New study reveals incidence of dementia may be declining
10.02.2016 - Press release
Despite the concern of an explosion of dementia cases in an aging population over the next few decades, a new study, based on data from the Framingham Heart Study (FHS), suggests that the rate of new cases of dementia actually may be ...
Benzodiazepine use is associated with a risk of developing dementia
02.12.2015 - Press release
A link between benzodiazepine use and the occurrence of dementia has been observed in a study, the results of which are published in the journal Alzheimer’s and Dementia, conducted by a team of Inserm researchers directed by Christophe Tzourio (Inserm Unit 897, ...
Current policies have failed to reduce the number of neural tube defects in Europe
25.11.2015 - Press release
Every year, nearly 5,000 pregnancies in Europe are affected by neural tube defects such as spina bifida and anencephaly (malformations of the brain and skull), with serious consequences for the newborn infants. Taking nutritional supplements containing folic acid (or vitamin B9) before ...
Early exposure to tobacco as a cause of behavioural problems in children
28.09.2015 - Press release
Researchers have analysed data on pre- and postnatal exposure to tobacco in the homes of 5,200 primary school children. They show that this exposure is associated with a risk of behavioural disorders in children, particularly emotional and conduct disorders. ...
Study of leukaemias in children living close to heavily used roads
16.09.2015 - Press release
Results of the GEOPCAP programme 2002-2007 ...
How can one assess the effectiveness of hypnosis?
08.09.2015 - Press release
In a report submitted to the French Directorate General for Health, researchers from Inserm led by Bruno Falissard assessed the effectiveness of this complementary medical practice for some of its indications (women’s health, digestive ailments, surgery, psychiatry, etc.). ...