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Early morning waking, a winning trend among the French

Setting one’s alarm an hour or two earlier to run, meditate, read or even cook is a trend that is attracting many followers in France, also known as “morningophiles.” Recommended by Hal Elrod in his book The Miracle Morning, this lifestyle, which started in the United States, extols the virtues of waking up very early in the morning, as a source of well-being and productivity.

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Tuesday 3 May 2016: World Asthma Day

Asthma, a chronic inflammatory disease, usually results from the combination of a genetic predisposition and environmental factors such as allergens (moulds, house dust mites and pollen), tobacco smoke or air pollution. During an episode, the lining of the bronchi swells, causing their diameter to become narrower, and leading to breathing difficulties, accompanied by wheezing.

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Monday 25 April 2016: World Malaria Day

Caused by a parasite of the genus Plasmodium, malaria is transmitted to humans through bites from the female Anopheles mosquito.

World Malaria Day is held every year on 25 April and the theme for this year will be: “End Malaria For Good”. Advances in the prevention and treatment of malaria have led to a considerable reduction in the number of cases and deaths related to the disease. The mortality rate due to the disease has fallen by 60% in the last fifteen years.

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A quadriplegic man regains partial use of his right hand by means of a brain implant

A patient paralysed in his hands and legs is able to use his hand through a device able to restore communication between the brain and muscles, bypassing the spinal cord. According to the French Press Association, a chip containing 96 electrodes, implanted in the patient’s brain, transmits the quadriplegic man’s thoughts to a computer that decodes them and sends commands to a sleeve that stimulates the muscles in the arm electrically.

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Sunday 17 April: World Haemophilia Day

Haemophilia is a hereditary disease characterised by bleeding due to a deficiency of coagulation factors. Haemophilia A is the most widespread form, affecting one in every 5,000 boys born.

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Thursday 7 April 2016: World Health Day

Celebrated on 7 April next, World Health Day will be devoted to diabetes this year. The incidence of diabetes is growing rapidly worldwide, and more particularly in developing countries. In 2014, 9% of the adult population was diabetic.

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Brain Awareness Week 2016: 14–20 March

The 17th edition of Brain Awareness Week will take place from 14 to 20 March 2016, in 62 countries as well as France. During this week, the general public is invited to come and meet researchers in order to better understand the workings of the brain and to find out about advances in research.

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International Rare Disease Day: The patients’ voice

On the 9th International Rare Disease Day, which will be held on 29 February next, many events will be organised in over 80 countries to raise awareness among the general public, health professionals and politicians about the characteristics of these diseases, their impacts and the means to manage and treat them.

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Thursday 4 February 2016: World Cancer Day

Initiated by UICC (Union for International Cancer Control), World Cancer Day will take place on 4 February, to make the general public more aware of ways to prevent and manage the disease.

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The intestinal microbiota: a burgeoning research subject

Interest in the intestinal microbiota, or intestinal flora, has grown considerably in recent years. In 2015, over 4,500 scientific studies on the subject were published in PubMed.

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