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600,000 hospital infections per year
600,000 hospital infections per year

Study examines hospital infection at Jena University Hospital Infections with hospital germs have been a major problem in German clinics for years. Experts estimate that around 600,000 hospital patients suffer from a corresponding infection each year. For the first time at the University Hospital in Jena, "the number of hospital infections occurring in an entire hospital over a longer period of time" was recorded as part of a comprehensive study.

Raising the nose is the healthier alternative
Raising the nose is the healthier alternative

Raising the nose is healthier than cleaning the nose. While raising the nose is disgusting to some people, it offers health benefits compared to blowing the nose, from a health point of view, Hartmut Kuske from the German Family Association explains to "Welt Online". Because the pressure of blowing your nose can cause the colds to penetrate deep into your sinuses and cause other complaints, such as sinus infection, according to the doctor.

A lack of estrogen weakens the bladder
A lack of estrogen weakens the bladder

A lack of estrogen in the menopause weakens the bladderHot flashes, mood swings and sweats are considered classic menopause symptoms that burden the everyday life of many women. But that's not all: Around two thirds of them also have difficulty keeping water during menopause.

Deciphered genetic defect of rare short stature
Deciphered genetic defect of rare short stature

An international team of researchers has decoded the underlying genetic defect of a particularly rare form of short stature. However, despite the current research success, there is no chance of a cure for those affected, since the effects of the genetic defect cannot be remedied, explained the director of the University Clinic for Women's and Children's Medicine in Leipzig, Professor Dr.

Study: month of birth influences life expectancy
Study: month of birth influences life expectancy

Study by the University of Greifswald: The month of birth influences life expectancy Do people live longer because they were born in November instead of May? The University of Greifswald reports on this strange connection by evaluating death data. The month of birth apparently decides how high a person's relative life expectancy is.

Naturopathy: St. John's wort for depression
Naturopathy: St. John's wort for depression

St. John's wort extract: A beacon of hope against the common suffering of depression According to a recently published survey on behalf of the WHO, 121 million people worldwide suffer from depression, women twice as often as men. In Germany, according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) Berlin, five to six million people between the ages of 18 and 65 had suffered from depression in the past twelve months.

Genetic defect causes dementia symptoms
Genetic defect causes dementia symptoms

New disease discovered: gene defect causes dementia-like symptoms A newly discovered gene defect causes typical symptoms of dementia. The research team led by Professor Dr. Thomas Dierks from the University of Bielefeld has discovered an enzyme hereditary disease that triggers a progressive loss of mental abilities in mice.

Women: Depression and heart failure?
Women: Depression and heart failure?

Women: Depression and heart failure? According to a new study by the Ruhr University Bochum, which was presented on Saturday at the DKG's cardiology congress in Mannheim, depression and anxiety are more common in women who suffer from heart failure was presented at the cardiology congress of the DKG in Mannheim, depression and anxiety are more common in women who suffer from heart failure.

Pakistan: Cough syrup killed 13 patients
Pakistan: Cough syrup killed 13 patients

Tragedy in Pakistan: cough syrup kills 13 patients In Pakistan, a cough syrup caused another tragedy: Since Wednesday last week, at least 38 men have been taken to the state hospital in the East Pakistani city of Gujranwala after taking such juice, more than a dozen patients are said to have been Director of the clinic has already died after complications.

Massive increase in temporary agency work in nursing
Massive increase in temporary agency work in nursing

400 percent more temporary agency workers in the nursing care sector. The number of temporary workers in hospitals and nursing homes has increased by a whopping 400 percent since 2005. Most agency workers therefore work in the care sector.

Association gives pension with 69 clear rejection
Association gives pension with 69 clear rejection

VdK President Ulrike Mascher criticizes pension with 69 mind games of the Ministry of Finance The social association VdK gives a clear rejection to the considerations of the Federal Ministry of Finance to increase the retirement age by another two years to 69. VdK President Ulrike Mascher: & 34; Older workers and pensioners did not cause the financial and economic crisis.

Warnings for gynecologists from consumer protection
Warnings for gynecologists from consumer protection

NRW consumer protection organizations issue warnings to gynecologists It is common practice for almost every gynecologist: When registering for routine cancer screening, patients also receive a list of additional services that they have to pay out of their own pocket. The voluntary health services range from breast ultrasound to bone density measurement.