Hemochromatosis: a harmful iron overload in the body Hemochromatosis, also known as iron storage disease, is a chronic disease in which the trace element iron is increasingly taken up from food and is deposited in central organs. In the long term, this excessive iron load can lead to considerable damage to the liver, heart, pancreas and joints.
Early cancer detection: researchers examine biomarkers in the blood In previous scientific studies it was found that so-called microRNAs are promising biomarkers for lung cancer and can be found in the blood of those affected before the disease breaks out. Now a research team wants to find out whether such "blood signatures" can also be detected before the diagnosis of other types of cancer.
How does improved education affect the risk of dementia? It has long been believed that increased education can better protect people from the effects of brain diseases such as Alzheimer's. Numerous studies in the past have indicated that dementia is less likely to develop in better educated people.
Having hair follicles now and then is not a bad thing in itself. Because it can happen relatively easily that a hair follicle ignites and thus creates the starting point for the development of a boil. However, boils become problematic if they appear frequently and occur at regular intervals.
Tickling in the throat, as if there was a feather in the throat, constant cough, dry cough - all of these are typical complaints of irritable cough. The most common trigger for this is an incipient cold. But other causes, such as pleurisy, chronic heart failure, pulmonary fibrosis, chronic asthma and side effects of certain medications (e.g. ACE inhibitors) can trigger the symptoms.
SG Berlin: Health insurance only pays for “personal attachment” For a living organ donation made in another EU country, statutory health insurance only pays if the conditions applicable in Germany are met. This was decided by the Berlin Social Court (SG) in a judgment announced on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 (Az.