Category Archives: Pharmaceutics

Asthma Fatale

Every third asthma diagnosis of an adult is false, the outcome of a recent investigation states. The study leader and pulmonologist adds with a critical tone: "Asthma is not so difficult to diagnose, but doctors do need to do the right tests". more...

Vaccine With A Bit Of Cheek

Recommendations for vaccinations are ignored by many. Now bioengineers are trying to develop vaccines for domestic use, thereby eliminating the need to go to the doctor. Is it possible to overcome the skin mucosal barrier without a needle? more...

Diabetes: Diet Instead Of Injections?

Is a special diet a cure for type 1 and type 2 diabetes? This supposition is being expressed by cell biologists based on an animal study. They evaluate their results to be relevant to human medicine despite open questions. 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...

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...

Patient Information: Unhealthy Half Knowledge

'The empowered patient' has become a household term since medical knowledge became available without limits on the Web. Yet such forms of information have a downside. Researchers point to a number of risks coming from modern media. more...

What Is a Medical Superhero?

Medical superheroes are those who don't suffer from illness despite having the relevant mutations in their genetic tissue. Researchers have not come to a proper understanding of this phenomenon with respect to monogenic diseases as yet. It's reason enough to warn 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...

Article by Alexandra Schritz

Opioids Update: Getting Away From The Too Poppyular Bad Press

Even after years, opioids are still good at providing surprises. Side effects do not play the role which was widely feared. Nevertheless pain patients often end up slipping into long-term therapy. New active agents could solve many such problems. more...

Obesity: Fat Chance Without Fat

Low carbohydrate, low fat, or, even better, doing without meat? Popular diets are to found a dime a dozen. From a scientific perspective, the evidence on their side is very poor everywhere. When patients change their habits in the long term, off come the pounds. more...

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