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"The Osteopathy debate keeps the entire industry on its toes"

What if ... there would be a designated occupation called osteopath? Ute Repschläger, President of the German Federal Association of Independent Physiotherapists asks this question in her lecture titled "Manual Therapy and Osteopathy" at MEDICA PHYSIO CONFERENCE 2015. In this interview, she talks about the advantages, the confusing legal situation and possible perspectives of both therapy options."The Osteopathy debate keeps the entire industry on its toes" - Read more

Study: Low-fat Diet Helps Fatigue in People with MS

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Photo: Basket with fruits [09/05/2014] People with multiple sclerosis (MS) who for one year followed a plant-based diet very low in saturated fat had much less MS-related fatigue at the end of that year — and significantly less fatigue than a control group of people with MS who didn't follow the diet, according to an Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) study.Study: Low-fat Diet Helps Fatigue in People with MS - Read more

Influenza Virus Strains: Increasing Drug Resistance and Ability to Spread

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[08/12/2010] Two new studies raise public health concerns about increasing antiviral resistance among certain influenza viruses, their ability to spread, and a lack of alternative antiviral treatment options. Influenza Virus Strains: Increasing Drug Resistance and Ability to Spread - Read more

COPD: A Problem With Autoimmunity?

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[24/11/2010] Moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may be an auto-immunity problem, according to researchers in Spain, who studied the presence of auto-antibodies in patients with COPD and compared them to levels of control subjects. COPD: A Problem With Autoimmunity? - Read more

Physician Job Profile: “Communication is the central tenet in medical science“

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[22/10/2010] Just like in modern society, the image of physicians is also subject to different developments. The physician’s profession has to constantly meet new challenges. It is particularly difficult to reconcile role perceptions, which have increasingly become more differentiated due to the modern science- and health care system. Physician Job Profile: “Communication is the central tenet in medical science“ - Read more

Sleep Medicine: “There Are No Registered Sleep Experts in Private Practice“

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[23/08/2010] Sleep makes up a third of our life and thus is a very important part of us. Even so, we foster a paradoxical relationship with it. For many people the natural need for sufficient sleep is either a forced recovery or a longed-for desire, usually in the knowledge that a life of constant sleep deprivation is unhealthy. Sleep Medicine: “There Are No Registered Sleep Experts in Private Practice“ - Read more

Bowel care: “You should eat healthy”

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[01/08/2010] Hardly anybody likes to talk about it, yet its daily accomplishments are undisputable. We are talking about the bowels, an essential part of the digestive tract. It makes sure that all nutrients in our diet are absorbed by our body, so we stay fit and healthy. Two good reasons therefore to take good care of it. But can you really care for your bowels?Bowel care: “You should eat healthy” - Read more

Breast Cancer: Shortened Therapy Leads to Success

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[01/06/2010] You have breast cancer. A sentence, that is life changing and one that more and more women get to hear. Yet there is reason for hope: According to early research results, a new treatment method could prove more effective than the standard therapy – and it could also prevent women from having nasty side effects. Breast Cancer: Shortened Therapy Leads to Success - Read more

Pneumonia: Ultrasound as Useful as Chest CT

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[26/11/2009] Chest ultrasound can serve as a viable alternative to chest CT in the evaluation of pediatric patients with complicated pneumonia and parapneumonic effusion (a build-up of fluid between the lung and chest wall), according to a new study. Pneumonia: Ultrasound as Useful as Chest CT - Read more

Recession: Job Programs Protect Public Health

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[10/07/2009] A rapid rise in unemployment can be linked to an increase in suicides, homicides, and alcohol abuse, but job programs can successfully mitigate these rates, according to a new study. Recession: Job Programs Protect Public Health - Read more

ADHD: No Data Supporting Antipsychotic Drug for Low-IQ Kids

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[30/04/2009] A new review finds no evidence to support the use of risperidone to treat attention- deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in people with intellectual disabilities.ADHD: No Data Supporting Antipsychotic Drug for Low-IQ Kids - Read more

