Dr. Christine Amrhein

Profession: Medical journalist

Als freie Wissenschaftsautorin und Diplom-Psychologin interessiere ich mich für vielfältige Themen aus den Bereichen Gehirnforschung, Psychologie und Medizin.

Weitere Infos finden Sie auf meiner Webseite: http://www.christine-amrhein.de

My articles:

Underestimated: HIV Over 50

The view that HIV infections predominantly affect young people is widely held – even among doctors. Yet 17% of new HIV infections occur in the age group 50 plus. Early diagnosis and treatment is important with older patients. more...

10.10.2017

Dementia: The Parkinson’s Prophecy

A characteristic aspect of Parkinson's disease is the presence of movement disorders. However intellectual abilities are also often impaired by the degradation processes in the brain. Neurologists have now developed a risk score to predict the course of progress of more...

26.09.2017

“This Airbus Has Three Emergency Doctors”

Medical emergencies on flights are rare, but they will increase in the future due to the increasing age of passengers and to the greater frequency of pre-existing diseases. How can airlines prepare themselves for this? And what is to be considered when a doctor more...

22.08.2017

Temple Viper Knocks Out Aspirin

A substance derived from the poison of the temple viper could be employed against circulatory disorders, heart attacks and strokes instead of using antiplatelets. Its special feature: it works, without leading to increased bleeding tendency. more...

25.07.2017

Anosmia: Smelling Function In A Bottle

Smelling disorders are not at all a rarity. They can reduce life quality and have a negative impact on eating habits. Rhinologists have now developed a nasal spray which is able at least in part to restore smelling function. more...

13.06.2017

Suicide: A Grey Old Springtime

It's already a well known fact that winter and the darkness it brings with it dampens one's spirits. The surprising thing is that patients with depression often find it particularly difficult to deal with springtime. The suicide rate is then also elevated. Biological more...

06.06.2017

My Leg Does Not Belong To Me

There are people who feel a strong need to be disabled: they want to live without a leg, paralysed, to be blind or deaf. Studies suggest that changes in the brain play a role. How can doctors deal with those affected? more...

16.05.2017

Binge-Eating: The Great Gorging

Binge-eating disorder is increasingly being recognised as a distinct condition: the sufferer shoves large amounts of food down his or her throat and does not vomit. Sufferers are often overweight. Treatment is therefore also important because of the risk of more...

07.02.2017

When Fear Works Its Way Into The Body

People with generalised anxiety disorder constantly have exaggerated worries. Even children can suffer from it. Somatic symptoms often dominate the scope of attention – the condition itself is therefore often overlooked. Psychotherapy is helpful in many cases. more...

10.01.2017

Schizophrenia: Brotherly Divided

Genetic factors play an important role in mental illnesses such as schizophrenia. A major study has now investigated the risk of disease for siblings of those affected. Conclusion: physicians should be more aware of the increased risk. more...

29.11.2016

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