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The ABC of sleep

On Friday, March 13, 2015, World Sleep Day was celebrated all over the globe. This annual event calls to action on important issues related to sleep. This year’s topic was “When Sleep is Sound, Health and Happiness Abound”. Why do we sleep? Sleep is a state in which spend about one third of our lives. …Read More

OMICs-technologies: herbal drugs’ entry ticket into evidence-based science

Thousands of years of successful use of herbal medicine Herbal drugs combinations as a long historical use in traditional medicines, especially China, Japan and India. They consist of herbal preparations that contain active therapeutic ingredients. Their use is well established and widely acknowledged to be safe and effective, and may even be accepted by national …Read More

What is osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is the most common progressive bone disease. It is characterized by a decrease in bone mass and density, which happens when you lose too much bone, make too little bone or both. Normal bone is composed of protein, collagen, and calcium, all of which give bone its strength. Bones that are affected by osteoporosis …Read More

Lifestyle and nutritional imbalances associated with Western diseases : Back to Paleolithic era!

Review on how lifestyle changes and especially dietary habits are at the basis of chronic systemic low grade inflammation, insulin resistance and Western diseases. The authors support the hypothesis that the advent of agriculture and industrial revolutions have contributed to the introduction of some disturbing inflammatory triggers, the adverse effects of which trace back to …Read More

Medicine in tailored-made era

Report from the Health and Medicine–dedicated RTS (Radio Télévision Suisse) TV program 36,9 °, broadcasted on November 14th 2012. Will we all be able to benefit from future treatment tailored to our genetic profile? Are we moving from “ready-made” to tailored medicine? In oncology, the same treatment is no longer prescribed for everyone. We particularly …Read More