A healthy diet increases life expectancy by 20 years A healthy diet can extend life expectancy by around 20 years. This is reported by the nutritionist Prof. Dr. Michael Ristow, holder of the chair for human nutrition at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, interviewed the news portal "Welt Online".
Do worms help with chronic bowel diseases? In one experiment, one patient swallowed intestinal worms. In fact, ulcerative colitis symptoms relieved after a few months. Can worm eggs help alleviate bowel problems? A 34-year-old man suffers from inflammatory bowel diseases (ulcerative colitis) and has undertaken an unusual self-experiment: he swallowed worm eggs and apparently the therapy worked and the patient's state of health improved significantly.
Ethics Council issues opinion on genetic tests The use of genetic tests has increased significantly in recent years, although today these are by no means exclusively for medical purposes. The German Ethics Council has now issued a statement on behalf of the Federal Government on the & 34; future of genetic diagnostics & 34; submitted and found clear deficiencies in particular in the advice and information on the genetic tests.
Many babies with respiratory syncytial virus in Switzerland In Switzerland, the respiratory syncytial virus (RS virus) is currently rampant, causing serious respiratory diseases. Infection with the RS virus can be particularly dangerous for babies and toddlers. Doctors therefore call on parents to be vigilant.
Mini device on a backpack: pollen collectors can help allergy sufferers15.02.2014Millions of people in this country suffer from a pollen allergy. Allergy sufferers, however, usually lack detailed information about pollen count and their own exposure. A small device could remedy this in the future. 12 to 16 million pollen allergy sufferers in Germany Even if it is only a small device, it could serve millions of allergy sufferers in Germany in the future.
Which sport is suitable for spinal stenosis? One of the most common back diseases beyond the age of 50: the wear-related narrowing of the spinal canal. For a long time, sufferers have complained of typical symptoms, such as pain in the lower back, which radiate under stress in the legs and buttocks, and do not help conservative treatment, in some cases only surgery provides relief.
Video games let individual brain areas grow Whoever thought video games hit the brain was wrong. In fact, a recent study by the Max Planck Institute for Educational Research and the Charité Psychiatric University Clinic at St. Hedwig Hospital comes to the conclusion that video games even enlarge brain areas that are important for spatial orientation, memory formation, strategic thinking and fine motor skills.
Osteoarthritis does not necessarily require surgery; surgery is the last resort for osteoarthritis patients. Those affected should always try to get their complaints under control using other methods such as physical training and physiotherapy before agreeing to a surgical intervention, according to a recent announcement by the Federal Association of Independent Physiotherapists (IFK e.
Anticoagulants protect against strokes Anticoagulant drugs used to prevent strokes. The German Heart Foundation advises patients over 75 years of age who suffer from atrial fibrillation to take long-term anticoagulant medication such as Marcumar or Falithrom atrial fibrillation, one of the main causes of strokes, can be significantly reduced by taking anticoagulant medication.
Refreshing tea tips for hot summer days. Tea is primarily considered a warming drink for autumn and winter. But it is also very suitable as a summer drink and helps people to survive the hot days more comfortably in a variety of ways. When an ice-cold drink delights our dry throats in sweaty, summery temperatures, we feel like in paradise for a short time.
Outrage about planned euthanasia clinic in the Netherlands In the coming year, a so-called euthanasia clinic is to be opened in Holland. The planned title of the facility: & 34; Clinic for Ending Life & 34;. Since 2002, euthanasia in the Netherlands has no longer been punishable by law.
Legionella suspicion: Neusäßer Titania bath near Augsburg closed Bacteria were found in the bathing water in a thermal bath in Neusäß in the Augsburg district. The health department was concerned about the high concentration of Legionella. A 50-year-old woman may have been infected with the bacteria and is seriously ill.