Category Archives: Internal medicine

ASAving The World

The arrival of large-scale production of acetylsalicylic acid 120 years ago paved a new path of conquest. ASA, according to studies, protects patients from coronary events, as well as from cancer, and is effective against depression. Can (almost) everything be cured more...

High-tech: Colleague robot, to the OP theatre at once!

From tumour removal in the head and neck region through to the implantation of reflux pacemakers and prostate biopsies: robots have firmly secured their place in operating rooms. They will become an even greater support for doctors, without however replacing them. more...

Watch Out, Smoothie-Interaction

A glass of grapefruit juice hasn't harmed anyone before? Incorrect. Under certain circumstances one should forego certain fruits, because the flavonoids contained can lead to interactions. Grapefruit may for instance enhance the effect of the psychopharmaceutical more...

Acid Blockers Increase Mortality Risk

Due to the use of PPI, operations to treat peptic ulceration have become a rarity. Nevertheless caution is advised, because there are more and more often problems associated with acid blockers. One study establishes a link to the chance of dying – OTCs come into play more...

“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...

Article by Christine Amrhein
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Running In The Summer: Are You Still Tight In The Intestine?

Runners are familiar with gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhoea and nausea. If runs are very long, they can have more serious consequences. Leaky-gut syndrome increases the permeability of the intestinal wall: bacterial lipopolysaccharides and toxins find their more...

Article by Sonja Schmitzer

The Surgical Executioner: Transplantation Of The Head

A neurosurgeon will be performing a head transplant at the end of the year. The head of a paralysed patient is supposed to be matched to a new body. "Is this still medical treatment?" is the question being asked not only by people, but now also by highly respected more...

Article by Erich Lederer

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...

Article by Christine Amrhein

Autoimmune Diseases: Women’s Business

The immune systems of women and men are very different. Women have a better chance of surviving severe infections. With regard to autoimmune diseases, however, women are rather more often affected: around 80 percent of such patients are female. more...

Article by Erich Lederer

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...

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