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Stains on the teeth from too much fluoride
Stains on the teeth from too much fluoride

An excessive amount of fluoride can cause white spots on children's teeth. For adults, when choosing a suitable toothpaste, a sufficient fluoride content is particularly important. But in children, an excessive amount of fluoride can cause chalky white spots on the teeth, reports the ProDente initiative.

Environmental protection is health protection
Environmental protection is health protection

Environmental diseases: environmental protection is health protection - a quarter of all diseases worldwide can be traced back to environmental factors (especially pollution) In the current issue of the magazine of the Federal Environment and Nature Conservation Germany (BUND) a topic is taken up that has been known for a long time but has been little published so far : The link between disease and environmental factors.

Doctor must inform about rare surgical risks
Doctor must inform about rare surgical risks

Doctors also need to be thoroughly informed about rare risks of the operation. According to the decision of the Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Koblenz on Friday, doctors must also inform their patients in detail about rare risks of an intervention. A woman who had suffered permanent nerve damage after dental treatment had previously complained.

Feed contaminated with dioxin again
Feed contaminated with dioxin again

Authorities warn of feed contaminated with dioxin Again dioxin in feed. Feed oil contaminated with dioxins - a so-called supplementary feed - was supplied from Lower Saxony to feed manufacturers in Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia, Baden-Württemberg and Austria. The feed oil contaminated with dioxin was supplied by a fish meal factory in Lower Saxony to seven feed producers in Germany and Austria.

Researchers are breeding functional egg cells
Researchers are breeding functional egg cells

Can human life be grown from stem cells in the laboratory in the future? Japanese scientists succeeded in growing healthy mice from stem cells. This brings them closer to the dream of mankind to create human life in the laboratory. After all, the researchers were able to obtain egg cells from stem cells, from which healthy, fertile mice in the womb then developed through artificial insemination.

New method of contraception: calcium against sperm
New method of contraception: calcium against sperm

New contraceptive method: Calcium damages the sperm (13.05.2011) Calcium can damage the sperm. Saarland scientists hope that what might be frightening for men at first impression could contribute to a new form of contraception in the future. In the current issue of the scientific journal Science Signaling, the researchers at the Homburg Institute of Pharmacology report that their laboratory tests have shown a connection between sperm motility and fertility and the concentration of calcium in the epididymis.

Social organization: health needs solidarity
Social organization: health needs solidarity

Social association criticizes planned health care reform. Rather, people's health needs a solidarity-based health system. & 34; With its bill, the federal government plans to change the system from statutory health insurance (GKV), which is financed in solidarity, to health insurance coverage that is only financed by the insured and patients.

Over-medication in dementia patients
Over-medication in dementia patients

Often people with dementia receive sedative neuroleptics. Many dementia patients are sedated with unnecessarily high doses of neuroleptics. In an interview with ZDF, Bremen's health economist Professor Doktor Gerd Glaeske criticized the widespread over-medication of dementia patients in Germany.

Union against private long-term care insurance
Union against private long-term care insurance

Warning of head allowance: The DGB welcomes the decision of the Union not to introduce individual supplementary long-term care insurance. The Federal Minister of Health had campaigned for this, and the German Trade Union Confederation (DGB) welcomes the Union's rejection of individual supplementary long-term care insurance and calls for a solidarity reform for a uniform long-term care insurance.

When parents have cancer, the children suffer
When parents have cancer, the children suffer

Parents should educate children about cancer diagnosis May 16, 2012 With the diagnosis cancer not only comes the fear of one's own death, but also the question of coping with everyday life. Caring for the children is often an additional immense burden for affected parents. "How should I tell my child", doctors are often asked by mothers and fathers.

Asbestos: Still a danger despite the ban
Asbestos: Still a danger despite the ban

Asbestos: still a danger despite the ban. Although the production and use of asbestos has been banned in Germany since 1993, more than 1000 people die each year from the effects of asbestos, according to the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Recently, the Bauen-Agrar-Umwelt trade union (IG BAU) spoke of a high health risk in the case of renovation work in Darmstadt if the asbestos risk was not sufficiently taken into account.

Help for women suffering from estrogen
Help for women suffering from estrogen

NaturopathyOestrogen-free help for menopausal symptoms. (31.05.2010) Black cohosh (Latin Cimicifuga racemosa) came to us from America. North American Indians have traditionally used the medicinal plant to combat female disorders. In Germany, modern cimicifuga extracts are used as effective remedies for menopausal symptoms.