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

 
 

Determination of Death: Experts Call for International Consensus

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Photo: Anaesthesia [03/06/2013] The criteria used to diagnose both circulatory and brain death in a patient are subject to variability and as such can be controversial. Anaesthesiologists play an important role in procedures related to the determination of death. So experts will call for international consensus.Determination of Death: Experts Call for International Consensus - Read more

Telemedicine: “The portal is meant to facilitate an overview of telemedicine projects in Germany”

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[03/06/2013] Telemedical applications enable doctors to diagnose and treat health problems via telecommunication. That way, telemedicine can for example alleviate the looming doctors shortage in Germany by connecting specialists with patients in rural areas. But still only few telemedicine services are currently introduced into the regular health care coverage provided by the health insurance companies.Telemedicine: “The portal is meant to facilitate an overview of telemedicine projects in Germany” - Read more

Acitivity: Pedometer Program Motivates Participants

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Photo: Pedometer [31/05/2013] Indiana University researchers found that a program using pedometers to monitor how much people move was effective at increasing physical activity, decreasing sitting time, and helping participants drop some pounds.Acitivity: Pedometer Program Motivates Participants - Read more

Surgery: More Deaths Closer to the Weekend

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Photo: Friday [29/05/2013] Patients undergoing planned surgery appear more likely to die if they have their operation at the end of the week. Researchers at Imperial College London looked at over four million elective procedures conducted in NHS hospitals in England between 2008 and 2011.Surgery: More Deaths Closer to the Weekend - Read more

Healthcare: Breakup of Physician Drug Company Relationship Cut Cost

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Photo: Doctor and drug company concultant [21/05/2013] A new report suggests that improved health care and significant reductions in drug costs might be attained by breaking up the age-old relationship between physicians and drug company representatives who promote the newest, more costly and often unnecessary prescription drugs.Healthcare: Breakup of Physician Drug Company Relationship Cut Cost - Read more

Public Health: 50 Percent Increase in ICU Admissions

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Photo: Patient hand [15/05/2013] A study of the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS) researchers offers an in-depth look at hospitals nationwide and admissions to intensive care units (ICU). The study finds a sharp increase — nearly 50 percent — in ICU admissions coming from United States’ emergency departments.Public Health: 50 Percent Increase in ICU Admissions - Read more

Malaria: Tool Shows which Kids at Greatest Risk

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Photo: Child with malaria with doctors [10/05/2013] Researchers at Michigan State University have identified a test that can determine which children with malaria are likely to develop cerebral malaria, a much more life-threatening form of the disease.Malaria: Tool Shows which Kids at Greatest Risk - Read more

Blue Hospital Concept: “We offer hospitals an independent sustainability certification”

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[08/05/2013] Just because green plants sprout from the ground, it doesn’t mean that the sky is blue. There are numerous green areas in Shanghai for example, yet the air is very polluted. To act in an ecologically conscious manner, you need to focus on sustainability. Hospitals and clinics also want to achieve this at this point and are being certified through different processes.Blue Hospital Concept: “We offer hospitals an independent sustainability certification” - Read more

Nanomaterial Toxicity: Stage for Policies to Address Health Risks

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Photo: Laboratory [07/05/2013] For the first time, researchers from institutions around the United States have conducted an identical series of toxicology tests evaluating lung-related health impacts associated with widely used engineered nanomaterials (ENMs).Nanomaterial Toxicity: Stage for Policies to Address Health Risks - Read more

Healthcare: Toxic Metals Found in Lipstick

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Photo: Lipstick [06/05/2013] Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley's School of Public Health tested 32 different lipsticks and lip glosses commonly found in drugstores and department stores. They detected lead, cadmium, chromium, aluminum and five other metals, some of which were found at levels that could raise potential health concerns.Healthcare: Toxic Metals Found in Lipstick - Read more

 
 

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