Dr. rer. nat. Annukka Aho-Ritter

Profession: Publishing Company Employee

Als Medizin-Journalistin verbinde ich die Liebe zur Wissenschaft mit der Leidenschaft für das Schreiben. Neben der Arbeit als DocCheck-Autorin bin ich zudem als Redakteurin bei einem Redaktionsbüro in Köln tätig. Dort konzipiere, verfasse und redigiere ich Texte zu medizinischen und gesundheitlichen Themen. Bei meiner Arbeit ist es mir wichtig, dass alle meine Texte gründlich recherchiert, mit validen Quellen belegt und zielgruppengerecht geschrieben sind.

My articles:

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...


Stem Cells After Stroke: It’s Running Again

A stroke patient can walk again after stem cell injection directly into the brain. Other patients can speak or are able to move their hands better. It seems as if we have completely underestimated the regenerative ability of the brain. more...


Schizophrenia: Hereditarily-Conditioned Synapcide?

The aetiology of schizophrenia has until now been unclear. Researchers have now discovered that certain gene variants are associated with an increased risk of schizophrenia and may lead to excessive pruning of synapses during adolescence. more...


Cancer: CARs in the Fast Lane

Until recently, cancer therapy using genetically modified T-cells was an obscure treatment option and one which was only known to a few specialists. Now though more and more studies are reporting unusual successes – but also significant side effects. more...


Autism: Born out of SSRI?

The use of SSRIs during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of autism in children – researchers recently made headlines with this result of a recent study. But what's really true in this story? more...


Anorexia nervosa: The Ego, Superego And The Eat

When it comes to deciding which foods they want to eat, the same brain regions are active in women with anorexia nervosa as are those in gambling addicts and substance abusers. This might explain why anorexics find it difficult to change their maladapted eating more...


A Case for Those Treating Heart Attacks

When it comes to heart disease, women are second-class patients, and, when it comes to secondary prevention, they receive appropriate treatment less often than men. The reason may seem banal: they are less frequently treated for heart disease. more...


Corneal Skin: Good Eyesight Ahead!

The European Commission recently approved the first stem cell-based medical product. Holoclar uses autologous stem cells in order to enable patients with severe corneal injury to be able to see again. We have here the first step towards new forms of therapy. more...


COPD: Lucky Strike Thanks Marlboro-Gene

The fact that smoking causes COPD is nothing new. However, not all smokers develop the disease - a new British study has now identified genetic differences that influence smoking behaviour and predisposition to lung disease. more...


Multiple Sclerosis: The faeces is out of kilter

It is still unclear which events lead to MS-genesis. Environmental factors and genetic predisposition do however seem to play a role. The eyes of the researchers are now focused on the intestine: its bacterial community could be acting as an MS trigger. more...


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