French healthcare is excellent but organised very differently to that in the UK, with a system of reimbursement and top-up insurance. In this section you can find in-depth guides and latest news updates on a wide range of healthcare topics.
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Microscope can see cancer-cell workings
Measles claims third life in 12 months
Home HIV test gives a result in 10 minutes
Dogs detect diabetes and help families
Nurse’s translation aids people from 200 countries
French doctors told to ‘take tick bites seriously’
Legal action over Lyme disease
Patients foot more of their medical bills
Doctors attack alternative medicine
Doctor’s appointments now just a click away
We returned to France for our son’s birth
Pregnancy in France: timeline of checks
Red noses pay for clowns for ill children
More ‘self-care’ could cut queues at the GP
Cigarette firms face cheat claim on tar tests
Too few gynaecologists with 42% fall in doctors
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