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

 
 

LCD Television: Waste Could Help Prevent Bacterial Infections

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[21/06/2010] The fastest growing waste in the EU could soon be helping to combat hospital infections, according to scientists at the University of York.LCD Television: Waste Could Help Prevent Bacterial Infections - Read more

Male Desire: Preventing Suicides

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[18/06/2010] Masculine ideals of strength coupled with strong family ties can help men combat depression and overcome thoughts of suicide. Male Desire: Preventing Suicides - Read more

Early Warning System: Harnessing the Immune System's Diagnostic Power

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[09/06/2010] An inexpensive system for earlier disease diagnosis could save innumerable lives. It could also have a profound impact on the nation's healthcare industry and its strain of spiraling costs. Early Warning System: Harnessing the Immune System's Diagnostic Power - Read more

Understanding the Mechanism: Liver Regeneration in a Cartoon

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[08/06/2010] The underlying mechanisms - how a liver recovers after damage caused by drugs, alcohol consumption or a viral infection - are still poorly understood. Scientists are investigating liver regeneration using computer-based methods. Understanding the Mechanism: Liver Regeneration in a Cartoon - Read more

Pregnancy: Mum Knows Best?

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[21/05/2010] Research suggests that pregnant women are more likely to follow their mothers’ wisdom than medical advice.Pregnancy: Mum Knows Best? - Read more

Therapy for Alcohol Addiction: "A Better Quota Than Rehabilitation for Back Pain"

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[01/04/2010] It’s a physician’s dream: Individualized therapy. Every patient receives the drug that works best for him. At least as far as treatment for alcohol addiction is concerned, researchers have come closer to customized medicine. MEDICA.de spoke to Karl Mann, President of the German Society for Addiction Research and Addiction Treatment about two types of alcoholics and the chances of getting healthy. Therapy for Alcohol Addiction: "A Better Quota Than Rehabilitation for Back Pain" - Read more

Behavioral Addictions: “The Affected Person Experiences a Dopamine Shower“

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[01/04/2010] They cannot take a break and are afraid of a vacation: Workaholics. They are addicted to work like others to heroin. Behavioral addictions such as these are still not officially recognized. MEDICA.de talked with Kai Müller of the Health Care Center for Gambling Addiction at the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz about illnesses which don’t exist on paper and an entry way for such dependencies. Behavioral Addictions: “The Affected Person Experiences a Dopamine Shower“ - Read more

Ageing: Feeling Lonely Increases Blood Pressure

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[18/03/2010] Chronic feelings of loneliness take a toll on blood pressure over time, causing a marked increase after four years, according to a new study.Ageing: Feeling Lonely Increases Blood Pressure - Read more

Influenza: Face Masks and Hand Hygiene Can Help Limit Spread

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[17/02/2010] Ordinary face masks and hand hygiene can effectively reduce the transmission of influenza-like illness during flu season.Influenza: Face Masks and Hand Hygiene Can Help Limit Spread - Read more

Surgery: How Clean Is Your Knife?

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[20/01/2010] A new fast-acting disinfectant that is effective against bacteria, viruses, fungi and prions could help to reduce the spread of deadly infections in hospitals, according to research.Surgery: How Clean Is Your Knife? - Read more