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Cancer researched in 3,200 year old skeleton
Cancer researched in 3,200 year old skeleton

3,200-year-old skeleton shows clear traces of cancer on cancer - a disease of the genes, the development of which can be promoted by UV rays, tobacco smoke, chemicals, chronic infections, increased alcohol consumption and an unhealthy lifestyle with insufficient fruit, vegetables and exercise .

More children get tuberculosis
More children get tuberculosis

Almost a million children develop tuberculosis each year - Despite the success in containing this often fatal infectious disease, tuberculosis continues to be a global health risk that should not be underestimated. Scientists from Harvard Medical School (Boston) report in the specialist magazine "The Lancet" on the occasion of World Tuberculosis Day 2014, in particular due to the increasing spread of multi-resistant tuberculosis pathogens that the positive development of the past decades may be reversed.

Spinach extract can reduce hunger
Spinach extract can reduce hunger

Protecting against overweight with spinach extract Swedish researchers have discovered an ingredient in spinach that curbs feelings of hunger and creates a feeling of satiety. Accordingly, the so-called thylakoids could help against obesity by slowing down the digestion of fat, so that the entire intestine is involved in the digestion.

Anxiety dreams point to stressed psyche
Anxiety dreams point to stressed psyche

Post-traumatic stress disorder after an accident can cause fear dreams People who experience an accident like a serious car accident or a natural disaster often develop great anxiety. They usually disappear after a few days. However, if the affected person still suffers from symptoms such as anxiety dreams after one month, professional advice should be sought, reports Iris Hauth, board member of the German Society for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, Psychosomatics and Neurology (DGPPN) in Berlin.

Volunteers for stroke patients
Volunteers for stroke patients

Volunteers trained to help stroke patients In North Rhine-Westphalia, volunteers are being trained in a pilot project to support stroke patients in their everyday lives. This is intended to supplement medical care for those affected. In Germany, the help for stroke patients is unique so far In North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), volunteers are trained in a pilot project who want to support patients who have had a stroke in their everyday life .

Don't panic with febrile seizures
Don't panic with febrile seizures

Febrile seizure in children: don't panic! For parents it is usually a shock when they see when their child suddenly twitches in a fever all over the body, eyes rolled and no longer reacts. It is particularly dramatic that it often affects the very young who have just outgrown infancy.

New blood test can determine Alzheimer's risk
New blood test can determine Alzheimer's risk

Alzheimer's can be predicted using biomarkers in the blood With a newly developed test, predictions about the outbreak and course of the disease in Alzheimer's can be made in the future. "We discovered and validated a set of ten peripheral blood lipids that can predict an outbreak of Alzheimer's disease in the next two to three years with more than 90 percent accuracy," said the US research team led by Howard Federoff of Georgetown University Medical Center (Washington) in the journal "Nature Medicine".

Great risk of confusion when collecting wild garlic
Great risk of confusion when collecting wild garlic

Consumer minister advises caution when collecting wild garlic22.03.2014With the current spring temperatures, wild garlic lovers will get their money's worth again. But the Baden-Württemberg Minister of Consumer Affairs now advises collectors to be careful, because the leaves of wild garlic could easily be confused with those of the highly poisonous autumn timeless and lily of the valley.

HIV: No more discrimination against infected people
HIV: No more discrimination against infected people

HIV: No more discrimination against those infected Although HIV-infected people can work in all professions thanks to medical progress without any reduction in performance, those affected are still discriminated against, partly because of ignorance and also because of false prejudices. In North Rhine-Westphalia, the State Commission for AIDS has now issued a recommendation to put an end to discrimination.

Unicef: Singing
Unicef: Singing "Happy Birthday" while washing hands

1,400 children die every day from polluted water Every day around 1,400 children under the age of five die from diarrheal diseases caused by dirty drinking water, lack of toilets and poor hygiene. This was announced by the children's aid organization Unicef ​​on the occasion of World Water Day.

AIDS: Doctors hope for breakthrough in therapy
AIDS: Doctors hope for breakthrough in therapy

Doctors hope hope of breakthrough in AIDS therapy Doctors hope that the AIDS virus HIV will soon be completely defeated. A Munich doctor said that curing AIDS is "a perspective". Curing AIDS "a perspective" Doctors hope that they will soon be able to completely defeat the AIDS virus HIV.

Oncologists: screening for cancer screening
Oncologists: screening for cancer screening

DGHO advocates critical review of previous cancer screening services The German Society for Hematology and Medical Oncology (DGHO) advocates a critical review of previous cancer screening services in Germany. This was pointed out by the DGHO board at yesterday's meeting.

The nose perceives a trillion smells
The nose perceives a trillion smells

Human smell is much more sensitive than assumed The human nose can distinguish over a trillion (1,000,000,000,000) smells. This is the result of a US study by Rockefeller University in New York. This means that the nose far outperforms eyes and ears.

TBE: ticks are active in spring
TBE: ticks are active in spring

Scientists warn of TBE and tick-borne disease. Ticks become active at a temperature of around six degrees. The eight-legged friends normally hibernate from November to February. However, due to the mild winter, they were alive earlier than usual this year. As a result, the ticks spread further, so that scientists now warn of Lyme disease and early summer meningoencephalitis (TBE).

It makes sense to shake and brush when brushing your teeth
It makes sense to shake and brush when brushing your teeth

Vibration technology with shaking and subsequent brushing recommended Shaking and subsequent brushing with gentle pressure from the gums towards the teeth is completely sufficient when brushing your teeth, reports the Initiative ProDente e.V. in its current press release. "Heavy scrubbing and side and side brushing with too much pressure will not effectively remove the plaque and the teeth will lose substance in the long run," the initiative continues.

France: Baclofen drug against alcoholism
France: Baclofen drug against alcoholism

France approves the active ingredient baclofen for the treatment of alcoholism In France, the active ingredient baclofen has been approved for the treatment of alcoholism. The drug, which was actually developed for the therapy of spastic paralysis, helps to maintain abstinence after withdrawal from the patient and makes it easier to reduce alcohol consumption to consumption values, as prescribed by the World Health Organization (WHO) for patients with high risk of alcohol addiction, reports the French drug agency " Agence nationale de securité du médicament et des produits de santé ”(ANSM).

Early stage in kidney disease, treatable
Early stage in kidney disease, treatable

World Kidney Day: Risk patients should have regular kidney control Kidney problems are often relatively easy to treat if diagnosed early. For this reason, especially high-risk patients such as diabetics should urgently go to a preventive medical check-up, reports the German Diabetes Aid in a press release on the occasion of World Kidney Day.

Cold: Get fit quickly with strong medication?
Cold: Get fit quickly with strong medication?

Do not take strong medication for a long time if you have a cold If you have to work despite a cold, you often have problems concentrating. According to the motto "The main thing is to get fit and perform quickly", one or the other thoughtless medication is thrown in. Christian Belgardt from the Berlin Chamber of Pharmacists points out to the “dpa” news agency that agents such as iboprofen or paracetamol help in the short term.

Lupine the new soy?
Lupine the new soy?

Lupine protein is well suited as a vegetarian meat substitute; more and more people are consciously trying to reduce their consumption of meat and other animal products. In particular, the vegan diet has also gained in popularity in recent months due to the success of the diet.

DAK: Millions of high cash register accounting fraud
DAK: Millions of high cash register accounting fraud

DAK claims 1.6 million in 2013 due to billing fraud; billing fraud costs the health insurance companies millions every year, which is why DAK Health takes consistent action against such misconduct. In 2013, the investigators of the DAK recovered 1.6 million euros and are currently “just under 1