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A Smoking Prevention Program Delivered by Medical Students to Secondary Schools in Brazil Called “Education Against Tobacco”: Randomized Controlled Trial

Background: Smoking is the largest preventable cause of mortality in Brazil. Education Against Tobacco (EAT) is a network of more than 3500 medical students and physicians across 14 countries who volunteer for school-based smoking prevention programs. EAT educates 50,000 adolescents per year in the classroom setting. A recent quasi-experimental study conducted in Germany showed that EAT had significant short-term smoking cessation effects among adolescents aged 11 to 15 years. Objective: The aim...
Tags: Health, Germany, Brazil, Brazil Education Against Tobacco EAT


Flashback of Child Sexual Abuse

I am 20 years old and I have recently been diagnosed with severe depression. For some time now, I have also been having trouble with anxiety (panic attacks), self-harm, alcohol abuse and suicidal thoughts. Recently, when my doctor asked me about a specific event that may have caused my mental health issues, I didn’t know what to answer. However, later that day I had a flashback – one specific scene about me as a child lying on the ground, frozen, and a guy from my school, naked, forcing himself ...
Tags: Psychology, School, General, Sex, Germany, Depression, Ptsd, Anxiety, Therapy, Borderline, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Personality, Abuse, Violence, Flashback


German minister calls for ban on conversion therapy

‘Homosexuality is not an illness,’ says gay health minister Jens SpahnThe German health minister, Jens Spahn, has said that he will seek to ban “conversion therapies” that claim to change sexual orientation. “Homosexuality is not an illness, which is why it does not need to be treated,” Spahn, who is gay himself, told the left-leaning Berlin daily Die Tageszeitung. Related: ‘I still have flashbacks’: the ‘global epidemic’ of LGBT conversion therapy Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Europe, Human Rights, Germany, Berlin, World news, LGBT rights, Jens Spahn, Spahn, Jens SpahnThe German


Scientists uncover mechanism that makes aspergillus infection fatal

Researchers at the University of Jena in Germany have discovered how Aspergillus fumigatus suppresses immune defences to enable the infection to become fatal.
Tags: Health, Germany, University of Jena


Germany's cabinet approves revision to Nazi-era abortion law

Doctors are currently banned from advertising services and offering information onlineGermany’s cabinet has approved a revision to the country’s controversial, Nazi-era abortion law, a move that – pending parliamentary approval – would allow doctors and medical associations to provide women with more information about where and how to seek abortions.Under the current law – paragraph 219a of Germany’s criminal code – doctors are prohibited from advertising abortion services or providing informati...
Tags: Health, Europe, Germany, Angela Merkel, Women, Abortion


German Cabinet backs compromise in abortion dispute

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s Cabinet has approved legislation that would loosen but not scrap a ban on doctors “advertising” abortions, an attempt to bridge a divide between the country’s governing parties. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s junior governing partners, the center-left Social Democrats, wanted to remove the ban from Germany’s criminal code. It provides for a fine […]
Tags: Health, News, Germany, Angela Merkel, Berlin, Ap, Nation, Cabinet, Social Democrats


German backlash against EU air pollution limits 'lacks evidence'

World Health Organization official comments on row about safe levels of nitrogen dioxide The World Health Organization says it has seen no evidence to support a German backlash against tough EU air pollution limits.The country’s transport minister, Andreas Scheuer, sent a letter to the European commission last week calling for a review of the EU’s nitrogen dioxide (NO2) limits, despite signs of a government split over the issue. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Europe, Germany, Environment, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Air Pollution, Pollution, World Health Organization, Andreas Scheuer


Games people play - "Be Afraid" on the Macro level

"That thing that you do," or "that thing that always happens to you" is the key idea of Schema therapy.Back in the 60s this idea of repetitive patterns of behavior was popularized as Games People Play by Eric Berne, the father of Transactional Analysis.Several decades later the idea of dysfunctional repetitive patterns of behavior became offical with the DSM - III (Diagnoses and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association, third edition) axis 2 diagnoses of personality disorders....
Tags: Health, England, Germany, Iraq, Russia, America, Afghanistan, Parliament, George W Bush, Infertility, Trump, Eric Berne, Gestapo, David G Markham, Hermann Goering Hitler


German governing parties compromise in abortion dispute

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s governing coalition has agreed to let doctors and hospitals state that they perform abortions, despite a long-running ban on advertising the procedure. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s junior governing partners, the center-left Social Democrats, wanted to remove the ban from Germany’s criminal code. It provides for a fine or a prison sentence of […]
Tags: Health, News, Germany, Angela Merkel, Berlin, Ap, Nation, Social Democrats


Additional Telemedicine Rounds as a Successful Performance-Improvement Strategy for Sepsis Management: Observational Multicenter Study

