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Binge drinking: More and more young people in clinics
Binge drinking: More and more young people in clinics

Prevention campaign to protect teenagers from coma binge drinking Coma binge drinking is very popular with many adolescents. As can be seen from the provisional figures from the State Statistical Offices for nine federal states, the number of “binge drinkers” aged 10 to 20 years who were brought to Saxon clinics rose by 0.8 percent compared to the previous year.

Shortage of emergency doctors in Bavaria on public holidays
Shortage of emergency doctors in Bavaria on public holidays

Due to billing dispute, too few emergency doctors on public holidays in Bavaria An acute shortage of emergency doctors is expected during the holidays. The background is a billing dispute between the Kassenärztliche Vereinigung Bayern (KBV) and the health insurance companies due to the lack of bureaucratic evidence of the emergency medical operations at the central billing office (ZASZ).

Understand your own laboratory values
Understand your own laboratory values

Advice from the Stiftung Warentest helps to decode your own laboratory values. Medical diagnoses and, in particular, determined laboratory values ​​are often not understandable for laypeople. However, practicing doctors usually do not have the time to explain the technical terms, abbreviations and numbers in detail.

Contract workers are sick more often
Contract workers are sick more often

Temporary work causes employees to get sick more often According to an internal evaluation by the Techniker Krankenkasse (TK), temporary agency workers are more often on sick leave than employees in regular employment. Temporary workers are sick on average 17.8 days of the week, other social security providers are only 13.3 days on average, as the health fund announced on Thursday in Hamburg.

Get a chronic cough clarified by a doctor
Get a chronic cough clarified by a doctor

Help with cough: have a chronic cough cleared up In addition to runny nose and hoarseness, cough is one of the typical cold symptoms. But coughing is also part of the symptoms in several other diseases.

Painful chest ironing in women
Painful chest ironing in women

Painful genital mutilation in Cameroon In Cameroon, an otherwise rarely known form of genital mutilation is common. The growth of breasts in girls should be delayed there. Their breasts are violently "ironed" with hot stones. Victim tells of the torments In Cameroon in West Africa, a largely unknown, painful and very serious form of genital mutilation is widespread: "breast ironing".

A mouthguard is important for norovirus
A mouthguard is important for norovirus

Parents should protect themselves from children's norovirus infection; several thousand school children in Berlin, Brandenburg, Saxony and Thuringia are currently suffering from diarrhea and vomiting. How it came to the virus infection is still unclear. If a child suspects norovirus, parents should be careful not to come into contact with the highly infectious vomit.

Sunlight lowers blood pressure
Sunlight lowers blood pressure

Scottish scientists confirm positive effects from solar radiation Sun is good - what a sun worshiper would sign up for, Scottish scientists have confirmed in a recent study and presented their results at a dermatologist conference in Edinburgh.

Hunting association examines lead-free ammunition
Hunting association examines lead-free ammunition

Study by the hunting association examines lead-free ammunition As part of a research project, the hunting association in Bavaria wants to test whether lead-free ammunition can be used to shoot wild animals. Health experts have long warned of the toxic effects of lead ammunition in game meat.

Active ingredient should reduce forgetfulness
Active ingredient should reduce forgetfulness

Active ingredient against the process of the forgetfulness of age in the testThe older people get, the higher the level of forgetfulness increases. It's a shame not to know what happened two weeks ago. Why the forgetfulness increases steadily in old age is still not fully understood.

New limits for lead in drinking water
New limits for lead in drinking water

New limit values ​​for lead in drinking water from 1st December 2013 The Federal Ministry of Health announced on Monday that from 1st December new lead values ​​for lead content in drinking water will apply. No more than 10 micrograms of lead may be contained in each liter of drinking water. As a rule, this value is exceeded for existing old lines.

Bras wear out the breast tissue
Bras wear out the breast tissue

Sports medicine warns of "grafting" the breast tissue A French sports medicine doctor examined the breasts of 320 women and came to the conclusion that bras wear out the breast tissue. When young women start to wear bras, they eventually become “dependent” on the bra, even though they originally didn't need a bra, says Jean-Denis Rouillon.