Health: The Fight Against Alcoholism Financed by … the Alcohol Lobby

Traders and producers of wines, spirits and beers proposed, yesterday, to finance for 4 years up to 5 million euros the fight against alcoholism. This is a measure that seems paradoxical but has nevertheless borne fruit in Spain or Italy , also great producers of wines, as reported by Paris Match. The alcohol lobby has proposed funding for 5 million of preventive measures against alcohol dependence, especially …

Tobacco, Alcohol, Junk Food, Obesity … 40% of Cancer is Preventable

Of the 346,000 cancer patients diagnosed in 2015, 142,000 could have been prevented if the patients had not been exposed to risk factors, say the health authorities.  Tobacco first, then alcohol , a poor diet, and finally obesity are the four main factors in France for 40% of cancer patients that would be “avoidable”, according to figures released Monday by two health authorities.  …

Stable Infant Mortality in France after Decades of Decline

Infant mortality has been stable in France for about ten years, after having fallen sharply throughout the twentieth century. With 3.7 deaths of children under one year per 1000 live births, infant mortality has been stable in France for a decade , after falling sharply throughout the twentieth century, according to a study by ‘INSEE published Monday 25 June 2018. …

New Outbreaks of Contaminated Reblochons, E. Coli Bacteria Detected in Two Farms

While E. coli bacteria were detected in two farms, ten tonnes of reblochons, potentially contaminated, were recalled Friday 22nd June. The details. Major progress in the investigation of the contaminated reblochon : the Escherichia Coli O26 bacterium , which has made children sick, has been detected in two dairy farms suppliers Chabert establishments, where investigations will however continue. “As a …

Reblochon Contaminated with E. coli: Investigation into the Suspicious Death of a Child

New lots of Reblochons were recalled Thursday 31st May, and an investigation was opened after the suspicious death of a child. This one would have consumed cheese. Health authorities are investigating the suspicious death of a child to know if it was caused by reblochon suspected of being contaminated with E. coli bacteria , said Friday the health agency Public …

Reblochon Recall at Leclerc: 7 Infected Children, One of Whom is Still Hospitalized

The Leclerc brand had to recall reblochon cheese after the infection of seven children with E. coli bacteria. One of them is hospitalized. The authorities have asked the Leclerc brand to recall reblochon containing the bacterium Escherichia coli, the consumption of which has made seven young children seriously ill, a contamination whose size remains to be …

Pollen Alert Over a Large Part of France: A Very High Allergic Risk

The arrival of the sun sign the return of pollen. For several days, the whole country has been hit hard by a large wave of pollen. Beware of allergies. The season of pollen allergies is launched! For several days , the National Aerobiological Surveillance Network (RNSA) has a particularly colourful pollen vigilance map . And with the arrival of good weather, especially in the West …