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EU Parliament Votes for a Better Balance between Work and Private Life

On 4 April 2019, the European Parliament voted a directive to allow “parents and caregivers to better reconcile their work and family lives”. Fathers will be entitled to at least 10 working days’ paternity leave, and each parent will be entitled to at least 4 months...

Statistics Predict that French Longevity will Level Off

Life expectancy has stagnated around 82.5 years in France in recent years, according to a study by the National Institute of Demographic Studies (INED). In 2018, statistics found an average life expectancy of 79.5 years for men and 85.4 years for women, an increase of...

How to Improve French Child Protection Services

Consultations on child welfare and support programs were launched on March 27 in France by Adrien Taquet, the Secretary of State for Childhood Protection, in coordination with various social service departments, associations, and professionals. Individuals who were...

France: Health Bill Facilitates Abortion vs. Prevention

Without any preliminary discussions or suggestions for preventing abortion, a Health Bill was adopted at the first reading in the French National Assembly, facilitating even broader access to abortion. The amendment stipulates that within 6 months of the law’s...

Extremely Preterm Births: Neonatology Works Miracles

The smallest newborn in the world is headed home in good health after 5 months of hospitalization in Tokyo. This Japanese baby boy who weighed only 268 grams when he was born at 22 weeks gestation time (or 24 weeks amenorrhea) has set a new record in neonatal...