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Make me an Elf!

For some it is mayhem, for others it's the most honest confession in the world: Body Modification. Ever since the appearance of the piercing- and tattoo fashion in the nineties, body modification blooms in its weirdest forms in the Western industrial countries. more...

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A Nap with the Scalpel

Whoever does not give his or her brain some rest on a regular basis has to be aware of blackouts. There are various ways to achieve longer "mileage": Coffee, power pills or even better the "cat-nap"? But in general there is always this one question: Just how dangerous more...

Article by Erich Lederer

Botox: Wrinkle Killers on the Tramp

For many years the application of Botox was considered safe and nearly free of any side effects. If dosed correctly the bacteria poison works solely locally. Results of Italian neurologists are now raising this fact to question. more...

Article by Erich Lederer

Bone-breaking Job for Bio-Researchers

For a long time, bone regeneration materials were considered the "babies" of biotechnology retorts. But orthopedists of the future have to readjust: Bones growing back on special matrices are just as much part of future bone medicine as absorbable bone regeneration more...

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Pain Therapy – Extra Hot

The Hungarian pharmacologist Nikolaus Jancso was one of the first to isolate Capsaicin the hot substance from chili and paprika to experiment with it. He set the basis for Capsaicin research with it in medicine at the University of Graz/Austria among others. But lately more...

Article by Karin Bäck

Too much Tin in sick Bodies

Physicians in the US criticize the excessive use of implantable defibrillators in cardiac patients. Those expensive machines would be implanted too often in patients not having been examined for them. The result: Hardly any medical benefit and poor cost effectiveness. more...

Article by Philipp Graetzel

Hepatitis C: Lazy Genes heal better

New results provided by researchers from Basel/Switzerland give new hope to physicians: The diagnostic identification of the activation status of the body's own interferon system in liver biopsies enable prognoses about the chances of success of therapy and applied more...

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Pediatrics: Swap Tongue Depressors against Webcam

Parents no longer have to drop everything and run whenever their child hurts in day care. In simple cases the computer with internet connection and camera provides first aid. The system does not only function in case of a sore throat but also demonstrably with a low more...

Article by Erich Lederer

The Autism-Hoax

Inoculation against measles, TV, internet - there is hardly any innovation of the 20th century that is not supposed to cause autism. A new study now confirms that the thesis of an increase of autism is just feigned. And a brand new pocket PC helps those actually more...

Article by Philipp Graetzel

Bronchial Carcinoma: Higgledy-Piggledy Early Detection

So far, the detection of in-situ carcinoma in patients with lung cancer was a difficult task. Now Swiss researchers report a breakthrough in diagnostics: A new method for diagnosis is not only double as sensitive as the common endoscopic examination of the bronchia more...

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