Double your portion size to eat healthy

It’s well known that portion size affects food intake, so could doubling portion sizes facilitate a healthy diet?

Double your portion size to eat healthyAccording to a recent study, larger portions of food might not be so bad for us after all. The findings add to our understanding of the psychology of healthful eating. Scientists have studied the so-called portion size effect in some depth. One review of the research found that when a portion size is doubled, people […]

This man is the only person in the world to receive two face transplants

Jérôme Hamon received the world’s first full face transplant near Paris in July 2010. But after catching a cold he took antibiotics incompatible with his treatment. His condition deteriorated and earlier this year he underwent a second transplant. He now insists he is getting used to a new identity and feels ‘very well in myself’

This man is the only person in the world to receive two face transplantsA man in Paris has become the world’s first to successfully receive two facial transplants. Jérôme Hamon, 43, underwent his first face transplantation procedure in 2010 to treat neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder characterised by the growth of tumours along nerves in the skin, brain and other parts of the body. Yet Hamon’s body rejected the […]

Parisian woman takes French state to court over Paris air pollution

When pollution hit the worst levels for a decade last December, her existing bronchial condition prompted an acute pericarditis attack. Her lawyer says air pollution is causing 48,000 French deaths per year. More cases would be brought in the coming weeks, in Lyon, Lille and elsewhere, he added

Parisian woman takes French state to court over Paris air pollutionClotilde Nonnez, a 56-year-old yoga teacher, says she has lived in the capital for 30 years and seen her health deteriorate. However, it became worse than ever when pollution in Paris hit record levels last December. Her lawyer says air pollution is causing 48,000 French deaths per year. “We are taking the state to task […]

All French citizens are now organ donors unless they opt out

Every citizen in France has automatically become an organ donor unless they decide to opt out, due to a significant change in the law

All French citizens are now organ donors unless they opt outThe new rules, which came into effect on 1 January, sees France’s policy align with a number of European countries such as Spain and Austria, where “presumed consent” means anyone can become a donor of organs and tissues when they die unless they specifically choose not to. In France, people will now need to sign […]

France to suspend sales of vitamin D supplement after infant’s death

A French medical safety watchdog said in a statement that investigations had found that there was a "probable link" between the infant's death and the way in which it was administered to the child

France to suspend sales of vitamin D supplement after infant’s deathFrance has started measures to suspend sales of a Vitamin D supplement marketed as Uvesterol D after the death of a baby who had been given a dose of it, a French medical safety watchdog said on Wednesday. The agency said in a statement that investigations had found that there was a “probable link” between […]

Radiologists from France and India meet to share experiences and case studies

The doctors also discussed use of interventional radiology in managing kidney and urology, cardiac and thoracic diseases

Radiologists from France and India meet to share experiences and case studiesIn an attempt to strengthen the interventional radiology programme in India, the Indian Society of Vascular & Interventional Radiology (ISVIR) has joined hands with its French counterparts. The collaboration took place in the annual conference of ISVIR last week at the Trident Hotel, Nariman Point. Dr Gireesh Warawdekar, radiologist, said, “This is the first time […]