Archive for the ‘Drugs’ Category

Depression after Prozac

Drug of the 1990s, Prozac ® has been dubbed “happy pill”. It is true that as antidepressant treatment is today one of the most prescribed in the world. Leader of a new class of antidepressants, Prozac ® has a great success with French practitioners. But it is now competed by other more recent molecules. Until […]

Men, women uneven before depression

At the time of parity, equality of the sexes… of American researchers tried whether the events promoting depression were the same for men and women. Results: if women are more sensitive to the problems of their family circle, men appear to be more difficulties to live a separation or professional difficulties. All latitudes, women are […]

Tired buzzers: Beware of sleep apnea!

Sleep apnea are more common than we think! 4 to 8% of the population would be concerned. And these nocturnal respiratory cases are a real threat to health. The responsible PR. Jean-Louis Racineux, of the Department of Pneumology at the CHU of Angers is one of the organizers of the day national apnea of sleeping. […]

Proper use of the drug

Whatever the means, the important point is not to forget to take the treatment that you ordered your doctor. Here are a few tips to help you. If one of us has ever wondered if he had taken the drug, he throws the hand. Certainly lying. Either, it has a few tips. Everyone can find […]

Doctor, Overmedication…: how to limit the risks?

To limit adverse effects and accidents related to these products, the simplest is, where possible, to limit their decision-making. Whatever the objective and the duration of the treatment, it is also essential to respect rules of good use. According to the latest survey of health insurance in Europe on major drug classes, the French are […]

Cardiovascular problems and travel

The holiday you are at heart but you think that it is precisely your heart keeps you at home? Note that if your cardiovascular problem is stable, you can usually go to travel. Advice before departure. A disease of the heart can sometimes curb your enthusiasm of a world traveler, or even constitute a contraindication. […]

Drugs: the particular case of senior citizens

Senior citizens are exposed to many risks to the medication. Advances in medicine, including therapies allowed an increase in life expectancy. But the elderly treatment must be monitored more closely and precautions are essential. There are today more in addition to centenarians, is a little (much) the therapeutic progress of recent years. Drug treatments have […]

Cholesterol: some rules for good treatment

Nine million French have high cholesterol and is now known that this silent condition results in major cardiovascular risk. Yet all these patients are not treated and when they are, it is not always in a way optimale… A reason just to encourage the French Agency of sanitary safety of health products (Afssaps) to update […]

Many toxic products flow in hospital

Doctissimo: What do you think of the development of the General Directorate of health concerning the use of ethylene oxide to sterilize baby bottles? Olivier Toma, President of the C2ds: Directorate-General of health has limited sterilizing baby bottles ethylene oxide for premature infants suffering from serious diseases, until new techniques to obtain the same degree […]

Declare war on bad cholesterol!

Cardiovascular diseases are the first cause of mortality, far ahead of cancer or road accidents. To combat this scourge, the doctors attach to reduce bad cholesterol. In addition to health, Statins are weapons so effective that they disrupt the support of patients. Each year, there are France 120 000 myocardial infarction and 130 000 stroke […]