Tag Archives: Therapy

Cancer Medication: Knocked Out By Bacteria

Researching the microbiome is in vogue: medical researchers have now found out that some medications are made ineffective due to the influence of bacteria. This can, especially when dealing with cancer therapies, have serious consequences. more...

Article by Nicole Simon

Depression: You Are What You Eat!

The results of the SMILES study offer hope: the first randomised controlled study examined whether a change in diet can have a positive impact on the development of depression. The authors see great potential in this simple form of therapy. more...

Article by Sonja Schmitzer

COPD: The refuted macrophage dogma

Therapy of many diseases is based on a theory, such as with COPD. Too bad if the theory is wrong. Scientists have been able to revoke a hypothesis of macrophages established decades ago and thereby for the first time enable the appropriate therapies. more...

HIV therapy: Heading down the home straight or for a dead end?

Already two decades ago AIDS researchers were talking about the possibility of curing the disease and eradicating HIV. New inhibitors and strategies, after much frustration, again seem to have aroused hope for an end of this plague. Are the expectations justified? more...

Article by Erich Lederer

Somatoform Disorder: For the Medically Destitute

About 30 per cent of patients leave the doctor's office with physical ailments, but no findings. People with somatoform disorders create an enormous burden on the social security systems. more...

Article by Sonja Schmitzer

Herpes: Rubbing in Lotion is the Main Thing

Nine out of ten people are affected by it: herpes simplex virus (HSV). Once the host is infected, the virus remains in a latent state in the nerve cells for life. What sort of therapeutic measures can therefore be taken? more...

Aneurysm: Screening Me Oftly

Randomness often decides whether aneurysms are noticed in time. Screening programs in a number of countries show that taking a routine snapshot of  the main artery pays off. The search for biological time bombs in Germany could soon become a health insurance matter. more...

Article by Erich Lederer

Staying with the Alzheimers

The body of knowledge about Alzheimer's disease is mainly based on research on rare familial forms of the disease. Genomic analyses now provide information on gene variants of the common sporadic form – a glimmer of hope for a more precise diagnosis process and new more...

Article by Thomas Kron

Keloids: What works against bulging scars?

After surgery, hypertrophic scars or keloids can occur, which spread increasingly. An S2 guideline gives recommendations for having therapy. The key message: Better postoperative prevention instead of reworking later. more...

Hemiparesis: Inserts help the statics

In the event of balance disorders from stroke, physiotherapy is effective – but sometimes only as long as it is actually done. Weakness on one side of the body and its related balance disorders can possibly be dealt  with using shoe inserts. more...

Article by Julia Hofmann
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