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Most chronic diseases can be prevented

In 2006, the World Health Organization published a landmark report which should revolutionize our understanding of chronic diseases and cause us to act accordingly. It’s urgent! In a 2006 report, World Health Organization (WHO) warned of the silent chronic disease epidemics, which will affect every country in the world. At this time, these diseases cannot be […]

International Consensus on COPD

   A consensus report provides an update on the management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. In an original move, an international committee named GOLD (Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of COPD) was created in 2001. This committee was charged with regularly reviewing scientific and medical knowledge on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), […]

Successful Ageing: the Great Challenge of the Third Millennium

 The WHO’s recommendations for ageing well. A 2002 WHO report Active Ageing: a Policy Framework lists the measures people can take individually or collectively to promote healthy ageing. These measures aim to reinforce communication efforts for the promotion of healthy behaviors, the prevention of chronic diseases and a fair and equal access to healthcare for all. The […]

Electronic home monitoring to prevent depression and anxiety for seniors

  One study does not prove effectiveness or cost / effectiveness of an electronic surveillance system for the prevention of depression and anxiety among seniors living in retirement homes specialist. A randomized controlled trial of Bosmans and colleagues published in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry in 2013 tested the benefits of an electronic monitoring […]

Prescription of non-pharmacological intervention

A report by the French Health Authority in 2011 reports on progress and barriers to the prescription of non-drug interventions in France. The report of the French Health Authority (HAS) of April 2011 takes stock of the development of prescription non-drug treatment in France. The first part of the report is based on a literature review […]