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Slim and happy with homeopathy?
Slim and happy with homeopathy?

Lean and happy with homeopathy - homeopathy as a lifestyle gimmick? Pharmacies with a high Internet presence advertise with homeopathic “slimming globules”, “wellness globules”, “men's vital globules” and similar flowery promises. "Such offers are not serious and, from the point of view of the homeopathic professional associations and specialist organizations, are likely to damage the reputation of homeopathy", the user association for the receipt of homeopathic medicines (AEHA) stated in a message.

AGES: Listeria in La Dolce Crema spoon gorgonzola
AGES: Listeria in La Dolce Crema spoon gorgonzola

AGES: Listeria in "La Dolce Crema - Spoon Gorgonzola" The Austrian Agency for Health and Food Security (AGES) recently issued a warning about consumption for the product "La Dolce Crema - Spoon Gorgonzola" from the Italian manufacturer Casarrigoni s.r.l. Listeria have been found in the Löffelgorgonzola, which is sold by the German company “Heiderbeck cheese at its finest”.

Being overweight as a trigger for cancer
Being overweight as a trigger for cancer

According to the Cancer Research Center, obesity as a trigger for cancer could soon replace smoking as the main cause. According to cancer expert Professor Dr. Otmar Wietler could soon replace the growing obesity problem in western industrialized countries with the harmful risk factor smoking as the main cause of cancer.

Active ingredient ziconotide strengthens thoughts of suicide?
Active ingredient ziconotide strengthens thoughts of suicide?

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.

City BKK members cannot find a new health insurance company
City BKK members cannot find a new health insurance company

City BKK: Insured persons cannot find a new health insurance company. The City BKK health insurance company will be closed on July 1, 2011. Until then, all insured persons have to look for a new fund. For many, especially older and sick members, the bankruptcy fund turns the search for a new health insurance into a veritable odyssey.

Health insurance companies: higher contributions are inevitable
Health insurance companies: higher contributions are inevitable

The health insurers run out of money The statutory health insurance companies (GKV) run out of money. The Federal Ministry of Health (BMG) expects a billion deficit by the end of the year. Only the additional contributions would have prevented the statutory health insurance from falling already, the BMG said.

GPS shoes for Alzheimer's patients
GPS shoes for Alzheimer's patients

Alzheimer's patients should be located using GPS shoes In the future, Alzheimer's patients should be detectable at any time with special GPS shoes. The unplanned, sometimes extremely risky excursions of the mentally confused can be avoided from now on, according to the promise of the US manufacturing companies.

An acute lack of sleep damages the genes
An acute lack of sleep damages the genes

How sleep deprivation affects our genes and promotes diseases In particular night workers are exposed to a permanent lack of sleep. The research team led by Derk-Jan Dijk from the University of Surrey in Guildford found out in a study how insufficient sleep affects cells and hundreds of genes.

Hepatitis C: virus-free even without interferon
Hepatitis C: virus-free even without interferon

Hepatitis C: virus-free even without interferon (16.10.2010) New therapy for the treatment of hepatitis C successfully tested. According to a study now published by "The Lancet", the oral, direct-acting experimental combination of two new drugs can significantly reduce the viral load within two weeks - sometimes even below the detection limit.

Load on shoulders: cervical syndrome
Load on shoulders: cervical syndrome

Like a burden on the shoulders: cervical syndrome If pain in the neck, a stiff neck or restricted mobility of the head is caused by lying down incorrectly or a cool breeze, they are usually only a temporary problem and worries are inappropriate. The situation is completely different with recurring or permanent tension in the cervical spine area.

Tuber agaric against pancreatic cancer
Tuber agaric against pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer therapy is considered to be particularly insidious and difficult to cure. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Institute (DKFZ) in Heidelberg have now successfully used amanitin, the poison of the tuberous agaric fungus, against pancreatic carcinoma in mice.

Salt stimulates the brain like a drug
Salt stimulates the brain like a drug

Salt triggers similar neurobiological effects Drugs stimulate the brain in a similar way to salt consumption. This is the conclusion reached by American and Australian researchers in a comprehensive study that compares the neurobiological effects of salt consumption with modern drugs such as opiates and cocaine.