When an Italian surgeon is called in for an emergency, which thoughts are occupying his mind? The article reproduces a physician’s reaction to a criminal case for medical malpractice unfolding in an Italian court.
At times, patients have to be given unfortunate news. A survey conducted at Berlin's Charité Hospital shows many physicians feel inadequately prepared for this, by both their medical studies or daily work.
Eli Lilly announced that its monoclonal antibody bamlanivimab (LY-CoV555) significantly reduced the risk of contracting symptomatic COVID-19 among nursing home residents and staff in long-term care facilities.
The health sector must prepare for climate change and reduce its own carbon footprint. The German Climate Change and Health Alliance Director looks at health systems reforms and emission-free hospitals.
Research shows the results of a new predictive model which includes key features of human behaviour and mobility for tracking the spread of COVID-19 at the province level.
A tweet from Dr. James Hamblin sparked a discussion on whether more pharmaceutical companies should be involved in the production of anti-COVID mRNA vaccines.
Without refrigeration to store insulin, some diabetics in warm regions have to go to hospital every day to receive their injection. This is common in certain African refugee camps and new findings hint at a solution.
Two preliminary studies show that for individuals with pre-existing immunity to SARS-CoV-2, the first dose of vaccine is likely to be the immunological equivalent of the booster dose in naïve individuals.
The second lockdown is experienced psychologically differently than its "first run". Sebastian Buggert, (Managing Director, rheingold Institute, Germany) explains what has changed in the public's perception.
New research analysed the characteristics of all major cell types to obtain a complete quantitative description of cell turnover. The total cell mass turnover is 80 ± 20 grams per day.
Dr. Joris Galland is a specialist in internal medicine and passionate about new technologies. He explains the trends in medicine that unfold at present and which will impact our lives in the decades ahead.
A team of researchers involving the University of Parma and the CNR research institutes of the Calabria and Pisa regions has published the first study on the role of vitamin D in COVID-19 patients.
In early 2020, face protection was still widely considered unnecessary. Now, mask use shifted to compulsory FFP2 use in public. Can we entrust such implementation to citizens with a clear conscience?
The bacillus "Vibrio cholerae", isolated 30 years before Koch by the Italian physician Filippo Pacini, is quite the menace. An agent of cholera, its brutal bacterial infection has sent millions of homo sapiens to the grave.
In the German market economy, the pay gap between women and men is well-known. But how is the salary situation within the medical profession? Studies show the problem is complex.
Detergents and other common household chemicals greatly impact the number and type of bacteria and fungi in children's gastrointestinal tract.
A gene mutation delays wound healing and causes various inflammatory skin diseases. A research team at Fujita University in Japan has now discovered how this process can be normalized with the help of a protein.
Researchers at the German Cancer Research Center have shown that patients under therapy for 5-15 years often suffer from depression. It is important to attend the psychological well-being of treated patients.
A preprint study 1 published on 16 October 2020 suggests a protective effect of influenza vaccination against COVID-19 and offers. It is based on a survey carried out in a large Dutch hospital and on in-vitro work.
A study showed that 30 minutes a week of a new type of interval endurance can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in severely obese employees, and improve their quality of life.