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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
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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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Irritable Bowel Syndrome: When the colon is lying on the couch

Across the world about 5 to 20 percent of people suffer from irritable bowel syndrome. A definite explanation is not yet at hand, yet it is known that the state of mind affects the intestinal tract. Gastroenterologists have shown that psychotherapy and antidepressants more...

Article by Dunja Voos
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Unusual rash

Recently, I had a case of an unusual rash including elements which are similar to the chickenpox's rash, but the child I am treating already got it a year ago. more...

Blog entry by Oksana Zhurbij

Sense of smell: Death does not stink

Anyone elderly and with a poor sense of smell is supposed to have a higher risk of dying within the next five years than people whose sense of smell is good. At least this is what a survey of around 3,000 Americans between 57 and 85 years of age would appear to have more...

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