Health

Health - The French government has said it plans to take the rare step of reimbursing prescription-bought condoms to combat the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. The measure announced on Tuesday comes ahead of World AIDS Day on Saturday and following a study in July which showed that cases of STD’s had tripled in France between 2012 and 2016, with 15-24 year-olds particularly affected. The study indicated the rise was due to people having sex with "an increasing number of partners coupled with the non-systematic use of condoms".

 

 

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Evening Update Tuesday 19 March

A large demonstration was held by unions in Nice this morning to protest at the level of pensions and wages and the lack of purchasing power. ... Evening Update Tuesday 19 March Read More

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Cancer

A study published today has shown that in 2019, cancer is expected to kill 1.41 million people in the European Union.... Cancer Read More

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Protest by prison staff

Following a breakdown in negotiations between the government and prison unions, on Monday, prison staff have announced they will be blocking the priso... Protest by prison staff Read More

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Road accident causes delays this morning on A8 motorway

An accident involving three vehicles has occurred on the A8 motorway causing long delays around Nice westbound. ... Road accident causes delays this morning on A8 motorway Read More

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French and Riviera News Tuesday 19th March 2019

Due to national strike action today the region’s transport will be disrupted and some schools closed. Unions have called for strike action from both p... French and Riviera News Tuesday 19th March 2019 Read More

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