Depression: Help From The Off

Around one in ten GP patients show signs of depression. Only the most minor percentage of them undertake initial therapy. A new treatment procedure has online support as its focus, which provides help before a severe depression develops. more...

Article by Erich Lederer

Yoga Studies: Genes In The Shavasana Pose

Yoga and qigong are more popular than ever. Does the hype also bring health benefits with it? Whatever happens in the body on a molecular level has hardly been understood due to missing data. Studies now show proof of positive effects on inflammatory processes. more...

Anesthesia Problems With Some Muscle Diseases

Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients can have problems with certain anesthetics. Parents must be sure to check that an anesthesiologist is aware of the condition called Malignant Hyperthermia and be prepared to treat it. Patients with Central Core disease can also be more...

Younger, fatter, colorectal cancer

Anyone who in previous times had been diagnosed with colon cancer at an early age was considered an exceptional case. American studies now show that more and more young adults are affected by the disease. An explanation might be obesity during teenage years. more...

Article by Sonja Schmitzer

The coach: battling cancer on the field

I first met the coach more than a decade ago. I'll provide a spoiler alert by telling you he is still alive as I write this piece. However, it's been a long, painful, and dramatic journey in his personal battle with cancer requiring multiple surgical procedures, a more...

Blog entry by Steven Curley

Finding grace: an oncology patient’s impact on her doctor

The day after I told Nell she had seven metastases to her brain, she sent me flowers. She was my patient; I was her oncologist. I had met her 1 year prior, when she was well into her cancer journey, stage IV breast cancer at diagnosis. I took over from her current more...

Blog entry by Jennifer Lycette

Night Shift: Shuffling On All The Way To Cancer

Those who work at night not only turn their biorhythm upside, but also increase their risk of cancer. Responsibility for this could lie in a lack of the sleep hormone melatonin, which is involved in DNA repair. more...

Article by Sonja Schmitzer

Acid Blockers Increase Mortality Risk

Due to the use of PPI, operations to treat peptic ulceration have become a rarity. Nevertheless caution is advised, because there are more and more often problems associated with acid blockers. One study establishes a link to the chance of dying – OTCs come into play more...

I’m Looking For A Pocket Sized ECG Device

It is often heard from industry that doctors do not accept, and even seek to block, new technology. My impression from the ESC was a different one and confirmed my opinion that more medical practitioners should be consulting the industry and be involved in these more...

Article by Klaudia Gavrilis

Where Have All The Sperm Gone?

With regard to men in western countries, sperm concentration has declined by more than 50 percent since the 1970s. Experts do not see any sperm crisis, but they still advise studying the trend. There are currently several explanatory approaches. more...

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