Exercise and a calcium-rich diet lower the risk of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis, also known as bone loss, is one of the most common bone diseases in the elderly. The bone density of those affected continuously decreases, which means that even with low loads, there is a risk of fractures. Women are affected much more often by the disease than men.
Affinity of the antibodies enables early detection of type 1 diabetes in adults Scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München have discovered a new diagnostic marker for determining LADA (latent autoimmune diabetes in adults), a special form of type 1 diabetes in adults.
Benefits of the HPV test for early detection of cervical cancer are being re-examined Human papilloma viruses (HPV) are the main trigger for cervical cancer (cervical cancer). Nevertheless, the HPV test is not part of the statutory early detection program, not least because there are doubts about its informative value and it cannot replace the so-called PAP test (special smear test) as a test method, reports the cancer information service of the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg .
TÜV Rheinland does not have to pay for the removal of the defective PIP breast implants In the scandal surrounding the defective silicone cushions of the French manufacturer PIP (Poly Implant Prothèse), the Nuremberg-Fürth Regional Court dismissed the lawsuit brought by AOK Bayern, with which the health insurance fund assured TÜV Rheinland of the costs wanted to remove the inferior breast implants.
An excessive amount of fluoride can cause white spots on children's teeth. For adults, when choosing a suitable toothpaste, a sufficient fluoride content is particularly important. But in children, an excessive amount of fluoride can cause chalky white spots on the teeth, reports the ProDente initiative.
More children and adolescents with depression in clinics 03/15/2014 More and more depressed children and adolescents end up in Thuringian hospitals. As the health insurance company DAK announced, the number had more than tripled within twelve years. The number of inpatient treatments for depressed children and adolescents has even increased six-fold across Germany.
Woman dies after injecting petroleum jelly into her chestA Argentine woman who was not satisfied with her breasts injected herself with petroleum jelly in her breasts. As a result, she often had breathing problems and eventually died of a severe bruise in the lungs.Argentinian injected petroleum jelly for breast enlargement As various international media reported, the 39-year-old Argentinean Sonia Perez L.
Obsessive compulsive disorder: constraints determine everyday life Is the stove really off? The front door locked? People suffering from pathological control must constantly check such things. A normal life is impossible with such an obsessive-compulsive disorder. But such constraints are easy to treat: those affected are aware of the senselessness of their thoughts. Those with obsessive-compulsive disorders are considered people with an excessive tendency to control and strange quirks.
Rush hour generation with below-average sick leave DAK-Gesundheit published its report on sick leave in Hesse, paying special attention to the "rush hour generation" (25 to 39 year olds) in order to determine how existing multiple burdens in this phase of life affect the Impact health.
Aid for victims of violence is being expanded In Berlin there is now a new contact point for victims of domestic and sexual violence. In the Charité's new violence protection clinic, those affected can have their injuries documented without having to report it immediately. As a result, the evidence for later legal proceedings remained secure.
No claim for pain and suffering in spite of teeth being pulled unintentionally A plaintiff tried to claim damages and pain and suffering compensation from the Oldenburg Higher Regional Court because two teeth were allegedly pulled without permission. The lawsuit inevitably suggests a supposedly harmless visit to the dentist, at the end of which two teeth are suddenly missing.
Do not go outside without sun protection When the first rays of sun come in spring, many people are drawn outside. However, care should be taken to ensure adequate sun protection, emphasizes dermatologist Herbert Kirchesch in an interview with the news agency "dpa". Since the skin has to get used to the sun after winter, sunburn can easily occur.
Germans can best relax with friends and familiesStress and other psychological stresses are linked to a steady increase in mental illness for years. All the more important are rituals for relaxation. A representative survey conducted by GfK Marktforschung Nürnberg on behalf of the "Apotheken Umschau" has now examined how people in this country are most likely to seek relaxation.
Controversial trisomy tests used 10,000 times In pregnant women, a blood test can be used to determine whether their unborn child has Down syndrome. These trisomy tests have been used approximately 10,000 times since they were introduced in 2012. But critics are still demanding that these tests be banned.
Researchers have found an Achilles heel of the malaria pathogenSwiss researchers have found an Achilles heel of the malaria pathogen using a supercomputer. This enabled the scientists to identify a new type of active ingredient that can destroy the pathogen, but at the same time protect the red blood cells in humans.
Kidneys can be burdened by being overweight11.03.2014Compared to normal people, people with severe overweight and a body mass index over 40 are more likely to have impaired kidney function. So far, however, the exact mechanisms of kidney damage in obesity have been unclear. People with obesity often have impaired kidney function. People with severe overweight and a body mass index over 40 often have impaired kidney function compared to normal people.
Researchers identify a gene that makes you fat An international team of researchers has discovered the genetic cause of obesity. The IRX3 gene plays a major role in the development of obesity, the scientists around Marcelo Nóbrega from the Institute of Human Genetics at the University of Chicago report in the journal "Nature".
Bullying: Every third adult German is affected23.03.2014 In Germany every third adult is affected by bullying. This emerges from a study by the "Alliance against Cyberbullying". Almost a third of cyberbullying victims must seek medical treatment.40 percent of hate attacks last longer than a year One in three adults in Germany is affected by bullying.
Supine position of the baby can cause deformation of the skull and spine. Parents usually lay their babies supine in the cot. Many doctors advise this position because it reduces the risk of sudden child death. However, the supine position can cause health problems.