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Good health is human's most precious thing. Since that applies to everyone politics concerned with health turn into an interesting, sometimes explosive subject. MEDICA.de speaks with managers, experts and politicians about news from health politics.
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[24/11/2014] How do diseases of civilization develop and can they be prevented when you know triggering factors? A new National Cohort should deliver answers in the coming years. The Leipzig Research Center for Civilization Diseases is involved in this study. We spoke with Dr. Kerstin Wirkner, who is going to co-supervise the study in Leipzig.Population study: “We want to track the study participants over many years“ - Read more
[15/11/2014] Health is not just our greatest wealth, but also our most important economic asset. This is why different lectures are devoted to this topic on the "World Health Day" during the MEDICA ECON FORUM by TK. Dr. Ralph Schomaker is the Medical Director at the Center for Sports Medicine in Münster, Germany."Type 2 diabetes is not an age issue, but rather a self-inflicted lifestyle concern" - Read more
[13/11/2014] The circadian rhythm dictates the rhythm of life on Earth. The human body also responds to changing lighting conditions. In the MEDICA TECH FORUM, Dr. Andreas Wojtysiak of OSRAM explains how lighting specialists and health professionals utilize the light’s influence on the central nervous system during the treatment of chronic pain patients.Pain therapy: light as a treatment component - Read more
Telemedicine: "There are distinct criteria for the assessment that are accomplishable and well-known"
[13/11/2014] Telemedicine is seen as a solution for several problems in the health care system: it is meant to alleviate the physician shortage, save costs for chronically ill patients and improve treatment success rates. Yet is that always the case? The benefit of telemedicine needs to be assessed in studies just like with other procedures in medicine.Telemedicine: "There are distinct criteria for the assessment that are accomplishable and well-known" - Read more
[12/11/2014] Cystic fibrosis is a disease that affected patients need to live with for the rest of their lives. Thanks to successful therapies, life expectancy has increased over the past few years. As a result, many patients are not able to find specialized care as adults. MEDICA.de spoke about this subject with Professor Manfred Ballmann, Medical Director of the DRK Pediatric Clinic in Siegen, Germany.Cystic Fibrosis: "The basic research over the past 20 years pays off for a small group of patients" - Read more