Report from Federal government pine the Benefit of doubt orthopaedic surgical procedures

The Federal government is skeptical that braces use patients really. Currently, there is “no sufficient evidence for the patient-relevant Benefit of orthodontic services”, – quotes the “Bild”newspaper from a Letter of the Ministry of health to the Bundestag. A Minister of health, Jens Spahn-commissioned report by the Berlin research Institute IGES doubt, "whether the expenditure in orthodontic care to the […]

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College students at increased risk for SgB meningococcal Dz

(HealthDay)—College students have an increased risk for sporadic and outbreak-associated serogroup B meningococcal disease, according to a study published online Dec. 31 in Pediatrics. Sarah A. Mbaeyi, M.D., M.P.H., from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, and colleagues used data from the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System and enhanced meningococcal disease surveillance to compare the incidence […]

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Our social judgments reveal a tension between morals and statistics

People make statistically-informed judgments about who is more likely to hold particular professions even though they criticize others for the same behavior, according to findings published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. “People don’t like it when someone uses group averages to make judgments about individuals from different social groups who are otherwise identical. They […]

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Role of PCSK9 inhibitors in high risk patients with dyslipidemia

Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is an inherited autosomal dominant disorder which is characterized by substantially increased Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (LDL-C) levels. Timely reduction of LDL-C is of paramount importance to ameliorate the risk for CV disease as patients with FH have a significantly higher risk for Cardiovascular (CV) events. Pro-protein Convertase Subtilisin/Kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitors have emerged as a very […]

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Sound changes the way rodents sense touch

The brain assigns sensory information from the eyes, ears and skin to different regions: the visual cortex, auditory cortex and somatosensory cortex. However, it is clear that there are anatomical connections between these cortices such that brain activation to one sense can influence brain activation to another. A new study by the laboratory of Associate Professor Shoji Komai at the […]

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Losing weight with intermittent fasting – four success stories of Healthy living readers

Eckart von Hirschhausen has tried a interval of fasting and the method of an impressive ten kilograms removed. About his success, he reported a year ago in the first issue of his magazine “Hirschausens star Healthy life”. Many readers have tried the “hirschhausen diet”. About your experience you tell stern.de and in the new edition that is starting today at […]

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Alcohol-free January: What to bring four weeks of the waiver for our health?

Prof. Dooley, after the new year many people want to abstain from alcohol. Popular, for example, an alcohol-free January. Why? Alcohol harms the body and the health. Many people are aware of. Such a decision is a sign that you believe to have, in the past, too much alcohol consumed. Otherwise, you would have to do without, of course, not […]

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How does yo-yo dieting affect our heart health?

As we roll into 2019, many people will be trying out new diet regimes. For many of us, sticking to a nut-filled, burger-free, fish-heavy Mediterranean-style diet will only last a matter of days before we return to the realms of cheesecake and cheese boards. Though eating right over the long-term reduces the risk of cardiovascular problems, we know much less […]

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Press the reset button on the parent-child relationship

We have to go in with an open mind, a blank canvas, a clean slate. Spend maximum time observing our kids when they are very young. Watch for signs and they will present themselves unequivocally. By Kartik Bajoria In our generation, many of us shared a rather formal relationship with our parents when we were young. We loved them. They […]

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