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Disagree quickly if the care level is wrong
Disagree quickly if the care level is wrong

Classification of the care level can be contradicted. Anyone who needs support with everyday matters due to illness or a disability can apply for a so-called care level and the associated services such as personal hygiene or household care. The medical service of the health insurance companies (MDK) carries out the classification into one of the three possible levels.

Anorexia: hormone oxytocin as the agent of choice
Anorexia: hormone oxytocin as the agent of choice

“Cuddle hormone” oxytocin against anorexia The messenger substance, also known as "cuddle hormone", could offer a new treatment for anorexia in the future.

Comeback of the antibiotic trimethoprim
Comeback of the antibiotic trimethoprim

Antibiotic trimethoprim could be successfully used against streptococci in certain regions The antibiotic trimethoprim could be used again in the future. So far, experts have assumed that streptococci are resistant to the drug. However, scientists at the Helmholtz Center for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig, with the National Reference Center for Streptococci in Aachen, came to the conclusion that this was a mistake.

Lots of protein lets you lose pounds
Lots of protein lets you lose pounds

Diet: protein-rich food can help you lose weight If you want to lose weight, you should eat protein-rich food. Nutrition experts such as Georg Abel from the German University for Prevention and Health Management / BSA Academy in Saarbrücken recommend this. Protein-rich foods are said to reduce food cravings and boost fat metabolism, according to many diet books.

Fitness myths: No knee damage from jogging
Fitness myths: No knee damage from jogging

Jogging does not harm the knee joints and other fitness myths Spring is just around the corner and for many people this means starting their outdoor sports activities again. When it comes to sports, there are still numerous fitness myths in circulation. With eight of them something should be cleaned up here.

Marble hand illusion: Deceived body perception
Marble hand illusion: Deceived body perception

Hand feels like marble with a simple trick Neuroscientists have shown in a simple experiment that the human body can be easily deceived when it comes to the feeling of one's own flesh. With the help of a hammer and noises, the participants were given the illusion of a marble hand.

Pancreatic cancer: early detection developed
Pancreatic cancer: early detection developed

New cancer screening method to prevent unnecessary surgery21.03.2014Swedish researchers have developed a new method for the early detection of pancreatic cancer. Accordingly, an ultrasound examination of cysts in the organ, together with a fluid examination, leads to a 97% certainty whether they develop into malignant tumors.

Many killed after the Ebola outbreak in Guinea
Many killed after the Ebola outbreak in Guinea

Ebola fever in Guinea, West Africa 23.03.2014 At least 59 people have died in a new Ebola epidemic in Guinea, West Africa. A contagion of the highly contagious infectious disease is also feared in neighboring countries, with 59 deaths due to Ebola to date. Dozens of people have died in a new Ebola epidemic in Guinea, West Africa.

Increased mortality from epilepsy
Increased mortality from epilepsy

Epilepsy therapy is aimed at preventing seizures.About one percent of the population suffers from epilepsy. A "neuronal thunderstorm" occurs in the affected person's brain, causing the nerve cells to discharge uncontrollably. As a result, seizures occur, in which the patients briefly lose consciousness and the body twitches uncontrollably.

Genetic testing is said to help sick newborns
Genetic testing is said to help sick newborns

Genetic testing to help sick babies Thousands of terminally ill children are born in the United States each year. The National Health Institute is now supporting projects to assess the opportunities and risks of gene sequencing in newborns. Genetic testing could help some sick children. Dangerously low blood sugar levels According to various press reports, Kira Walker was just three weeks old when her mother discovered that something was wrong with her baby because it was always hungry.

Burnout referred to as neurasthenia 100 years ago
Burnout referred to as neurasthenia 100 years ago

Burnout already existed 100 years ago. In connection with burnout, there is always talk of a so-called fashion diagnosis. But the phenomenon is not that modern. Hundreds of years ago, working people in particular suffered from severe stress that annoyed them. At that time the clinical picture was called neurasthenia.

Death drug crystal meth increasingly popular
Death drug crystal meth increasingly popular

Crystal meth is developing into an "everyday drug" 11.03.2014The dangerous drug "crystal meth" is on the rise: the white, crystalline and highly effective stimulant, which was formerly known primarily as a party drug, appears to be becoming increasingly common in everyday life Performance increase to be consumed.

Health risk from over-the-counter pain relievers
Health risk from over-the-counter pain relievers

Dangerous over-the-counter pain relievers Many people think that pain relievers such as aspirin, ibuprofen or paracetamol are harmless medications, since they are available over the counter in the pharmacy. But that is not the case. Here is a small overview of common types, effects and dangers.

Only one method really helps with dyslexia
Only one method really helps with dyslexia

Study: Only one method successful in dyslexia Parents and teachers often only learn during school that children suffer from dyslexia. The little ones have great problems reading and writing. As a new study shows, only one method of numerous funding approaches helps to really deal with the problems.

TBE: ticks become active in spring
TBE: ticks become active in spring

The beautiful weather attracts the first ticks07.03.2014 Due to the mild temperatures, the ticks wake up earlier from their winter stiffness earlier this year and are already active in some places. The Society for Virology (GfV) in Erlangen therefore advises people who live, work and stay in the TBE risk areas to be vaccinated against meningitis and meningitis.

Cycling to work can prevent depression
Cycling to work can prevent depression

Daily bike rides to work strengthen physical and mental health. Physical exercise not only has benefits for physical health, it also has a positive effect on the psyche. The daily bike tour to work can be beneficial in two ways, reports the German Society for Occupational Medicine and Environmental Medicine (DGAUM) in a current press release from the news agency "dpa".

Women: higher risk of stroke
Women: higher risk of stroke

More women than men suffer a strokeMore women than men suffer a stroke each year. They also have additional risk factors that increase the risk of a stroke. These include taking the birth control pill or migraine attacks. Women have a higher risk of stroke. According to the online portal "MyHandicap", around 270 suffer in Germany every year.

Spring sunburn: apply cream now
Spring sunburn: apply cream now

Beware of sunburn in spring: Apply now08.03.2014The spring-like temperatures attract many people outdoors. But the joy of the sunny weather can also be slightly clouded, because the risk of sunburn increases. Therefore, it is advisable to protect yourself if you want to enjoy the sun longer.

Study: With stall dust substances against allergies
Study: With stall dust substances against allergies

Avoiding allergies with materials from stable dust It has long been known that children growing up on farms are less likely to suffer from allergies. Now, doctors are trying to find out how substances from the house dust could be used specifically for allergy prevention in the future.

Shift workers: unhealthy lifestyle dangerous
Shift workers: unhealthy lifestyle dangerous

Shift workers particularly at risk from unhealthy lifestyle Shift work and its effects on the biorhythm are associated with various negative health effects. Therefore shift workers should avoid additional health risks such as smoking, obesity and lack of exercise, reports the news agency "dpa", citing the German Society for Occupational Medicine and Environmental Medicine (DGAUM).