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

 
 

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

Heart Attack: Activating Enzyme Instead of Blocking Protein

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[14/01/2010] Researchers have determined how a "chemical chaperone" does its job in the body, which could lead to a new class of drugs to help reduce the muscle damage caused by heart attacks.Heart Attack: Activating Enzyme Instead of Blocking Protein - Read more

Cancer: Mortality Declines Unequally

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[03/12/2009] New figures on cancer in Europe show a steady decline in mortality but big variations, between countries and between men and women.Cancer: Mortality Declines Unequally - Read more

Hygiene: Sensor Alerts Health-Care Workers of Need to Wash Hands

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[21/09/2009] A wireless, credit-card-sized sensor that can detect whether health care workers have properly washed their hands is being studied at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Medical Center. Hygiene: Sensor Alerts Health-Care Workers of Need to Wash Hands - Read more

Osteoporosis: Crumbling in Secrecy

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[01/08/2009] Osteoporosis – that is an elderly women’s problem, they think. Far from it! Even though more women suffer from porous bones, every fifth osteoporosis patient is male. A lot of physicians still do not know that. Osteoporosis: Crumbling in Secrecy - Read more

Recession: Job Programs Protect Public Health

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[10/07/2009] A rapid rise in unemployment can be linked to an increase in suicides, homicides, and alcohol abuse, but job programs can successfully mitigate these rates, according to a new study. Recession: Job Programs Protect Public Health - Read more