Food company admits that margarine Becel pro.activ contains plant sterols, which leads to deposits in the vessels. According to the consumer protection organization "Foodwatch", the manufacturer of cholesterol-lowering margarine "Becel pro."
Many Germans are allergic to wine At the end of August, a study was launched at the University of Mainz to examine the allergic potential of wine for the first time. 4,000 questionnaires were sent to residents of Mainz to determine how many of them had a wine allergy. The first results are now available.
Caesarean section rate increases in pregnant women who snore Pregnant women who snore apparently give birth more frequently by Caesarean section than those who do not snore. Babies from snoring pregnant women are also more likely to be born with less weight.
Dispute over breast implant: Health insurance companies do not have to pay Breast enlargement is also becoming increasingly popular in Germany. Unfortunately, the desire for the dream size often leaves the thoughts of possible side effects in the background. Only when the implants slip, the pain increases and the optimally prepared breast can only be perceived with a slight change in shape, do many remember the original warnings.
According to the Foodwatch consumer protection organization, many foods contain hidden animal components. From multivitamin juice to bread, a wide range of foods and beverages contain animal ingredients. Due to a legal loophole, foods labeled as "vegetarian" or "vegan" may even contain animal components , says Foodwatch.
Stressed Bavarian schoolchildren: According to a Forsa survey, almost every second student is affected by this. A Forsa survey concludes that every second Bavarian student is under pressure, and every seventh student is under very high pressure. This means that the students in Bavaria are more stressed than in all other federal states.
The Techniker Krankenkasse wants to be the first health insurer to pay out surpluses to insured persons. Politicians have been asking the health insurers to pay surpluses to the insured for months. The Techniker health insurance company now uses the reserves for distributions to the contributors.
Rescue of the ailing City BKK and GBK health insurers decided (20.11.2010) The City BKK and GBK company health insurers, which are experiencing financial difficulties, will initially be rescued by the other company insurers. As a spokeswoman for the Federal Association of Company Health Insurance Funds (BKK) confirmed, the CEOs of the health insurance funds agreed to help the two health insurance funds again.
Action week "Alcohol? Less is better! ”Starts on Monday The nationwide campaign week“ Alcohol? Less is better!". This unique campaign aims to draw attention to a problem that is often taboo and played down by many. According to the German Center for Addiction Issues (DHS), around 8.5 million people in Germany consume alcohol “in a risky way”.
After massive infections of children at debts and daycare centers: the Norovirus could be identified as the cause in some patients.
Pay attention to swallowing disorders in old age Experts advise to watch out for swallowing disorders in nursing home residents. Up to 60 percent of them would suffer. If the problem is not dealt with, further health problems are at risk.Up to 60 percent of residents of old people's homes are affected.
Feeling poverty with a greater impact on health It has long been known that poor people are more likely to get sick and die more often. Deficits in nutrition and medical care are cited as reasons for this. The research team led by Maja Adena from the Berlin Science Center for Social Research (WZB) and Michal Myck from the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) in Berlin and the Center for Economic Analysis in Szczecin have now investigated the connections between perceived poverty and health.