“My daughter had to be amputated”

Meningococcal meningitis usually occurs in childhood (especially in children under one year old), as well as in adolescents and young adults (between 16 and 24 years old). Adobe Stock TESTIMONY – Rare and little known, this bacterial infection can lead to amputations or even death in just a few hours. Recently, a vaccine has been … Read more

The long Covid, a new chronic disease

By Anne Prigent Posted yesterday at 9:29 p.m., Update yesterday at 9:32 p.m. The World Health Organization estimates that a quarter of people infected with Sars-CoV-2 have symptoms that persist for more than a month, and that at least one in ten is still sick after three months. Angie Wheeler/Cavan Images – stock.adobe.com DECRYPTION – … Read more

first confirmed case in a child in IDF, according to the ARS

Until then, the virus had only affected adults. The primary student was taken care of and “shows no signs of seriousness”. The Ile-de-France Regional Health Agency (ARS) reported on Saturday a first confirmed case of monkeypox in a child attending primary school in the region, specifying that he was taken care of and “shows no … Read more

in Concarneau, low-tech have their festival

No stage, strobes or raving guitarists. The Concarneau festival (Finistère), which begins on Saturday June 25 and runs until July 3, promises to be different. Instead, solar dehydrators, cargo bikes and black soldier flies (useful composting aids and sources of protein) will be in the spotlight. The Low-tech Lab, the association that organizes this “ … Read more

what do we know about the new variants, responsible for the epidemic resumption?

FOCUS- Coming from South Africa, they are derivatives of Omicron with the names of BA.4 and BA.5. “Contamination increases, acknowledged Olivia Grégoire, government spokesperson, on June 23 on France Info. We are attentive and vigilant.” The day before, Emmanuel Macron said “do not rule out new emergency measures on the epidemic“, while the period of … Read more

330 confirmed cases in France

In total, more than 3200 cases of monkeypox have been detected worldwide. The WHO on Thursday called on countries to be vigilant and transparent in the face of this rare outbreak. France had 330 confirmed cases of infection with the monkeypox virus on Thursday, health authorities announced, adding that the first infected woman had a … Read more

“A year ago I was swimming two kilometers a day, today I go out in an electric wheelchair”

ALS causes progressive weakness and then muscle wasting associated with muscle twitches. Adobe Stock TESTIMONY – On the occasion of the world day of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – or “Charcot’s disease” -, Le Figaro collected the testimony of Katherine, 67, recently affected by this destructive and incurable pathology. It is one of those rare diseases … Read more

how nature inspires technology

INFOGRAPHICS – The wings of birds, the legs of the gecko, the fruits of the burdock… when the inventions of nature impose themselves in new technologies. What is richer than the experience of life, the fruit of 3.8 billion years of evolution? To observe life is to understand how to adapt to an environment in … Read more

A successful liver makeover could revolutionize transplants

STORY – A graft was kept for three days, and treated, before being reimplanted in a patient. “A race against time”is how all professionals describe organ transplantation. Twelve hours for the liver, four for the heart: the maximum time between removal and reimplantation depends on the organ but never exceeds a few hours. Beyond that, … Read more

stings in the eye to slow the progression of the disease

REPORTAGE – This disease, which leads to loss of vision, affects a quarter of people over 75 years old. Every day at the Quinze-Vingts hospital in Paris, 80 patients receive treatment directly injected into the eye to slow down its development. A spring morning at the Quinze-Vingts National Hospital in Paris. The man who has … Read more