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World Blood Donor Day, 14 June 2015

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Photo: A man's arm during blood donation [10/06/2015] The slogan of World Blood Donor Day 2015 already says it all: Accident victims or patients undergoing difficult or lengthy surgery need blood transfusions to save their lives. This is why, at June 14th, recipients of donated blood all around the world say: "Thank you for saving my life!"World Blood Donor Day, 14 June 2015 - Read more

Only half of men can remember their last medical check-up

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Photo: Man visiting physician [08/06/2015] A new national survey about men and their cars, commissioned by Orlando Health, found that more than 80 percent of men could remember the make and model of their first car, but only about half could remember the last time they went to the doctor for a check-up.Only half of men can remember their last medical check-up - Read more

Challenges ahead for European clinical trials

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Photo: Man working in a laboratory [29/05/2015] The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), in collaboration with the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC), expressed their views on the EU Clinical Trials Regulation in an official position paper recently published in Annals of "Oncology".Challenges ahead for European clinical trials - Read more

Clean care is safer care

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Photo: Using sanitizer [05/05/2015] Right hand hygiene is one of the simplest, but also most important measures to protect yourself and others from dangerous infections. In hospitals, not only the patient but also medical and nursing staff are protected by hand hygiene.Clean care is safer care - Read more

Cancer prevention: Beneficial and ultimately personal

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[04/05/2015] There are many decisions to be made in an adult life; among them are cancer prevention screenings. They are voluntary and many people deliberate whether they should go or not and if they would actually want to know the results. Science, politics and health care professionals also ponder with each new preventive service whether it is beneficial and who should end up paying for it.Cancer prevention: Beneficial and ultimately personal - Read more

Early cancer detection: "Physicians and patients need a good database"

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[04/05/2015] Whether it is a mammogram, colonoscopy or a skin cancer screening – after a certain age, we are subject to various early cancer detection screenings. Yet many of us don’t know that these screening tests are also associated with risks. This is something what Dr. Sylvia Sänger from the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf discovered in a study.Early cancer detection: "Physicians and patients need a good database" - Read more

Medical Devices Directive: Inspected and still not safe

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Foto: Stamp with TTIP sign on it [22/04/2015] The Medical Devices Directive defines what constitutes a medical device. At the same time, it inspects and monitors. However, scandals in the medical technology industry keep causing uncertainty. They rekindled debate over the safety and transparency of medical devices and also triggered changes on an international level. As a result, new laws are needed more than ever.Medical Devices Directive: Inspected and still not safe - Read more

Heart attack: High risk in divorced women

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Photo: Woman holding her breast [15/04/2015] Divorced women suffer heart attacks at higher rates than women who are continuously married, a new study from Duke Medicine has found. A woman who has been through two or more divorces is nearly twice as likely to have a heart attack when compared to their stably-married female peers, according to the findings.Heart attack: High risk in divorced women - Read more

Rare Diseases: All information online at ZIPSE

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Photo: Martin Frank [08/04/2015] They are rare, often under-researched and it is difficult to learn about them – rare diseases. Patients, family members and even physicians frequently have a hard time finding qualitative information on diagnosis and treatment options or specialized care providers. Thanks to the Central Information Portal for Rare Diseases, ZIPSE, this should soon change.Rare Diseases: All information online at ZIPSE - Read more

Physician and patient: A complicated relationship

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[01/04/2015] The doctor-patient relationship isn’t always easy. On the one hand is the physician, who is responsible for helping many patients. On the other hand is the patient, who visits the doctor in the hopes of his or her problem being treatable. Things always get difficult when one of them feels that they don’t see eye-to-eye. And this happens a lot.Physician and patient: A complicated relationship - Read more

 
 

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