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World Rare Disease Day: definition, treatment, care and discussion
Feb 28, 2019 • 3 comments
What is a rare disease? A rare disease is a disease that affects very few people: less than one in 2,000 in the European Union, less than one in 1,500 in the United States. Rare diseases affect 25 million people in Europe and 27 million in the...
Relieve pain with hot or cold
Feb 26, 2019 • 2 comments
Thanks to its relaxing effect, heat is very useful against muscle contractures or cramps. Cold is beneficial on a sprain or strain to control swelling. Have you ever heard of thermotherapy? It is the act of applying hot and cold to treat the...
Working life: Reintegration in the workplace
Feb 22, 2019 • 9 comments
A new study* has provided results on how having cancer can impact someone's career. What can we conclude from this? How can you adapt your work when you have a chronic illness? What are the standards in force from one country to another? Feeling...
Carenity members tell us about their diagnosis of NASH
Feb 22, 2019 • 2 comments
On average, patients waited 2 years to be diagnosed and the majority consulted just 1 doctor before reaching their diagnosis. Fortunately for those suffering from NAFLD, the time period to arriving at a diagnosis was not too long, with the...
Cigarettes VS e-cigarettes: an update on the consumption and pitfalls to avoid
Feb 20, 2019 • 12 comments
We can never repeat it enough: smoking kills. Yet quitting smoking is easier said than done. To support people who want to stop smoking, electronic cigarettes, invented about fifteen years ago, have become essential. But is this really the ideal...
A patient's struggle: the fight for diagnosis, recognition and awareness
Feb 18, 2019 • 2 comments
Isabel, a nurse, started to feel “funny”, but could not explain what was wrong with her. After many exams and appointments, she received her diagnosis, a neuromuscular disorder called Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) type 4
Love life in the face of illness: how to cope?
Feb 14, 2019 • 8 comments
Today is Valentine's Day! This emblematic day, sometimes criticized for its commercial and marketing impact, undoubtedly evokes emotions and love. We organized a poll* to allow you to express your views on this subject. Does a chronicall illness...
Photo Testimonial: Irritable bowel syndrome prevents people from living
Feb 12, 2019 • 3 comments
"Irritable bowel syndrome, also known as "functional colitis", has periods when nothing happens and then, all of a sudden, it's back to seizures that paralyze you, major digestive disorders and cramps."
How do you manage your PMS? 7 natural remedies for PMS
Feb 11, 2019 • 4 comments
Premenstrual syndrome is the official name for everything women go through before their monthly menstrual period starts, with some of those symptoms continuing on through the cycle. For many, though, "syndrome" doesn’t quite describe it....
Understanding epilepsy: what are the different types of seizures?
Feb 11, 2019 • 2 comments
Epilepsy seizures When people hear the phrase “epilepsy” they immediately think of one of the main symptoms of epilepsy: seizures. However, what many people aren’t aware of is the fact that seizures are complex and varied. There...