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An adapted physical activity program treats sleep apnea

A clinical trial testing the effectiveness of a tailored physical activity program on the severity of apnea and sleep quality in patients of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). An American randomized controlled trial of Kline and colleagues, published in the journal Sleep in 2011, evaluates the effectiveness of an exercise program three months on reducing the severity […]

The efficacy of auriculotherapy

INSERM has published in 2013 a report evaluating the therapeutic efficacy of auricular acupuncture The French Report by Gueguen and his colleagues, published by INSERM in 2013, analyzing the clinical benefit of acupuncture at ear level, otherwise known as auriculotherapy in several health disorders and diseases: smoking cessation or alcoholic, pain, dermatology, nausea or vomiting, preoperative […]

Role of Complementary Medicines according to the French Academy of Medicine

  The French Academy of Medicine published a report in 2013 on the usefulness of acupuncture, osteopathy, chiropractic, hypnosis and Tai Chi. The report by Bontoux and colleagues, published by the National Academy of Medicine in 2013, analyzes the clinical value of four techniques: acupuncture, manual medicine (osteopathy and chiropractic), hypnosis and Tai Chi. The […]

Behaviors to prevent worsening of heart failure

   The American Heart Association conducted a collective expertise on behaviors to limit the worsening of heart failure and improve the quality of life of patients. The Association recommends integrating these behavioral changes in a comprehensive, sustainable and coordinated with professionals and closed persons. The American collective expertise of Riegel and colleagues, published in the […]

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 […]

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 […]