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Rich pregnant women drink alcohol more often
Rich pregnant women drink alcohol more often

Serious health problems caused by alcohol in pregnancy Pregnant women with a high level of education and good income are more likely to consume alcohol during pregnancy, while women from poorer social backgrounds tend to avoid alcohol, the experts at the Federal Center for Health Education (BZgA) reported.

Every second person suffers from sleep problems
Every second person suffers from sleep problems

In Germany, every second person has sleep problems with different forms: Every second German suffers from sleep problems, a representative survey of 1950 people in Germany found. On behalf of the magazine "Apotheken Umschau", the Nuremberg market research institute GfK carried out the survey in Germany with the sensational result.

Do not mix toilet cleaners with chlorine cleaners
Do not mix toilet cleaners with chlorine cleaners

Do not mix acidic cleaners for the toilet with chlorine cleaners. The Industry Association for Personal Care and Detergents (IKW) warns in a current message about the dangers of interactions with cleaning agents. If these are mixed improperly, severe burns to the nasal mucous membranes and skin can occur.

If the heartburn is severe, see a doctor
If the heartburn is severe, see a doctor

With strong and recurring heartburn to the doctor If the burning only occurs occasionally, the complaints are in most cases rather harmless. Usually, natural home remedies and dietary changes also help to effectively counter heartburn.

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.

Link between depression and diabetes
Link between depression and diabetes

Antidepressants favor diabetes in depression patients Depression and diabetes are often interdependent. Around every eighth diabetes patient suffers from depression and vice versa, depressed people have a 30 percent higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, the graduate psychologist Dr.

A quarter of cancer deaths
A quarter of cancer deaths

Cancer causes a quarter of deaths in Germany Cancer is the cause of around 26 percent of deaths across Germany, according to the Federal Statistical Office's announcement on today's World Cancer Day. This means that "cancer remains the second leading cause of death after cardiovascular diseases, but the proportion of all deaths has increased by almost 25 percent in the past 30 years", while the "proportion of cardiovascular diseases declined almost as much during this period (- 23 Percent) ”, reports the Federal Office.

After the election: prospects for homeopathy?
After the election: prospects for homeopathy?

After the Bundestag election: What are the prospects for homeopathy? Germany has voted and the parties are looking for a possible government coalition. One thing is certain: the FDP will no longer be represented in the new Bundestag, the Ministry of Health under Daniel Bahr is history.

Kidney transplant: urgent & life-giving
Kidney transplant: urgent & life-giving

Kidney transplantation: Donations urgently required (08/24/2010) The decision by Frank Walter Steinmeier (SPD) to donate a kidney to his wife is widely recognized throughout the Federal Republic and puts the topic of kidney transplantation in the focus of public debate. Around 12,000 people are currently waiting for a donor kidney in Germany, but only just under 2 annually.

Bisphenol: plasticizers migrate directly into the blood
Bisphenol: plasticizers migrate directly into the blood

French researchers show enters the body in many products from plastic as easy BPA is the toxic chemical bisphenol A (BPA) included - that has long been known. However, a recent study now shows how easily the carcinogenic substance enters the body and what it can do for any damage there - because as the French research team currently in "Environmental Health Perspectives" writes, "BPA can quickly and efficiently under the tongue heavily circulated oral mucosa.

Abolition of the practice fee in 2013
Abolition of the practice fee in 2013

Practice fee will be abolished from 2013: Since its introduction, the practice fee has been heavily criticized. Now, the payment of ten euros per quarter due when visiting a doctor will be abolished again from 2013, according to one of the results of the coalition summit of the government parties at the weekend. For months, the discussion about a possible abolition within the coalition parties from the CDU, CSU and FDP has also been ongoing the practice fee.

New approach: blood washing against Alzheimer's
New approach: blood washing against Alzheimer's

New therapeutic approach: Special blood washing could improve Alzheimer's and dementia sequelae in the future. Scientists at the Charité University Hospital in Berlin have apparently managed to develop a new treatment approach in Alzheimer's therapy. With the help of blood washing, the consequences of the incurable disease could be significantly reduced.