Health: “Bloodless, pediatric radiology threatens to disappear today”

Tribune. The degradation of the pediatric care offer, the practice of liberal pediatricians and pediatrics at public hospitals was denounced in 2020 by an IGAS report. The current bronchiolitis epidemic is bringing down already exhausted teams and sounding the alarm again. All pediatric specialties are affected, including surgery, anesthesia, child psychiatry and imaging, performed by … Read more

The Swiss once again called to the polls to vote on the health pass

Participants in a demonstration against the vaccine and the restrictions imposed by the Covid-19, in Geneva, on October 9, 2021. SALVATORE IN NOLFI / AP The Swiss vote, Sunday, November 28, on the Covid-19 law which made it possible to create the health pass, at the end of a stormy electoral campaign. A sign of … Read more

Dominique Méda: “Let us hope that health will be at the heart of the presidential campaign”

Chronic. October 4, 2021, on the occasion of the 76e anniversary of Social Security, the Minister of Solidarity and Health, Olivier Véran, recalled the remarkable role played by this institution during the health crisis and called for a rethink of compulsory health insurance (AMO), especially its articulation with complementary health. France has the particularity of … Read more

Covid-19: the surprising health situation in the United Kingdom

On Regent Street, London, November 20, 2021. TOBY MELVILLE / REUTERS A virus that has been circulating at very high levels for four months (on average 30,000 new infections per day over the last seven days), but much fewer hospitalizations than in previous waves (between 700 and 800 admissions per day, 919 people placed under … Read more

“Grande Sécu”: “Perhaps there is better to do than eliminate the complementary health insurance”

Tribune. With the pandemic, health policies have occupied the daily lives of the French for almost two years. They have entered our lives, and not just those of those who are sick or directly affected, as is usually the case. However, health issues are struggling to find their way into presidential debates. The “great Secu”, … Read more

Giving social support to others may boost your health

Journal Reference: Tao Jiang, Syamil Yakin, Jennifer Crocker, Baldwin M. Way. Perceived social support-giving moderates the association between social relationships and interleukin-6 levels in blood. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 2022; 100: 25 DOI: 10.1016/j.bbi.2021.11.002 While researchers have long thought that receiving social support from others is a key to health, results from studies have shown … Read more

Covid-19: at primary school, the health protocol will be relaxed to limit class closures

Test rather than close. This is the strategy chosen by the Minister of National Education, Jean-Michel Blanquer, in the face of the outbreak of the fifth wave of Covid-19. The passage from level 2 to level 3 of the health protocol, which would have meant a return to courses partly at a distance in high … Read more

Olivier Véran’s announcements in the face of the fifth wave of Covid-19: vaccine booster, health pass, mask in closed places

It is not at this stage considered “No confinement, no curfew” to fight against the fifth wave of the Covid-19 epidemic that France is currently experiencing and which is “Undoubtedly stronger, longer than (…) that of this summer “, began by reassuring, Thursday, November 25, the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, by introducing the measures … Read more

Covid-19: “The health pass must be used to accelerate the booster doses”

Tribune. The loss of control over the epidemic in Austria has led to a new containment and compulsory vaccination. Do we want this in France? Certainly not. And yet, at the current rate, we will be in a similar situation in a few days. How can we avoid the setbacks that are already looming across … Read more

Violence in Guadeloupe: the ARS denounces “physical attacks against health professionals”

In the town of Abymes in Guadeloupe, striking and requisitioned firefighters occupied the Perrin roundabout on November 21, 2021. OLIVIER LABAN MATTEI / MYOP FOR “THE WORLD” The regional health agency (ARS) of Guadeloupe alerted, Monday, November 22, “On the physical attacks that health professionals have suffered in recent days while they were going to … Read more