Call for blood donation The number of blood and plasma donations has decreased in recent weeks. This is believed to be related to the corona virus pandemic. However, blood and blood plasma are still urgently needed. In order to avoid a bottleneck, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the Paul Ehrlich Institute (PEI) and the Federal Center for Health Education (BZgA) are calling in a joint communication on blood donation: “In the context of the spread of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) blood and plasma donations have decreased in recent weeks.
Increased sensitivity to light due to medicinal products, antihypertensives, pain relievers, antibiotics: millions of people in Germany take medications that make the skin more sensitive to the sun. This increases the risk of sunburn. Affected people should therefore ensure good sun protection in summer.
Effects of meditation on cardiovascular health, according to a recent study, meditation appears to contribute to reduced cardiovascular risk. The prevention of cardiovascular diseases is another verifiable positive health effect of meditation. In previous studies, meditation has been associated with positive effects in various other diseases.
Black raspberries to treat skin allergies? Eating black raspberries appears to reduce inflammation associated with skin allergies. This could be a natural way to treat contact hypersensitivity, a study by Ohio State University found that black raspberries can reduce inflammation associated with skin allergies.
Carrots: Low-calorie and high-fiber Carrots are one of the most popular vegetables in Germany. In the kitchen, carrots are versatile and suitable for both sweet and hearty dishes. They not only score with their sweet taste, but also with numerous health-promoting ingredients.
Relationship between access to pension savings and health? If people can access their pension savings early, it appears to be linked to improved health. A strengthened well-being could possibly be the reason for the identified improvement.
Food for better skinHealthy eating is the best recipe for firm, young-looking skin. A nutritionist introduces the best foods to give your skin a healthy, youthful complexion, and Nicole Hopsecger is a licensed nutritionist at the renowned Cleveland Clinic in the United States.
According to the guideline, a healthy diet looks like our daily diet is increasingly linked to the development of widespread common diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cancer and heart diseases. Many people do not know the basics of a healthy diet and eat really sick over the years.
Corona: Care for cancer patients suspended In March it was decided to postpone all planned operations in Germany, as far as this is medically justifiable. This measure should ensure that there is sufficient capacity for the treatment of coronavirus diseases.
How sleep affects allergies and asthma When teenagers stay up late in the evening and wake up later in the morning, there is a greater chance of developing asthma and allergies compared to adolescents who go to bed earlier and get up earlier.
Alcohol and sport don't go together Whoever exhausts and sweats properly during sport naturally has thirst afterwards. Especially in the warm summer months, many people grab a cool beer after training. But that's not a good idea. Because according to experts, even small amounts of alcohol after physical exercise can impair physical fitness and, in extreme cases, have fatal effects on health.
Corona: Degree of immunization lower than expected Researchers worldwide are carrying out so-called antibody studies in connection with the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. The results should help to provide information about the course of the disease and immunity. A study from Germany now shows that the degree of immunization is significantly lower than expected.
Kaufland calls back wrongly declared soft drink The Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety and Kaufland warn of an offered sugar-free soft drink that contains sugar. This can be particularly dangerous for people with diabetes. It is the energy drink "Crazy Wolf Sugarfree" in the 1.5 liter bottle from the manufacturer Egger Getränke GmbH.
Despite all hygiene measures, food infections are still extremely widespread. The pathogens enter the human body through foods such as raw vegetables, poultry, beef and other foods. For raw vegetables and lettuce, thorough washing is therefore a prerequisite for consumption.
How to reduce the risk of kidney stones If the temperatures rise in the summer months, the risk of developing kidney stones increases, even if you have never had them before. Among other things, this has to do with the fact that we spend more time outdoors in summer and with the amount and type of food and drinks we consume.
Preventive examinations for rheumatism In Germany, around 20 million people suffer from rheumatic disease. According to experts, rheumatism patients have an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack and stroke. Those affected are therefore advised to undergo regular preventive examinations.
Five Inflammatory Ingredients in Food Inflammation in the body is involved in numerous disease processes. Many chronic diseases such as arthritis, heart diseases and diabetes often only arise from recurrent inflammation. Certain foods and eating habits can promote or inhibit inflammation.
Contamination in honey - manufacturer starts recall Because of possible contamination, a recall was launched for the German bee honey - "Burtschützer spring honey". The manufacturer warns that metal debris may have entered the honey during production. The product "Burtschützer spring honey" may contain fine foreign bodies in the form of metal debris, according to the manufacturer.
New treatment for declining eyesight in old age Decreasing eyesight seems to be significantly alleviated by a three-minute observation of a deep red light every day. This could be particularly helpful for older people, whose eyes naturally degrade with age, and a study by University College London found that red light can be used to treat diminishing eyesight.
Effect of proteins on skeletal muscle mass When it comes to maintaining skeletal muscle mass in advanced age, the question arises as to which proteins are more effective for maintaining, animal or vegetable proteins. A study by the King's College London found that animal proteins were apparently more effective to maintain muscle mass, as protein from soy or wheat.
Protective masks to contain the corona pandemic? Which materials and designs are best suited for face masks to protect against COVID-19? Well-fitting, self-made masks with several layers of fabric and standard cone masks seem to be significantly more effective than loosely folded face masks and bandana-like covers.