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Marijuana ‘munchies’: A key to losing weight?

Marijuana consumption is known to trigger increased appetite, known as having ‘the munchies’. Now, newly emerging knowledge on how marijuana regulates appetite could assist in the constant struggle against obesity. more...

Article by Rozina Kardakaris
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Night work: Death on the job?

Working, while others are sleeping, is part of the medical routine – and unhealthy. A recent American study reinforces previous findings: whoever works at night has a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and lung cancer. more...

Article by Sonja Schmitzer
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Life as a doctor in a shelled area in Ukraine

I am living as a doctor in the shelled and blockaded Donetsk: In the first February days shelling of the area where I live began. Insulin, antibiotics, antipyretics, antihypertensive, anticonvulsants became scarce and very expensive. more...

Blog entry by Oksana Zhurbij
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Diabetes – the cost of counting sheep?

Does poor sleep increase the risk of diabetes? A relationship between sleep and metabolic balance has been suggested by a number of studies so far. As global incidence rates of diabetes are on the rise, establishing the mechanisms behind this is crucial. more...

Article by Luzia Trobinger

An Unknown Majesty in Cardiovascular Medicine

What happens when a drug candidate in cardiovascular medicine is prematurely terminated? What if the drug responses vary across genetic profiles? Thanks to the researchers at the Montreal Heart Institute, we have now witnessed a world’s first in cardiovascular more...

Article by Mario Nacinovich
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Dementia Therapy: Sleeping Duty

For people who present with low oxygen saturation in the blood at night or spend little time in deep sleep, the risk of dementia-associated changes occurring in the brain, such as microinfarcts and brain atrophy, increases. more...

Vitamin B12 deficiency: Neither fish nor fowl

It is a known fact that many older people suffer from vitamin B12 deficiency. Nonetheless this vitamin deficiency is something to which attention should be paid when thinking about younger people as well. Particularly at risk are vegans and vegetarians. In addition, more...

Teixobactin: A ‘superhero’ in the battle against antibiotic resistance?

Antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest challenges of medicine today, threatening mankind with the resurfacing of previously eradicated deadly bacterial diseases. Now, scientists have provided new hope in the battle against antibiotic resistance with the discovery more...

Blog entry by Rozina Kardakaris

Toxins: Scorpio Kills Cancer

Proteins and peptides from the venom of scorpions and other venomous animals are potentially effective weapons against solid tumours. What was already known through experience in traditional medicine now features on the basis of nanoparticles in modern therapies. more...

Article by Sonja Schmitzer

Triclosan: The dirty side of the soap bar

On account of its antibacterial effects triclosan is added to many wash lotions and detergents. Recent studies indicate that the substance could also promote liver cancer. Above all, hospital staff are at risk. more...

Article by Sonja Schmitzer
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