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Efficacy of hypnosis in smoking cessation

A meta-analysis evaluates the effectiveness of hypnotherapy to stop smoking. An English meta-analysis of Barnes and colleagues published in the journal Cochrane Collaboration assesses 2010, based on 11 randomized controlled trials, the efficacy of hypnotherapy as a treatment for smoking cessation with at least six months follow-up. The evidence is currently insufficient to recommend the […]

The electronic cigarette help quit smoking

  A meta-analysis evaluates the effectiveness of e-cigarette to help addicts to reduce their tobacco consumption or stop smoking permanently. An English meta-analysis of McRobbie and colleagues published in the journal Cochrane Collaboration in 2014, acting on the basis of two randomized controlled trials, the effectiveness of electronic cigarettes to help smokers to reduce their […]

Benefits of physical activity in smoking cessation

 A meta-analysis concluded that physical activity may play a role in smoking cessation and maintaining abstinence over a year later. A meta-analysis of Ussher and colleagues published in the journal Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008 is based on 13 randomized controlled trials to evaluate the benefit of physical activity in smoking cessation and maintaining […]

301 revues de littérature sur les INM publiées en 2019

Nous avons recensé toutes les revues narratives, les revues systématiques et les méta-analyses publiées dans une revue scientifique en 2019 sur les interventions non médicamenteuses (INM). 301 articles, ce n’est pas rien… Nous souhaitions connaître le nombre de revues narratives, de revues systématiques et de méta-analyses publiées dans la littérature internationale en 2019 sur les […]

Meta-analysis: essential for NPIs practice

Meta-analysis, an indispensable tool for understanding the benefits and risks of non-pharmacological interventions. More than 100 million Europeans are using alternative medicines according to the 2012 CAMBrella survey. The popularity of these medicines is growing as evidenced by bestsellers, magazine covers, television report hearings and Internet consultations. They are accessible everywhere, in hospitals, in city […]

Non-Pharmacological Interventions: Asset for General Medicine

Lecture given at the 17th National Conference of Medicine General Practionners, November 22, Montpellier, France. No one is supposed to ignore the benefits and health risks of non-pharmacological interventions (NPIs), and especially not the general practitioner. It would still be necessary to have rigorous studies and to be able to consult them easily. NPIs are […]

Connected Objects: Gadget or Effective Solutions for Health?

Conference given at the “Rencontres de l’Innovation” the 27th April in Carcassonne (France). Non-implantable health digital objects invade our daily lives. They are not in the category of medical devices. Interactive pedometer measuring our number of daily steps and encouraging us to do more, telephone application to better manage a chronic illness, weighing scales, electronic […]

Fasting is not a miracle treatment for now

INSERM published in 2014 an expert report on the therapeutic efficacy and safety of fasting. Gueguen and his colleagues published a 2014 INSERM report on the effectiveness and safety of fasting preventive and therapeutic. Current scientific evidence is available to conclude its effectiveness. Fasting the mechanisms are too vague and speculative. Studies have numerous methodological […]

A disease management program reduces the risk of new diseases

A clinical trial proves the efficacy of a disease management program in the reduction of comorbidities in patients taking psychotropic drugs. A US randomized controlled trial of Green and colleagues, published in the American Journal of Psychiatry in 2015, evaluates the efficacy of a therapeutic education program for six months on weight loss and reduced risk of […]

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 […]