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

 
 

First-ever possible treatments for MERS

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Graphic: The word MERS surrounded by other words [03/07/2015] As the South Korean epidemic of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) continues unabated, researchers have raced to find treatments for the deadly virus, which has killed more than 400 people since it was first discovered three years ago in Saudi Arabia. First-ever possible treatments for MERS - Read more

Obese teens in study less likely to use contraception

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Photo: Adipose child [03/07/2015] A study of nearly 1,000 teens found that sexually active obese adolescents were significantly less likely to use contraception than normal weight peers, putting them at higher risk of unintended pregnancy.Obese teens in study less likely to use contraception - Read more

Does radiation from X-rays and CT scans really cause cancer?

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Photo: X-ray of a child's head [02/07/2015] In recent years, there has been widespread media coverage of studies purporting to show that radiation from X-rays, CT scans and other medical imaging causes cancer. But such studies have serious flaws, including their reliance on an unproven statistical model, according to a recent article in the journal Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment. Does radiation from X-rays and CT scans really cause cancer? - Read more

MEDICA 2015 - Be part of it!

Preview photo linked to the video Experience the world's largest medical fair in Düsseldorf! Experience the MEDICA 2014!MEDICA 2015 - Be part of it! - Read more

Longer breaks between shifts promote nurses' recovery from work

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Photo: Two nurses care for an old woman in hospital bed [19/06/2015] Reducing short breaks between shifts helps nurses recover from work, according to a new study from Finland. The study analyzed the effects of longer rest and recovery periods between shifts on heart rate variability, which is an indicator of recovery.Longer breaks between shifts promote nurses' recovery from work - Read more

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

 
 

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