Richard Mervyn Hare, ethics at heart

Said law or guillotine de Hume does not cut heads: only undue conclusions or inferences. Those who move from “what is” to “what must be”, from what describes a fact (Paul is a doctor) in what is an imperative or a prescription (Anna must close the window). This “cut” is not so simple. May Paul […]

Coronavirus is not a flu

Coronavirus, a “flu”? the doctors who claimed it two months ago have changed their tone. “When the first Chinese patient was diagnosed with coronavirus, a colleague told me” don’t forget to tell the nurses that this is a flu! “ Today he’s one of the most worried, “ says Professor Gilles Pialoux, head of department […]

Coronavirus: France is preparing for the third phase of the epidemic

The switch to phase 3 (maximum health alert threshold) of the Chinese viral pneumonia epidemic is just a matter of days. Despite efforts by health authorities to contain it since the end of January, the Covid-19 is actively circulating far beyond clusters (grouping of cases linked by a chain of contamination) identified in the Oise […]

Adverse reactions with asthma medications

Receive all the news Health The National Medicines Safety Agency recalls that montelukast drugs (Singulair® and generics), prescribed for the treatment of asthma, can cause memory problems, hallucinations and even depression and suicidal thoughts . Prescribed in the treatment of people, adults or children, suffering fromasthma mild to moderate insufficiently controlled by taking cortisone, drugs […]

how to effectively protect yourself from coronavirus?

QUESTIONS / ANSWERS – As the new coronavirus threatens to make its return to France, Le Figaro takes stock of the best practices to be implemented to protect themselves and prevent the spread of the disease. As Italy faces a dramatic increase in the number of cases of CoVID-19, the new coronavirus infection from China, […]

an update on what we know and what we don’t yet know

As the Covid-19 epidemic spreads across Europe, Le Figaro takes stock of what we know (or don’t know) about the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes it. Two months after its emergence in China, the new coronavirus has not finished revealing all its secrets. Many questions remain unanswered, particularly regarding its origin and its ability to infect […]

Low folate levels associated with malnutrition in hospitalized patients

Low folate levels associated with malnutrition in hospitalized patients

According to the researchers, about 10% of patients who go to complex care hospitals may have low levels of folic acid and other indicators of malnutrition. To ensure that these patients are identified and helped, those who present with gastrointestinal problems, chronic kidney disease or sepsis, all associated with malnutrition, need to have their folate […]

When the patient pays for the investigation of his illness | Science

What does not cover the general interest, economic or commercial, is covered by the interest of family members. They have no other. That is the situation that involves rare diseases, those that affect one person per 2,000 inhabitants. The relatives of these patients have learned that associationism is the only, or the best, way for […]

“I take 12 drugs a day”

TESTIMONIAL – Justine, 24, has suffered from epilepsy since the age of 17. On International Epilepsy Day, she agreed to testify. Justine, 24, dreamed of working with disabled children Justine LE FIGARO. – How did your illness start? Justine. – It was the morning of December 24, 2012. When I had just gotten up, I […]

Cancer medicine: the dying profession of pathologist – health

The number of active pathologists is falling, the offspring are missing. These doctors are becoming increasingly important in the fight against cancer. About the extinction of an often misjudged profession. “Compact orthokeratosis, partly parakeratosis, intraepidermal atypical keratinocytes, these penetrate the entire epidermis in places. Point.” A low voice sounds in a narrow office between full […]