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Private health insurance for everyone?
Private health insurance for everyone?

The head of the Techniker Krankenkasse calls for privatization of the health insurances. The head of the Techniker Krankenkasse demands privatization of the health insurances. In the course of the discussions about health insurance contributions and additional payments, the head of the Techniker Krankenkasse (TK) Norbert Klusen found clear words: According to Klusen, & 34; Focus online & 34; politicians would "rule over" the health system and should be reformed accordingly that statutory health insurance companies would be privatized and thus treated as equal to health insurance and private patients.

BUND: Increased plasticizer load in day care centers
BUND: Increased plasticizer load in day care centers

Increased concentration of dangerous plasticizers in daycare centers In Germany's daycare centers, the concentration of toxic plasticizers is significantly increased. The Federal Environment and Nature Conservation (BUND) found this out during the examination of 60 day care centers and warns of permanent damage to health.

Europe: West Nile fever is spreading
Europe: West Nile fever is spreading

Europe: West Nile fever spreads (03.09.2010) West Nile fever is on the rise. Over seventy years after it was discovered in the West Nile district of Uganda (1937), waves of outbreaks are now increasingly being reported from the United States and Europe. Thirteen people have already lost their lives in the latest wave of infections in Greece and Romania, and in the United States an average of more than a hundred people have died of West Nile fever since 2002.

WHO warns of great dangers from smoking
WHO warns of great dangers from smoking

Worldwide at least six million deaths from smoking annually Even if smoking in this country is becoming less and less attractive among adolescents and young adults, cigarette consumption continues to pose a massive global threat - because every year almost six million people worldwide die from complications such as a heart attack , Lung cancer or smoking lung.

Malaria vaccine successfully tested
Malaria vaccine successfully tested

Malaria vaccine reduces risk of infection by 50 percent Researchers have been testing a malaria vaccine for two years. The novel vaccine is being tested on children and infants at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in the city of Lambarene in Gabon, Africa. The tropical medicine doctor from Tübingen, Prof. Peter Kremsner, who heads the research center in Gabon, reports that the malaria vaccine has a success rate of around 50 percent.

Chinese medicine reduces insulin
Chinese medicine reduces insulin

Lowering the need for insulin with Chinese medicine: drug formulations and proper nutrition help diabetes patients to ascribe.

Microsoft founder calls for global vaccination programs
Microsoft founder calls for global vaccination programs

Microsoft founder calls for global vaccination programs Microsoft founder Bill Gates (55) is promoting support for vaccination programs worldwide, in particular to ensure better protection for children. The vaccination could save up to ten million lives, Gates said yesterday at the World Health Assembly in Geneva.

Expensive diagnostic procedures increase costs
Expensive diagnostic procedures increase costs

Medical report from the Barmer GEK: Expenditures for imaging diagnostic procedures such as magnetic resonance imaging cause health costs to rise steadily. The report also showed that Germans are going to the doctor more and more often. Health care spending increases from year to year. According to medical reports from the health insurance company Barmer GEK 2011, every second person in Germany goes to different doctors at least four times on average.

Fungus poisoning: patients out of danger
Fungus poisoning: patients out of danger

Fungus poisoning: mother and daughter out of danger At the weekend, mother and daughter from Münsterland were brought to the University Hospital of Münster with severe fungal poisoning. Both had mistaken for the highly toxic tuber agaric and eaten it. As the hospital announced on Tuesday, both are out of danger again.

Complementary medicine in cancer treatment
Complementary medicine in cancer treatment

Project investigates alternative methods for cancer 19.06.2012Methods of complementary medicine can have a positive effect in the treatment of cancer and are desired by many patients. The interdisciplinary joint project KOKON ("Competence Network Complementary Medicine in Oncology") is now to discuss the possibilities of naturopathy in cancer therapy.

Wonder cells reproducible from menstrual blood?
Wonder cells reproducible from menstrual blood?

Stem cell research: miracle cells reproducible from menstrual blood? Japanese, US, Dutch and Australian scientists are in the process of producing new stem cells from menstrual blood for people with conditions such as leukemia, female infertility, cervical cancer, circulatory disorders, heart attack, heart failure and other cardiovascular diseases explore.

Disorder of the internal clock causes diabetes
Disorder of the internal clock causes diabetes

Diabetes research: If the biological clock of the pancreas is no longer intact, diabetes is triggered. (20.06.2010) The internal biological clock of the pancreas is fundamental for the production of the hormone insulin. If this is disturbed, diabetes is triggered.