Tag Archives: Work

Stroke risk: For whom the bell tolls

Those who work 55 hours or more per week increase their risk of stroke by up to 33 percent. The authors of a recently published meta-analysis have come to this conclusion after evaluating data including 528,908 men and women from Europe, USA and Australia. more...

A Physician’s Letter to His Younger Self

Well, I write to you from thirteen years into the future, on the brink of finishing cardiology fellowship in less than a year. It is hard to believe that I can finally begin to see the light at the end of what has been a very long tunnel, but I have learned some things more...

Blog entry by Chiduzie Madubata
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Death works Shifts

We always knew it's true: After a 24-hr. shift babbling around in the early morning meeting cannot be healthy. Now there is data underlining scientifically why physicians working shifts most likely are to die earlier. more...

Article by Philipp Graetzel

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

Plague à la carte

To find out where in the world new plagues might lurk, US researchers are combing through the internet for the past two years. The originally completely experimental "Health Map" project has become a tool even plague pros start taking serious. 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

Do Fat Cells just hang around?

The main function of adipocytes, i. e. fat cells, is solely the storage of the often so much despised fat pads. But it's obvious: Fat cells can do a lot more. The annoying depots even have influence on the immune system. 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

Cancer Therapy: With a little help from the Far East

It was considered a bit freaky for a long time, but most of all, the "dark horse" in classic cancer therapy: Traditional Chinese Medicine. Today the elite of German cancer researchers are discovering the potentials of a culture more than 5000 years old - the DKFZ more...

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