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

 
 

World AIDS Day: Solidarity for a positive togetherness

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Photo: Hands with red bows form a circle [27/11/2015] AIDS is a disease that faces us all. Not only those affected, but also those who fear becoming infected with the virus. However, many do not know that, especially with the right medication, the risk of infection is close to zero. The World AIDS Day aims to inform people and to show them that one can also lead a normal life with AIDS.World AIDS Day: Solidarity for a positive togetherness - Read more

European hospitals: patient-orientation is key

Putting the patient at the center stage, meaning to give him an active role and really interacting with him – this sounds like the obvious thing to do in healthcare. But to what extent does this actually happen in hospitals and how can it become common practice everywhere in Europe? The EUROPEAN HOSPITAL CONFERENCE, taking place at MEDICA every two years, addresses these questions in 2015.European hospitals: patient-orientation is key - Read more

Parkinson's disease: tool aims to improve diagnosis and advance treatment

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Graphic: Disorder in brain causes Parkinson [18/11/2015] A group of experts working under the umbrella of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS), have developed a new tool for healthcare professionals that they hope will mark a significant advancement in the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson's disease, especially in its early stages. Parkinson's disease: tool aims to improve diagnosis and advance treatment - Read more

Antibiotics may worsen drug-resistant bacterial infections

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Photo: pills in a pillbox [13/11/2015] In recent decades, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, has evolved from a controllable nuisance into a serious public health concern. A pre-clinical study reveals that treatment with first-line antibiotics may actually make MRSA skin infections worse, ironically by activating the body's own pathogen-defense system. The next step will be to obtain human data.Antibiotics may worsen drug-resistant bacterial infections - Read more

Strangled cells condense their DNA

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Photo: DNA in a cell [11/11/2015] Scientists at the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) have been able to see, for the first time, the dramatic changes that occur in the DNA of cells that are starved of oxygen and nutrients. The findings provide new insight into the damage these diseases cause and may help researchers to discover new ways of treating them.Strangled cells condense their DNA - Read more

Ebola mobile suitcase laboratory successfully tested

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Photo: laboratory suitcase [09/11/2015] An international team of researchers, including Ahmed Abd El Wahed, scientist at the University of Göttingen and the German Primate Center, has tested a new method for rapid diagnosis of Ebola in a field trial in Guinea.Ebola mobile suitcase laboratory successfully tested - Read more

Esophageal cancer: increased patient safety thanks to the ”Da Vinci“ surgical system

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Image: Esophageal Cancer [09/11/2015] Interview with Professor Jürgen Weitz, Director of the Clinic and Polyclinic of Visceral, Thoracic, and Vascular Surgery, University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus at the Technical University DresdenEsophageal cancer: increased patient safety thanks to the ”Da Vinci“ surgical system - Read more

Learning to live with diabetes

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Photo: Diabetes lettering [06/11/2015] Calculating bread units, measuring blood sugar and injecting insulin. These are just three of many things that diabetics have to observe. Especially for young type 1 patients it is difficult to see the new situation rightly after the diagnosis. A part of their lifestyle changes. In diabetics meetings everyone helps them in dealing with the disease and to "manage" the diabetes together.Learning to live with diabetes - Read more

DNA in blood can track cancer development

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Photo: Blood phioles [05/11/2015] Scientists have shown for the first time that tumour DNA shed into the bloodstream can be used to track cancers in real time as they evolve and respond to treatment, according to a new Cancer Research UK study published in the journal Nature Communications.DNA in blood can track cancer development - Read more

3-D printing method for creating patient-specific medical devices

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Photo: Two man standing beside a 3-D-printer [04/11/2015] A team of researchers at Northeastern University has developed an innovative 3-D printing technology that uses magnetic fields to shape composite materials--mixes of plastics and ceramics--into patient-specific products.3-D printing method for creating patient-specific medical devices - Read more

 
 

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