Category Archives: General medicine

Mosquitoes: Vaccinating With Spit

Each year, more than 700 million people fall ill to mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue fever. One British company has developed a vaccine designed to protect against all of these diseases. It is being tested in a phase I study. more...

Glioblastoma: Remission Rather Than Progression

For the first time American neurosurgeons have employed genetically modified T cells in the treatment of a solid tumour. One patient with recurrent and multifocal glioblastoma ended up being in remission for about seven months. more...

Depression: You Are What You Eat!

The results of the SMILES study offer hope: the first randomised controlled study examined whether a change in diet can have a positive impact on the development of depression. The authors see great potential in this simple form of therapy. more...

Article by Sonja Schmitzer

Vitamin D-Religion: Amen

No vitamin is the subject of more weighty discussion than vitamin D. For some, it is the universal saviour, which protects against headaches, colds, fractures and even against cancer and multiple sclerosis. For others: much ado about nothing. more...

Article by Sonja Schmitzer
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Sniffles + Ibuprofen = Heart Attack?

Having colds and taking nonsteroidal antirheumatics (NSA) are among the factors that increase the risk of heart attack. This risk can even increase by a factor of 7.2 if an NSA is taken during a respiratory type infection. more...

Article by Sonja Schmitzer

Trigeminal Neuralgia: Hands Off

Trigeminal neuralgia – for those affected this means violent unilateral facial pain. Not infrequently, it is accompanied by depressive moods. Chiropractic interventions promise quick relief without side effects. Experts criticise this approach. more...

Osteoarthritis Pain: The Oops-Study

Tedec-Meiji Farma had certainly imagined a different picture! The Spanish company sponsored a study in order to examine the effectiveness of their product. The result: the placebo relieves osteoarthritis pain better than the dietary supplement. more...

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Finally An Antidote

CO poisoning is the worldwide leading cause of fatal poisoning. Despite this, there is no effective antidote. Pulmonologists have now developed a protein that represents an alternative to treatment using oxygen. It binds the poisonous gas within seconds. 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...

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...

Article by Christine Amrhein
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