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How do you protect yourself from sunburn?
How do you protect yourself from sunburn?

How do you protect yourself from sunburn? (01.08.2010) It is vacation time and most people spend their free time in nature. But caution is advised, sunburn damages health. It is therefore important to protect yourself sensibly from the UV rays of the sun. When does one actually speak of sunburn?

Flu medicine Tamiflu barely effective?
Flu medicine Tamiflu barely effective?

Independent research group raises doubts about the flu medicine Tamiflu When swine flu broke out in 2009, the flu medicine Tamiflu was bought and heaped in large numbers in numerous countries. Many Germans had the medicine prescribed out of concern about the approaching flu wave and stored it in their home refrigerator for emergencies.

Hope through new therapy for hair loss
Hope through new therapy for hair loss

US researchers developed new treatment approach for hair loss, affects about eight out of ten men, and yet researchers have yet to find an effective antidote. Hereditary hair loss is often not only a visual problem, but also has a negative impact on the psyche of those affected.

Synesthesia: When words taste good
Synesthesia: When words taste good

Synesthesia: Some people can taste words People, who can taste words and see sounds, say science, 34 synesthetes. This phenomenon occurs through the connection of certain brain regions, which scientists have now discovered. Those affected are by no means crazy, but have very active networks in the brain.

Rights to use organ transplants?
Rights to use organ transplants?

Genetic research: rights to use organ transplantation and embryos? The Munich-based association Testbiotech announced in a press release published on Wednesday that it had appealed to the European Patent Office against a Merck Serono patent. Among other things, Merck Serono has applied for a patent for the production of human egg cells.

Continuation of obstetrics ensured
Continuation of obstetrics ensured

Obstetrics across Germany have been under increasing pressure for years, mainly due to the high costs of professional liability insurance. More and more midwives have given up this core area of ​​their field of activity. All the more gratifying is the news from the Johanneum in Wildeshausen that the continuation of obstetrics in the hospital has been secured.

Bird flu virus H7N9 in the stool
Bird flu virus H7N9 in the stool

Avian influenza virus H7N9 detected in stool samples Since the first evidence of infection with the deadly avian influenza virus H7N9 in China at the end of March, 45 people have died from the new type of pathogen, according to the Chinese health authorities. A total of 134 cases of H7N9 infection in mainland China have been confirmed, said director of the national health authority, Yu Wang.

Being overweight can promote cancer
Being overweight can promote cancer

Being overweight can promote cancer: reducing your weight also reduces the risk of cancer. According to the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg, around 450,000 people were diagnosed with various types of cancer in 2010. According to the head of the research facility, Professor Ottmar Wiestler, smoking as a risk factor causes cancer to develop in over 30 percent of cases.

Ecotest: Cancer pathogen in baby food
Ecotest: Cancer pathogen in baby food

Ökotest: cancer pathogen in baby foodThe critical consumer magazine & 34; Öko-Test & 34; tested the safety of the packaging and the pollution caused by pollutants in seven products from three suppliers with ready-made baby food. The testers found the carcinogenic substances benzene and furan and awarded the marks "insufficient" to "deficient" to over half of the products.

Mental disorders continue to increase sharply
Mental disorders continue to increase sharply

Mental disorders continue to increase sharply. More and more people have to take sick leave due to depressive episodes, and more and more people have to get sick due to a mental illness such as depression. This was referred to by the Techniker Krankenkasse (TK), which carried out an evaluation of the number of insured persons in the previous year.

Greenpeace finds pollutants in peppers
Greenpeace finds pollutants in peppers

Greenpeace finds pollutants in paprika samples: First recall campaign for contaminated peppers at the discounter LidlRechchen by Greenpeace have shown that samples of the yellow and red sweet peppers, Lidl, Tengelmann and Netto were contaminated with high residues of the growth regulator Ethephon. Even before the announcement of the Greenpeace results, Lidl had already

E-cigarette a medicine: trade prohibited?
E-cigarette a medicine: trade prohibited?

Federal government assesses e-cigarettes as medicinal products The success story of e-cigarettes could come to an abrupt end because the federal government has classified nicotine-containing electronic cigarettes as medicinal products subject to authorization. The sale of the nicotine-containing liquid, which is vaporized in the e-cigarettes, without the corresponding approval would therefore be illegal.