Health & Care


Proposals for a 'European Premier League' met by backlash

Speculative proposals for a "European Premier League" comprised of the continent's top clubs and reportedly backed by FIFA were criticised on Tuesday by La Liga and supporter groups. A Sky report on Tuesday claimed that negotiations were nearing conclusion on an 18-team league with end of season playoffs including the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Liverpool, Manchester United and Bayern Munich. According to the report, the project would be funded by $6 billion (5.1 billion euros) of financing from major banks secured on the proceeds from future TV broadcast deals. Each of the participating clubs could receive "hundreds of millions of pounds to participate". A European Super League has long been touted as the way fo...

Coronavirus: Brussels worst in Europe, health minister says

The Covid-19 situation in Brussels and the Wallonia region is "the worst and most dangerous in all of Europe", Belgium's health minister said in a radio interview with RTL on Monday. Frank Vandenbroucke added that both regions face a "tsunami" of infections and hospitals will soon be unable to cope. The Belgian crisis centre has recorded more than 10,000 infections on a daily basis since last week....

COVID-19: Oxford University developing five-minute antigen test

Scientists from Britain’s University of Oxford have developed a rapid COVID-19 test able to identify the coronavirus in less than five minutes, researchers said on Thursday, adding it could be used in mass testing at airports and businesses. The university hopes to start product development in early 2021 and have an approved device six months later. It will be able to detect the coronavirus and distinguish it from other viruses with high accuracy, the researchers said. “Our method quickly detects intact virus particles,” said professor Achilles Kapanidis, at Oxford’s Department of Physics, adding that this meant the test would be “simple, extremely rapid, and cost-effective”. Rapid antigen tests are seen as key in rolling out mass-testin...

WHO says Remdesivir has little or no effect on COVID-19 patients

Gilead Sciences Inc`s remdesivir had little or no effect on COVID-19 patients` length of hospital stay or chances of survival, a clinical trial by the World Health Organization (WHO) has found. The antiviral medication, among the first to be used as a treatment for COVID-19, was one of the drugs recently used to treat US President Donald Trump`s coronavirus infection. The results are from WHO`s "Solidarity" trial, which evaluated the effects of four potential drug regimens, including remdesivir, hydroxychloroquine, anti-HIV drug combination lopinavir/ritonavir and interferon, in 11,266 adult patients across more than 30 countries. The study found the regimens appeared to have little or no effect on 28-day mortality or the lengt...

Inauguration of a new art work at the entrance of CHPG

[#Hôpital] Inauguration of a new art work at the entrance of CHPG As part of the work of the New 30 a new road and pedestrian traffic axis was inaugurated this Wednesday, September 30th by H.S. The Sovereign Prince. He was surrounded by H.E. Mr. Pierre Dartout, Minister of State, Marie-Pierre Gramaglia, Government Advisor - Minister of Equipment, Environment and Urbanism, Didier Gamerdinger, Government Advisor - Minister of Social Affairs and Health, Stéphane Valeri, President of the Georges Marsan, and Benoîte de Sevelinges, Director of the CHPG. From the CHPG entrance to the exit of the tunnel (at the Caroubiers level) to the Tamaris, this new stretch of road, approximately 200 m, is now final and will allow the NCHPG construction site to...

Inauguration of the new full digital nuclear medicine department at the CHPG

The new Nuclear Medicine Service was inaugurated on Monday September 28 by HSH the Sovereign Prince, in the presence of HE the Minister of State, Pierre Dartout, of the President of the National Council, Stéphane Valeri, of the Government Councilor - Minister for Social Affairs and Health, Didier Gamerdinger, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Center Hospitalier Princesse Grace, André Garino, the Director of the CHPG, Benoîte de Sevelinges, the Head of the Nuclear Medicine Department, Professor Marc Faraggi and several personalities. After 3 years of work, the establishment of this high-performance nuclear medicine department is part of a regional management strategy. The new technical platform has increasingly sensitive detecti...

Monte-Carlo Gala for Planetary Health

Spectacular evening at Monte-Carlo Gala for Planetary Health. Thanks to the generous buyers, the Princess Charlene Water Bike Crossing Foundation auction: Calvi - Monaco Water Bike Challenge, signed by H.S. Prince Albert II and H.S. Princess Charlene exceeded our expectations. Object included a private class and training session with H.S. Princess Charlene. Thank you Prince Albert II Monaco Foundation for hosting us and participating in Crossing. This event marks the beginning of many collaborations between the two foundations. Together we can create a better future. Spectacular evening at the Monte-Carlo Gala for Planetary Health. Thanks to the generous bidders, the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation auction of the water bike from The...

2020 graduation ceremony and badges - Nurses and orderlies

The graduation ceremony of the Nursing Training Institute (IFSI) for the Promotion 2017-2020 and the Training Institute of Nursing Assistant (IFAS) for Promotion 2019-2020, has just taken place in the presence of HRH the Princess of Hanover and Tony Varo, Superior Commander of the Public Force . Of the 30 nursing students selected, 21 of them completed the course and obtained the diploma, including Elisa Delattre, Major of the promotion with an average of 16.65 / 20. This promotion of new nurses 2017-2020 had chosen Colonel Tony Varo as a sponsor for his commitment to the training of nurses. He was involved in student training projects when he was Colonel of the Fire Brigade, then as Senior Commander of the Public Force. Some projects we...

Covid-19: Who needs a test and which one?

Efforts to ramp up Covid-19 testing have triggered a rush on labs in several countries and spread confusion about who should get tested and when. There are two types of tests available – diagnostic tests and antibody tests – and health authorities’ current guidelines on testing. As they braced themselves for the long-anticipated “second wave” of the coronavirus pandemic, countries around the world rushed to expand their testing capacities, taking their cue from those – like Taiwan, Germany and New Zealand – that appeared to do better in weathering the first wave. In many places, including France, the call for enhanced testing has resulted in long queues forming outside medical practices and pop-up labs amid an influx of anxious holidaym...

Covid-19: Five ways to avoid catching the virus indoors

Good ventilation could be the key to avoiding coronavirus as autumn approaches and people spend more time indoors. For months we've been told to wash our hands and maintain social distancing to beat coronavirus. But scientists and engineers say we also need to think about the air we breathe, as children go back to school and more people return to offices. Good ventilation matters in five ways. 1: If it's stuffy, walk away When you walk into a room and the air feels stale, something is wrong with the ventilation. Not enough fresh air is being introduced, which increases your chances of getting infected by coronavirus. Recent research shows that in confined spaces there can be "airborne transmission" of the virus - with tiny virus p...

Wearing a mask in public spaces in the Principality

Since Wednesday August 12, 2020, wearing a mask is compulsory on Place du Palais, in the alleys of Monaco-Ville, on Place du Casino and on the esplanade of the Fontvieille shopping center. These places are very busy in this summer season and health distancing cannot be ensured, it is necessary to bring additional vigilance in order to guarantee the health safety of all the people who go there. Wearing a mask is highly recommended in all outdoor areas other than those mentioned. Source: Government of Monaco...

Coronavirus : No new cases in Monaco

No new Covid-19 cases were reported today. Of the total 94 cases, 41 people have fully recovered and 2 patients remain in intensive care. The number of patients supervised by the Home Patient Monitor Center has fallen to 48....