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

 
 

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

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

Neurology: Link between Smoking and Brain Damage Discovered

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[07/07/2009] Researchers, led by Debapriya Ghosh and Dr Anirban Basu from the Indian National Brain Research Center (NBRC), have found that a compound in tobacco provokes white blood cells in the central nervous system to attack healthy cells, leading to severe neurological damage. Neurology: Link between Smoking and Brain Damage Discovered - Read more

Hypertension: People’s Occupations Can Be a Risk

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[16/06/2009] Retirement from some occupations may not provide relief from the potentially devastating health effects of work-related hypertension, according to a new study from University of California (UC)-Davis-Health System. Hypertension: People’s Occupations Can Be a Risk - Read more

Bars: Smoking Bans Do Not Cause Job Losses

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[19/05/2009] New research suggests that exempting bars from community smoking bans makes no economic difference in terms of preserving bar employment.Bars: Smoking Bans Do Not Cause Job Losses - Read more