Health & Care

Inauguration at CHPG of new equipment financed by GEMLUC

New complementary equipment for digestive endoscopy oncology activity, funded by GEMLUC *, has just been inaugurated at the Princess Grace Hospital in the presence of HRH the Princess of Hanover, Didier Gamerdinger, Government Counselor - Minister of Social Affairs and Health, André Garino, Chairman of the Board of Directors of CHPG, Benoîte de Sevelinges, Director of CHPG, François-Jean Brych, President of GEMLUC as well as representatives of the association and Doctors Rémy Dumas (Head of Department ), Antoine Charachon (Deputy Head of Department) and Jean-François Demarquay (Deputy Head of Department) of the Digestive Endoscopies Department. Thanks to a donation of 55,000 euros from GEMLUC, the CHPG was able to finance this radiofreque...

Intensive Blood Pressure Control May Prevent Brain Damage Later in Life

A new study concludes that intensive blood pressure control can lessen age-related brain damage. Researchers say the findings may provide insight into how lowering blood pressure can reduce the risk of dementia. The latest study adds to research that links good heart health to good brain health. The health of your heart affects the health of your brain. That’s the emerging consensus from research into how controlling blood pressure may affect brain health later in life. The latest study in this growing body of research came out this week. The researchers used MRI scans to check study participants’ brains for “white matter lesions,” which indicate various problems in the brain and are known to be tied to cognitive decline. They found tha...

Low-Carb Diets Recommended for People with Diabetes — But How Low Is Low Enough?

A new study reaffirms previous research that a low-carbohydrate diet can help with blood sugar levels and triglycerides. A diet with fewer carbohydrates can also help reduce inflammation in the body. Experts, however, say many studies don’t specify how many carbohydrates per day constitute a low-carb diet. People with diabetes should consult with their doctor about how many and what type of carbohydrates to eat. Research continues to support the idea that reducing the amount of carbohydrates in your diet is a worthwhile goal for anyone with diabetes. Through the combined effort of Bispebjerg Hospital, Aarhus University, and the University of Copenhagen, researchers recently reported that a reduced-carbohydrate diet helped with both blood s...

A Mother’s Rheumatoid Arthritis May Raise Health Risks for Her Children

Mothers-to-be often have enough to worry about. Now, pregnant women with rheumatoid arthritis may have an added concern: lifelong health effects on their children. Some women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) say they feel wonderful during and after pregnancy, even occasionally going into remission. However, a recent study published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases concluded that the children of mothers with rheumatoid arthritis may actually have a different DNA “methylation profile” than children who are born to women without RA. And this isn’t the first study of its kind, either. “Maternal rheumatoid arthritis during pregnancy is associated with differential DNA methylation in offspring,” Dr. Hilal Ince-Askan, a rheumatologist fr...

Annual meeting of the Council of Europe and the administration of the WFP

A delegation from Monaco headed to Rome in June to take part in the annual meeting of the Council of Europe and the administration of the World Food Program (WFP). WFP Executive Board – Yordanos Pasquier, Senior Program Manager at the Directorate of International Cooperation and Robert Fillon, Ambassador of Monaco to Italy, Permanent Representative to the Rome-based Multilateral Organisations © DR The delegation was composed of Robert Fillon, Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the Rome-based Multilateral Organisations, and Yordanos Pasquier, Senior Program Manager in the Directorate of International Cooperation. During the session, held from 10th to 14th June, WFP’s actions and assistance programs in the different regions of the world ...

Monaco Aide and Presence celebrates its 40th anniversary this Friday

Monaco Aide and Presence celebrates 40 years. The opportunity to gather donors, friends and international leaders, who work to help the weak, with the sovereign, honorary president. They are in Madagascar, Niger, Mali, Egypt, Brazil, and run daily aid programs for people who most need that. Their name is unknown to the general public - except perhaps Father Pedro, emblematic figure of the Malagasy humanitarian work. This Friday, June 14, the leaders of the ambitious projects led by Monaco Help and Presence (MAP) will be exceptionally present in the main courtyard of the Prince's Palace. Alongside Prince Albert II, honorary president of the association, and Donatella Campioni they will be surrounded by some 250 friends and donors and will c...

