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Interviews Concerning Health Politics

Interviews concerning health politics

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.

 
 

New insight into common cause of blindness

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Photo: Woman with glasses tries to read a description [18/11/2014] Scientists at The University of Manchester have identified an important new factor behind one of the major causes of blindness, which they hope could lead to new treatments. Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the major cause of blindness in the western world, affecting around 50 million people. It has been shown that sufferers are genetically predisposed to develop the condition. New insight into common cause of blindness - Read more

Cystic Fibrosis: "The basic research over the past 20 years pays off for a small group of patients"

[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

Ages 18 to 26: new view in policy and research

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Photo: Yound adults in classroom [06/11/2014] Young adults ages 18-26 should be viewed as a separate subpopulation in policy and research, because they are in a critical period of development when successes or failures could strongly affect the trajectories of their lives, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council.Ages 18 to 26: new view in policy and research - Read more

Older adults at risk of delirium after surgery

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Photo: Older man with oxygen mask [04/11/2014] New research reports that preoperative pain and depressive symptoms in older adults place them at greater risk of delirium following surgery. According to the findings, both pain and depression are independent and interactive risk factors for delirium, suggesting a cumulative effect.Older adults at risk of delirium after surgery - Read more

Identifying the biological clock that governs female fertility

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Photo: man and woman waiting for the result of a pregnancy test [29/10/2014] Researchers at the University of Gothenburg have identified the biological clock that governs female fertility. The discovery represents a major contribution to research aimed at finding medical approaches to treating infertility in women.Identifying the biological clock that governs female fertility - Read more

 
 

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