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...

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...

Cancer Risk: Really Not A Roulette Wheel?

A year ago, oncologists asserted, that getting the diagnosis "cancer" is mostly just a matter of bad luck. Many disagreed, yet it was recently that a study was able to deliver an argument for the opposite opposition. The question remains unanswered: How many strikes in more...

Article by Erich Lederer

Suicide Therapy: Opioids Celebrate Comeback

Suicides often mark the end of a mental health history. Researchers have discovered other risk factors and other approaches for treating suicidal people the as well. Now opioids are making a comeback. They might soon enrich the therapeutic portfolio. more...

PPI: Blockbuster Delivers Kidney Punch

The use of proton pump inhibitors (PPI) is possibly linked to an increased risk of getting chronic kidney disease. The gastric acid inhibitors, regarded until now as well tolerated, have come under criticism lately on account of various side effects. more...

Article by Pascale Huber
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