How much does loneliness and social isolation affect our life expectancy? Can loneliness and social isolation pose a threat to people's life expectancy? Researchers have now found that loneliness significantly increases mortality and even exceeds the magnitude of the risk of health problems from obesity.
Girls especially affected: Puberty starts earlier and earlier in many children Scientific studies have shown that children come into puberty earlier and earlier. This phenomenon is particularly observed in girls. With them, the body often begins to change in early elementary school.
Dog saliva can contain dangerous bacteria Dog kisses are almost always “normal” in dog owners. However, this can lead to serious inflammation, as a recent case from the USA shows. A dog owner had to have both legs amputated and, in a second operation, even hands.
Messenger for the early detection of neurodegenerative diseases discovered Neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease cause irreversible damage to the brain at an advanced stage. There is currently no reliable way to identify these diseases at an early stage.
Strong increase in meat-free food: vegan schnitzel and sausages are the trend In Germany, more and more people are eating exclusively vegetarian. Many of them completely do without animal products. You will no longer only find a large selection of vegan foods in the organic shop, but also in most supermarkets.
Protection against germs? It is better not to put toilet paper on the toilet seat, because nobody likes to visit public toilets. After all, these are often not exactly clean and possibly full of pathogens. Many people therefore cover the toilet seat with plenty of toilet paper to protect themselves from bacteria.
Bladder infections are currently in high season: change your wet swimwear The current sweaty heat wave ensures full outdoor pools. Unfortunately, the summer bathing season is also accompanied by an increase in bladder infections. A health professional explains how to avoid such infections.
Experts expect more cases of disease from ticks According to experts, there will be a real plague of ticks this year due to the weather. As a result, the little bloodsuckers are expected to have significantly more diseases in 2018. To protect yourself, you should keep the crawling animals away from your skin if possible.
So far, salt has been said to be unhealthy and people should be careful with their salt intake. But researchers have now found that salt may not be as harmful to health as has been claimed so far. Campaigns to reduce salt intake appear to be only worthwhile, according to the experts, only in countries with a very high sodium consumption such as China.
Higher chances of survival for heart attack patients treated by a doctor Every year around 300,000 people in Germany suffer a heart attack (myocardial infarction). In an emergency, quick action can save lives. If the patient is a woman, she has a better chance of survival if she is treated by a doctor.
Men have to be confident - and women have to be social? In psychology there is the theory of the so-called “Confidence Gap”, which states that women do less well in their careers because they are often perceived as less confident than their male colleagues. The recent research by the professor of organizational behavior Laura Guillén refutes this theory.
Can the longevity of the naked mole rat slow down human aging? Among rodents, naked mole rats are considered methusalems because they can grow many times older than their closer relatives such as mice, rats and guinea pigs. Current research has now examined the genetic and molecular features of these long-lived animals in order to gain important insights for a long and healthy life in humans.
It should only be fun: a teenager catches dangerous parasite worms on the beach It should only be fun: a boy catches dangerous parasite worms on the beach He still suffers from the consequences. His friends had buried 17-year-old Michael Dumas up to his head in the loose sand on the beach.
What are the immediate consequences of cola consumption? Those who drink cola regularly are harmful to their health. But hardly anyone has a rough idea of what exactly happens in the human body after consuming cola. The pharmacist Niraj Naik has published a graphic on his blog on "The Renegade Pharmacist" that shows exactly what happens in the first 60 minutes after eating the cola.
Lose weight: the 5 best foods against constant hungerGermany is getting fatter! According to the German Nutrition Society (DGE), 59 of the men and 37 of the women are overweight. There is no lack of willingness to lose weight: almost every second German would like to weigh less.
Ebola: peace of mind against aggressive viruses It was only a week after the all-clear when the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) announced on August 1, 2018 that preliminary laboratory results indicate another Ebola outbreak - this time in the province North Kivu.
The body changes over time. With increasing age, the organism also needs foods that are specially adapted to meet increased needs and ensure health is maintained. High cholesterol, high blood lipids or high blood pressure are signs that our body deserves more attention when it comes to nutrition.
231 cases of West Nile fever reported in the EU The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) is currently warning of an unusual number of cases of West Nile fever within the European Union. According to the agency, 120 illnesses were reported in EU member states between August 3 and 9, 2018.
These contaminated antihypertensives have been affected Regulators across Europe have been recalling antihypertensives containing the active ingredient valsartan since early July. The reason was contamination in certain batches of the active ingredient that were supplied by a Chinese manufacturer. The probably carcinogenic substance N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) was found in the active substance.
Alcoholic hand disinfection solutions have led to the spread of enterococci in two large Australian clinics since 2010. These developed resistance to the disinfectant isopropanol. The in the scientific journal “Science Translational Medicine” (2018; doi: 10.1126 / scitranslmed.
Stronger bones and less fat: New metabolic protein identified In Germany around six million people suffer from osteoporosis. The disease, also known as "bone loss", is often accompanied by an accumulation of adipose tissue. Researchers have now identified a protein that promotes bone formation and at the same time reduces fat accumulation.