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First human artificial heart implantation takes place in France

Last Updated: Saturday, December 21, 2013, 12:02

A French company has claimed to have carried out the first ever- artificial implant of a heart in a human being.

France okays home tests for HIV

Last Updated: Thursday, November 07, 2013, 22:43

Self-testing HIV kits will go on sale in France next year under a strategy aimed at reducing the spread of the virus causing AIDS, Health Minister Marisol Touraine said on Thursday.

Study finds Tour de France riders live 6.3 years longer

Last Updated: Thursday, September 05, 2013, 09:16

Professional cycling has a reputation for premature deaths, either from tragic crashes on the road or from dangerous performance-boosting substances.

Deadly virus newly found in humans strikes in France

Last Updated: Thursday, May 09, 2013, 23:29

Novel coronavirus (NCoV), a newly discovered and potentially deadly virus, related to one that causes the common cold, has struck another victim, this time in France, CNN reported Thursday.

First case of SARS-like virus in France

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 08, 2013, 20:54

France has identified its first case of coronavirus infection, a virus akin to SARS, the health ministry announced Wednesday.

Binge drinking can lead to stroke at young age

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 13:01

People who take three or more alcoholic drinks per day may be at higher risk of experiencing a stroke earlier in life than those who do not drink heavily.

Lazy lifestyles `to push cancer rates up 75% by 2030`

Last Updated: Saturday, June 02, 2012, 08:38

Cancer rates will soar 75 percent worldwide by 2030 as developing nations adopt lazy Western lifestyles, experts have warned.

`Anti-alcoholism` drug cleared for use in France

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 18:11

French health authorities have approved the use of a drug, originally designed to treat nervous spasms, for the treatment of alcoholism on a "case by case" basis.

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