Tag Archives: Chronic

Narcolepsy: Knocked out by the Sandman

People with narcolepsy even on the brightest of days fall into a deep sleep in a flash. Those working in medicine can't heal the socially burdensome underlying disease at all, but there are effective drugs for treating the symptoms. more...

Opioids: pain memory erased

A recent study shows that it is possible that, using short-term high-dose opioid administration, pain memory can be eliminated. Is this the future for patients with chronic pain? Clinical studies will show. more...

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

Wash and Go for Renal Failure

Scientists in California have developed a portable artificial kidney. It soon could save patients suffering from chronic renal failure from hours and hours of treatment in dialysis centers. In an initial test, the suitability for daily use was tested now on affected more...

Article by Thorsten Braun

Wound Healing: Babyface in lieu of Scarface

Lash on the throat after a little accident with the sword? Ugly scar after a surgery? Who needs that? Now scientists want to tackle one of the oldest problems of human vulnerability by genetic engineering - and might open up a booming market there. more...

Article by Philipp Graetzel

Complete Take-Off – The Rise of Space Medicine

Pollings in Japan, Germany and the US document that nearly 60 percent of the age under 50 would travel into space. If space tourism is supposed to work out, medicine has to react now: Space-Docs are working worldwide in research - with impressive results - often more...

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Blind to Feelings

They feel neither happiness nor sadness. They know no jealousy or hate. They have never been in love - those people with a blocked perception of feelings. Science calls this disease alexithymia, "blindness to feelings". According to the study of the universities of more...

Article by Birgit Frohn
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