Paracetamol Hazards: Should Alert Messages on Boxes Be Reinforced?

The best selling tablets in France with 442 million boxes per year, paracetamol presents risks in case of excessive consumption, especially for the liver. Doliprane, Efferalgan, Dafalgan … Effective drugs for a hangover, stomach pain, migraine, body aches … but potentially dangerous in case of overdose . The leading analgesic in France, with 422 million boxes sold per year, paracetamol can …

Future Dads, Paternity Leave Could Go From 11 to 21 Days

One report proposes to increase all birth and paternity leave to four weeks. 12 days more than the current legal framework. Details. Go from 11 days to two or three weeks. A report of the General Inspectorate of Social Affairs (Igas) recommends an extension of paternity leave, making it possible to bring all paternity and birth leave to four weeks . It was handed …

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 …