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

 
 

Small companions: How wearables change our lives

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[01/09/2015] They can be seen everywhere: at the wrists, in the ear, clipped to the belt. Wearables are small technical assistants who are built to collect and partially also to analyze data. Some of them collect measurable health data, others "only" count their user’s steps or measure the surrounding UV radiation. The fact is, however, that wearables are en vogue and are used for many different cases.Small companions: How wearables change our lives - Read more

The great escape: Why awareness of mortality can be bad for health

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Photo: An emergency exit sign [27/08/2015] People with low self-esteem use a variety of escape mechanisms to avoid thinking about their own mortality, new research reveals.The great escape: Why awareness of mortality can be bad for health - Read more

Big Data: breaking the curse of dimensionality

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Photo: huge data server [24/08/2015] The term big data is complex. On one hand, it describes the amount of data itself while characterizing the technology required to collect and analyze the data on the other. The fact is big data is essential in medicine. Data-supported models not only assist in promoting medical research, they also make it easier to reach treatment decisions.Big Data: breaking the curse of dimensionality - Read more

Krankenhaus Rating Report: Not every hospital needs to be maintained

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Photo: Empty patient's room [10/08/2015] This year’s German Krankenhaus Rating Report concludes: the probability of insolvency for German hospitals continues to increase. More than ever, the demographic change demands a more efficient health care system. This also includes the closing of several hospitals, particularly in rural areas. The scheduled Hospital Structures Act is soon said to make this decision easier.Krankenhaus Rating Report: Not every hospital needs to be maintained - Read more

Tool helps public health agencies prioritize health risks

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Photo: The words [04/08/2015] Public health agencies across the globe are challenged with preventing the spread of chronic diseases while dealing with limited funds and devastating budget cuts. Now, a researcher at the University of Missouri has applied the Public Health Index (PHI) model, to help the Brazilian government identify and prioritize health risks affecting its population.Tool helps public health agencies prioritize health risks - Read more

Tele-ICU care also benefits physicians

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Photo: Prof. Thea Koch [22/07/2015] Tele-ICU care with which the U.S. has already had excellent experiences is meant to also be implemented in Germany so facilities are able to provide their patients with optimal care. MEDICA-tradefair.com spoke with Prof. Thea Koch, President of the German Society for Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine about this subject.Tele-ICU care also benefits physicians - Read more

Obesity prevention needed

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Photo: Adipose child [20/07/2015] The chance of an obese person attaining normal body weight is 1 in 210 for men and 1 in 124 for women, increasing to 1 in 1,290 for men and 1 in 677 for women with severe obesity, according to a study of UK health records led by King's College London.Obesity prevention needed - Read more

Data protection: Can medical research be anonymized?

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Photo: People with covered faces [08/07/2015] Electronic health records, telemedicine, cloud computing and big data: questions about data protection appear everywhere in digitized health care. Yet what do things look like far away from application at the foundations of medicine? Can patient data and personal rights in research be protected when several centers and numerous researchers participate in studies?Data protection: Can medical research be anonymized? - Read more

Germany's largest telemedicine project goes online

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Photo: Patient and the Saxony's minister of health [06/07/2015] One of Germany's largest telemedicine undertakings has officially started its pilot run in Dresden on July 1. On the occasion of the kick-off of the innovative, open telemedicine service "CCS Telehealth Ostsachsen", Saxony's minister of health, Barbara Klepsch (CDU), symbolically handed over a specially equipped tablet computer for aftercare at home to a patient.Germany's largest telemedicine project goes online - Read more

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

 
 

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