Category Archives: Dermatology

Schizophrenia: The Pill Of Truth

Many patients with schizophrenia or depression take their medication irregularly. The 'smart' pill informs us whether it has been swallowed. This is therefore supposed to improve compliance. Is this a big step forward, or a step in the process of patients being more...

Article by Kathleen Küsel

Cats Protecting Against Asthma

Contact with cats in early childhood reduces the risk of asthma by up to 80 percent for children carrying a genetically increased risk, according to the result of a Danish long-term study. Living with a dog did not have a positive effect in this context. more...

Article by Aline Kostka

Alopecia: Small And Bald

Small men carry an increased risk of going bald early. This is shown by a study in which human geneticists studied the genomes of 20,000 men. Their data also shows that premature hair loss is associated with various diseases. more...

Article by Nicole Simon
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Skin Diseases And Possible Complications

Skin diseases may have complications that can change a person's life. Patients need to know and to watch for these complications and check in at least once or twice a year with their doctors. more...

Muscular Dystrophy Versus Polymyositis

Some doctors are doing a few genetic tests and nothing else and making the diagnosis of muscular dystrophy. Sadly, there are children and adults who have a treatable disorder, myositis, that if it is diagnosed and properly treated can lead to increased strength and more...

Wound Healing: A Flawless Future

Wounds leave scars behind. However that situation could soon change. Cell biologists have discovered a natural healing process that can regrow injured skin, leaving it scar-free. The key to this lies in the regeneration of hair follicles and fat cells. more...

Article by Sonja Schmitzer

Mycoses: Problematic Fungi Findings

Fungal infections are often underestimated, their correct diagnosis subsequently arrives too late. They are particularly dangerous when as pathogens they evade pharmaceutical assault. This is shown by deaths in the USA. more...

Article by Nicole Simon

Hair Analysis: Few Facts, A Great Number Of Rapunzel Myths

Hair analyses are increasingly playing a role in medicine. Drug analytics, evidence of alcohol use, the uncovering of mineral and vitamin deficits are just a few of the fields of use. Not so rarely however some findings turn out to be somewhat far-fetched. more...

Color Patch: Go Green

Burn patients often receive antibiotics as a precaution. It's not always so that current tests confirm the presence of infection. In order to avoid unnecessary antibiotic treatment, researchers have developed a wound dressing that alters its colour once the wound is more...

Flexikon Write Club

The Flexikon is all about medical knowledge. Get ready for the battle: We show you all the important tips and tricks to win the fight against ignorance! The principle of the Flexikon Write Club is simple: Participate – share your medical knowledge. But there are some more...

Article by Alexandra Schritz
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