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When couples fall into the addiction trap
When couples fall into the addiction trap

Dependencies can also occur in partnerships People in partnerships can become dependent on each other. Most associate addiction only with alcohol or drug addiction. However, relationships of dependency can also arise in marriages or civil partnerships, which can have serious consequences.

Stricter supervision for statutory health insurance companies
Stricter supervision for statutory health insurance companies

Survey: Germans are afraid of monopolies and want stricter supervision for statutory health insurers The Bundeskartellamt should supervise statutory health insurers more closely, as legislators are currently planning, and so do 76 percent of Germans. This emerges from a Forsa survey commissioned by the Siemens company health insurance company SBK.

MKP-1 protein causes depression
MKP-1 protein causes depression

The MKP-1 protein is also responsible for the onset of depression. American scientists have discovered the MKP-1 protein, which is said to be responsible for the development of depression. Based on their findings, new treatment methods could be derived, the researchers hope from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.

Tens of millions of Germans have alcohol problems
Tens of millions of Germans have alcohol problems

Authority warns of underestimated danger: Millions of Germans with alcohol problems According to the Federal Center for Health Education (BZgA), almost ten million Germans are affected by alcohol problems. According to the BZgA, 1.3 million Germans are even said to be dependent. However, as the agency reports, the effects of alcohol abuse on health are often downplayed.

Consumer protection: Happy meal ban makes sense
Consumer protection: Happy meal ban makes sense

Consumer protection: Happy meal ban of the Mc Donalds group makes sense. The children's menu & 34; combines unhealthy food with toys & 34; criticize consumer advocates. The fast food company & 34; Mc Donalds & 34; has been offering the children's menu & 34; Happy Meal & 34; on. This combined menu, especially for children, offers toys in addition to food products such as hamburgers or fries.

Comparison: 5,000 euros instead of a new heart
Comparison: 5,000 euros instead of a new heart

Clinic and patient agree on a dispute over the waiting list for a heart transplant Anyone who believes that medical aspects alone play a role in the registration for a heart transplant should, at least in the current comparison, which has now been concluded between the Heart and Diabetes Center (HDZ) in Bad Oeynhausen and a 62-year-old refugee from Iraq be thoughtful for a moment.

Anesthetist must be detained for three and a half years
Anesthetist must be detained for three and a half years

Anesthetist has to go to prison for three and a half years. Outdated anesthetic equipment during dental treatment caused the death of a child. A two-year-old child died after dental treatment in 2009 as a result of anesthesia. Today, at the district court in Halle, the verdict against the then responsible anesthetist was passed: three and a half years in prison without parole for the accused 53-year-old doctor.

Glutamate No Health Risk?
Glutamate No Health Risk?

Chinese restaurant syndrome: facts or fiction The health effects of glutamate are still controversial. While some claim that the so-called flavor enhancers pose no health risk, people with a glutamate intolerance complain about significant impairments after consuming glutamate.

Individual dosage of antibiotics required
Individual dosage of antibiotics required

Doctors require individual parameters for the dosage of antibiotics: Doctors from the Athens Alfa Institute are calling for a more individual calculation for the dosage of antibiotics in the future. Matthew E. Falagas, the director of the Alfa Institute for Biomedical Sciences (AIBS) in Athens, and his colleague Drosos E Karageorgopoulos demanded in the medical journal & 34; The Lancet & 34; (Volume 375, Issue 9710) that in view of the increasing antibiotic resistance, there should be a dosage that is individually tailored to the body weight.

Home visits to those in need of care to cut back
Home visits to those in need of care to cut back

Berlin wants to save millions in costs through strict home visits to those in need of care; demographic change means that spending on people in need of care who can no longer pay the additional payments themselves is increasing. The state of Berlin now wants to react with drastic measures and has announced home visits to those affected.

The cutlery should not be in the dishwasher
The cutlery should not be in the dishwasher

Many kitchen utensils do not belong in the dishwasher. After cooking and eating, the dishes, pots and other cooking utensils must also be cleaned again. Not exactly an activity that definitely brings joy. Probably the one who owns a dishwasher. But what can you actually wash off safely in it?

Virus testing can save antibiotics
Virus testing can save antibiotics

Virus test can save antibioticsviruses or bacteria? This is the question that doctors often face in winter, given the large number of patients with respiratory infections. An innovative quick test can make diagnosis easier and save unnecessary antibiotics. For the first time worldwide, the test enables simple and quick detection of the virus marker Neopterin directly in practice.