Monthly Archives: July 2016

Very premature infants: towards better care

Born too soon, very premature infants are particularly vulnerable and need appropriate care. The European project EPICE (Effective Perinatal Intensive Care in Europe) examines how medical practices based on scientific evidence are incorporated into the care of these neonates[1]. The study, coordinated by Inserm and published in The British Medical Journal, highlights the underuse of four effective practices for improving their survival and long-term health, and estimates its impact on mortality and morbidity.

Tuesday 5 July 2016

Sorry, this entry is only available in French. La Croix, qui consacre son cahier central Sciences & Ethique aux « dilemmes de la recherche sur l’embryon », explique que cette recherche « suscite encore de nombreux espoirs thérapeutiques », même si « certains redoutent qu’il [l’embryon] ne devienne un simple matériau de laboratoire ». Le Quotidien du Médecin souligne, quant à […]

Monday 4 july 2016

Sorry, this entry is only available in French. Le Monde explique que, depuis le 1er juillet, le plan antipollution de la ville de Paris, – visant à faire de la capitale un secteur à basses émissions ou « zone de circulation restreinte » afin d’améliorer la qualité de l’air – entre dans une seconde phase. Le journal […]

How fatigue influences our decision-making

To resist the temptation of a beer in order to save and buy a bike later? At the end of the day, fatigue would encourage us to choose the immediate reward instead. This is what is revealed by a study published in PNAS and conducted by Bastien Blain, a researcher at Inserm Unit 1127.

Vendredi 1er juillet 2016

Sorry, this entry is only available in French. Selon une étude danoise publiée dans la revue Jama, les personnes ayant un indice de masse corporelle de 27, c’est-à-dire en léger surpoids, verraient leur risque de mortalité, toutes causes confondues, diminuer par rapport aux personnes ayant un IMC compris entre 18,5 et 25, rapporte Le Figaro. […]

Yves Lévy, Chairman and CEO of Inserm, appointed member of the UN “Global Health Crises” Task Force

UN Secretary-General Mr Ban Ki-moon has just announced the creation of a “Global Health Crises” Task Force, which will bring together 3 co-leads and 12 members, including Inserm Chairman and CEO Yves Lévy. The Task Force will ensure the implementation and monitoring of the recommendations of the report, “Protecting humanity from future health crises,” submitted to the UN Secretary-General in February 2016 by the High-level Panel on the Global Response to Health Crises[1]. The main mission of the Task Force will be to alert the UN Secretary-General on matters related to emerging crises and any gaps or weaknesses in the world health system.

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