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Dangerous energy drinks
Dangerous energy drinks

Energy drinks with a lot of caffeine have an effect on the contraction of the heart04.12.2013Energy drinks with a lot of caffeine have an effect on the contraction of the heart. According to a recent study by the University of Bonn, which examined the heart of 17 study participants one hour after enjoying an energy drink with imaging methods, it showed that the contractions of the heart muscle became stronger.

Study: Homeopathy is cost effective
Study: Homeopathy is cost effective

Study confirms cost effectiveness of homeopathy Research results from Switzerland confirm the cost effectiveness of homeopathy. The aim of the study entitled "Comparison of Swiss Basic Health Insurance Costs of Complementary and Conventional Medicine" was to analyze the economics of complementary medicine based on data from Swiss basic insurers for the years 2002 and 2003.

Nutrition Report: Less Obese Children
Nutrition Report: Less Obese Children

Weight problems in preschool children declining On Thursday, the German Nutrition Society (DGE) handed over the 2012 nutrition report to the Federal Minister of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, Ilse Aigner. Among other things, the report shows that the number of overweight children has decreased significantly.

Electronic health card mandatory from Jan 2014
Electronic health card mandatory from Jan 2014

Court ruling on electronic health card The electronic health card (eGK) was supposed to replace the old health insurance card (KVK) as early as 2006. Technical problems were just as much to blame for the postponement, as were fundamental discussions about necessity and data security.

Research against malaria stalls due to lack of funds
Research against malaria stalls due to lack of funds

Fight against malaria stagnates due to lack of money: Hundreds of thousands of victims of malaria continue to fight in the fight against tropical disease Malaria is not in sight - this is the sad result of the recently published World Malaria Report 2012 by the World Health Organization (WHO) and illustrates this with frightening figures: Worldwide, more than 600 die every year.

Recall of onion sausage for salmonella
Recall of onion sausage for salmonella

Onion sausage from Berlin meat producer Lichtenberger contaminated with salmonella is recalled Two onion sausages from Berlin meat producer Lichtenberger were recalled due to contamination. According to information from the Federal Office of Consumer Protection, salmonella was discovered in the products.

Health insurance companies are demanding that contributions be increased
Health insurance companies are demanding that contributions be increased

Statutory health insurance companies require higher basic contributions. After numerous statutory health insurances (GKV) demand flat-rate additional contributions from their members, the largest German health insurer & 34; Barmer GEK & 34; to raise the general contribution rates of the insured. The background to this demand is the expected deficit of the health insurance companies, which in 2011 will be several billion euros.

Is the giraffe Sophie carcinogenic?
Is the giraffe Sophie carcinogenic?

Giraffe Sophie: The manufacturer defends itself against representations of Ökotest. The popular baby toy "Sophie la Girafe" was rated "insufficient" in a test by the consumer magazine "Ökotest". During an inspection, Ökotest had stated that "considerable amounts of nitrosable substances could be removed from the rubber" in the laboratory.

Eating in front of the TV - slim through small bites
Eating in front of the TV - slim through small bites

In the case of small bites, no obesity due to eating in front of the TV Small bites or sips are associated with a faster feeling of satiety and can therefore serve to prevent weight problems. Dutch scientists led by Dieuwerke Bolhuis from Wageningen University have investigated the extent to which the amount of food consumed differs between small and large bites.

Coffee: No protection of the liver from alcohol damage
Coffee: No protection of the liver from alcohol damage

Two cups of coffee a day have a protective effect on the liver. If you drink too much alcohol, you risk serious liver damage. This was pointed out by Professor Christian Strassburg from the University Hospital Bonn at a congress of the Federal Chamber of Pharmacists in Merano. Two cups of coffee a day would have a protective effect on the liver.

Healthy lifestyle slows down cell aging
Healthy lifestyle slows down cell aging

Younger through a healthy lifestyle A healthy lifestyle can slow down cell aging. This was the result of a US study in which 35 men were accompanied over a period of five years. The studies showed that the so-called telomeres, which protect the genetic material during cell division and whose length is an indication of the lifespan of the cell, were significantly longer in the study participants who ate healthy food and completed a moderate exercise program every day.

Warning of talc baby powder
Warning of talc baby powder

The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment warns of baby powder containing talc The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) warns of possible health risks from baby powder containing talc. The powder can accidentally get into the nose or mouth and from here into the respiratory tract of infants when changing diapers, which can result in impaired breathing and serious lung damage, the BfR said.