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Terror fears could see French schools end smoking ban
High schoolers taking a smoke break. Photo: AFP

Terror fears could see French schools end smoking ban
February 03, 2016

Groups of pupils smoking on the street outside high schools are an obvious target for terrorists, a union says.

Cancer survival rates improve across France
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Cancer survival rates improve across France
February 02, 2016

Fresh stats show that cancer survival rates are showing an "encouraging improvement".

Zika virus: France's pregnant women told to skip Caribbean
The Zika virus has spread through Latin America. Photo: AFP

Zika virus: France's pregnant women told to skip Caribbean
January 28, 2016

Pregnant women in France should postpone travel plans to the Caribbean due to the dangers of the brain-shrinking Zika virus, which is predicted to soon reach France.

Stomach flu epidemic sweeps through Brittany
Areas in red are seeing 300 gastro cases per 100,000 residents. Photo: Sentinelles de l'Inserm

Stomach flu epidemic sweeps through Brittany
January 28, 2016

Stomach flu season is in full swing, with Brittany taking a particularly heavy hit.

Stomach flu epidemic 'set to worsen' in France
Areas in red are seeing 300 gastro cases per 100,000 residents. Photo: Sentinelles de l'Inserm

Stomach flu epidemic 'set to worsen' in France
January 25, 2016

France is already in the middle of an acute stomach flu epidemic, which experts have predicted will get worse.

No reason to stop drug trials despite death: French minister
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No reason to stop drug trials despite death: French minister
January 18, 2016

There is no reason to stop medicine trials in France, the country's health minister said Monday, despite the death of a man during testing for a new drug.

French drugs trial: Volunteer dies after being left brain-dead
French Social Affairs and Health minister Marisol Touraine (L) and professor Gilles Edan at a press conference in Rennes. Photo: AFP

French drugs trial: Volunteer dies after being left brain-dead
January 18, 2016

UPDATED: A volunteer has died after a taking part in a French drugs trial that had left him brain-dead and three others in a serious condition.

Man dies after being left brain-dead in French drug trial
The incident is the worst of its kind ever to have taken place in France. Photo: Loic Venance/AFP

Man dies after being left brain-dead in French drug trial
January 17, 2016

A man who was left brain-dead after suffering serious side-effects during a drugs trial in France died on Sunday, according to the hospital which had been treating him.

Three probes launched into tragic France drug trial
The Biotrial lab performed the trial on behalf of Portuguese pharmaceutical company Bial. Photo: Damien Meyer/AFP

Three probes launched into tragic France drug trial
January 16, 2016

French authorities launched three investigations Saturday at a research laboratory in the northwestern city of Rennes into a drug trial that left one person brain-dead and three others facing potentially irreversible brain damage.

What we know so far about French drug trial
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What we know so far about French drug trial
January 15, 2016

Here's what we know so far about the French drug trial that has left one volunteer brain-dead and has been described by the Health Minister as "unprecedented" in France.

Volunteer left brain-dead as French drug trial goes wrong
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Volunteer left brain-dead as French drug trial goes wrong
January 15, 2016

UPDATED: A clinical drugs trial in France has gone horribly wrong with one of the healthy volunteers left brain-dead and five others in a serious condition in hospital.

French parents fight for right to umbilical cord
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French parents fight for right to umbilical cord
December 22, 2015

Two parents in France are not happy that they were not allowed to keep the umbilical cord after the birth of their baby and want a change in the law that give the mother the sole rights to the tissue.

New cases of bird flu in south west France
A picture taken on November 25, 2015 shows a placard reading "Sanitary police - Access forbidden" outside a house where an outbreak of the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus has been detected. Photo: AFP

New cases of bird flu in south west France
December 08, 2015

France reported three more cases of highly pathogenic bird flu in the southwest of the country on Monday, just as the demand for foie gras is set to peak for the festive season.

France: Most counter medicine useless or risky

France: Most counter medicine useless or risky
December 03, 2015

Most medication that you can buy over the counter is either useless or at worst dangerous for your health, a study by a French consumer group has concluded.

France reports case of bird flu in Dordogne
France has its first case of bird flu since 2006. File photo: AFP

France reports case of bird flu in Dordogne
November 25, 2015

A case of bird flu has been detected in France for the fist time since 2006 after a outbreak was reported in the Dordogne area. An emergency response plan has been launched.

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