The dog has been with us for more than 20,000 - 40,000 years, through good and bad times. And brings with it quiet a few health benefits.
The ageing process leads to function loss and more disease susceptibility. Somatic mutations play a major role in neurodegenerative diseases and cancer.
Not all disease symptoms are clear and unambiguous. There are often differential diagnoses. What is the best way to communicate diagnostic uncertainty?
A 12-week mindfulness-based online cognitive therapy improved sarcoidosis-associated fatigue, health status, anxiety, and depression symptoms.
A longitudinal study suggests that high coffee consumption is associated with a nearly tripled risk of kidney dysfunction for adult slow caffeine metabolisers.
Infertility affects about one in six people. According to the WHO, access to fertility treatment should expand, and the topic garner more focus in health research and policy.
The therapy of chronic kidney disease and diabetes is very complex and the guidelines are usually flexible. We present the most recent recommendations.
Active upright spinal orthoses can improve back pain and kyphosis levels in acute vertebral fractures. It was unclear whether they were also effective in older fractures.
Advice for the aunt, a prescription for the mother, a check-up for the best friend. Physicians occasionally treat their friends and relatives. Is it a good idea?
A long-term study of 20,000 people with type 2 diabetes reported that long-term use of PPIs is associated with increased cardiovascular and mortality risks.
Those who look younger than their actual age may be doubly blessed. A study links someone's external appearance and their state of health.
Glaucoma surgeons focus on filtering surgery and MIGS. We now also have the surgical manipulation of the uveoscleral outflow pathway at our disposal.
How can fatty liver, heart, and kidney failure be prevented as type-2 diabetes comorbidities? This interview by Dr. Petra Sandow tackles the issue.
In the climate change era, women are more vulnerable but also powerful promoters of adaptation and mitigation.
Tumour patients often suffer from malnutrition, as gastric cancers drain nutritional supplies. Research on this was limited until a new large-scale global study.
A new carbon footprint analysis of products used in UK operating rooms shows that 68% of the impact is caused by single-use items, such as gowns, patient drapes and instrument table cloths.
Smoking during pregnancy has been deemed unsafe for mother and child. New data on child death in pregnant smokers show that there is no safe intake.
Physicians are more committed to climate protection and sustainability. But how can measures also occur in daily practice? We present a view from Germany on the issue.
Chronic joint pain occurs frequently in older age. With the method of joint artery embolisation, there is now a minimally invasive treatment alternative to conservative therapy.
Which drugs should be discontinued (or not) before a surgery? SPAQI published relevant new clinical guidelines for rheumatological diseases treatment.