Category Archives: Internal 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...

Hypertension: A Forceful Foursome?

In dealing with patients with arterial hypertension, lifestyle changes are not always enough. Cardiologists now show that those affected benefit from four low-dose antihypertensive medications in combination. Their study is nevertheless not free of weaknesses. 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...

Autoimmunity: Pressing The Reset Button

An "immune reset" represents the last hope for some patients with an autoimmune disease. Ablative chemotherapy is followed by autologous transplantation of haematopoietic stem cells. The road is hard, but healing is possible. more...

Article by Erich Lederer
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Organoids: Mini-Intestine And Mini-Brain

They won't replace animal experiments and clinical trials, but organoids derived from stem cells already offer many advantages. Zika virus could be studied in a mini-brain. The bacterium Helicobacter pylori is best able to be studied in a mini-gastric system as well. more...

Article by Erich Lederer

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: An Explanation That’s Not So Irritating

The symptoms of IBS can have a serious impact on the daily lives of those affected. The diagnosis "functional disorder for which there is no organic cause" is unsatisfying. Researchers have now discovered a genetic defect that can explain many symptoms. more...

Article by Sonja Schmitzer
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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

Infections: Hit The Virus In The Sweet Spot

Many illnesses are accompanied by zero appetite. Researchers have now shown that abstaining from eating helps fight bacterial infections. Our immune system benefits, to be sure. In the case of virus the story is exactly the reverse. more...

Calcium Preparations: Creeping Calcifier

Many people reach for calcium supplements in order to cover their daily needs. According to a new study these preparations increase the risk of atherosclerotic impact and thus of getting cardiac disease as well. A more suitable option is a calcium-rich food supply. more...

This Story Shows The Humanity Of Medicine

“Hello? Hello, Mr. Bertsie. It’s Dr. Robey. I wanted to call you and check on you,” I said into the phone stopping my constant wrestling with papers and resting what was in my hands on my lap. Mr. Bertsie and I were meeting in the equinox. more...

Blog entry by Jean Robey, M.D.
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