Health & Care

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....

You've got mail: Tom Hanks writes to bullied boy called 'Corona'

Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson contracted COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, in March and spent two weeks recovering in a Queensland hospital Hollywood megastar and coronavirus survivor Tom Hanks has written a comforting letter to a bullied Australian boy called Corona and gifted him a cherished typewriter bearing the same name. Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson contracted COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, in March and spent two weeks recovering in a Queensland hospital, before returning home to the United States. Eight-year-old Corona De Vries sent a letter to Hanks asking after his health, local media reported. "I heard on the news you and your wife had caught the coronavirus," the boy wrote. "Are...

France testing whether nicotine could prevent coronavirus

Researchers in France are planning to carry out further trials to see if nicotine could protect against coronavirus infections Nicotine could protect people from contracting the coronavirus, according to new research in France, where further trials are planned to test whether the substance could be used to prevent or treat the deadly illness. The findings come after researchers at a top Paris hospital examined 343 coronavirus patients along with 139 people infected with the illness with milder symptoms. They found that a low number of them smoked, compared to smoking rates of around 35 percent in France's general population. "Among these patients, only five percent were smokers," said Zahir Amoura, the study's co-author and a p...

Coronavirus: Spanish PM promises to ease confinement of children

Spanish children have been kept at home since 14 March, under strict measures to curb the spread of Covid-19. Now Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez aims to relax the rule on 27 April so they can "get some fresh air". Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau, who has young children herself, this week pleaded with the government to allow children outside. Spain has seen more than 20,000 deaths since the start of the pandemic and almost 200,000 reported cases. In a televised briefing on Saturday evening, Mr Sánchez said Spain had left behind "the most extreme moments and contained the brutal onslaught of the pandemic". But he said he would ask parliament to extend Spain's state of alarm to 9 May as the achievements made were "still insuff...

Coronavirus: The world in lockdown in maps and charts

Coronavirus has now infected more than one million people worldwide, but its impact extends far beyond just those who have had it. Even the frequency of use of the word "unprecedented" is unprecedented at the moment. According to Google Trends it's been used three times more over the last two weeks than the highest point recorded previously. As governments around the world have enacted new measures and given official advice, we take a look at the impact that it's had on people and the world around them. How the world shut down In Colombia the days that you're allowed to leave the house depend on the number of your national ID card; in Serbia a designated dog-walking hour was introduced; and in Belarus the president has gone agains...

All pharmacies in the Principality of Monaco can undertake home delivery of medicines and other health products

The Prince's Government points out that all pharmacies in the Principality of Monaco can undertake home delivery of medicines and other health products, preferably by district and subject to availability, to people who are in isolation in their homes. The persons concerned are invited to contact their local pharmacy....

No Positive Cases Since Monday Morning

Every day, samples are taken from people who present with symptoms in the Principality of Monaco. To date, on Wednesday 18 March at 6 p.m., all the sample analyses carried out since Monday 16 March have proved negative for COVID-19. This still brings the number of people affected in the Principality since the first positive case was announced on 28 February 2020 to nine. The Prince's Government recalls that protecting others is the shared concern of all of us, starting with our loved ones. The Prince's Government therefore appeals to the responsibility and civic sense of each and every one of us to adopt the most precautionary behaviour....

A second positive case revealed in Monaco

The health authorities of the Principality have been informed that a person cared for at the Princess Grace Hospital Center is positive for COVID 19. Pending the result of the operated sample, the patient had been placed in isolation in the unit dedicated by the establishment for this purpose. An epidemiological investigation is underway in order to find out the movements made by this resident over the past few days and identify the people with whom he would have been in contact. The Princely Government confirms the need to observe the precautionary measures announced in recent days....

The Government presents 3 major projects to meet all needs

In the context of future developments in the field of disability, Didier Gamerdinger, Counselor-Minister of Social Affairs and Health presented to the press, on Monday March 9, the various reception facilities for people with disabilities in the AMAPEI, in the presence of Ludmilla Raconnat Le Goff, Secretary General of the Department, and Jean François Calmes, President of AMAPEI Monaco. Founded in 1966 by Drs Christian and Mireille Calmes, AMAPEI provides assistance to people with mental disabilities and their families thanks in particular to the Foyer de Vie Princesse Stéphanie located in Cap d'Ail, which accommodates people adults with disabilities in Monaco (nationals and residents). In order to respond to several issues, in particula...

How will Coronavirus end?

There are now seven positive cases of the coronavirus in the region, while only one remains in a serious condition. As governments call for calm in the face of growing hysteria, we take a look at the latest controls by Monaco’s government to contain the virus, and how the outbreak is likely to end. Among the patients in the Nice University Hospital is an Italian pensioner who is in intensive care. 16 tests are still awaiting results and six tests Monday morning proved negative for the Covid-19. In Monaco, a 23-year-old male tested positive for the virus, prompting authorities to identify a chain of possible infection. The bar Slammers, a Monaco institution, has since put up a sign informing patrons that the patient watched a rugby game at...

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...