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Breast implants not an obstacle to police service
Breast implants not an obstacle to police service

Woman with breast implants suitable for police service As the Berlin Administrative Court ruled, breast implants are no reason to reject an applicant from the police. Health damage or early retirement are not more likely than in women who have no implants.

Tantrums increase the risk of heart attacks
Tantrums increase the risk of heart attacks

Tantrum increases risk of heart attack and stroke 03.03.2014 According to a US study, a tantrum increases the risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke. The risk of heart attack increased five-fold in the two hours after an outbreak of anger. However, it is not yet clear why the increase is occurring.

Reduction: tax subsidy for health insurance companies
Reduction: tax subsidy for health insurance companies

Government wants to cut tax subsidy for health insurance funds 03/06/2014 The German federal government is planning further cuts in subsidies to statutory health insurance (GKV) in the billions. The statutory health insurance companies, social organizations, trade unionists and the opposition parties are criticizing this.

Eco test: branded children's toothpastes failed
Eco test: branded children's toothpastes failed

Children's toothpastes: Three branded products fail Öko-Test02.03.2014The March issue of Öko-Test magazine dealt with children's toothpastes and tested 24 products. Three branded products failed due to critical ingredients. The consumer advocates point out that dentists and pediatricians do not agree on the subject of fluoride and thus the buck is passed on to parents.

ALS: Mitigation through high-carbohydrate diet
ALS: Mitigation through high-carbohydrate diet

ALS nerve disease: mitigated by carbohydrates 03/01/2014 According to the results of a US study, a carbohydrate-rich diet could alleviate the course of the fatal nerve disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Accordingly, symptoms such as muscle pain, itchy rash or pneumonia occurred less frequently during the examination.

Family therapies reduce visits to the doctor
Family therapies reduce visits to the doctor

Family Therapy: Saving Costs by Including Relatives Data from the United States show that family therapy measures can reduce the number of visits to the doctor for some people and thus save costs. At a conference on systemic research in therapy, pedagogy and organizational development, several hundred participants discussed systemic therapy.

If lactose intolerance is suspected, see a doctor quickly
If lactose intolerance is suspected, see a doctor quickly

New test for lactose intolerance If you suffer from stomach cramps after eating, this does not always have to be an indication of lactose intolerance. In such cases, experts advise not to swallow medication yourself, but to have the cause clarified by the doctor. A hydrogen breath test could show whether the affected person can tolerate milk sugar.

Ambulance transportation: When does the health insurance company pay?
Ambulance transportation: When does the health insurance company pay?

Health insurance does not always take care of the transport to the clinic Accidents, a sudden serious illness or an old lady who is in a wheelchair and does not come to the doctor on her own: In an emergency, transport to the doctor's office or clinic can quickly become necessary. However, the costs for patient transport are not always borne by the health insurance companies; instead, patients often have to pay them themselves, at least in part.

TBC: 40-year-old woman dies of tuberculosis
TBC: 40-year-old woman dies of tuberculosis

TBC deaths in Brandenburg: mass test arranged Every year in Germany, more than 4,000 people contract tuberculosis. As a rule, the patients become healthy again without suffering any major damage. A 40-year-old from Brandenburg has now died of it. A mass test should now be carried out to determine whether there are other infected people.

Malaria spread through global warming
Malaria spread through global warming

Researchers warn of the spread of malaria in the highlands due to rising temperatures, and around 300 million people contract malaria every year. For babies and toddlers in particular, the infectious disease transmitted by the female Anopheles mosquito can quickly become fatal without treatment. According to the WHO World Malaria Report, around half a million children die of malaria each year.

New Federal Aid Regulation applies
New Federal Aid Regulation applies

Federal aid regulation - valid in other federal states 05.03.2014 Upon request, the BMI has informed the BDH that the agreements on federal aid for alternative practitioner expenses now also apply in other federal states: Brandenburg, Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saxony-Anhalt have signed up to the agreement .

Palliative care for terminally ill children
Palliative care for terminally ill children

Hesse will offer more help for terminally ill children in the future For children and adolescents with serious incurable diseases, it is particularly important not only to receive the best possible physical and psychological support. This is where the so-called "palliative medicine" comes in, which is based on a holistic concept in the care of patients with a progressing, serious illness and limited life expectancy.

WHO wants to specify half as much sugar
WHO wants to specify half as much sugar

The World Health Organization (WHO) demands only five percent of the sugar. Sugar is hidden everywhere: in ketchup, soups or sugar bombs such as effervescent or chocolate. The WHO (World Health Organization) now wants to drastically limit the consumption of sugar. The World Health Organization claims that the white sweetness is only five percent of the daily calorie intake.

Aids breakthrough: 2nd baby freed from HIV
Aids breakthrough: 2nd baby freed from HIV

Early drug treatment frees newborns from HIV Some progress has been made in the treatment of HIV in recent years. For the second time now, doctors have proven to have freed a newborn baby from HIV, reports the "New York Times" in a recent article.

Allergic ragweed is spreading widely in Europe
Allergic ragweed is spreading widely in Europe

Allergic ragweed thrives particularly well in Europe Mugwort ragweed will spread more widely in Europe than previously thought. This was the result of a study by the Biodiversity and Climate Research Center (BiK-F) and the Goethe University Frankfurt. This is bad news especially for allergy sufferers, since the pollen of the ragweed is one of the strongest allergy triggers.

Study: ADHD also in young men
Study: ADHD also in young men

Young men also suffer from attention deficit disorders A new study shows that young men with depression, impaired social behavior or excessive alcohol consumption often suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). According to this, this disorder is almost as common in adults as in children and adolescents.

Gröhe: relief for millions of insured
Gröhe: relief for millions of insured

Federal Minister of Health expects lower health insurance contributions for 20 million insured persons In future, health insurance funds should be allowed to raise additional contributions dependent on income according to the coalition plan, the amount of which the health insurers themselves determine. At the same time, there is no uniform special contribution for employees.

High protein diets are just as unhealthy as smoking
High protein diets are just as unhealthy as smoking

Diet: Eating meat and cheese as unhealthy as smoking? Protein-rich diets are currently the trend for many people who want to lose pounds. Lots of meat, eggs, milk and cheese, but hardly any carbohydrates: According to a recent US study, those who want to lose weight who eat such a protein-rich diet increase the risk of developing cancer and dying earlier.

Fasting: Fast healthy from Wednesday
Fasting: Fast healthy from Wednesday

Refrain from sweets and alcohol during Lent Not only does Carnival end on Ash Wednesday, Lent begins. Ten percent of Germans want to either completely avoid solid foods or at least sweets or alcohol in the next ten days. This emerges from a survey by the market research institute "YouGov".

Time-stressed parents: children get sick from it
Time-stressed parents: children get sick from it

AOK family study: parents increasingly stressed in time Parents increasingly feel stressed in time and have problems with the organization of everyday family life, according to one of the results of the AOK family study 2014. The family study was carried out for the third time. Based on the previous studies from 2007 and 2010, the SINUS Institute commissioned around 1 from the AOK.