more

Second death in France in a laboratory working on prions

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease took away, a few days ago, a retired research technician from the National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (Inrae), who had worked in Toulouse in contact of biological tissue infected with prions. This death sows consternation and concern in the scientific community working on these infectious agents. It follows the … Read more

The Covid-19 pandemic reduced the number of tests and new HIV diagnoses in France in 2020

World AIDS Day takes place on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. MEHDI FEDOUACH / AFP In 2020, the number of discoveries of HIV seropositivity and bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs) was down sharply due to a decrease in screening linked to the Covid-19 pandemic, underlines, Tuesday, November 29, the Public health agency France (SpF). The number … Read more