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Suicide: A Way Out Of The Blind Alley

The most common cause of death for people between 15 and 30 years of age is one that is investigated too little. What goes on in the head and in the body of people with suicidal intentions is largely unknown and is barely discussed. Nevertheless, many initiatives have more...

Article by Erich Lederer
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AIDS-Free Generation: Success Story in the Making

Key stakeholders from developed and developing countries continue to pursue new strategies to reduce the global disease burden of HIV. One key approach to help reduce HIV prevalence is to advance all aspects surrounding the prevention of mother-to-child transmission. more...

Article by Mario Nacinovich
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Blogger Beware: Ebola On Everyone’s Lips!

A call out to the DocCheck community. To all bloggers and those who want to become one: describe your view on the Ebola epidemic or on other current medical issues to a wide readership. Stories, opinions, impressions? Share it with us. more...

Article by Alexandra Schritz
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When cancer cells ‘take out’ their trash

Cells require garbage disposal systems in order to keep their insides clean and tidy. Scientists have now discovered that the rubbish ‘thrown out’ by cancerous cells can potentially ‘infect’ nearby healthy cells, transforming them into tumor cells. more...

Blog entry by Rozina Kardakaris
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Benzodiazepines: Alzheimer’s helpers

For a long time it has been believed that the use of benzodiazepines could increase the risk of developing Alzheimer disease. Researchers have now shown that dose and duration of treatment affect this risk. Time to rethink the prescribing of this drug class? more...

Article by Sonja Schmitzer
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ADHD: Behaviour therapy for mum & dad

In the treatment of ADHD, a multimodal approach is suitable, but drug therapy is increasingly coming under criticism. For this reason behavioural interventions and parent training are increasingly becoming the focus. What do they really do though? more...

Article by Dunja Voos
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Low-grade fever as beginning of duodenal ulcer

15-year-old girl with a complaint of daily LGF (low-grade fever) for 1.5 months. Complains of low-grade temperature were a manifestation of duodenal ulcer, but thick girl and her mother did not want to do EGDS. more...

Blog entry by Oksana Zhurbij
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Tissue engineering: Crocheting with cells

Biotechnologists in the fast lane: articular cartilage, nostrils or a new vagina – tissue cultures make it possible. Researchers have even managed to create organs in the bioreactor using the body's own cells. Does its application stand at the threshold of being a more...

The randomisation of nonsense

There are things occurring between heaven and earth which one cannot understand – such as the fact that alternative therapies such as homeopathy get tested in clinical trials. In one Cell Press publication, two doctors from the United States are venting their anger more...

Article by Sonja Schmitzer
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Paralyzed rats walk again: Hope for spinal cord injury patients?

Spinal cord injury is the most common cause of paralysis today, leaving patients immobilized, with bleak chances of recovery. Now, scientists have provided new hope for patients with this condition, by making paralyzed rats walk again with a normal coordinated gait, more...

Blog entry by Rozina Kardakaris

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