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Vascular deposits by Becel pro activ
Vascular deposits by Becel pro activ

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."

Around 7 percent suffer from a wine allergy
Around 7 percent suffer from a wine allergy

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 births are more common for snoring
Caesarean section births are more common for snoring

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: cash register does not have to pay
Dispute over breast implant: cash register does not have to pay

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.

Juices and bread with animal ingredients
Juices and bread with animal ingredients

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.

Bavarian students are under stress
Bavarian students are under stress

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.

Techniker Krankenkasse pays premiums
Techniker Krankenkasse pays premiums

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 the stricken health insurance companies
Rescue the stricken health insurance companies

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:
Action week: "Alcohol? Less is better!"

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”.

Norovirus identified as a cause
Norovirus identified as a cause

After massive infections of children at debts and daycare centers: the Norovirus could be identified as the cause in some patients.

Consider swallowing disorders of nursing home residents
Consider swallowing disorders of nursing home residents

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.

Study: Poverty affects health
Study: Poverty affects health

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.