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Topic of the Month December: Anaesthesia & Intensive Medicine

The first narcosis is mentioned in the Bible: God made Adam fall into a deep sleep before he removed his rib. Results of the latest research in this area are presented in the Topic of the Month December Anaesthesia & Intensive Medicine.
- Topic of the Month December: Anaesthesia & Intensive Medicine

 
 

Special: Spare Parts for the Body

 

Some creatures have little problems - starfish grow a new arm when they loose one. Humans have to react in differently - hundreds of years ago they began inventing spare parts for the body. News and historical facts are presented in MEDICA.de's Special.

- Special: Spare Parts for the Body

 
 

Topic of the Month November: MEDICA

 
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Last summer Madonna attracted 45,000 spectators to the LTU Arena in Düsseldorf. A couple of months later MEDICA drew 137,500 visitors to the city. A small foretaste of what is to come this year can be read in the Topic of the Month November on MEDICA.de.


- Topic of the Month November: MEDICA

 
 

Topic of the Month October: Surgery

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If you want to see busy people doing handwork you have to take a look at surgeons. Although they sew slightly different things than the ordinary hobby sewer. News from the operating theatre can be found in the Topic of the Month October on MEDICA.de.


- Topic of the Month October: Surgery

 
 

Special: Laboratory Medicine

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It just takes a little pain - the doctor often just needs a drop of blood for the lab. However, an illness can also be detected with other kinds of procedures. Up-to-date news about diagnostics can be seen in MEDICA.de's Special Laboratory Medicine.

- Special: Laboratory Medicine

 
 

Topic of the Month September: Laser Medicine

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The ones trying to improve eye-sight with a light bulb, must have misunderstood something. For the light needs to be bundled in order to work properly - as in a laser. Other uses for the strong beams are presented in the Topic of the Month on MEDICA.de.

- Topic of the Month September: Laser Medicine

 
 

Topic of the Month August: Hygiene

 
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A Chinese city of late sees hygiene as a top priority – it buys dead flies from its inhabitants for seven US cents per piece. If this really promotes public hygiene remains questionable. More common ideas concerning hygiene can be read in the Topic of the Month August on MEDICA.de.

- Topic of the Month August: Hygiene

 
 

Topic of the Month July: Oncology

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Urologists and dermatologists have their own special field, however they have one thing in common: oncology. When it comes to cancer, many professional groups are involved. New findings on oncology can be found in the Topic of the Month July on MEDICA.de.


- Topic of the Month July: Oncology

 
 

Special: Nanotechnology

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More and more researchers are drawn into the world of dwarfs. However, they are not interested in Snow White, but in atoms. News from under the scanning tunneling microscope can be read on MEDICA.de in the Special Nanotechnology.


- Special: Nanotechnology

 
 

Topic of the Month June: Travel Medicine

 
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Most tourists bring a sombrero when returning from Mexico. If they do not take mosquito protection seriously, they might as well bring malaria. Travel medicine, the Topic of the Month June on MEDICA.de, helps to avoid unpleasant souvenirs.

- Topic of the Month June: Travel Medicine

 
 

Topic of the Month May: Dermatology

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At first it is smooth as a baby´s bum, then it starts to wrinkle. As long as it doesn´t resemble elephant skin, there is no need to panic. What other things can happen to skin can be read in the Topic of the Month May Dermatology on MEDICA.de.

- Topic of the Month May: Dermatology

 
 

Topic of the Month April: Cardiology

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For people who don´t have the heart to throw out their dead potted plant a psychotherapist rather than a cardiologist might be the right address. For all other heart affairs there is Cardiology, the Topic of the Month April on MEDICA.de.

- Topic of the Month April: Cardiology

 
 

Special: Disaster Medicine

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Usually it leads a shadowy existence, but if earthquakes, floods or terror attacks occur, it is suddenly in great demand: disaster medicine.
MEDICA.de dedicates its Special to this discipline.


- Special: Disaster Medicine

 
 

Topic of the Month March: Diabetes

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When somebody had „the pissing evil“ in the 17th century his urinary tract was usually fine. Today another name is in use for this illness which is in the centre of the Topic of the Month March on MEDICA.de: Diabetes Mellitus.


- Topic of the Month March: Diabetes 2007

 
 

Topic of the Month February: The Spine

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In a sense it is a little piece of art – consisting of 33 vertebrae, intervertebral disks, muscles and ligaments. However, often enough its is also this part of the body that drives patients to the doctor. The Topic of the Month February on MEDICA.de is the spine.

- Topic of the Month February: The Spine

 
 

Topic of the Month January: Gastroenterology

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A special branch of internal medicine deals with illnesses of the digestive tract like Crohn´s disease and Barrett's esophagus. What´s new concerning the gastrointestinal tract can be read on MEDICA.de in our Topic of the Month January Gastroenterology.


- Topic of the Month January: Gastroenterology

 
 

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