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Medal of Honor of the Foundation of German Alternative Practitioners
Medal of Honor of the Foundation of German Alternative Practitioners

Dr. Bernd Eberwein receives medal of honor from the Foundation of German Alternative PractitionersDr. "Naturopathy - proven and new combined" was the motto of this year's German Alternative Practitioners' Congress, which took place in Karlsruhe for the 21st time in a row. Numerous lectures presented diagnostic and therapeutic methods and informed about new or proven healing methods.

Study: Germany, land of the sporty people
Study: Germany, land of the sporty people

Sport as a foreign word - Germans are always lack of exercise and those who refuse to exercise are increasingly German. "On average, every adult in Germany spends seven hours sitting - day by day" and "one in three of the working population even sits for more than nine hours," reports the Techniker Krankenkasse (TK) in a current press release on the presentation of the movement study 2013.

Court ruling: egg donation still prohibited
Court ruling: egg donation still prohibited

European Court of Justice confirms ban on egg donationInfertile couples in Germany will no longer be able to use the combination of donated eggs and sperm in order to fulfill their desire to have children despite infertility. The European Court of Human Rights ruled against the lawsuit of two sterile couples from Austria who saw the ban on egg donation as a violation of human rights, in particular the right to respect for family life.

No game meat during pregnancy
No game meat during pregnancy

Pregnant women and children should avoid venison. Infants, women who want to have children and pregnant women should not eat game meat. This is pointed out by the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment. The reason: The wild animals are shot with lead ammunition so that the meat is contaminated with lead over a large area.

Additional contribution: Health insurers lose insured persons
Additional contribution: Health insurers lose insured persons

More than 650,000 insured changed health insurance due to additional contributions The introduction of additional contributions has caused some health insurance companies to drop significantly in membership. Over half a million policyholders exercised their special right of termination last year.

15th Thuringian alternative practitioner day in Erfurt
15th Thuringian alternative practitioner day in Erfurt

15th Thuringian Healing Practitioner Day in Erfurt: Pain Treatment, Antibiotics, Autoimmune Diseases On Saturday, the 11th Thuringian Healing Practitioner Day. On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Association of German Alternative Practitioners e. V. (VDH), this specialist event is the continuation of a series of events that is spread over the year and takes place at various locations in Germany.

Migraine: British speaks with a French accent
Migraine: British speaks with a French accent

British speaks after migraine with a French accent. (16.09.2010) The British Kay Russel suddenly started talking with a French accent after a severe migraine attack. While her fellow men tend to smile at the accent, the British is by no means enthusiastic. She feels isolated and is looking for a possible explanation.

Parent cancer increases family risk
Parent cancer increases family risk

Cancer in the elderly also increases the risk of cancer among the younger generation. Even if parents only develop cancer later in life, their children are at significantly higher risk of cancer, according to the current report by the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg. Until now, doctors assumed that the connection only applies to cancer cases at a young age, but the DKFZ experts have now been able to demonstrate that cancer in old age is also associated with an increasing likelihood of cancer in the offspring.

Even children show heart attack warnings
Even children show heart attack warnings

Even children can show the first warning signs of a later heart attack. This is due to the unhealthy and one-sided diet, which leads to massive overweight and a big belly. The very same endangers heart health through messenger substances. Some children who are overweight already show the first signs of the onset of vascular disease.

Doctor must inform about rare surgical risks
Doctor must inform about rare surgical risks

Doctors also need to be thoroughly informed about rare risks of the operation. According to the decision of the Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Koblenz on Friday, doctors must also inform their patients in detail about rare risks of an intervention. A woman who had suffered permanent nerve damage after dental treatment had previously complained.

High cholesterol increases breast cancer risk
High cholesterol increases breast cancer risk

Cholesterol breakdown product is said to promote the development of breast cancer tumors A cholesterol breakdown product could increase the risk of breast cancer and metastases. American researchers found this out in animal experiments. Accordingly, the substance 27-hydroxy-cholesterol (27HC) mimics the hormone estrogen and drives the growth of breast cancer tumors.

Gene protects against Alzheimer's
Gene protects against Alzheimer's

Research: gene mutation prevents Alzheimer's disease Icelandic researchers have discovered a gene mutation that significantly reduces the risk of Alzheimer's disease. The special gene variant prevents protein deposits in the brain, which are considered to trigger the disease. The usual age-related restrictions in cognitive performance were also significantly lower in people with the special gene mutation.