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

 
 

TB: Substance Use Common Among Patients

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[02/02/2009] About one in five U.S. tuberculosis (TB) patients report abusing alcohol or using illicit drugs, and those who do appear more contagious and difficult to treat, according to a recent report. TB: Substance Use Common Among Patients - Read more

Alcohol: Raising Taxes Might Reduce Deaths

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[17/11/2008] Raising taxes on beer, wine and liquor immediately reduces the number of deaths from alcohol-related diseases such as liver disease, oral or breast cancers, and alcohol poisoning, according to a new study. Alcohol: Raising Taxes Might Reduce Deaths - Read more

Caffeine: Warning Labels for Energy Drinks

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[24/09/2008] Scientists report that a slew of caffeinated energy drinks now on the market should carry prominent labels that note caffeine doses and warn of potential health risks for consumers.Caffeine: Warning Labels for Energy Drinks - Read more

Online Tests: Checking the Genotype through Click and Buy

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[01/08/2008] Genetic tests offer big potential in the fight against illnesses – if they are used sensible. However, a few years ago the first tests appeared on the internet and now everybody can determine his personal risk to fall ill one day with osteoporosis, high blood pressure or Parkinson - so it seems. It rather is an expensive and unreliable glimpse in the future.Online Tests: Checking the Genotype through Click and Buy - Read more

Internet: Tackle Drinking by Using the Web

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[31/07/2008] Health researchers are helping young people take the first steps towards reducing dangerous alcohol intake through an online personal analysis of their drinking behaviour.Internet: Tackle Drinking by Using the Web - Read more

Obesity: Linked to Internet, Alcohol and Sleep

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[11/07/2008] Internet, alcohol and too little sleep are factors that may contribute to weight gain in adolescent girls, according to a recent study.Obesity: Linked to Internet, Alcohol and Sleep - Read more

Alcohol: Binge Drinking is “Fashion Phenomenon”

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[03/07/2008] The rise in binge drinking in the young is a “fashion phenomenon” where drinkers are copying their associates’ behaviour, new research has shown. Alcohol: Binge Drinking is “Fashion Phenomenon” - Read more

Alcohol: Minimum Age of 21 Saves Lives

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[01/07/2008] A new study on the minimum drinking age shows that laws aimed at preventing consumption of alcohol by those under 21 have significantly reduced drinking-related fatal car crashes. Alcohol: Minimum Age of 21 Saves Lives - Read more

Heart Disease: Diagnosis Based on Toenail Clippings

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[12/06/2008] Researchers at University of California showed that the higher the level of nicotine in the toenails, the higher the risk of coronary heart disease, no matter the number of cigarettes smoked or level of exposure to second hand smoke. Heart Disease: Diagnosis Based on Toenail Clippings - Read more

Stroke: Gender Influences Risk and Recovery

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[12/06/2008] The risk of suffering a stroke and prognosis for recovery are gender influenced, as a new study says. Women don't survive cerebral infarct as well as men, whereas men pay for unhealthy lifestyles and for being less informed about risks.Stroke: Gender Influences Risk and Recovery - Read more