Abolition of the practice fee does not create an incentive to visit the doctor any more. The quarterly fee was introduced with the argument of reducing unnecessary visits to the doctor. A survey study commissioned by the health insurance company DAK-Gesundheit investigated whether to abolish the question of whether patients postpone doctor visits and examinations in order to avoid paying the practice fee of ten euros.
Pregnancy with a transplanted uterus? Swedish doctors have successfully transplanted a uterus into two women so that they can become pregnant. The intervention is extremely controversial in the professional world, since on the one hand no statements can be made regarding the chances of success for a pregnancy and in the case of an actual pregnancy there is a risk that the transplanted organ could impair the embryonic development.
Researchers at the RUB Clinic Bergmannsheil suspect that the painkiller drug ziconotide increases thoughts of suicide in previously stressed patients. A causal relationship has been discovered in two specific cases: Scientists suspect that the painkiller active ingredient ziconotide is intensifying patients' thoughts of suicide.
Ten cases of polio have already been confirmed According to the World Health Organization (WHO), ten children under the age of two in northern Syria have been infected with the so-called “poliovirus”, the cause of dangerous polio. According to the WHO, there is now a risk that the virus could spread quickly.
Has the EHEC source of infection been discovered? Health authorities warn against eating sprouts The cause of the EHEC infections seems to be clarified. The dangerous intestinal germs were most likely spread with the sprouts of a horticultural company from the Uelzen district, explained the Lower Saxony Ministry of Agriculture.
Are there too many doctors in Germany? AOK boss: "Problem with medical oversupply". According to the chairman of the health insurance association, there is no shortage of doctors in Germany, but rather the problem of an uneven regional distribution. Unlike the Federal Minister of Health Philipp Rösler (FDP), who recently predicted a shortage of doctors for Germany, Herbert Reichelt, head of the AOK health insurance company, cannot recognize such a deficiency, but rather sees a distribution problem as the cause of possible undersupply.
Stevia: Exploitation of sweeteners from nature? According to media reports, the sweetener stevia is to be mass-marketed in the coming months. While the call for natural sweeteners has come from naturopathy for a long time, industry has now discovered it and is beginning to seize it.
Federal Government Drug Report: Millions of Germans have an addiction problem Young people in Germany are consuming less and less alcohol, tobacco and cannabis, according to the Federal Government's 2011 Drug and Addiction Report published in Berlin on Tuesday. According to the drug and addiction report, the consumption of so-called soft drugs among young people has dropped significantly since 2004, but overall millions of Germans still have an addiction problem.
Chinese medicine (TCM) for headache and migraines Throbbing, hammering, pulsing accompanied by nausea, vomiting or sensitivity to light: In Germany, around thirteen million people suffer from migraines or recurrent, excruciating headaches. Many patients slip into the role of a doctor for headaches and treat themselves with painkillers.
Homeopathy counseling for pharmacists planned at the German Homeopathy CongressThursday 2nd This deals with topics that are particularly important for the everyday work of pharmacists. It starts with an introduction to homeopathy. Two homeopathic doctors talk about & 34; The great power of the small balls & 34; and explain which remedies belong in a homeopathic first aid kit and for which indications these medicines are used.
The good side of depression: Researchers prove for the first time improved thinking ability in patients with depression Depression increases the ability of analytical thinking, according to the result of a joint study by researchers from the University of Basel, Clarkson University / USA, Stanford University / USA, and the Technical University of Munich and the Berlin Charité.
Protest against discrimination against mentally ill people For a few days, people on Twitter at isjairre have been raising awareness of the discrimination against mentally ill people. The protest is particularly important against the background of the increasing rejection of the mentally ill. Discriminators are insane. Since Wednesday, a number of Twitter users have shared their bad experiences in dealing with mental illnesses under the hashtag "isjairre".