Les Enfants de Frankie has put a smile on the faces of a large number of sick

Monegasque association Les Enfants de Frankie has put a smile on the faces of a large number of sick, disabled and underprivileged kids, organising some fun on the sea recently.On 8th June, 80 young people were invited to spend a day riding jet skis and bobbing around on rubber tubes behind boats. The event is in its 11th year and supports local sick, disabled and disadvantaged youth. The day was aimed at introducing kids to water sports. The all-day adventure included jet ski rides, which the children were allowed to drive with an adult’s assistance, boat rides and towed buoy rides. Roughly 30 volunteers were in attendance, giving the children basic knowledge of water safety and showing them how to use equipment. Among roughly 30 volunte...

Towards Monaco without AIDS (photo)

On the occasion of the World AIDS Day and in the context of "Towards Monaco without AIDS", S.A.S. Princess Stephanie launched the I = I Campaign, surrounded by 6 signatories involved in the project:Mr. Gamerdinger Ministerial Advisor, Mr. Marsan Mayor of Monaco, Mr. Platini Secretary General of the Red Cross of Monaco, Mr. Froissart Secretary General of Amade, Mr. Dionne Researcher Emeritus and Dr. Taillan Internal Medicine, Hematologist. This communication campaign aims to change the public's perception of the transmissibility of HIV. HIV-positive people who are taking a daily anti-retroviral treatment, according to a medical prescription, and who achieve and maintain an undetectable viral load, have no risk of sexually transmitt...

Launch of e-Health in Monaco

Didier Gamerdinger, Minister of Health and Social Affairs, Frédéric Genta, Interministerial Delegate responsible for Digital Transition, Thierry Poyet, Technical Advisor, Interministerial Delegation for Digital Transition, Head of Innovation and Digital Economy and Véronique Campana, Liaison Officer at the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, gave a presentation to the press on the e-health system that will be implemented in the Principality. "The Prince's Government is investing in this area as part of digital transition. It has adopted an action plan to ensure that the Principality consolidates its place in the field of healthcare by combining the comfort of patients with excellent healthcare provision," emphasised Didier G...

e-CHPG – Launch of Electronic Patient Records

All the doctors and supervisory staff of the Princess Grace Hospital met today in a plenary session for the official launch of the Electronic Patient Records (DPI) project. This represents an important milestone for the future New Hospital, as it marks the first step towards the Digital Hospital: "The CHPG has been a pioneer in the computerisation of medical records, thanks to our in-house developers, who have been undertaking meticulous work for years to provide you with a tool that meets medical needs to the greatest possible extent. All patient records will now be computerised and communicable, both internally and city-wide," stated Benoîte de Sevelinges, Director of the CHPG, in her introductory speech. This is an import...

Princess Caroline of Hanover Inaugurated at the Princess Hospital (Photo)

Princess Caroline of Hanover, in her capacity as chairman of the board of directors of the association of friends of the CHPG, inaugurated this morning at the Princess hospital centre with the foundation's donor plate. Accompanied by members of the foundation, she was surrounded by the minister of Social Affairs and Health Didier Gamerdinger, the director of the Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grace-CHPG Santé Didier Gamerdinger, and many personalities. The friends foundation of CHPG, created by Sovereign ordinance in 2014, is designed to allow benevolent patrons to support the implementation of innovative solutions for patient care within the hospital. At the end of the unveiling, donors and guests were able to discover the recently acquir...

World First Aid Day (Photo)

S.A.S. The Prince and Princess of Monaco, accompanied by their children, Hereditary Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella on participation of the world day of first aid, which was taking place at Fontvieille . The princely couple was able to discover the animations offered to the public and participate with their children, a demonstration of resuscitation on a model. World First aid day is an opportunity to celebrate the daily action of volunteers who give their time to save lives but also to promote and defend access to first-aid knowledge and techniques. © Photos: Eric Mathon / Princely palace...