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Measles acute case after comedy show with Mario Barth
Measles acute case after comedy show with Mario Barth

Possible measles infection at Mario Barth Show The Lower Saxony Ministry of Health has indicated that a visitor to a show with German comedian Mario Barth on March 14 in Hanover contracted measles immediately after the event. Other visitors may also have been infected.

Dexterity can be caused by genes
Dexterity can be caused by genes

Researchers identify genetic cause of flakiness, flakiness and forgetfulness can have genetic causes. Scientists at the University of Bonn discovered a connection between everyday cognitive impairments and the “DRD2” gene. The University of Bonn reports in a current press release that certain variants of the gene would make it easier for people to be distracted and experience moments that are due to a lack of attention.

Changing the time can provoke heart attacks
Changing the time can provoke heart attacks

Significantly more heart attacks immediately after the time change The annual time changes between summer and winter time are not only annoying, but also pose considerable health risks according to a current study by the health insurance company DAK-Gesundheit. "Changing the time in spring increases the risk of a heart attack," reports the DAK.

Suspicion of Ebola not confirmed in Canada
Suspicion of Ebola not confirmed in Canada

Ebola not confirmed for man in CanadaThere is an all-clear for the alleged Ebola case in Canada. A blood test showed that the man who was suspected of having Ebola was not infected. Other dangerous infectious diseases could also be excluded.

Dangerous slimming coffee with sexual enhancer
Dangerous slimming coffee with sexual enhancer

Authorities warning of slimming coffee with Viagra active ingredient The Rhineland-Palatinate State Examination Office (LUA) warns of slimming coffee with erectile dysfunction. The product is offered on the Internet under the name "Brazil Potent Slimming Coffee". The authority points out the high health risk of the active ingredient combination contained therein.

Recall of varieties of cheese due to listeria
Recall of varieties of cheese due to listeria

Cheese maker recalls entire product groups for listeria After the cheese maker Bergpracht Milchwerk started a recall campaign a few days ago, it has now been expanded. Various cheese products may contain listeria that cause flu-like symptoms or diarrhea.

Study: flu infection often goes unnoticed
Study: flu infection often goes unnoticed

Influenza is without symptoms in three quarters of the cases 03/18/2014 For most people, the so-called "real" flu is characterized by sudden fever, chills, body aches and pronounced cold symptoms such as cough, runny nose and sore throat. In fact, according to a recent British study, only a quarter of patients have this type of influenza - in all other cases, however, no disease symptoms develop.

Neurologists: Get ticks vaccinated against TBE
Neurologists: Get ticks vaccinated against TBE

Newcomers also advise vacationers to vaccinate against TBE protection from tick bites. In Germany, the southern German region is particularly affected. Neurologists therefore advise all persons who could come into contact with ticks in the risk areas to be vaccinated against TBE.

Transplant scandal: fatty liver transplanted
Transplant scandal: fatty liver transplanted

The German Medical Association test report shows the extent of the transplant scandal The accused surgeon in the process surrounding the Göttingen transplant scandal had stated several times that he only wanted the best for his patients. However, the test report now published by the German Medical Association comes to completely different conclusions.

Abdominal tube Therapy for diabetes
Abdominal tube Therapy for diabetes

Implanted intestinal barrier as a new treatment method for type 2 diabetesA new treatment method for overweight type 2 diabetics is offered at the Leipzig University Hospital, which in the best case can completely replace the use of medication for diabetes therapy. The head of Interdisciplinary Central Endoscopy at the Clinic for Gastroenterology and Rheumatology, Dr.

Congress on food intolerance
Congress on food intolerance

More and more people are affected by food intolerance 18.03.2014 More and more people suffer from food intolerance and, for example, react to gluten, lactose or histamine with symptoms such as headache, abdominal pain, diarrhea, a bloated stomach or fatigue. Accordingly, the 31st

Recall of organic cheese for listeria
Recall of organic cheese for listeria

Bergpracht-Milchwerk recalls two cheese products across Germany18.03.2014The Baden-Württemberg company "Bergpracht-Milchwerk" is recalling two types of cheese as a precaution. As the company reports, it cannot be ruled out that the “Bioland Bio Hofkäse” and “Our Home Farm Cheese” could contain bacteria from the Listeria monocytogenes species in some packages.

Ultrasound screening to protect against aortic tear
Ultrasound screening to protect against aortic tear

Experts recommend prevention for all men from the age of 65. Around 200,000 people in Germany are affected by a so-called "abdominal aortic aneurysm", which is a pathological dilation of the abdominal artery (aorta), which in most cases is caused by vascular calcification (arteriosclerosis) becomes.

Coffee reduces stroke & heart attack risk
Coffee reduces stroke & heart attack risk

Coffee reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases For years, the effects of coffee consumption on the cardiovascular system have been extremely controversial. Researchers in the Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School (both in Boston, USA), the National University of Singapore and the National University Health System (both in Singapore) have published a meta-study in the journal "Circulation", which states that As a result, coffee consumption for quantities below nine cups per day does not have a disadvantage, but even has a protective effect on the cardiovascular system.

Herbal medicinal products not at SHI costs
Herbal medicinal products not at SHI costs

Traditional herbal medicinal products not at the cost of statutory health insurance If the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) decides, traditional herbal medicinal products will no longer be reimbursed at the expense of statutory health insurance (GKV). The G-BA demands that the group of traditional herbal medicinal products may no longer be reimbursed by the SHI in the future.

Fewer and fewer abortions
Fewer and fewer abortions

Federal Statistical Office reports a significant decrease in abortions The Federal Statistical Office in Wiesbaden reports a significant decrease in abortions. Almost four percent fewer abortions were recorded in 2013 than in the previous year. This continues the trend that has been observed for years.

Lent: Many do not fast
Lent: Many do not fast

Many do without LentRund a third of Christian Lent is now over, but for many people this has no meaning in this country. As a survey shows, only a few adhere to Lent and fasting for purely religious reasons does not matter to the majority.

RKI: Doctors concerned about tuberculosis diseases
RKI: Doctors concerned about tuberculosis diseases

RKI: Warning of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis diseasesTuberculosis is still one of the most dangerous infectious diseases worldwide, although it is actually curable. In Germany, the number of people suffering from tuberculosis hardly ever drops, and multi-resistant diseases even increase slightly.

Yawning is also contagious in chimpanzees
Yawning is also contagious in chimpanzees

Chimpanzees yawn with humans12.03.2014 Yawning is contagious, both for humans and for different animals like certain monkeys or dogs. A study now shows that chimpanzees can even be animated by humans and thus show a special empathy. Chimpanzees are infected by yawning from unknown people. Yawning is contagious and not only for humans.

Research: Stress makes women sterile
Research: Stress makes women sterile

Stress harms fertility in womenStress can not only make you sick, but also jeopardizes women's conception, according to a US study. According to the researchers, their chances of getting pregnant decrease if they have a lot of a stress biomarker in their saliva. This even doubles the risk of infertility.