Category Archives: Research

Underestimated: HIV Over 50

The view that HIV infections predominantly affect young people is widely held – even among doctors. Yet 17% of new HIV infections occur in the age group 50 plus. Early diagnosis and treatment is important with older patients. more...

Article by Christine Amrhein

Parabiosis: A Murky Fountain Of Youth

Parabiosis has made a comeback in ageing research. Studies showed: the sewing together of two differently aged mice has rejuvenating effects on the body of the older mouse. A new anti-ageing strategy? Some companies are already offering blood transfusions. more...

Dementia: The Parkinson’s Prophecy

A characteristic aspect of Parkinson's disease is the presence of movement disorders. However intellectual abilities are also often impaired by the degradation processes in the brain. Neurologists have now developed a risk score to predict the course of progress of more...

Article by Christine Amrhein

Yoga Studies: Genes In The Shavasana Pose

Yoga and qigong are more popular than ever. Does the hype also bring health benefits with it? Whatever happens in the body on a molecular level has hardly been understood due to missing data. Studies now show proof of positive effects on inflammatory processes. more...

Night Shift: Shuffling On All The Way To Cancer

Those who work at night not only turn their biorhythm upside, but also increase their risk of cancer. Responsibility for this could lie in a lack of the sleep hormone melatonin, which is involved in DNA repair. more...

Article by Sonja Schmitzer

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...

Where Have All The Sperm Gone?

With regard to men in western countries, sperm concentration has declined by more than 50 percent since the 1970s. Experts do not see any sperm crisis, but they still advise studying the trend. There are currently several explanatory approaches. 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

The Erythritol Sugar Free Trend: A Sweet Experiment

The benefits of erythritol are almost too good to be true: it has almost no calories, and affects neither the blood sugar level nor the taste. Studies show however that erythritol potentially has a negative effect on the metabolism. more...

Depression: The Pleasure Pacemaker

For patients with severe treatment-resistant depression, there may soon be a new treatment option. In one four-year study, seven out of eight patients benefited from deep brain stimulation. Four of the patients were cured. more...

Article by Sonja Schmitzer
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