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Stevia myth: products not left natural
Stevia myth: products not left natural

Consumer advocates found preservatives and other sweeteners in stevia productsThe Austrian Association for Consumer Information (VKI) found out in the course of a study that the stevia products offered are not nearly as natural as they are always advertised.

Ritalin for good grades?
Ritalin for good grades?

Ritalin for good grades? Scientists from the Ernest Gallo Center at the University of California, San Francisco are currently reporting on research results that may make Ritalin interesting as a means of “cognitive performance enhancement” not only for attention and concentration disorders (AD / H / S) .

Antibiotic in cheese rinds
Antibiotic in cheese rinds

Authorities criticize the lack of information and ignorance of consumers Biotechnologically obtained natamycin (E 235) is often used as a preservative and medication. It has an antibiotic effect on human skin, on the mucous membrane or in the rind of cheese and sausage and prevents fungi from spreading.

300,000 blackbirds died of the Usutu virus
300,000 blackbirds died of the Usutu virus

NABU: Tropical Usutu virus kills 300,000 blackbirds The Naturschutzbund Deutschland (NABU) has calculated for the first time how many blackbirds actually fell victim to the tropical Usutu virus last year. According to this, around 300,000 birds died as a result of the infection. Despite the numerous fatalities, the population of blackbirds is not at risk, according to the NABU.

Many rats carry multi-resistant germs
Many rats carry multi-resistant germs

Every sixth rat in Berlin with multi-resistant intestinal germ scientists examined a total of 56 dead rates in Berlin. The researchers discovered that the rodents had multiresistant intestinal bacteria. In their final report, the veterinarians do not rule out that the germs can be transmitted to humans by the rats.

Visit to the doctor: be careful with additional services
Visit to the doctor: be careful with additional services

Beware of individual health services at the doctor's consumer center: If you should pay extra for individual health services at the doctor, you should carefully check whether the selected additional services really make sense. Again and again, doctors offer so-called individual health services as part of a treatment that are not covered by the health insurance.

PKV should take inflation into account when retiring old age
PKV should take inflation into account when retiring old age

Private health insurers should consider medical inflation when retiring in the future. This could be achieved if all insured persons would pay the same surcharges, according to the vision of the HUK-Coburg CEO. as well as the associated cost increases.

Doctors remove 23 kilograms of tumor
Doctors remove 23 kilograms of tumor

23-kilogram tumor successfully removed from a patient from Bulgaria There have been increasing reports of astonishing successes in the surgical removal of huge tumors in recent years. According to media reports, surgeons in Bulgaria have now managed to remove a 23-kilogram tumor from the belly of a 67-year-old patient.

More and more toddlers suffer from tooth decay
More and more toddlers suffer from tooth decay

Feeding bottle caries: Dentists are alarmed about the increase in caries in young children10.02.2014Dentists are alarmed about the increase in caries in young children under three years of age. The deciduous tooth decay has continued to increase in recent years. Dentist organizations are now calling for early checkups.

Hanover: Jeanette Viñals Stein, naturopath
Hanover: Jeanette Viñals Stein, naturopath

Jeanette Viñals Stein, naturopath, qualified pedagogue and systemic family and couple consultant, qualified pedagogue Experience in diagnostics, counseling and therapy for language and development disorders, attention deficit / AD (H) S as well as learning disorders (e.g. reading and spelling weakness). Jeanette Viñals Stein works in naturopathy including dark field diagnostics, imaginative procedures / self-organizing hypnosis, ear acupuncture, medicinal plants, complex homoeopathics and Bach flowers.

PKV commissions are to be capped in the future
PKV commissions are to be capped in the future

Private health insurance: capping of commissions planned The commission payments for private health insurances have taken on such drastic proportions that the FDP, which is considered to be more friendly to private health insurance, is now in favor of capping commissions. MPs from the CDU and FDP have commissioned the Ministry of Finance and Justice in Berlin to check what options there are for a statutory cover for the usual brokerage commissions after the contract has been signed.

Despite the internet, trust in the treating doctor
Despite the internet, trust in the treating doctor

Health information from the Internet is mostly used for questions to the doctor.In times of the Internet, many patients find out about their complaints and feared diseases on relevant health sites before visiting a doctor. Many doctors are afraid of the patient's half knowledge.