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News on public health research and national as well as international health policies. Edited by MEDICA.de and several associations.

 
 

Virtual training: "Students gladly accept the flexible learning option"

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[01/12/2013] Instead of just sitting in front of a microscope, Bavarian medical students now also sit at the computer and categorize different tissue types. This is made possible by a project between the Universities and the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS. MEDICA.de spoke with Associate Professor Thomas Wittenberg about the benefits of virtual training.Virtual training: "Students gladly accept the flexible learning option" - Read more

Study: Altered Brain Connections in Epilepsy Patients

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Photo: Brain [21/11/2013] Patients with the most common form of focal epilepsy have widespread, abnormal connections in their brains that could provide clues toward diagnosis and treatment, according to a new study.Study: Altered Brain Connections in Epilepsy Patients - Read more

Young Children: Size, Connectivity of Brain Region Linked to Anxiety Level

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Photo: Screaming Child [20/11/2013] Prolonged stress and anxiety during childhood is a risk factor for developing anxiety disorders and depression later in life. Young Children: Size, Connectivity of Brain Region Linked to Anxiety Level - Read more

Sepsis: Cheaper and faster Diagnosis

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Photo: Laboratory [19/11/2013] A new method could cut hours off the time it takes to diagnose blood infections while also eliminating the need for complicated manual processing and expensive equipment. Sepsis: Cheaper and faster Diagnosis - Read more

Children: Researchers Identify Main Genes Responsible for Asthma Attacks

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Photo: Child with asthma [18/11/2013] An international team has identified the genes that put some children at particularly high risk of serious asthma attacks, including one not previously suspected of being implicated in the disease. In the long term, these new findings are expected to help improve treatment options for the disease, which represents a high cost for families and society alike.Children: Researchers Identify Main Genes Responsible for Asthma Attacks - Read more

Telemedicine: A Second Opinion from Germany

Photo: Animation Telemedicine Sometimes patients and physicians are faced with a diagnosis that makes a drastic treatment necessary. In order to avoid hasty severe interventions, the opinion of a second physician should be obtained in such cases.Telemedicine: A Second Opinion from Germany - Read more

World Diabetes Day - 11/14/2013

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Photo: World Diabetes Day [11/11/2013] “Protect our Future!” –this is the slogan the International Diabetes Federation IDF chose for World Diabetes Day at November 14th, 2013. The day was established through an UN resolution. It is the second day the international community dedicated to a specific disease after the World AIDS Day.World Diabetes Day - 11/14/2013 - Read more

Public Health: Better Tests Needed to Improve Patient Care

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Photo: Petri dishes [08/11/2013] Despite advances in diagnostic technology, there is an urgent need for tests that are easy to use, identify the bug causing an infection and provide results faster than current tests, according to a report from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). Public Health: Better Tests Needed to Improve Patient Care - Read more

African Sleeping Sickness: New Treatment Comes Closer

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Photo: Graphic [06/11/2013] Researchers at Umeå University have identified drugs targeting infections of the parasite Trypanosoma brucei and are thereby well on the way to find a cure against African sleeping sickness.African Sleeping Sickness: New Treatment Comes Closer - Read more

ICU: Ultrasound Safer and Just as Effective as X-Rays

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Photo: Ultrasound [30/10/2013] A new study shows that the use of ultrasound testing rather than x-rays or CT scans in the ICU reduces patient radiation exposure and lowers costs of care.ICU: Ultrasound Safer and Just as Effective as X-Rays - Read more

 
 

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