Background: Sepsis is a major health care problem with high morbidity and mortality rates and affects millions of patients. Telemedicine, defined as the exchange of medical information via electronic communication, improves the outcome of patients with sepsis and decreases the mortality rate and length of stay in the intensive care unit (ICU). Additional telemedicine rounds could be an effective component of performance-improvement programs for sepsis, especially in underserved rural areas and h...
Tags: Health, Germany


Study finds correlation between perceived maternal stress and overweight in children

Overweight is unhealthy. Yet more and more people in Germany are overweight, particularly children. As part of the LiNA mother-child study coordinated by the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, researchers were able to identify mother's perceived stress during the first year of the child's life as a risk factor for developing overweight in infancy.
Tags: Health, Germany, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research


Study finds correlation between perceived maternal stress and overweight children

Overweight is unhealthy. Yet more and more people in Germany are overweight, particularly children. As part of the LiNA mother-child study coordinated by the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, researchers were able to identify mother's perceived stress during the first year of the child's life as a risk factor for developing overweight in infancy.
Tags: Health, Germany, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research


How the Nazi’s inhumane parenting guidelines may still be affecting German children

In 1934, a German pulmonologist wrote a book that contained child-rearing advice that promoted extreme forms of neglect in order to encourage toughness in children. The Nazis later incorporated these principles into a mothers' training program that millions of German women undertook. Some German therapists suggest that the effects of these harsh parenting styles are still being felt by German adults and their children today. None In 1934, the German pulmonologist Johanna Haarer wrote a bestselli...
Tags: Psychology, Parenting, Children, Relationships, Germany, Innovation, Dalhousie University, Grossmann, McLean Hospital, Jonathan Haidt, John Bowlby, Evolutionary pscyhology, Johanna Haarer, Haarer, Hartmut Radebold, Martin Teicher


Study suggests dopamine release in the brain occurs twice per meal

We know a good meal can stimulate the release of the feel-good hormone dopamine, and now a study in humans from the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research in Germany suggests that dopamine release in the brain occurs at two different times: at the time the food is first ingested and another once the food reaches the stomach.
Tags: Health, Germany, Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research


Varying rules on disposal of organic household rubbish across Europe

If you walk into a council office or a recycling center in Germany today you might see a poster for the #wirfuerbio campaign, which states that no plastics including compostable plastics should be added to organic bins.
Tags: Health, Europe, Germany


Enhancing Privacy Controls for Patients via a Selective Authentic Electronic Health Record Exchange Service: Qualitative Study of Perspectives by Medical Professionals and Patients

Background: Patients’ privacy is regarded as essential for the patient-doctor relationship. One example of a privacy-enhancing technology for user-controlled data minimization on content level is a redactable signature. It enables users to redact personal information from signed documents while preserving the validity of the signature, and thus the authenticity of the document. In this study, we present end users’ evaluations of a Cloud-based selective authentic electronic health record (EHR) ex...
Tags: Health, Sweden, Germany, Medical professionals


New substance could improve efficacy of established breast cancer treatments

Physicians from Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences in Krems (Austria) demonstrate potential for clinical application, collaborating with research groups from Germany, the USA, and China.
Tags: Health, Usa, Germany, Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences, Krems Austria


New computer model predicts prostate cancer progression

An international team of cancer researchers from Denmark and Germany have used cancer patient data to develop a computer model that can predict the course of disease for prostate cancer.
Tags: Health, Germany, Denmark


COULD AN INFECTION BE MAKING YOU INFERTILE?

INFECTIONS AND GETTING PREGNANT There are a number of infections which can cause infertility. As I was researching this subject, I was quite surprised how many cases of infertility could be resolved by just clearing up an underlying infections. The first one is quite common, bacterial vaginosis. See also an article by Dr. Mirkin about other infections which should be ruled out before women undergo fertility treatments: Bacterial Vaginosis Bacterial vaginosis isn't technically considere...
Tags: Health, Germany, Netherlands, MMR, Infertility, University Of Maryland, Anderson, Bush, Kovacs, Robertson, Nagy, Claman, Pohl, Holbrook, American Journal of Obstetrics, Christiansen


Portion-Control in Social Media? How Limiting Time Increases Well-Being

“Today, spend a little time cultivating relationships offline. Never forget that everybody isn’t on social media.” – Germany Kent If you find yourself anxiously checking the posts of your social media contacts to see what’s going on in their world and can’t seem to curb the urge to stay riveted to your feed, new research on the negative effect of too much social media on well-being may be worth your time to review.1 Researchers Find Causal Link Between Social Media Time and Loneliness and De...
Tags: Psychology, Apple, Technology, Germany, Habits, Happiness, Research, Snapchat, Self-help, University of Pennsylvania, Memory And Perception, Facebook Instagram, Twitter Facebook Instagram, Portion Control in Social Media


