High blood pressure is not just the result of an unhealthy lifestyle. The data from one million people has led to what is currently the greatest progress worldwide when it comes to the question: "What influence do our genes have on blood pressure?" An English study reveals over 500 new gene regions that affect human blood pressure.
Lifestyle affects glaucoma riskGlaucoma, popularly known as “glaucoma”, is one of the most common causes of blindness worldwide, both in industrialized and developing countries. The frequency of glaucoma increases with age. Experts are now reporting that exercise can help reduce the risk of illness.
Listeria in mountain cheese - do not eat productThe Swiss dairy Gstaad has started a recall for cheese. According to the company, listeria were detected in the "Gstaader mountain cheese in a herb coat" as part of internal controls. These bacteria can harm your health. It is not recommended to consume the product.
Improved diagnosis of liver disease in prospect? A novel, microbial-based diagnostic method seems to be able to quickly and inexpensively identify liver fibrosis and cirrhosis in humans in over 90 percent of cases, according to a recent joint study by the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and the University of California, San Diego have tested a novel diagnostic tool for liver diseases.
Not drinking too little - and not too muchAdequate hydration is important for human health. But how much should we drink? And is it really true that increased fluid intake can improve performance, concentration and kidney function and detoxify it?
Edeka recalls veal liver sausageThe retail company Edeka has launched a recall for the product "Liver sausage with veal" in a 150 gram pack. According to the company, premature spoilage is possible because the sausage is not fully cooked through in some cases.
Corona: Fewer people ready to vaccinate Experts believe that the corona pandemic will not end until vaccines against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus are available and enough people have been vaccinated with it. But in European countries there is less willingness to get vaccinated against Corona.
Many respirators are not safe enough The European rapid warning system RAPEX warns again of various respirators that were made in the People's Republic of China. An excessive amount of particles or microorganisms can penetrate through the masks and increase the risk of infection if not combined with additional protective measures.
How does dealing with dogs affect children? Children from households with dogs have a better social and emotional well-being than children from households without dogs. One study looked at possible reasons for these positive effects, and a recent study by the University of Western Australia found that children from families with dogs seem to benefit from improved social and emotional development.
Taking care of tick and mosquito bitesTicks and mosquitoes are often uninvited guests during outdoor activities. Especially in the summer months, many people get the stings of the bloodsuckers. Healthcare professionals explain how best to deal with such insect bites, and the Mayo Clinic in the United States has two recent articles on how to treat tick and mosquito insect bites and what symptoms should be considered by a doctor.
Gut flora: Nissle bacteria protect against EHECEscherichia coli bacteria are generally perceived as pathogens. Certain strains that make up the so-called Shiga toxin can cause dangerous diarrheal diseases (EHEC). A research team has now shown that the non-pathogenic E.
Sated children should no longer be fed If parents force their children to empty their plates even though they are already full, this is associated with an increased risk of developing obesity in adulthood, according to the current evaluation by the University of North Carolina of just under Fifty studies have found that the urge to eat the plate empty of young children when they are already full contributes to an increased likelihood of developing obesity later in life.
Manufacturer calls forest blueberries back Lausitzer Fruchtverarbeitung GmbH from Sohland an der Spree (Saxony) has started a recall for blueberries in a glass. According to the company, there was a customer complaint regarding foreign bodies. The company Lausitzer Fruchtverarbeitung GmbH from Sohland on the Spree in Saxony is calling the product "Lausitzer Waldheidelbeeren" 340 grams in a glass with a best before date (best before date) 12.
Children and adolescents have too many dangerous chemicals in their blood A current analysis shows that children and adolescents in Germany have too many long-lasting chemicals from the group of substances containing per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances, PFAS for short. According to experts, elevated levels of these substances in the blood can increase cholesterol levels and the tendency to become infected.
Corona infection: Not automatically immune? According to the Federal Center for Health Education (BZgA), studies have shown that people who have had SARS-CoV-2 infection develop specific antibodies. "However, it is still unclear how robust and permanent this immune status will be and whether there may be differences from person to person," wrote the BZgA a few weeks ago.
What to do with sleep apnea? Chronic snoring and sleep apnea are widespread in Germany, so-called telemedicine could help here. This could reduce the consequences of disturbed sleep, which can range from an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes to a reduced life expectancy.
Trump's corona miracle drug does not work US President Donald Trump and Brazil's President Bolsonaro swear by the controversial drug hydroxychloroquine in the fight against COVID-19. But researchers are now reporting that the malaria drug does not work against the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
Yoga and Physiotherapy to Treat Back Pain? People with chronic lower back pain benefit more from yoga and physiotherapy than from other evidence-based tips for treating their pain. In addition, yoga is even more likely to achieve a significant improvement in their function in open-minded users than physiotherapy.
New air filter to protect against COVID-19 Now a new air filter has been developed, which can catch the virus SARS-CoV-2 responsible for COVID-19 and kill it immediately. This could be a critical step in addressing the global threat of COVID-19, and a study involving the University of Houston found that a newly developed air filter can effectively kill SARS-CoV-2.
German COVID-19 patient treated with diaphragm therapy for the first time If severe COVID-19 courses develop, mechanical ventilation may be required. The risk of death is particularly high during such ventilation. The so-called diaphragm therapy is now supposed to make ventilation safer.
Lower evolutionary fitness in the offspring of older mothers The offspring of older mothers are less fertile. A potential evolutionary mechanism has now been identified as the cause of this, and a recent joint study by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the University of Amsterdam investigated why offspring from older mothers have reduced fertility.