Category Archives: Gynaecology

Cervical Cancer: An Injection Of New Hope

Cervical cancer rates as one of the most common cancers in women. Approximately 500,000 women fall victim to it annually worldwide; 350,000 die. Recovery is only possible with treatment at an early stage or with complete removal of the tumor. A therapeutic vaccine will more...

Breast Cancer: Trend Towards Double-Mastectomy

Increasingly often, doctors receive requests for prophylactic mastectomies from patients with breast carcinoma. From a scientific perspective, the affected individuals rarely benefit from the procedure. What role do role models in the media play? more...

Contraception: Once Again Under Fire

The "pill" is as popular as ever among women of childbearing age. It is considered a relatively safe option as a contraception. Now researchers are demonstrating that these medications lead to mental function disorders. However some questions arise with regard to the more...

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...

Miscarriage: No Family Tree Without Stem Cells

About six percent of pregnant women suffer two or more abortions, wherein the risk increases with age. A lack of stem cells in the endometrium could be a possible reason for habitual miscarriage, according to British researchers. more...

Microbiome: Purposeful Factory Farming

Researchers trace asthma, type 1 diabetes and allergies back to genetic risk and environmental causal factors. Many studies show how important the intestinal microbiome is in this context. Instead of ending up receiving delayed treatment, it's worth protecting our more...

Breast Cancer: Worth its Price at DNAldi

An American provider is shaking up the market with its genetic tests. For the unbeatable price of 249 US dollars it is able to offer its patients a search for 19 recognised cancer mutations, advice inclusive. A critical look behind the scenes. 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...

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Breast Cancer: The Sugar-Free-Strategy

Sugar is said to increase the risk of breast cancer and its metastasis in the lungs. The reason for this could be the increased formation of a fatty acid which increases inflammation in the body, according to an American research team. The relevant question now is: 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...

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