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Half a million cancers a year
Half a million cancers a year

Almost 500,000 new cancer cases per year The number of cancer cases in Germany has been increasing for years. In the meantime, almost 500,000 new cancer cases have been recorded annually. One of the reasons is that the population is aging significantly as a result of demographic change. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) determines the number of cancer cases in Germany every two years.

Doctors prescribe too many antibiotics in winter
Doctors prescribe too many antibiotics in winter

Doctors prescribe too many unnecessary antibiotics in winter; winter is the peak season for antibiotics. The drugs are ineffective for simple colds or flu viruses. Nevertheless, many doctors prescribe antibiotic medication for flu and runny nose, and according to the health insurance company DAK, most antibiotic medicines are prescribed in winter.

Tired men buy more than they should
Tired men buy more than they should

Tired men should only go to the supermarket with a shopping list; tired men run the risk of shopping more than those who have slept late. This is not the only reason why you should pay attention to a good night's sleep: Tired men buy more Men who have slept through the night should take a shopping list with them to the supermarket, otherwise they run the risk of bringing too much home with them.

More mental illness due to work stress
More mental illness due to work stress

Pressure to perform and stress cause more absenteeism in the workplace Stress, pressure to perform and constant availability cause more and more mental suffering among employees. This is based on a small evaluation by the statutory health insurance company KKH. With the help of in-house patient data, the health insurance company carried out an examination.

Healers infected HIV patients
Healers infected HIV patients

A self-proclaimed healer in Switzerland deliberately infected at least 13 people with the hi-virus A music teacher who considers himself a healer has infected at least 16 of his supposed patients in Switzerland with the hi-virus. A court has now sentenced the accused to 13 years in prison.

Health authority closed Berlin restaurants
Health authority closed Berlin restaurants

Lack of hygiene: Health authorities and police closed Berlin restaurants. In one case, an investigation was initiated, and a total of nine Berlin restaurants were searched on Tuesday by inspectors from the restaurant supervision of the Berlin-Mitte district office and the police. The affected bars were all on Soldiner Strasse and Koloniesstrasse.

DKV stops PKV discount tariffs
DKV stops PKV discount tariffs

Deutsche Krankenversicherung AG stops private health insurance tariffsThe Deutsche Krankenversicherung AG (DKV) no longer wants to participate in the game of entry-level tariffs from 1st December 2011. Entry-level tariffs of this kind are usually very inexpensive and therefore increase more rapidly at a later age. In some cases, discounted tariffs are offered for less than 100 euros, which hardly contain any health services, but contain a high cost share.

Health of Berliners with social gaps
Health of Berliners with social gaps

Average age of Berliners is increasing, as is the need for care In Berlin, the health senate administration has presented the 2010/11 health report to the public. As the Senator for Health, Environment and Consumer Protection in Berlin, Katrin Lompscher (Die Linke) reported on Tuesday, the population of the capital has continued to grow and health is relatively good.

Swine flu pandemic officially ended
Swine flu pandemic officially ended

The swine flu pandemic has officially ended and the pharmaceutical companies are richer. (08/10/2010) The World Health Organization (WHO) today officially ended the swine flu pandemic. This means that the H1N1 flu virus has been removed from the pandemic warning scale. Everyone is wondering, has there ever been a swine flu pandemic?

Open tuberculosis in Hilden: 930 children tested
Open tuberculosis in Hilden: 930 children tested

After a case of open tuberculosis in a pediatric practice 930 children are invited to the examination Around 1000 children from Hilden and the region will be tested for the serious infectious disease tuberculosis in the next few days and weeks. According to the health authorities, the children affected could have been infected in a pediatric and youth doctor's office.

Pediatricians: Child care is inadequate today
Pediatricians: Child care is inadequate today

Pediatricians call for better check-upsGermany's pediatricians are calling for reform of the check-ups. The problems of the children are different today than they were 40 years ago. According to the professional association of children and adolescents, the current prevention programs are “no longer up to date”.

Billing fraud at the Schwerin Helios Clinic?
Billing fraud at the Schwerin Helios Clinic?

Billing fraud at the Schwerin Helios Clinic? Health insurance companies file criminal charges for inconsistencies in the billing of treatments in the field of plastic surgery. Three health insurance companies have filed a complaint with the Schwerin public prosecutor against a doctor at the Helios clinic for billing fraud.