New editions of medical knowledge for alternative practitioners publishedThe new textbook "Medicine for alternative practitioners" enables candidates for alternative practitioners to prepare specifically for the official medical alternative practitioner examination. The complete examination knowledge is presented in 32 chapters in a compact and clear manner.
Private insurance protection does not have to be automatically expensive Private health insurance (PKV) does not always have to be expensive, instead there are quite affordable offers that offer good benefits. A current test by the magazine "Focus Money" and the insurance experts from Franke and Bornberg shows which insurers are suitable here and what they offer the insured.
ABDA: Pharmacists see opportunities in the coalition agreementPharmacists see numerous opportunities in the coalition agreement to improve health care and the supply of medicines in Germany. However, challenges would also be formulated that would have to be dealt with in the next legislative period.
City BKK employees take legal action against layoffs The City BKK health insolvency insurance company will close at the beginning of the coming month. According to media reports, employees who have been fired have filed a lawsuit against the dismissals. According to the Berlin District Court, over 250 lawsuits have so far been filed by City BKK employees.
Many older people take benzodiazepines, which are given as sedatives or as sleeping pills. They can lead to addiction and also often have a number of side effects. Now a team of researchers examined whether the use of the active ingredients can also lead to the development of dementia.
Pseudotumor instead of liver cancer In a 44-year-old man, doctors in Leipzig discovered a tumor in the liver and feared cancer. The tumor suddenly seemed to disappear on images of computer tomography. Tissue removal finally put the doctors on the right track.
Congress: World's leading cardiac rhythm experts meet in Berlin09.12.2013Over 200 cardiac arrhythmia experts from all over the world came together for a specialist conference in Berlin this weekend. The focus was on the exchange of new treatment options - and developments in terms of arrhythmias of the heart chambers.
Recall: Antipasti contaminated with Listeria bacteriaA distributor from southern Germany is recalling so-called antipasti starters from German trade. Listeria bacteria were detected in a sample of filled peppers and hot peppers using laboratory technology. The pathogens cause abdominal pain, diarrhea and nausea in humans.
New study: gene keeps you lean Unfortunately, with increasing age, the pounds on the scales often increase. Researchers now think they have found another reason for this. For example, nerve cells in the brain that control sexuality could also affect body weight. Fertility keeps you slim.
Eight people in a family infected with EHEC bacteria Again, patients in northern Germany suffer from the typical EHEC complaints. According to information from the health authorities, eight family members in the Aurich district have contracted the germ, and after about a year of the EHEC epidemic, people in Lower Saxony have been infected again with the dangerous infectious disease.
The head of the Techniker Krankenkasse considers the practice fee to be unnecessary; more and more decision-makers are calling for the practice fee to be abolished. For the first time, a head of a statutory health insurance company is now demanding that the quarterly fee for a doctor's visit be canceled. A study had already determined that the practice fees missed the original goal of minimizing unnecessary medical consultations.
Bavarian General Practitioners 'Association calls for ban on homeopathy for health insurers According to a message from the Medical News Service, the chairman of the Bavarian General Practitioners' Association (BHÄV), Dieter Geis, is calling for a ban on homeopathy for statutory health insurers. "Autologous blood therapy, homeopathy, osteopathy: Instead of spending the money on medical care, more and more health insurers are trying to attract healthy insured persons with sometimes questionable alternative healing methods," criticized the BHÄV in the report.