China’s mishandling and cover-up of the SARS crisis is well documented. But what’s less known is the fate of the forgotten SARS survivors, now suffering the horrific after-effects of the medical treatment they (...) +
Before launching a drug onto the market, pharmaceutical companies have to carry out tests on humans to verify their safety. What are the procedures? What are the regulatory requirements, and are they respected (...) +
The recent scandal involving horse meat lasagnes raised the issue of the authenticity of ingredients used in prepared foods. From France, to Romania and back via Germany, we investigate what happened and find out (...) +
With more than 300 days of sunlight in a year and an average temperature of 28 degrees, Bali is the kingdom of the outdoors. Antoine discovers the beauty of the Balinese landscape and goes underwater diving to get a (...) +
At 23 years old, Celine weighs 120 kilos. To overcome obesity once and for all, she has chosen a radical solution: gastric bypass surgery, an operation that consists of dramatically decreasing stomach size.
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The market for human research has not escaped the financial crisis: French companies testing new medicine have seen a 20% average fall in activity. As in many other affected industries around the world today, the (...) +
Anorexia is a disease usually associated with women but more and more victims are now men. Assaf has been anorexic since he was 17. He lost 70 kg in one year and now weighs only 35 kg. Despite being hospitalised (...) +
Each year in France, an average of 250,000 people suffer from food poisoning and 500 die after eating contaminated food.
Far more serious than a stomach ache, some unlucky diners and supermarket customers become (...) +