New information Feeds from USA networks


Those information feeds are active continuously inside the French network Viadeo.

- Veterinaries are informed by the FDA, animal section.

- Epidemiologist corpus (all specialties) is informed in real-time, by the Network of Emerging Infection Diseases, the CDC (Center for diseases control and prevention).

Information Feeds will be set up soon inside the Linked-in network. Be patient.


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 Environmental issues for human fertility


Special issue of InVS on the fertility of couples in France: Topics: the evolution of sperm concentration in France; Issues and mechanisms of endocrine disruption: a recent literature review about relationship between occupational exposure, and abnormalities of fertility disorders of the reproductive system.

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Information on the epidemiology sector, for professionals only


- Prevention -


Handbook of the Sexual and reproductive health / WHO

This new handbook is an essential resource for health-care professionals providing contraceptive methods. It is one of WHO’s “Family Planning Cornerstones”, a companion to the Medical eligibility criteria for contraceptive use, the selected practice recommendations for contraceptive use and the Decision-making tool for family planning clients and providers. *

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A label for pet food


Pet foods and treats must be truthfully labeled. This video describes the four specific pieces of information that are required by law to be on their packaging. It also shows what to do if you suspect a problem with the pet food or treats you bought.*

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March 2012


- Statistics -


Social network analysis and agent-based modeling in social epidemiology- Social network and agent-based approaches are promising in social epidemiology, but the development of each approach need to be continued. *

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- Europe -


Summary report on trends and sources of zoonoses, zoonotic agents and food-borne outbreaks in 2010 - The report provides a comprehensive overview of zoonotic infections and disease outbreaks caused by consuming contaminated food. According to the report, 5,262 food-borne outbreaks were recorded in the European Union (EU), a slight reduction from 2009. Campylobacter, Salmonella and viruses such as norovirus were the most frequently reported causes of food-borne outbreaks. *

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- Networking -


European Sero-Epidemiology Network 2 (ESEN2)

The overall aim of ESEN 2 is to co-ordinate and harmonize throughout Europe the serological surveillance of immunity to a variety of vaccine preventable infections.

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- New syndromes emergence  -


Molecular genetic characterization of SMAD signaling molecules in pulmonary arterial hypertension

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Identification and characterization of novel rare mutations in the planar cell polarity gene PRICKLE1 in human neural tube defects

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Hereditary pituitary hyperplasia with infantile gigantism

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Pet Travel Scheme  Implications for human health / UK


6th French Conference of Clinical epidemiology

From 9th to 11th may 2012, Lyon.

Topic: methodological news in clinical epidemiology

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Joint Conference  EPA -  ENSN

From 13th – 16th June 2012, Maastricht.

Topic: Gene-environment Interactions

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- Législation -


Pharmacovigilance  - European Community Procedure

European Parliament legislative resolution of 22 September 2010 on the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council amending, about pharmacovigilance of medicinal products for human use, for the use of electronic applications and notifications.*

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Changes to the UK "Pet Travel Scheme" (PETS) have been introduced to make travel with pets easier. The six-month quarantine period previously applied has been lifted and most other controls necessary to ensure freedom from rabies and other exotic diseases have been aligned with those of other EU countries.

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