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More and more people are taking antidepressants
More and more people are taking antidepressants

More and more doctors are prescribing antidepressants for their patients. According to a study by the Techniker Krankenkasse (TK), more and more doctors are prescribing medicines for depression to working people. However, it is preferable not to prescribe herbal medicines, but antidepressants. This is based on the health report of the TK health insurance.

Alcohol is worse than heroin or cannabis
Alcohol is worse than heroin or cannabis

Destructive for people and society: Scientists claim that alcohol is worse than heroin Alcohol is more dangerous than heroin and cannabis. British researchers around the renowned specialist and pharmacologist from the University of Bristol, David Nutt, have carried out a new evaluation of the most common drugs and published their results in the current issue of the specialist journal "The Lancet".

A lot of antibiotics with high unemployment
A lot of antibiotics with high unemployment

In regions where many people are unemployed, antibiotics are often prescribed by doctors to children, and in regions with few doctors and high unemployment, children are prescribed antibiotics more often than elsewhere. This increases the risk of resistance.

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).

More and more people with chronic bronchitis
More and more people with chronic bronchitis

More and more people with chronic bronchitis 17.11.2013 In Baden-Württemberg, more and more people are suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), colloquially better known as smoker's cough. Six million Germans affected Like the state representative of the Techniker Krankenkasse (TK) Baden-Württemberg on Friday in Freiburg said that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), colloquially known as smoker's cough, is now a common disease.

Do cats protect against neurodermatitis?
Do cats protect against neurodermatitis?

Neurodermatitis Prevention: Do cats protect against neurodermatitis? 07.12.2010 As part of an observational study, researchers at the University of Zurich found that the proximity of farm animals and cats has a preventive effect in neurodermatitis. However, the scientists were unable to determine the causes of this in their study.

Women receive significantly more medicines
Women receive significantly more medicines

Drug report 2012: Increased risk of drug addiction among women The drug report 2012 of the health insurance company Barmer GEK shows significant gender-specific abuses in the prescription practice of medicines. According to the report presented today, “Women receive about two to three times more psychotropic drugs than men.

Relieve back pain through exercise
Relieve back pain through exercise

Healthy back through targeted exercises and movement Back pain is one of the common ailments of Germans. Poor posture and insufficient exercise are usually the cause of the symptoms, while a serious illness is rarely responsible for low back pain. In the run-up to the 13th

Single parents hardly affect children
Single parents hardly affect children

Children with only one parent do not suffer from the fact of single parenting, but primarily from poverty. For children, it does not make a significant difference whether they grow up with one or two parents, according to a recent study by the educational scientist Professor Dr.

Can foods falsify an alcohol test?
Can foods falsify an alcohol test?

Can foods falsify urine alcohol tests? Scientists investigated this question in a study and came to the conclusion that fruit juices or sauerkraut only slightly increase the EtG value. Caught alcohol offenders on the road may have to go through urine tests time and time again to prove that they are not drinking alcohol.

165-year-old cholera intestine promotes research
165-year-old cholera intestine promotes research

165-year-old cholera intestine advances research11.01.2014After 165 years, the intestine of a cholera victim now advances current research. A DNA analysis showed that the pathogen at that time differs greatly from today's bacteria. Scientists now hope to gain further knowledge about the development of the infectious disease.

Do not stop taking Pradaxa medication yourself
Do not stop taking Pradaxa medication yourself

Do not stop taking the anticoagulant Pradaxa on your own As was known at the weekend, instead of the 50 previously added, at least 260 people have died after taking the anticoagulant drug Pradaxa with the active ingredient dabigatran. In a message, the pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim warns against unauthorized withdrawal of the drug.