Cystitis: Blowing Away Antibiotics

Bladder infections occur commonly and are usually treated with antibiotics. Researchers have now deciphered how the bacteria change their shape in order to nestle deep within the bladder wall. This knowledge opens up new avenues for the treatment and prevention of more...

Article by Christine Amrhein

Fetogenesis: New Case Of Paracetanoia?

ADHD, autism, asthma – paracetamol is supposed to have many undesirable side effects during pregnancy. A new study now seeks to demonstrate a link between paracetamol and behavioural disorders in children. Nothing but scaremongering? more...

Importance of Hope

I learn useful life lessons from each patient I meet. Some are positive messages, reminding me of the importance of maintaining balance between family, work, and leisure activities, but more frequently I witness examples of the remarkable resilience of the human spirit more...

Blog entry by Steven Curley, M.D.

Orthopaedics: A1 Once Again, Thanks To 3D

Three-dimensional printing techniques are revolutionising orthopaedics. All at once, entirely new pathways are opening up for colleagues in the treatment of complicated cases. Alongside artificial materials, biological materials are taking on a central role. more...

Connected future: The MEDICA CONNECTED HEALTHCARE FORUM provides answers

Digital health solutions are bringing real progress. It sounds trivial, but also deserves a closer look. As a part of the worldwide leading medical trade show MEDICA 2016, held in Düsseldorf from the 14th to 17th of November, the MEDICA CONNECTED HEALTHCARE FORUM more...

MEDICA Editorial Staff

VIDEO: Total Lab Automation – Screening and microbiological diagnosis as fast as never

It can identify dangerous germs quickly and safely. The new Total Lab Automation at the University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany, now makes it possible. more...

MRI: Video projections help children overcome fear

A beautiful field of flowers, a trip to the beach or a visit to the zoo. Children can experience all of these at the Clinical Center Dortmund in a 270-degree projection on the wall. The Center created a space that is designed to help its little patients overcome their more...


VIDEO: Cardiology – viewing heartbeat in real-time

To examine the heart with a magnetic resonance imaging system, patients need to hold their breath. Only this way, physicians can get clear pictures. The University Medical Center of Göttingen, Germany, has now succeeded to take pictures of the heart in real-time. The more...

Hydroxy-citrate: Can Kidney Stones Just Melt Away?

For 30 years, the approach used for the prevention of kidney stones has hardly changed. Now engineers have discovered a substance that helps to effectively prevent kidney stones. It not only inhibits the growth of the stones, but even dissolves them. more...

Article by Christine Amrhein

Osteocalcin: The New Rejuvenator

Whoever thinks of bone only in terms of it as the supporting skeleton for the body is being misguided. Using an injection of the hormone osteocalcin derived from skeletal tissue, researchers succeeded "rejuvenating" mice. Another study showed that osteocalcin ensures more...

Article by Erich Lederer
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