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Infantile amnesia: Early fogging in the brain

Memories of earliest childhood experiences reach back only as far as the age of three to five years. The maturation of the nerve centres is a neurological explanation for the fact that the time period before this "disappears". However the cultural sphere also more...

Article by Erich Lederer
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Wandering thoughts: More uncomfortable than physical pain?

If you had the choice of sitting alone with only your thoughts as company, or experiencing pain, what would you choose? In a study published recently in Science, researchers show that most people would choose the latter, preferring to give themselves mild electric more...

Blog entry by Rozina Kardakaris
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Colon cancer prevention: An ASA up the sleeve?

For many years already there have been increasing indications that aspirin can prevent bowel cancer in some people. Scientists have now been able to show for the first time who it is who benefit from the blood thinners – a first step in personalised cancer prevention. more...

Article by Sonja Schmitzer
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An infectious cure for cancer

Oncolytic viruses have never been shown to work systemically to induce a complete remission of metastatic cancer - until now. A group at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota has used a modified measles virus to send one patient into complete remission who has now more...

Blog entry by Hanna Erickson

Methylphenidate: Chaos in the cortex

Methylphenidate in actuality is supposed to help people with ADHD to manage their daily lives. Yet more and more young people swallow the medication with the aim of improving their performance in school and university. This can have fatal consequences, as a recent more...

Article by Sonja Schmitzer
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Pruritus: Who’s itching for it?

Scratching is a reflex which is supposed to smother annoying itching with pain production. For a long time research has therefore been seeking out alternatives to acts of self-injury in the battle with acute and chronic pruritus. more...

Article by Erich Lederer

Caries and endocarditis: only word of mouth?

Cardiologists see to it that dental caries are cleaned and restored with patients before scheduled operations. Dentists in turn try to minimise endocarditis risk by giving prophylactic administration of antibiotics. New studies confirm: something well intended works more...

DNA Methylation: The hand in the ‘biological clock’ of life

Biomarkers of ageing are important tools in the quest for interventions that can prolong life and treat age-related diseases. Now, biomathematician Steve Horvath has come up with a strikingly accurate age predicting 'biological clock' that uses DNA methylation as the more...

Blog entry by Rozina Kardakaris
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Your turn: Be king of content!

Some of the DocCheck Services are now well known to everyone. But do you really know all of them? Or did you even know, that you can help shape the content actively? It’s quite simple – let’s try it out! more...

Article by Alexandra Schritz

Aluminium deodorants: Sweating with fear without proof

Children's toys are often criticised, health investigators repeatedly find substances of concern in plastic bottles and sweaters as well. For several years now another group of products has been working up tempers too: deodorants. One group of active substances in more...

Article by Nicole Simon
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