DFG is establishing 10 new Collaborative Research Centers to support top-level research in Germany

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) is establishing ten new Collaborative Research Centers (CRCs) to further support top-level research in Germany.
Tags: Health, Germany, DFG, Collaborative Research Centers, Collaborative Research Centers CRCs


Tackling challenges in medical research

The continually rising health care costs in Germany require cost intelligent innovations at the intersecting frontiers of scientific disciplines.
Tags: Health, Germany


Investigating foodborne disease outbreak in Bosnia and Herzegovina based on simulation game

How do you prepare for a crisis? When does the general public have to be notified of a risk? And how should authorities deal with scientific uncertainty? These questions are being discussed by food safety experts from Germany and Bosnia-Herzegovina in Sarajevo from 22- 26 October 2018 at the practice workshop “Dealing with foodborne disease outbreaks”.
Tags: Health, Germany, Bosnia, Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina, Herzegovina


Preventing falls with new sensor technology

More than one third of all over-65s in Germany are at acute risk of falling. The consequences affect themselves and their personal environment but also the health care system.
Tags: Health, Germany


Scientists to discuss latest research on spatial cognition in aging and neurodegeneration

Scientists from Germany and abroad will be meeting in Magdeburg from 27 to 29 November 2018 to discuss latest research on spatial cognition in aging and neurodegeneration. The symposium is hosted by the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases.
Tags: Health, Germany, Magdeburg


The idea and the visual images of making soap from liposuctioned human fat is already there in the book and movie "Fight Club," so...

... is it anything at all for an artist to actually do it — make the soap and even sell what is actually usable soap?Vice tells us that the artist, Julian Hetzel, is Dutch and got his human fat from plastic surgeons in the Netherlands and that the final soap product only has 10% human fat. The artist clumsily instructs us about the intended meaning of his product (which is called Schuldfabrik):"We decided to work with fat as a material that represents guilt or that contains guilt and to understa...
Tags: Psychology, Art, Cleaning, Law, Wikipedia, Germany, Nazis, Paris, Netherlands, Hitler, Shame, Cemetery, Performance art, Fight Club, Vedder, Ann Althouse


They idea and the visual images of making soap from liposuctioned human fat is already there in the book and movie "Fight Club," so...

... is it anything at all for an artist to actually do it — make the soap and even sell what is actually usable soap?Vice tells us that the artist, Julian Hetzel, is Dutch and got his human fat from plastic surgeons in the Netherlands and that the final soap product only has 10% human fat. The artist clumsily instructs us about the intended meaning of his product (which is called Schuldfabrik):"We decided to work with fat as a material that represents guilt or that contains guilt and to understa...
Tags: Psychology, Art, Cleaning, Law, Wikipedia, Germany, Nazis, Paris, Netherlands, Hitler, Shame, Cemetery, Performance art, Fight Club, Vedder, Ann Althouse


Number of American parents not vaccinating infants has quadrupled

The percentage of children under 2 years old who haven't received any vaccinations has quadrupled in the last 17 years.In 2016 in Europe there were 5,273 cases of measles. One year later that jumped to 21,315 cases.Discredited doctor Andrew Wakefield's false study linking vaccines and autism still influences parents, two decades later. None Health care should be a public right today, especially in wealthy nations such as America, though for most of history such support systems were impossible. S...
Tags: Health, Europe, Science, Minnesota, Washington Post, Cdc, China, Germany, America, Britain, Innovation, MMR, World Health Organization, Flu, Vaccinations, Influenza


Merkel calls for international unity in the face of global health threats

German chancellor tells world health summit that states must cooperate in battle against disease and epidemicsAngela Merkel has urged countries to work together in the fight against global health threats, warning that disease and epidemics are security risks that do not respect national borders.Addressing international health experts in Berlin, the German chancellor acknowledged that global cooperation was under pressure, but said nations cannot ignore health challenges. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Ebola, Germany, Angela Merkel, Berlin, Society, World news, Global development, World Health Organization, Merkel, Sustainable Development Goals, Global Health


Themis, Max-Planck-Innovation sign license agreement to develop and commercialize oncolytic virotherapies

Themis announced today that it has entered into a license agreement with Max-Planck-Innovation GmbH, the technology transfer agency of the Max Planck Society in Germany, granting it exclusive worldwide license to develop, manufacture and commercialize therapies based on an oncolytic measles virus platform that was jointly developed by the Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen and the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Tags: Health, Germany, Max Planck Society, Max Planck Innovation GmbH, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry Financial



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