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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
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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...

Diabetes: The Sweetener Paradox

There are strong hints that helping oneself to sweetener in high doses increases the risk of developing glucose intolerance. Scientists at the Weizman Institute of Science in Israel have found valid reasons for this association, something which at first glance appears more...

Article by Sonja Schmitzer
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Mitochondrial DNA: A biomarker for frailty and death?

Mitochondria, the ‘powerhouses’ of the cell, contain their own DNA, separate from that found in the nucleus of cells. Now, scientists show that the amount of mitochondrial DNA found in people’s blood can predict how frail a person will be as they age. more...

Blog entry by Rozina Kardakaris

Sherpa genes: How to be fit for heights

Tibet sits about 4,000 metres above sea level. Whereas tourists suffer from a lack of oxygen, the locals live there without physical discomfort. Recent genetic analyses indicate that a genetic modification affecting erythropoiesis makes this possible. more...

Newborn Screening: La La La DNA

A new trend in the US: comprehensive and detailed genetic testing of children will soon replace conventional screening. American parents are mostly excited about these new opportunities, while paediatricians warn of potential risks. more...

One of my working days

Just a usual work day of a district pediatrician in a city which is shelled on a daily basis. We had enough doctors before but some doctors left the city because of the war, so I am working on three districts - for three doctors. more...

Blog entry by Oksana Zhurbij

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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