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SpongeBob SquarePants leads to learning deficits
SpongeBob SquarePants leads to learning deficits

The children's series & 34; SpongeBob SquarePants & 34; According to a study conducted in the United States, the very popular cartoon show & 34; SpongeBob SquarePants & # 39; lead to prompt but short-term attention disorders and learning problems. The first signs of impairment in young children were already apparent after watching television for nine minutes.

Cheap: Pharmacies are struggling with online competition
Cheap: Pharmacies are struggling with online competition

Mail order pharmacies announce price wars for stationary pharmacies Mail order trade in pharmaceuticals is booming. More and more people order their medication online. Mail-order pharmacies are experiencing significant growth, especially with over-the-counter products. This is also confirmed by a study commissioned by the high-tech association Bitkom.

Abuse of patients: doctor receives prison sentence
Abuse of patients: doctor receives prison sentence

Doctor receives three and a half years in prison for sexual abuse of patients A doctor from Rastede was sentenced to three and a half years in prison by the Oldenburg Regional Court for sexual abuse. Particularly reprehensible: the patients were under osteopathic treatment because of the violent experiences of the physician.

Are wisdom teeth pulled too hastily?
Are wisdom teeth pulled too hastily?

Study: Symptom-free wisdom teeth are pulled too quickly; in many patients, healthy wisdom teeth that otherwise cause no discomfort are pulled for prophylactic reasons. According to a study by the University of Bergen, most health complications only begin after the wisdom teeth have been removed.

Additional contributions: a reason to change
Additional contributions: a reason to change

Additional contributions from health insurance companies - a reason to change (03.08.2010) Since the end of 2009, some statutory health insurance companies have been charging additional contributions of up to EUR 8 to cover their capital requirements. Around 1/5 of the 51.5 million contributors are affected by these additional contributions, but the picture is complex.

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.

Is Rösler planning an additional EUR 29 head allowance?
Is Rösler planning an additional EUR 29 head allowance?

Is Federal Health Minister Philipp Rösler (FDP) planning an additional head lump sum of 29 euros? According to media reports, Federal Health Minister Philipp Rösler (FDP) is planning an additional head lump sum with the statutory health insurance (GKV). From 2011 all GKV insured persons are supposed to pay an additional flat rate of 29 euros per month to the statutory health care contributions.

Nerve poison found in Baltic fish
Nerve poison found in Baltic fish

Scientists have found nerve poison in fish in the Baltic Sea. (15.05.2010) As Swedish researchers in the science magazine & 34; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences & 34; report, nerve poison has been detected in Baltic fish. For the first time, the nevic venom neurotoxin BMAA (beta-methylamino L-alanine BMAA) was detected in fish in the Baltic Sea.

Live longer through healthy eating
Live longer through healthy eating

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".

Does HEK health insurance get away with seniors?
Does HEK health insurance get away with seniors?

Has the Hamburg health insurance company HEK Seniors of City BKK already swarmed on the phone? Almost 150,000 insured persons of the company health insurance company BKK City have to look for a new health insurance company after the closure has been announced. The Federal Ministry of Health ensures that all City BKK members can easily find a new health fund.

The internet can also help with depression
The internet can also help with depression

Inwardly as dead: a forum as the first point of contact for depression People who suffer from depression are often laughed at by their environment. If you do not suffer from the mental illness, you can hardly feel yourself in the patient's situation. "There is no reason to be sad," many of those affected are often told by friends, parents or partners.

Swine flu is transmitted from children
Swine flu is transmitted from children

Swine flu is mainly transmitted by children: children are the main carriers and main sufferers of swine flu. Children are particularly susceptible to infection with the H1N1 virus and at the same time the main carrier of swine flu. Because "the child's immune system is not mature, so that the virus can intervene particularly intensively," Wolfram Hartmann, President of the Professional Association of Pediatricians (BVKJ) told the "Westdeutsche Zeitung".