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Samedi 21 septembre 2019 : 26e Journée Mondiale de la maladie d’Alzheimer

Samedi 21 septembre 2019 : 26e Journée Mondiale de la maladie d’Alzheimer

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World Diabetes Day

Celebrated every November 14 since its creation in 1991, World Diabetes Day is an opportunity to raise collective awareness of the condition and, above all, the resources deployed to manage it. Diabetes refers to consistently higher than normal blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia). 

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Friday, October 20: World Osteoporosis Day

Osteoporosis continues to remain a poorly understood and often under-diagnosed disease. It is estimated that 39% of women around the age of 65 suffer from osteoporosis, a figure which rises to up to 70% for those aged 80 and over.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017, is National “Dys” Day (dyslexia, dysphasia, dysorthographia, etc.)

The 11th edition of National “Dys” Day will be held on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. Created by the Fédération Française des DYS, it mobilizes parents who are members of associations together with professionals from across France. The various learning disabilities that begin with “dys”, and which are now better understood by the general public, affect around 6 million people in France [1](METTRE CHIFFRE). An event is held in Paris each year, attended by around 10,000 people. This year, it will take place on Saturday, October 14, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Université Paris 8.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017: World Alzheimer’s Day

Organized by the France Alzheimer association, the 24th World Alzheimer’s Day will take place this Thursday, September 21. This year, the Alzheimer’s Village information center will be running for the 5th time in Paris (Place de la Bataille-de-Stalingrad), from September 21 to 24, 2017. There are currently 900,000 people affected by Alzheimer’s disease, or by a related condition. It is estimated that by 2020, 1.275 million people will be suffering from the disease.

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Sunday, September 10, World Suicide Prevention Day

Suicide is the cause of over 800,000 deaths around the world each year according to estimates from the World Health Organization, amounting to one death every 40 seconds. It affects all age groups and all parts of the world[1]. In France, the emergency services handle 220,000 suicide attempts every year[2], and 10,500 individuals take their own lives.

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Neuroscientists Pay Attention to Schools

In 2014, Inserm researcher Jean-Philippe Lachaux launched the ATOL (Attentif à l’écOLe or Attention at School) program, which aims to use neuroscientific knowledge to improve children’s attention span in school. A thousand children from 40 classes, spanning the French equivalents of kindergarten to the 7th grade, have now benefited from this program, which is funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR).

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November 14th 2015: world diabetes day

Initiated by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization, World Diabetes Day, which takes place next Saturday, 14 November, is aimed at sensitising and informing the general public about diabetes prevention and management.   Diabetes, type 1 or type 2, is a chronic disease characterised by insufficient production of insulin, or by poor […]

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