Wednesday , February 20 2019

HEALTH

Influenza vaccinations: why they protect less in old age

Illustration: Grippevirus umgeben von Antikörpern (weiß)

Tuesday, 02/19/2019 18:05 clock The immune system Older people respond more slowly and less versatile to the flu vaccine than younger people. As a result, seniors are less well protected against new variants of the ever-changing influenza virus, US researchers report in the journal "Cell Host & Microbe", influenzaViruses are …

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UK: Teenagers go to hospital – and wake up as mother

Ungeahnte Schwangerschaft: Plötzlich Mutter

Tuesday, 02/19/2019 14:49 clock A young woman from the UK has unexpectedly given birth to a baby. 18-year-old Ebony Stevenson from Oldham, England was with a headache and epileptic seizures have been hospitalized. There, the doctors found a so-called pre-eclampsia, a pregnancy poisoning. They put the young woman in a …

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Critically ill: Doctors refuse to sell suicide drugs

"Sterbehilfe-Set" in einer belgischen Apotheke (Archivbild)

Tuesday, 02/19/2019 14:08 clock The German Medical Association is positioning itself against new regulations designed to enable the seriously ill to buy medicines for suicide. "Doctors help with dying, but not dying," says the statement for one Hearing in the Health Committee of the Bundestag this wednesday. It should not …

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Breast Cancer: How Blind People Can Help with Precaution

Medizinische Tastuntersucherin (MTU) untersucht die Brust einer Patientin

Tuesday, 02/19/2019 09:40 clock Filiz Demir is blind, but with her hands she can see what doctors sometimes miss under time pressure: the smallest changes in the breast tissue of their patients. If she senses an abnormality with her particularly sensitive and trained fingertips, she will consult a doctor. By …

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Philippines: More than 130 dead in measles

Ein philippinisches Kind, das an Masern leidet, wird in einem Krankenhaus in Manila behandelt

Monday, 02/18/2019 17:31 clock The measles are calling for more and more deaths in the Philippines. Since the beginning of the year 136 people have died of the highly contagious virus, said the Ministry of Health of the Southeast Asian country. About 40 percent of those affected were children between …

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Rare Diseases: Where Affected People Find Help

Zwillinge: Cordelia (l.) mit ihrer Schwester Catherine

Monday, 02/18/2019 10:31 clock The twins Cordelia and Catherine are seven weeks old when Cordelia gets her first epileptic seizure during a walk. The family begins a series of hospital stays followed by countless tests. For months, it remains puzzling why the little girl keeps cramping. Only shortly before her …

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Rare complication of anorexia – an enigmatic patient

Rare complication of anorexia - an enigmatic patient

Sunday, 02/17/2019 12:38 clock When the adolescent is admitted to the emergency room in Bydgoszcz, Poland, she is disoriented, unable to have a conversation, has problems keeping her balance. Her condition deteriorates rapidly, she loses consciousness. The doctors transfer her to the children's intensive care unit at the university hospital. …

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Why siblings are so important to the mentally ill

Why siblings are so important to the mentally ill

Saturday, 02/16/2019 20:13 clock Christopher *, 32, immediately notices on his grandfather's birthday that something is wrong with his brother. They had not seen each other for a few months. Turned up and without point and comma, his brother talks about sleepless weeks and numerous projects he is currently studying. …

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