Latest news from the healthcare sector

Latest news from the healthcare sector


Here you will find the latest news from the field of health – from Germany and around the world.

Pneumonia is the leading cause of death of young children worldwide

Pneumonia is the leading cause of death among children under the age of five worldwide. Together with other aid organizations, the UN Children’s Fund Unicef ​​points out that around 800,000 children under the age of five die from pneumonia every year. more

Survey: Caregivers’ sleep problems affect the care of those in need of care

More than two out of three caregivers in Germany have such serious sleep problems that, among them, the care of the needy le >more

About two million Germans do not know about their diabetes

In Germany there are nearly seven million diabetics. In about two million of them, the disease is unrecognized. Left untreated, the risk of consequential damage is increased. more

Authority: Vitamin E oil probably cause deaths from e-cigarettes in the US

After 39 deaths and more than 2,000 lung diseases caused by e-cigarettes, US health experts have reportedly located the polluter. Accordingly, it should be a vitamin E acetate. more

Benefits for legally insured persons should be checked more independently by health insurances

If legally insured persons apply for benefits such as rehabilitation measures or domestic help, this should be checked in future by the health insurance companies with greater independence. more

OECD study: Germans drink and smoke too much

Despite all health campaigns, unhealthy lifestyles are still widespread in Germany, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). more

Study: E-cigarettes can damage the cardiovascular system

E-cigarettes can damage the cardiovascular system. The US health authority CDC advises non-smokers in general from the handle to the e-cigarette. For smokers of traditional tobacco products looking for an alternative, the CDC recommends the use of nicotine patches or chewing gum. more

Collective bargaining for about 20,000 doctors at university hospitals started

The Marburger Bund demands six percent more salary in collective bargaining for the approximately 20,000 doctors at 23 state-owned university hospitals. In addition, the medical union wants to limit the on-call services. more

Bertelsmann Foundation criticizes unnecessary medical diagnoses and treatments

According to the Bertelsmann Foundation, doctors in Germany sometimes operate unnecessarily frequently. This was stated in a publication published in Gütersloh and recommended a broad one "package of measures" on the other hand. more

Drug Commissioner names heroin requirement rules for heroin "nonsense"

The new Drug Commissioner of the Federal Government, Daniela Ludwig (CSU), has sharply rejected the self-regulation for hard drugs such as cocaine or heroin discussed in the city state of Berlin. Such demands are "nonsense". more

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