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

 
 

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

Early hospitalization key to survival for Ebola victims

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Graphic:  The way of Ebola [03/11/2015] A retrospective study of Ebola epidemics in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) suggested that each day of delay in hospital admittance was associated with an 11% increased risk of death for Ebola patients during epidemics.Early hospitalization key to survival for Ebola victims - Read more

Health economics: A counterbalance to economic policy?

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[02/11/2015] Health economics is always expanding and is, therefore, one of the main pillars of the overall Germany economy. This results in a variety of economic, social and technical challenges that need to be overcome. Oftentimes however, the focus here is on sales and profit over the benefits of patients. Health economics: A counterbalance to economic policy? - Read more

A second life for more people

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Photo: Colorful drawing of a heart [09/10/2015] People who talk about their "Second Life" sometimes refer to an online game. Others talk about their "second life" with a donated organ. Transplantation has been the only therapy for them to make them independent again from expensive and chronic care and life supporting machines. Transplantation often has saved their lives, too.A second life for more people - Read more

Direct-To-Consumer Testing: the business with lifestyle tests

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Photo: laboratory staff evaluating DNA [08/10/2015] The many possibilities the Internet offers also don’t shy away from laboratory medicine. The demand for biochemical or genetic tests continues to rise. Next to standard laboratory tests, a market developed in which the patient is the immediate recipient of clinical results. New distribution channels eliminate the physician as the responsible party.Direct-To-Consumer Testing: the business with lifestyle tests - Read more

Clinical practice: lung cancer screening programs

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Photo: Doctor having a look on an x-ray image of a lung [02/10/2015] Lung cancer screening programs that utilize standardized reporting and include cardiothoracic surgeons as part of a multidisciplinary team can successfully be adopted into clinical practice without an increase in surgical intervention for non-cancerous disease.Clinical practice: lung cancer screening programs - Read more

Multi-tasking in the ER: More is not better

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Photo: Running doctor [24/09/2015] Even after emergency physicians had acclimated to a new commercial electronic health record (EHR), they increased their tasks performed per minute by nearly 12 percent, increasing the potential for patient safety hazards. The results of a study of one hospital's transition from a homegrown EHR to a commercial EHR were published online in Annals of Emergency Medicine. Multi-tasking in the ER: More is not better - Read more

Industrial therapists in hospitals: changing structures

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Photo: Running doctor [22/09/2015] Hospitals only achieve a high level of patient safety if the workplaces of all their employees are optimally designed. Things can become life-threatening when doctors and nursing staff have not been properly trained. Dr. Carsten Ostendorp at the Center for Industrial and Organizational Psychology in Hospitals (ZAK), spoke about this topic with MEDICA.de. Industrial therapists in hospitals: changing structures - Read more

Diabetic retinopathy screening for children with type 1 diabetes should start later

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Photo: Diabetic retinopathy screening [04/09/2015] A new study has found that the occurrence of advanced forms of a diabetic eye disease remains low among children living with diabetes, regardless of how long they have had the disease or their ability to keep blood sugar levels controlled. Researchers are therefore recommending that most children with type 1 diabetes delay annual diabetic retinopathy screenings until age 15.Diabetic retinopathy screening for children with type 1 diabetes should start later - Read more

Girls and boys with autism differ in behavior and brain structure

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Photo: A little girl and a boy [04/09/2015] Girls with autism display less repetitive and restricted behavior than boys do, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.Girls and boys with autism differ in behavior and brain structure - Read more

 
 

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