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.
Alpha-1 adrenergic receptor blockers reduce the activity of the renal sodium re-absorption process, which increases salt excretion and thus lowers blood pressure.
The article sets out the promising theory that universal mask use could help reduce the severity of the virus and ensure that a higher percentage of new infections are asymptomatic.
As a likely consequence of global warming, ticks areas are expanding in Europe. A study used artificial intelligence to predict the location of tick areas, evaluate their expansion and locate ticks carrying specific bacteria.
A 25-year-old male with no known immunodeficiency was infected with SARS-CoV-2 in March and was reinfected in May 2020. Genomic sequencing provides strong evidence that this was reinfection.
New research highlights the extent of the new coronavirus transmission by aerosol. Droplets smaller than 100 μm containing viral particles can remain suspended in the air for a long time and be inhaled.
A review on the effectiveness of general screening for SARS-CoV-2, compared to absence of screening and accuracy of general screening in people apparently not affected by COVID-19 were published.
The media in German-speaking Switzerland have enthusiastically reported on a study suggesting that Echinaforce® could be effective against SARS-CoV-2, raising doubts in the scientific community.
Dr. Paul Garassus, president of the UEHP, discusses the role of the private health system in the current COVID-19 pandemic and the regional space for improvement in this contingency.
The risk of falling during stroke rehabilitation is an important issue but with little available data. A recent study shows unexpected results on mobilization in the sub-acute phase after strokes.
Myositides can occur idiopathically or - much less well known - in combination with medication. If left untreated, severe, irreversible or even fatal progressions are possible.
Before Sir Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928, syphilis treatments were nightmarish and included mercury vapors or getting injected with a potentially fatal disease.
Studies show a causal relationship between different risk factors and microangiopathies, one of the main causes of vascular dementia. They also shed light on the effectiveness of therapeutic approaches.
A study saw a 13% rate of serious neurological complications in hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Mortality rate was almost 40% higher than in hospitalized COVID-19 patients without neurological complications.