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Friday, March 17: World Sleep Day

Friday, March 17 will mark the 17th edition of World Sleep Day, an opportunity to raise general public awareness of the health impact of sleep.
Sleep is essential to brain maturation and development. It also plays a fundamental role in metabolic functions, notably by regulating the production of several hormones.

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8 March 2017: medical research conjugated in the feminine

In 2014, Inserm established a think-tank on “Gender and Health Research” within the Inserm Ethics Committee. Led by Catherine Vidal and Jennifer Merchant, members of the Inserm Ethics Committee, its objectives are to raise awareness about the impact of gender on health research, and to conduct an ethical reflection on the gender dimension, which is often overlooked in biomedical research.

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4 February 2017: World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day, which will take place on 4 February next, will be an opportunity to make the general public aware about prevention, detection and treatment of this disease.

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Lundi 14 novembre 2016 : Journée mondiale du diabète

Le diabète correspond à un excès permanent de sucre dans le sang : l’hyperglycémie. On distingue deux types principaux : le diabète de type 1, maladie auto-immune caractérisée par une production insuffisante d’insuline, et le diabète de type 2, résultant d’une mauvaise utilisation de cette hormone par l’organisme. Cette pathologie peut entrainer des complications au niveau des nerfs, des vaisseaux sanguins, du cœur, des yeux et des reins.[1]

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Saturday 29 October: World Stroke Day

A stroke, or cerebrovascular accident (CVA), occurs when the blood circulation to the brain is interrupted by the formation of a blood clot that blocks an artery in the brain, known as a cerebral infarction, or by the rupture of an artery in the brain, a situation known as a cerebral or meningeal haemorrhage.[1] As a result, nerve cells are deprived of the oxygen and nutrients they need and die, causing irreversible damage or sudden death.

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Wednesday 21 September 2016: World Alzheimer’s Day

Initiated by the France Alzheimer association, the 23rd edition of World Alzheimer’s Day will take place next Wednesday, 21 September. This year, the association wished to highlight the consequences of the disease for close caregivers who are in employment, but also for businesses, namely stress, absenteeism, loss of income, isolation and even workplace conflict.

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Saturday 10 September 2016: World Suicide Prevention Day

Suicide causes more than 800,000 deaths every year according to estimates by the World Health Organisation, i.e. one death every 40 seconds. It affects all age categories, and spares no region of the world.

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Thursday 28 July 2016: World Hepatitis Day

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver, most often caused by a virus, in which case it is referred to as viral hepatitis. Toxic substances, such as alcohol or certain drugs, may also be responsible for cases of toxic hepatitis.

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Sunday 5 June 2016: World Environment Day

Initiated by the United Nations, World Environment Day is celebrated on 5 June every year in order to encourage awareness of the world environment, and stimulate individual actions.

At Inserm, there is active ongoing research to identify the impacts of our environment on health, especially the effects of atmospheric pollution, endocrine disruptors and their consequences for reproductive function, and the relationship between environment and cancers.[1]

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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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