vendredi 19 juillet 2013

Internet as a free mean to communicate?

Liberals advocate a right to communicate and want to increase taxes but capitalism did it as a service not a right, free...

jeudi 18 juillet 2013

Notre pays se fossilise dans les privilèges et la connivence contre le marché

Sondage du Quotidien du médecin ce jour: Enquête Flash

Êtes-vous favorable à la vente en ligne de médicaments sans ordonnance ?

mercredi 17 juillet 2013

Cancer France

Deux remarques essentielles devant ce constat de l'évolution du cancer dans la population française.

Tout d'abord, en dépit d'un système monopolistique d'assurance maladie nous ne disposons pas des statistiques de la France métropolitaine et encore moins de la France entière c'est-à-dire la France métropolitaine les DOM-TOM. Ces chiffres présentés dans ce rapport sont des extrapolations. Il est particulièrement choquant que l' assurance-maladie ne soit pas capable et n'ait pas la volonté de publier de tels chiffres.

Deuxièmement si l'on voulait résumer très simplement un message à retenir ce serait celui-là :
Arrêtez de fumer.

We need open data in healthcare

Stop pain killers before they kill you...

The Cost of Individual Insurance in New York State

mardi 16 juillet 2013

For your brain retire later!

Proposal ID: 38966
Topic: Public Health and Psychosocial
Subtopic: Epidemiology of risk factors of Alzheimer’s disease
Presentation: Oral session, Monday, July 15, 2013, 4 p.m. ET
Older age at retirement is associated with decreased risk of dementia. Analysis of a healthcare insurance database of self-employed workers
Presenting author: Carole Dufouil, Carole Dufouil*1, Edwige Pereira2, Geneviève Chêne3, M. Maria Glymour4, annick alpérovitch5, Elodie Saubusse6, Mathilde Risse-Fleury7, Brigitte Heuls7, Jean-Claude Salord8, Marie-Anne Brieu8, Francoise Forette8 1INSERM U708 & CIC-EC7, Bordeaux, France; 2INSERM U708, Bordeaux, France; 3INSERM U897, Bordeaux, France; 4Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States; 5INSERM U708, Paris, France; 6RSI Aquitaine, Bruges, France; 7RSI, Saint-Denis, France; 8ILC France, Paris, France.
Background: Intellectual stimulation and mental engagement throughout life might be protective against dementia. We investigated whether age at retirement influences dementia risk among self-employed workers in France.
Methods: We linked health and pension databases including self-employed workers who were living and retired as of Dec. 31, 2010. Dementia cases were defined based either on ICD-10th diagnosis or on claim for one of the medication against dementia (donepezil, galantamine, rivastigmine). Data were analyzed using Cox proportional hazard model where age at dementia diagnosis or age at censoring (Dec. 31, 2010) was the dependent variable and age of retirement was the independent variable. Hazard ratios were computed adjusting for gender, marital status, occupational category, type of retirement, pension amount, diagnosis of hypertension, diabetes. Sensitivity analyses to assess potential reverse causation and differential cohort or temporal diagnosis biases were undertaken.
Results: Among the 429,803 retired self-employed workers alive on Dec. 31, 2010, prevalence of dementia was 2.65 percent. Workers had been retired on average for more than 12 years. Multivariable analyses showed that the hazard ratio (HR) of dementia was 0.968 (95 percent Confidence Interval= [0.962-0.973]) per each extra year of age at retirement. After excluding workers who had dementia diagnosed within the 5 years following retirement, the results remained unchanged and highly significant (p<0 .0001="" age="" also="" analyses="" by="" categories="" dementia="" diagnosis.="" further="" in="" of="" or="" p="" results="" similar="" stratified="" were="" year="">
Conclusions: Professional activity may be an important determinant of mental exercise and social integration. Our data show strong evidence of a significant decrease in the risk of developing dementia associated with older age at retirement, in line with the "use it or lose it" hypothesis. This health perspective should be taken into consideration when the age of cessation of professional activity is discussed. Our results thus highlight the importance of maintaining high levels of cognitive and social stimulation throughout work and retiree life and emphasize the need for interventions and policies to help older individuals achieve such cognitive and social engagement.