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The Healthy Are Dying Out

Apparently, ubiquitous access to medication and medical care does not improve the subjective perception of one's health among members of the population. Despite medical advances, people feel more ill than they did 25 years ago. What is going wrong with all those more...

Article by Sonja Schmitzer

Diagnostics: Nano-pill Googles Body

In following up their data glasses for measuring blood sugar, Google is focussing on further diagnostic technologies. The forgers of innovation want to, by using nanoparticles and external devices, uncover diseases in their early stages – so it's time for another more...

Rise of the Machines

Here’s an astonishing assertion: “We are convinced the machine can do better than human anesthesiologists.” This statement was made by a doctor. Not only a doctor but an anesthesiologist. Not just an anesthesiologist but a pediatric anesthesiologist. more...

Blog entry by Shirie Leng

Targeted Therapy: Farewell To The Chemo Cosh

The world's population is getting older – and the presence of malignant diseases is increasing. Whereas chemotherapy, along with its only minor property of selectivity, previously occupied centre stage, researchers today seek to develop tailored therapies. The big more...

Particulate Matter: Dementia Is In The Air

Anybody who lives on a busy street has to have concerns about his or her brain functions. Even a small increase in the concentration of particulate matter has a negative effect: silent brain infarcts are accumulating, which among other things increases the risk of more...

Article by Sonja Schmitzer

Little girl injured by a land mine

My latest blog entry is about a 5-year-old girl from Donetsk, the land mine type "butterfly" and what it can do to you. The girl was discharged from the surgical department of the regional, (now republican) Children's Hospital. She has a mine-blast trauma, shrapnel more...

Blog entry by Oksana Zhurbij

Human embryo gene modification – where do we draw the line?

Rumors of human embryo gene-editing have been floating around in the past few years, causing a great deal of ethical debates. Now, with the publication of a study from Chinese scientists reporting the genomic modification of human embryos, debates regarding the ethical more...

Article by Rozina Kardakaris

Emulsifiers: Colitis for breakfast

After sweeteners last year ended up being the suspects as the possible cause of glucose intolerance, now the evidence is piling up that emulsifiers have a role of partial responsibility in the huge increase in inflammatory diseases in recent decades. more...

Article by Sonja Schmitzer

Just Numbers

Medicine is obsessed with numbers. Or rather, journalists and medical administrators are. Here are two related examples of how large a grain of salt one must put on numbers. more...

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Pinpointing the Perplexity of Preeclampsia

Preeclampsia, a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy (HDP), is a leading cause of maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity. Ten million women develop preeclampsia each year but definition is difficult as it depends on an unreliable assessment of symptoms. more...

Article by Mario Nacinovich
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