The Government Wants to Welcome More Foreign Patients in France

It hopes economic benefits … Ministers Marisol Touraine (Health) and Laurent Fabius (Foreign Affairs) announced earlier today, Friday, measures to develop the increase of foreign patients in France, a promising market in terms of economic benefits and job creation. These measures should be implemented “by the end of the year” include in particular the administrative relief …

French Sceptical About the Effectiveness of Neutral Tobacco Package

According to a Harris Interactive poll, 74% of French are sceptical about the effectiveness of neutral packaging of cigarettes.  A majority of French (74%) are sceptical about the effectiveness of neutral packaging  of cigarettes to reduce the number of smokers in France, according to a Harris Interactive poll released today, Thursday for the Confederation of …

Vaccine Developed for Dust Mite Allergy

In Nantes, a team of researchers tested a vaccine on mice against house dust mite allergy, the most common in asthmatics. The results of their research were recently published in a prestigious American scientific journal, the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.  A team of Nantes researchers from Inserm (National Institute for Medical Research), at …

Electronic Cigarettes : French against their use at work

SURVEY : They are also very skeptical about the effects of electronic cigarettes on their tobacco addiction … Six in ten French, support the ban on electronic cigarettes at work, which is one of the measures to fight against smoking included in the draft health law currently being discussed in the National Assembly. According to a survey by Odoxa …

Homosexuals and blood donation: The survey will be modified, announces Marisol Touraine

POLICY The Minister of Health is awaiting the recommendations of experts on a new definition of risk behaviours before changing the questionnaire given to blood donors … The Health Minister Marisol Touraine said earlier today, Sunday that a questionnaire given to blood donors would soon be changed to allow homosexuals to donate blood while ensuring …

Ban to Smoking in a Car with a Child

New figures being published in france show that passive smoking is found responsible for the death of 73,000 people. The health care bill currently being debated before the National Assembly, contains the ban on smoking in cars carrying children under the age of 12. A “measure of common sense,” according to Health Minister, Marisol Touraine, “because the concentration …