Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere is the slogan of the
World Health Day 2019, which is celebrated the 7th of April.

Millions of people still have no access at all to health care.
Millions more are forced to choose between health care and other daily
expenses such as food, clothing and even a home. This year’s focus is
to ensure universal health coverage that represents the World Health
Organization’s main goal and is also one of the sustainable
Development Goals set for 2030.

Another goal is to improve understanding of universal health coverage
and the importance of primary health care as its foundation and to
spur action from individuals, policy-makers and health-care workers to
make universal health care a reality for everyone.

World Health Day is a chance to celebrate health and remind world
leaders that everyone should be able to access the health care they
need, when and where they need it and aims to help people to better
understand the concept of universal health coverage, what services
should be available and where.

Fonte: World Health Organization

April 2nd – World Autism Day

World Autism Awareness Day is an internationally recognized day, encouraging Member States of the United Nations to take measures to raise awareness about people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) throughout the world.

The aim is to invite people around the world to come together to pledge to go blue to increase global understanding and acceptance of people with autism.

In the United States, according to estimates, a child on 68 suffers from autism spectrum syndrome, this data has raised 10 times in the last 40 years. This condition manifests itself within the third year of age. According to the World Health Organization, on the global level, however, has an autism spectrum disorder 1 Child on 160, while in Italy, according to recent studies, autism affects 1 child on 100, involving over 500 thousand families.

Aliberti, an infant neuropsychiatrist of the INI Group – Italian Neurotraumatologic Institute says “There is Not only one behavioral approach and one appropriate treatment for all but a set of rehabilitative and psychoeducational treatments to increase the adaptability and self-regulation in relation to the evolutionary moment of the child and the context in which he/she lives”. “Autism spectrum disorders are a set of developmental disorders characterized by impaired social interaction and the ability to communicate of the child in the relationship with people their own age and adults, associated with the presence of behavioral patterns altered, repetitive, restricted. For this reason it is essential to identify rehabilitative and psychoeducational actions that can help the child to identify the right strategies to initiate a gradual and constant process of inclusion and participation in the contexts of life and not only in the school.”

World Sleeping Day – 15 March

The World Sleeping day is an annual event to raise awareness of sleep disorders and the burden that they place on society.

The lack of sleep can put you at risk of serious medical conditions like obesity, hearth disease and diabetes.

Most of us need from 7 to 9 hours of sleep, but most important is the sleep quality and it can be more difficult to measure than sleep quantity.

What can we do to improve the quality of our sleep? Here below some tips  from the Somnologist Francesco Fanfulla:

  • Light dinner: difficult digestion will cause frequent awakings at night.
  • Nap? with judgment. Sleep during the day only if necessary and never more than 20 minutes, possibly in the middle of the day, for example between 13 and 14.
  • Light (and tablet) at the right time. In the evening it is important to limit the exposure to light which is our main synchronizer of the sleep-wake rhythm. Even a good darkening of the bedroom is good to sleep. Electronic devices, however, are not and should be used away from the bed.
  • Smoking and alcohol doesn’t help to sleep.
  • Coffee yes, but not in the evening. Caffeine is a stimulant of the nervous system. It is therefore a good idea to avoid the evening cup and pay attention to the many foods in which caffeine is present, chocolate, cocoa or tea, the so-called nerve foods.
  • Watch the thermometer. The optimum temperature of the room is around 18 ° C. A too high (greater than 24 °c) and a too low (less than 12 ° C) cause continuous body movements and unpleasant dreams.
  • Sports Yes, but not evening. Performing regular physical activity is always a good recommendation but it would be better to reserve it at daylight hours.
  • Go to sleep regularly: getting used to go to sleep and getting up at the same time are the premise for good sleep. Our sleep-wake rhythm is in fact regulated by an internal biological clock, synchronized with the alterness of Light and darkness.
  • Make the scoreboard of your sleep. The morning, when you wake up, is the right time to assess the quality of your night’s rest. The self-assessment of sleep is the premise to make a therapeutic course effective in case of any disturbances.

Cit: paginemediche.it

HeloLX Plus Advanced Wearable Technology

The Helo LX Plus advanced wearable wellness device is a new disruptive technology that is making a statement and changing the game.

HELO is an acronym for Health and Lifestyle Oracle, so the new Helo LX Plus is built to help guide you toward a healthier lifestyle. In addition to performing the standard wearable device functions such as tracking your steps, heart rate and calories burned, the new Helo LX Plus also monitors your mood, energy level, blood pressure, EKG and much more.

With so many features to benefit your busy lifestyle, perhaps the most noteworthy is the recent release of Helo Extense, the worlds leading non-invasive blood sugar monitor. With the Helo LX Plus and Helo Extense coupled together, it is now possible to monitor your blood glucose levels without painful finger pricks!

Pioneered by product designer Antonio De Rosa the creative mind behind the Apple iPhone design, the new Helo LX Plus may be the world’s most advanced lifestyle wearable. Especially relevant is the fact that the new Helo LX Plus is the first product to use Toshiba’s revolutionary light Nano chip processor technology. Since its introduction by Toshiba at the Consumer Electronics Show, the largest technology event on the planet, the new Helo LX Plus has captured media attention around the world. As a result, a lifestyle revolution has been ignited and embraced by people of all walks of life from every corner of the earth.