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Boom of stem cell therapy in China
Boom of stem cell therapy in China

Business with stem cell cures in China - medicine in blind flight In China, the business with the actually prohibited stem cell cures is in full swing. Despite the government's efforts in Beijing to bring the questionable business practices of clinics and doctors under control, the range of stem cell treatments is booming.

Social organization: health reform is unsolidar
Social organization: health reform is unsolidar

The planned health reform of the federal government is criticized by social organizations as unsolidarity. (July 13, 2010) “The cornerstones for health care reform presented by Federal Minister of Health Philip Rösler on July 6, 2010 herald a system change from the previously largely solidarity-based statutory health insurance (GKV) to health insurance coverage increasingly borne solely by patients and insured persons.

Lung cancer soon to be the most common cause of cancer death
Lung cancer soon to be the most common cause of cancer death

Lung cancer will also become the most common fatal cancer in womenLung cancer will become the most deadly cancer in women in the European Union (EU) in the coming years, according to a recent calculation by scientists from the University of Milan (Italy) and the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) .

Breastfeeding: Consider the needs of the mother
Breastfeeding: Consider the needs of the mother

World Breastfeeding Week focuses on the needs of mothers This year, this year's World Breastfeeding Week runs until Sunday, during which numerous doctors, midwives and clinics report on the benefits of breastfeeding, but also on possible reasons for early weaning. The World Breastfeeding Week explicitly focuses on the needs of mothers this year.

Meyenburg Prize for Development of Nanoscopy
Meyenburg Prize for Development of Nanoscopy

A special process of light microscopy makes biological structures visible up to DNA. Today, the Meyenburg Prize 2011, endowed with 50,000 euros, will be awarded at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg. The physicist Professor Stefan Hell, specialist for optically high-resolution microscopy at the DKFZ, received an award for the development of a new method of light microscopy that enables living cells to be observed down to the nanomolecular level.

Caution is advised when the foreskin is narrowed
Caution is advised when the foreskin is narrowed

Foreskin narrowing (phimoses) Warn pediatricians: caution should be exercised if the foreskin is narrowed. Doctors warn of violent retraction of the foreskin in children and adults, and foreskin narrowing (phimosis) is relatively common in boys. However, parents should never force the foreskin back during phimosis, as this can result in minor injuries that leave unpleasant scars, explained Hans-Jürgen Nentwich from the board of the professional association of pediatricians (BVKJ).

Germs in every ninth ice cream
Germs in every ninth ice cream

Hessian State Laboratory Finds Hygiene Defects in Ice Cream The Hessian State Laboratory has again found considerable hygiene deficiencies in ice cream and whipped cream from vending machines. The ice cream parlors in Hesse are regularly checked by the state laboratory, "so that ice cream enjoyment remains unclouded in summer," the authority said.

TCM helpful for polyneuropathy
TCM helpful for polyneuropathy

Current study confirms that TCM has a lasting effect on polyneuropathy, tingling in the feet and legs, numbness and excruciating pain: Around three million Germans today suffer from polyneuropathy (PNP). The gradually progressing disease damages nerve pathways and many patients ultimately have to live in a wheelchair.

Measles at risk for people born in or after 1970
Measles at risk for people born in or after 1970

Child dies of late complications from a measles infection A measles disease can be sneaky and cause brain inflammation years later. Vaccination offers protection against this. However, many people in Germany who are younger than 43 years of age lack the necessary immunization, especially younger people without adequate protection.All people here who were born after 1970 are advised to check their measles protection.

Judges allow medical euthanasia
Judges allow medical euthanasia

Judges allow medical euthanasia in exceptional cases The ruling of the Berlin Administrative Court causes excitement: In exceptional cases, Berlin doctors are allowed to give terminally ill patients substances for suicide. The State Medical Association had prohibited a doctor from doing this in 2007.

Doctors give poor information about IGeL
Doctors give poor information about IGeL

Study reveals lack of information at IGeL There is still a lack of transparency in individual health services (IGeL). The behavior of doctors when selling individual health services has been sharply criticized in recent months. The Federal Ministry of Consumer Protection has now published a study that analyzes the information on IGeL in more detail.

Placebos work even without the patient's knowledge
Placebos work even without the patient's knowledge

Placebo: sham treatments can also work unconsciously The body can obviously be tricked at the unconscious level, as researchers at Harvard Medical School found. If patients are unaware of a placebo treatment, pain-relieving effects can still be observed. Researchers sent hidden signals that activated the organism.