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France says 22 schools closed over virus cases

France’s education minister on Friday said 22 schools have had to shut on French territory due to the coronavirus since pupils returned to school this week, emphasising that over half of these were in the Indian Ocean island of La Reunion. Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer told Europe 1 radio that he was however pleased with […]

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France confirms 2 cases of virus from China, 1st in Europe

Coronavirus comes to Europe: France confirms its first two patients as global cases hit 945 French Health Minister Agnes Buzyn has confirmed the country’s first two coronavirus cases  The two individuals are the first to be sickened in Europe  Since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, it has spread to 11 countries around the world, now […]

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How France is persuading its citizens to get vaccinated

In February this year, a holiday in paradise turned into a nightmare for one French family. Soon after their arrival in Costa Rica, their unvaccinated five-year-old son developed measles, the country’s first case since 2014. The parents, also unvaccinated, tested positive for the virus too. They were believed to have brought it from France. The […]

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Junk Food Consumption Increases The Risk Of Depression, Study Finds

Multi-country study calls for GPs to give dietary advice as part of depression treatment An analysis of 41 multi-country studies has found that a diet high in junk food raises the risk of developing depression, reports The Guardian. The study, published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, took place in Britain, Spain, and Australia. Researchers examined […]

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Cost-effective universal screening for hepatitis C in France

An estimated 75,000 people in France are unaware they are infected by hepatitis C virus. An ANRS-funded study by Sylvie Deuffic-Burban, Ph.D., a research associate at IAME (Infection, Antimicrobials, Modeling, Evolution) (Inserm—Université Paris Diderot—Université Paris 13), and her team show that a universal screening strategy applied to hepatitis C is cost-effective and improves life expectancy […]