Experts from the German Diabetes Society discuss which political measures must be taken in order to reduce obesity and diabetes.
One session at the Sports, Medicine and Health Summit 2021 was all about physical activity and sport in the treatment of mental illnesses.
Dr. Johannes Fleckenstein (Goethe University Frankfurt) presented the lecture "Pain Triggers: When Movement/Sport Hurts" focusing on what happens when we suffer pain despite, or because of, sport activities.
Prof. Dr. Robert Wagner conducts research on the early pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes. An advance interview with esanum on his findings.
Transgender hormone treatments can be accompanied by difficult-to-treat dermatological changes in both trans women and trans men.
Is the trend towards home offices beneficial to health? The SMHS 2021 addressed this question with fresh evidence from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Anna Feuerstein (Charité Hospital, Berlin) addressed sport and exercise activities for left ventricular assist device users at the Sports, Medicine and Health Summit 2021.
The plasticisers contained in many everyday objects can impair important brain functions in humans; warn biologists in a recent article from "Communications Biology".
For Prof. Hans Christoph Friedrich somatopsychic comorbidities are common. They lead to increased morbidity and mortality, especially in cardiometabolic and pulmonary diseases.
Survey of students shows exercise decreased among younger people in Germany during the spring 2020 lockdown.
Too many antibiotics are still used in Germany, which promotes the development of resistance. Antibiotic Stewardship (ABS) plays an important role in preventing resistance.
The fear of becoming ill often develops in childhood and adolescence - but is often only detected retrospectively in adulthood. Psychologist Vera Özak investigates how and why this fear occurs at an early age.
The session was built on a key question: What is the scientific consensus on climate change developments and their impact on health? And what responsibility do physicians have?
Not all patients with COPD benefit from inhaled corticosteroids (ICS), and antibiotics are by no means always indicated in exacerbations. Therefore, a differentiated approach is recommended.
Reduce the risk of hospitalisation due to COVID-19 by 90%? According to a recently published Lancet study, an asthma inhaler could do exactly that.
Prof. Dr. Edelgard Lindhoff-Last spoke at the DGIM 2021. Her topic: Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) in oncology and in everyday clinical practice.
At the 127th DGIM Congress, Prof. Christian Schulze (Friedrich Schiller University, Germany) presented "Models of Triage in High Patient Influx."
What societal implications arise from the COVID-19 pandemic and the threats posed by climate change? This topic was addressed in a symposium at the German Society for Internal Medicine’s congress.
Italian cardiologist Dr. Massimo Mapelli, ponders in this article that “one of the things I don't understand (even as a physician) is the closure of kindergartens during the COVID-19 pandemic”.
Prof. Dr. Sebastian Schmid (University of Lübeck, Germany) spoke at the DGIM Congress in the session "Drug therapy approaches - today and in the future", where obesity was a central topic.