STDs

medicine More and more sexually active people are infected with syphilis, chlamydia and Co. Andresr / istock Read out Sexually transmitted diseases are increasing worldwide. © Aleksej Sarifulin / istock Sexually transmitted diseases - the silent epidemic Syphilis, gonorrhea and co on the rise They are omnipresent, but nobody likes to talk about them: sexually transmitted diseases.
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autism

medicine Autistic children often have difficulty communicating with their fellow human beings. Marcin Pawinski / thinkstock Read out Autistic disorders can change in a variety of ways. Wildpixel / istock autism A neurological feature with many faces They live in their own world, incapable of contact with the outside world
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The belly brain

The power of the control center in our gastrointestinal tract Our stomach does a lot more than just digest. © RyanKing999 / istock Read out Who speaks of the brain, usually means the nervous system in the head. But we still have a second "mind" - in our guts. This brain can not solve math problems or learn a new language.
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The belly brain

medicine Our gastrointestinal tract pervades a complex nervous system. Eraxion / thinkstock Read out Our stomach does a lot more than just digest. K RyanKing999 / istock The belly brain The power of the control center in our gastrointestinal tract Who speaks of the brain, usually means the nervous system in the head
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autism

A neurological feature with many faces Autistic disorders can change in a variety of ways. Wildpixel / istock Read out They live in their own world, incapable of contact with the outside world. In one way or another, autistic individuals are typically described. In fact, this picture falls short. Autism is a multifaceted phenomenon that manifests itself in very different symptoms and manifestations
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Sexually transmitted diseases - the silent epidemic

Syphilis, gonorrhea and co on the rise Sexually transmitted diseases are increasing worldwide. Aleksey Sarifulin / istock Read out They are omnipresent, but nobody likes to talk about them: sexually transmitted diseases. For a long time, syphilis, gonorrhea and co were considered largely suppressed. But in the meantime, the number of infections in Germany is increasing again - although they can actually be combated well
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The hour of the bacterial eater

Bacteriophages as an alternative to antibiotics? Small animals like these gamma phages could become the new antibiotics. F Vincent Fischetti / Raymond Schuch / The Rockefeller University / CC-by-sa 2.5 Read out They could be the much needed alternative in the fight against bacterial pathogens: we're talking phages
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Beauty can be read off the brain

References to universal code for esthetical attractiveness discovered Whether architecture, landscape or art: If we find something nice, the so-called default mode network in our brain always reacts in a similar way. © Marilyn Abigail Perkins Read out That's nice? Our individual answer to this question appears to be in the brain.
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Stress reaction comes from the bones

Researchers are discovering previously unknown body reactions to acute danger situations What role does our skeleton play in the stress response? © metamorworks / istock Read out Surprising discovery: In dangerous situations our bones release a stress hormone. This messenger apparently plays an even more important role in the body's acute stress response than adrenaline, researchers report.
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When will the next pandemic come?

Emerging Diseases and their potential dangers Again and again new diseases and pathogens appear - and some of them could turn into a pandemic. CDC, GwenGoat / iStock Read out Swine flu, Ebola or SARS: Again and again there are outbreaks of an epidemic anywhere in the world - seemingly from nowhere. If the pathogen is still unknown or mutated, then threatened in the worst case, a pandemic
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City rats as transmitters of resistant germs?

Many rodents in the city carry dangerous multidrug-resistant bacteria Because they live in the environment of human waste and feces, rats are particularly easily infected with resistant pathogens. © anatolypareev / istock Read out Potential transmitters: Many rats apparently carry dangerous multidrug-resistant bacteria.
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West Nile Virus: wintering here for the first time?

Researchers prove the exotic pathogen in horses and birds in eastern Germany West Nile viruses under the electron microscope © CDC / PE Rollin Read out Disquieting discovery: The dangerous West Nile virus seems to continue to establish itself in Germany. Researchers have detected the potentially fatal pathogen in recent months in a variety of birds and occasionally in horses.
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Resistance: spread without antibiotics

Bacteria pass on their resistance genes even in antibiotic-free environment Salmonella and many other pathogens are increasingly resistant to antibiotics. © ETH Zurich / Stefan Fattinger Read out Dangerous immunity: Antibiotic resistance apparently does not spread only where these agents are used. Because under certain conditions, bacteria pass on their resistance genes even in the absence of these drugs, as researchers have found.
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Too high cholesterol: importance and cause

Hypercholesterinmie The determination of the cholesterol values ​​is an integral part of the blood analysis. © iStock, onfiore Read out Cholesterol is involved in many vital processes in the human body. On the one hand it contributes to the stability of the cell membrane, on the other hand it is needed for the production of some hormones and other substances. Tha
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How the body fights malaria

Tumor suppressor protein might be involved in regulating the inflammatory response Malaria is caused by the blood parasite Plasmodium falciparum. © Christoph Burgstedt / istock Read out Dangerous blood parasite: Why do some malaria infected people do not develop dangerous fever immediately, but develop a delayed onset?
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Alzheimer's: Brain stimulation reverses deficits

Treatment with non-invasive magnetic stimulation improves cognitive ability in dementia The so-called transcranial magnetic stimulation may possibly help with Alzheimer's. © Image Jungle / istock Read out New hope for dementia patients: A non-invasive form of brain stimulation may be suitable as a treatment for Alzheimer's.
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Best treatment for herniated disc

Federal Material Testing and Research Institute Read out A herniated disc is painful and the most common cause of surgery on the spine. But is the chosen treatment always the right one? New research shows that the clinical basis for the decision the comparison of two static images is often insufficient to make the best decision for the patient
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Prosthetic legwork improves health

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Z rich The tests used a commercially available prosthesis with a high-tech electronic knee joint. © ETH Zurich Read out For the first time, two people with leg amputation above the knee feel their artificial foot and artificial leg in real time. This is made possible by a novel bionic prosthesis with sensors connected to the nerves in the thigh.
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In a separate world

How is Autism? Read out Autism is a neurological developmental disorder with many faces. Depending on its intensity and intensity, the spectrum of symptoms ranges from difficulties in social interaction to over-sensitivity to sensory and motor problems towards impaired speech and mental retardation. Autistic children often have difficulty communicating with their fellow human beings
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Checkups for the man

health care Screening examinations focus on diseases that are good to treat if detected early. © thinkstock.com, megaflopp Read out Prevention is better than cure: a key reason why there are several early detection examinations for adults. Many diseases can be cured if they are identified early. It is irrelevant whether it is a cancer, cardiovascular or kidney disease, because checkups in men and women can save lives.
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