The information magazine of Inserm is scientific but accessible to a wider audience. Each two months, it illustrates discoveries, debates and questions of a biomedical research in constant motion. Steep yourself in the translated special feature !
The French resist immunization. Are they afraid of needles? No, it is more their composition that causes worry, and their supposed side effects. Denunciation on how vaccines work, and the risks and benefits of these distinct medicinal products, which each year save two to three million lives worldwide.
Overcoming tiredness, avoiding hair loss, getting a good tan, lowering cholesterol, even preventing cancer, etc. According to their labels, dietary supplements can do everything -or almost everything- to keep us in tip-top form. But what is the truth? With a rapidly-growing market and thousands of products freely available, what about their efficacy? And what about the official recommendations?
Some 30% of the French population suffers from chronic pain. It may be mild or intolerable, transient or permanent, focal or all over. Whatever the case, it poisons everyday life. We meet the people who are combating this scourge and who are researching the treatments of the future. A series of promising new channels are giving day-to-day sufferers hope.
A memory lapse, a familiar face whose name escapes us, a word on the tip of your tongue, it can happen to anyone. But beyond a certain age, such gaps start to become worrying. Could it be the first sign of Alzheimer's disease? Or of some other neurodegenerative problem. Or the normal effects of aging. Join us for a voyage through the ages…
The French are increasingly turning to acupuncture, osteopathy, meditation, hypnosis, etc. And more care-providers themselves too are turning to these unconventional therapeutic tools. But what are the principles that underlie these practices? And most importantly, do we have scientific proof of their efficacy?
Addictions to gambling, sex or work - do they really exist? Can these "non-substance" addictions compare with those involving drugs or alcohol? And from what point can we talk of addiction? Clinicians, researchers, and epidemiologists are trying to find answers to these many questions.