Defining Transhumanism

Definition Come to California and its universities, transhumanism is a current of thought that is based on the advances in computer technology, biotechnology, nanotechnology and neuroscience to imagine a different future to the man and his kind, a man became hybridizes with the machine whose lives would be extended and abilities tenfold. A future humanoid […]

Defining Safety

Etymology The word safety comes from the Latin “innocuus” meaning is not harmful. Definition The word safety is a preventive or therapeutic action that is not harmful to health and quality of life. It is a quality of a drug or a non-pharmacological intervention (NPI) that causes no physiological, psychological or social damage. What it […]

Defining Comorbidity

A finding It is not unusual for a chronically ill person has other health problems. This can be other symptoms such as chronic pain or fatigue or other diseases such as hypertension, heart disease, vascular disease, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, depression, chronic anxiety or neurodegenerative disease. A recent study on a representative population shows that 42.2% […]

Defining Nocebo

Etymology The effect caused by the entry of an inert substance is not always beneficial, that is not cause by placebo effect. It can be damaging to the individual, it is the nocebo (Latin for “I will harm”). Definition “In clinical trials, a number of patients in placebo suffer from side effects similar to those […]

Defining Placebo

Etymology The term “placebo is a Latin word meaning “I shall please.” In medicine, it implies “I shall please the one who asks me to prescribe a treatment.” Definition Placebo A placebo is a therapeutic measure of zero or low intrinsic efficacy with no logical connection with the disease. It is designed to let the […]

Defining of Health Behaviors

“The concept of health-related behavior is any behavior or activity that is part of everyday life, but which affects the health of the person. Almost any behavior or activities may affect health and in this context it may be useful to consider the health-related behaviors as part of the lifestyle of an individual or group” […]

Defining Health Product

The National Security Agency of Medicines and Health Products (Agence Nationale de Securite du Medicament et des Produits de Sante) collectively referred to health products the following categories: – “Drugs, – Blood-derived drugs, – Narcotics and psychotropic – Vaccines – Cellular products for therapeutic purposes, – Gene therapy medicinal products, – Labile blood products, – […]

Defining Health Promotion

The first International Conference on Health Promotion was achieved in Ottawa, Canada on November 21 1986 This conference and the charter ensuing result of an international movement in favor of large-scale public health. “The health promotion aims to give people more control over their own health and more ways to improve it. To reach a […]

Defining Meta-analysis

A meta-analysis is a statistical method that combines the results of several randomized controlled trials verifying the efficacy and/or the cost/effectiveness ratio of a curative or preventive innovation on health and quality of life. The researcher conducting this meta-analysis proceeds initially to be the most comprehensive inventory (also called systematic) of articles published in scientific and […]

Defining Compliance

Adherence is the degree with which patients follow medical instructions (Sabate, 2001), a sort of balance between prescription and use. When applied to chronic diseases, the World Health Organization (2003) proposes the following definition: “the extent to which the behavior of a person to take medication, follow a diet and / or change in lifestyle […]