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Revive lightning victims immediately
Revive lightning victims immediately

If a person is struck by lightning, an immediate resuscitation must be initiated These days it rains in almost all regions of Germany. This sometimes results in violent storms with thunder and lightning. It is not uncommon for people to be surprised by the storm and in some cases passers-by are also struck by lightning.

Fewer and fewer young people smoke
Fewer and fewer young people smoke

According to surveys by the Federal Statistical Office, not as many young people smoke as they did ten years ago. Health awareness, smoking bans and a loss of image have led to fewer and fewer young people starting to smoke. (May 29, 2010) Next Monday is World No Tobacco Day.

Shisha smoking is unhealthy
Shisha smoking is unhealthy

The health insurance company DAK warns of the health consequences of smoking shisha. (31.05.2010) Instead of cigarettes, many young people and adults smoke shisha (hookah) in a suitable oriental atmosphere. In the course of today's World No Tobacco Day, the health insurance company DAK warned of the health consequences of hookah smoking.

Warning: active substance patches can cause shortness of breath
Warning: active substance patches can cause shortness of breath

Warn pharmacists: active substance patches can lead to shortness of breath, diarrhea and nausea. If used incorrectly, the patches can cause shortness of breath and nausea.

First guest professorship for Ayurveda in Germany
First guest professorship for Ayurveda in Germany

First guest professorship for Ayurveda in Germany A visiting professorship for Ayurveda (or: Ayurveda) is established at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder). With financial support from the Indian government, the first chair in Germany for the millennia-old art of naturopathy is being created.

Yoga relieves menopause discomfort
Yoga relieves menopause discomfort

Hormone yoga helps prevent menopause symptoms With hormone yoga helps combat menopause symptoms. Special yoga exercises are intended to stimulate the female glandular and hormonal system and stimulate the release of hormones in order to avoid the problems that often occur during menopause, such as hot flashes and sweating, according to the approach of the Brazilian inventor of the "hormonal YOGA therapy", Dinah Rodrigues.

The end of tinnitus?
The end of tinnitus?

Researchers develop combination therapy for tinnitusMore than a fifth of the adult population suffers from annoying ringing in the ears, so-called tinnitus, reports the Dutch researchers led by Dr. Rilana Cima from the University of Maastricht in the British specialist journal "The Lancet". In order to free those affected from their suffering, the scientists have developed a combination therapy consisting of cognitive behavioral therapy and hearing therapy.

PKV map report 2011: Debeka wins the test
PKV map report 2011: Debeka wins the test

Debeka took first place in this year's PKV map report 2011 for the eleventh time in a row. In the current map report 2011, private health insurance Debeka was chosen as the best private health insurance. The provider was able to secure first place for the eleventh time in a row.

Lack of hygiene for surgical cutlery in the Eschwege hospital
Lack of hygiene for surgical cutlery in the Eschwege hospital

Hygiene deficiencies in surgical cutlery in the Eschwege hospital The hygiene scandals in Hessian hospitals are endless. After contaminated surgical instruments had already been discovered in the Kassel and Fulda clinics in the past weeks, hygiene deficiencies in the surgical instruments at the Eschwege clinic have now also become apparent.

Effective jasmine fragrance to replace Valium
Effective jasmine fragrance to replace Valium

The scent of jasmine as a substitute for valium? Scientists point out the calming effect of the jasmine flower. (09.07.2010) Scientists found in a study that the scent of jasmine flowers can have a calming effect on humans. The effect is similar to that of sleep medication or so-called.

Lower potassium levels as a harbinger of diabetes
Lower potassium levels as a harbinger of diabetes

Type 2 diabetes - potassium as an early marker A team of researchers found that low blood potassium levels occur in hypertensive patients when they have type 2 diabetes or a precursor to it - but not in healthy people, and the researchers came to this conclusion Dr. Christine Meisinger from the Helmholtz Zentrum München with partners from the German Center for Diabetes Research in Düsseldorf.

Herbal tea prevents colds
Herbal tea prevents colds

Drinking a lot of herbal teas prevents colds. With the winter, the cold and cold season is just around the corner. Drinking a lot, especially in the form of herbal teas, can help prevent the corresponding illnesses, Johannes Gottfried Mayer from the research group for monastery medicine at the University of Würzburg told the news agency "dpa".