Glasses, dentures and hearing aids will be fully reimbursed by the Social Security and complementary health from 2020.

Health: Glasses, Dentures and Hearing soon reimbursed 100%

Glasses, dentures and hearing aids will be fully reimbursed by the Social Security and complementary health from 2020. The decree was published Saturday, January 12 in the Official Journal . From 2020, some glasses, dental crowns and hearing aids will be fully reimbursed by Social Security and complementary health. This is the implementation of the reform on  “zero charge rest” , adopted in December by […]

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Batches of drugs containing Irbesartan have been recalled

Hypertension: The French Medicines Agency Recalls Batches of Drugs Based on Irbesartan

A month and a half after the Valsartan drug recall, irbesartan is also being recalled by the French Medicines Agency on Friday, January 11th. The presence of two substances classified as “carcinogenic” is the cause. After valsartan , another anti hypertensive drug is affected by batch recalls because of the presence of a substance classified as a probable […]

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This diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease will be possible thanks to blood.

Alzheimer’s Disease Soon Diagnosed with a Simple Blood Test?

A company hopes to market in September 2019 the first blood test to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease. A revolution for the medical profession. Are we moving towards a revolution to better fight against Alzheimer’s ? Founded in 2007, the company Firalis located in the Great East at Huningue (Haut-Rhin) south of Mulhouse on the French-Swiss border is preparing to market the first blood test for […]

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Flu epidemic arrives in the Pays de la Loire

Flu Arrives in Pays de la Loire: Sarthe is the Most Affected Department

For the first week of January, cases of flu increase in Pays de la Loire, particularly in Sarthe. The epidemic is likely to progress further At the beginning of 2019, according to the weekly map published by the network Sentinelles , the flu is coming in force in the west of France . The epidemic of influenza began in  Occitan and 10 regions are […]

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The health of Michael Schumacher remains a mystery

Formula 1: Five Years After his Accident, the Mystery Surrounding Michael Schumacher’s Health Remains

Absolute reference to Formula 1, Michael Schumacher lives idle for five years and his skiing accident, December 29, 2013. The seven-time world champion will celebrate his 50 years on January 3 and his health, precarious, remains a secret carefully guarded by his relatives. The family never wanted to communicate on this subject but in the […]

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Some cigarettes will increase on January 1, 2019

Tobacco: Further Increase for Some Cigarettes on the 1st January

Before the sharp increase of 50 cents expected in March 2019, price adjustments for some packets of cigarettes are expected on the 1st January. This is the seventh revision of the price of tobacco since the arrival of Emmanuel Macron in power. As of January 1st, 2019, some brands of cigarettes will see a slight increase . On average, prices will […]

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ANSM has launched a public consultation to raise the awareness of patients and healthcare professionals about the risk of liver toxicity related to paracetamol overdose. (© Illustration / Adobe Stock)

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 […]

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Paternity leave is currently 11 consecutive days.

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 […]

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Poverty: One in Five French People do not Eat Well

According to a survey into poverty in France published by Secours Populaire on Tuesday, some French people can not afford to eat three meals a day and buy fresh fruits and vegetables. Not being able to do three meals a day and eat healthy. This is the life of one in five French, according to the latest Ipsos-Secours […]

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Some Cigarette and tobacco brands increase in price

New Rise in the Price of Tobacco: The Packets of Cigarettes Concerned

A further rise in the price of cigarettes and tobacco took place yesterday, Monday 20th August, 2018. An increase between 20 and 30 cents, which applies to certain brands.  Some smokers will not be happy, as from yesterday, Monday 20th August, 2018. Because the price of some packets of cigarettes and tobacco increases, according to a decree published in […]

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