Category Archives: ENT

Electronic Health Record: The big IT-lusion?

Does electronic health administration bring significant savings to the strained public health system? No, says a U.S. study, which put the prescription and referral practices of general practitioners under the microscope. more...

Article by Michael Strausz

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

Your turn: Be king of content!

Some of the DocCheck Services are now well known to everyone. But do you really know all of them? Or did you even know, that you can help shape the content actively? It’s quite simple – let’s try it out! more...

Article by Alexandra Schritz

Asthma: Fruit basket that prevents shortness of breath?

Why more and more people suffer from allergic asthma is still not clear. Now a study shows that the insufficient intake of dietary fibre could carry its share of blame. Does this mean in the future: an apple a day keeps asthma away? more...

Sinusitis: Cavers taking new pathways

Not every case of sinusitis heals quickly and without complications. Chronic forms are a challenge for otolaryngologists. New studies show where things are heading pharmacologically and surgically. more...


The fact that DocCheck is more than just a medical password service is now well known to everyone. But did you also know that you can help shape the content in DocCheck actively? And indeed easier and faster than you might assume. more...

Article by Stefanie Bartsch

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We want you and your stories for DocCheck News! Become author and blog about your topics. more...

Article by Stefanie Bartsch

Quantified Self: Measuring life

Data is their obsession: Quantified Self followers ascertain dozens of vital signs per day in order to optimise health and fitness. All nerds and hypochondriacs? Certainly not – during this time scientific publications have been created by the group. more...

Retraction: A hushed publication

Experiments whose results cannot be repeated, or fancified data: If a publication is withdrawn for these reasons, it is embarrassing for the journal and researchers. What's even worse however is if colleagues don't come to know about it. more...

Article by Erich Lederer

Crowd Funding: The flock instead of public health insurance

Crowdfunding is a new form of financing, whereby money is acquired for projects via the Internet. Meanwhile, researchers are also discovering the "crowd" as a revenue source. And in the U.S., patients are even financing medical interventions in this way. more...

Article by Philipp Graetzel
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