“Our immune system has capabilities that no drug can ever match”

MAINTENANCE – Pr Olivier Michielin, oncologist in Lausanne, takes stock of the extraordinary benefits of immunotherapy on the occasion of the publication of a book intended for the general public. It’s a word that may mean nothing to you at the moment but which will gradually impose itself in our lives. Immunotherapy – which means … Read more

the benefit of aspirin questioned

DECRYPTION – In primary prevention, that is to say before the occurrence of a cardiovascular incident, the risk is real. Many patients are still prescribed it, and yet… Take low-dose aspirin every day to avoid a possible myocardial infarction or stroke is useless, even dangerous. The mass is said: the very influential American learned society, … Read more

Should we be worried about the first case of transmission to humans?

THE CHEKING PROCESS – China has announced that it has detected the first case of H3N8 avian influenza in humans. Until then, this strain was known to infect horses, dogs and seals. THE QUESTION. China said on April 26 that it had detected the first case of H3N8 avian influenza in humans. Until then, this … Read more

A ‘new era’ in the treatment of operable lung cancer

DECRYPTION – Combining immunotherapy and chemotherapy before surgery reduces the risk of death by 40%. These results “should change practices”, enthuses in the New England Journal of Medicine Pr Christine M. Lovly, oncologist at Vanderbilt University (United States) in an editorial accompanying the publication of a very promising international study. on the management of lung … Read more

How Air Pollution Affects Brain Function

DECRYPTION – A large French study shows a drop in cognitive performance, linked to road traffic. This is not a scoop: air pollution, especially that caused by road traffic, is harmful to health. It affects the lungs, of course, as well as the cardiovascular system. What is less known, however, is that it also damages … Read more

44 Branches of Biology: Anatomy to Zoology

Jakarta – Biology is the study of living things and their processes. This science studies the structure, function, development, origin, evolution, and distribution of living things. Reporting from Live Science, the word biology comes from the Greek “bios” which means life and “logos” which means science. Linguistically, it can be interpreted that biology is the … Read more

one case of Flurona reported in Austria

An Austrian woman was infected with Covid-19 and the flu at the same time. «Flurona » is the name given to the simultaneous co-infection with influenza (“fluin English) and the coronavirus. Austria reports first case, Swiss daily reports view . This is the second caseFluronaproved to the world, after Israel. At the turn of the … Read more

can vaccines increase the risk of infection?

THE CHEKING PROCESS – This hypothesis was put forward by Professor Didier Raoult. The director of the IHU in Marseille mentions the presence of “facilitating antibodies”. Is she credible? THE QUESTION. Doubts, criticisms and questions persist, a year after the start of the first vaccinations against Covid-19 and while the virus continues to mutate. “The … Read more

Why shingles causes long-term pain

Shingles is a disease that is common enough for the pain that characterizes it to be generally well identified by patients or their families. With shingles, “The older you are, the more severe the pain and the longer it persists, underlines the Pr Éric Serra, head of the Center for the Study and Treatment of … Read more

Chickenpox and shingles, one virus for two different diseases

After the primary infection, it settles in a quiescent form and can be reactivated after years. “Don’t scratch yourself, otherwise I’ll put gloves on you!” Some children remember their chickenpox, the terrible itching it caused, and the impossible parental injunction. For the vast majority of them, this very common childhood illness leaves no trace or … Read more