Nosophobia: how to treat this fear of serious illnesses?

What is nosophobia? The nosophobie is a irrational fear to contract a serious illness (cancer, Alzheimer, Parkinson, Page, heart disease, multiple sclerosis…). The person suffering from nosophobia wants, at all costs, to stay healthy. For this, it sets up avoidance strategies against the virus, the germs, the bacteria… About 10 to 13% of French people

Gynecologists: the majority of French women have already given up on a consultation

The renunciation of care is a concept that aims to identify the objective and subjective factors of non-use of care or a health professional. There are two series of factors which explain the renunciation of care: the first is linked to the environment (absence of complementary health, fee overruns, increase in the financial contribution of

COVID-19: Moderna working on combined influenza and respiratory syncytial virus recall

It is a “three in one” vaccine on which Moderna is currently working. The US pharmaceutical company aims to roll out a combined COVID-influenza-RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) booster vaccine in late 2023, it said, indicating it hopes such a joint vaccine would encourage people to get vaccinated once every year. This unique vaccine against COVID-19,

Boredom would be a triggering factor for sadistic behavior

Being bored wouldn’t be such a good thing, since it could lead to sadistic behavior. This is at least what emerges from a scientific analysis carried out on the basis of nine studies, the results of which were published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (Source 1). The study found a correlation between

Anemia: space travel deprives us of multiple red blood cells

Elderly people and (pregnant) women are not the only ones people at risk of anemia : the astronauts too! These are the surprising findings of a world-first study conducted by researchers at the Ottawa Hospital. This analysis of data on 14 astronauts published in the journal Nature Medicine shows that their bodies destroyed 54% of

How heart disease increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease

When brain performance decrease more and more and the person affected can no longer fend for themselves on a daily basis, we speak of dementia, of which Alzheimer’s disease represents 60 to 80% of cases. Various diseases can be the cause, including heart disease knowing that heart and brain are connected by the vascular system:

Impulse phobia: getting rid of those obsessive thoughts

Main symptom of impulse phobia: fear of doing harm Fear of attacking a loved one, of killing them, of insulting them, of causing an accident… Fear of hurting themselves, of jumping out of the window, of throwing themselves under a train… People who suffer from impulse phobia live a real hell. They are assailed by

Covid-19: for those aged 50 and over, even a mild form can lead to mobility problems

Move quickly from sitting to standing, go up or down stairs without help, go around the block, do housework… So many daily activities that seem innocuous, even after a certain age. Unfortunately, these seemingly innocuous activities could become complicated in the event of Sars-CoV-2 infection, even of a mild form, for people aged 50 and

Dried goji berries, allies against age-related vision loss

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a chronic disease that affects the central area of ​​the retina (called macula) and causes progressive loss of vision. It is the main cause of low vision in Western countries, with nearly 20 million people affected in Europe in 2020. Current treatments only allow the progression of the pathology to