Migraine Therapy: Ice Cubes in the Head

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[01/04/2009] They appear suddenly and paralyse someone. It is difficult to control migraine attacks. However, many people do not know that such attacks can be controlled in training minds. Migraine Therapy: Ice Cubes in the Head - Read more

Pregnancy: Increasing Use Of CT

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[17/03/2009] Researchers have found that over a ten-year period radiologic exams on pregnant women have more than doubled, according to a new study. Pregnancy: Increasing Use Of CT - Read more

Drugs: “Packaging for Seniors Will Be a High Priority Topic for the Future”

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[24/02/2009] By the year 2030 more than one third of the German population will be 60 years old or older. The demand for drugs increases with age but packaging is often unsuitable for use by the elderly. Drugs: “Packaging for Seniors Will Be a High Priority Topic for the Future” - Read more

Transplantation: Heart Valves That Grow With The Patient

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[23/10/2008] Scientists developed and successfully transplanted tissue engineered biological cardiac valves for children which grow with the patients – an innovation in both medicine and medical technology.Transplantation: Heart Valves That Grow With The Patient - Read more

Health: No Pandemic Plan in US-Nursing Homes

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[23/07/2008] If an influenza pandemic hits the United States, acute care hospitals are likely to be overwhelmed. A new study suggests that many are not prepared for such a task. Health: No Pandemic Plan in US-Nursing Homes - Read more

Healthier Newborns: New Method of Managing Risk in Pregnancy

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[09/06/2008] An alternative method for obstetric care has led to lower neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) admission rates, higher uncomplicated vaginal birth (UVB) rates, and a lower mean Adverse Outcome Index (AOI) score. Healthier Newborns: New Method of Managing Risk in Pregnancy - Read more

Job: Less Health Problems through Flexibility

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[28/04/2008] Workers who reported increased work flexibility had fewer absences for illness and improved job commitment. In addition, these workers were less likely to say that health problems affected their job performance. Job: Less Health Problems through Flexibility - Read more

Naturopathic Treatment: Complementary Medicine for Rheumatic Diseases

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[15/03/2008] Natural therapy could offer hope for people with chronic diseases. This holds also true for rheumatic diseases. However, the effectiveness of many products and treatments is not scientifically proven. What works and what does not - experts give an overview. Naturopathic Treatment: Complementary Medicine for Rheumatic Diseases - Read more

Venous Leg Ulcers: Honey Dressings Unlikely to Help Healing

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[16/01/2008] When compared with normal care, treating a leg ulcer with dressings impregnated with honey did not significantly improve the rate of healing, but did lead to a significantly increased number of reported adverse events, according to research.Venous Leg Ulcers: Honey Dressings Unlikely to Help Healing - Read more

Paediatrics: Ching-I Tsao Becomes Mayday Fellow

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[29/08/2007] Jennie Ching-I Tsao, associate professor of paediatrics in the Paediatric Pain Program at the Children's Hospital at the University of California, Los Angeles, has been selected as one of six winners of this year's Mayday Pain & Society Fellowship.Paediatrics: Ching-I Tsao Becomes Mayday Fellow - Read more

HIV: Denialists Spread Misinformation Online

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[27/08/2007] The Internet is serving as a fertile medium for "HIV denialists" to spread false ideas about HIV and AIDS, which could have terrible public health consequences, say two scientists in a policy paper in PLoS Medicine.HIV: Denialists Spread Misinformation Online - Read more

Health Plan: Controlling Prescription Drug Expenditures

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[22/08/2007] As national spending on prescription drugs rises fast, a health plan at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center was able to maintain constant spending, resulting in savings of more than $6.6 million over three years.Health Plan: Controlling Prescription Drug Expenditures - Read more

Stem Cells: Tissue-Engineered Blood Vessels

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[12/07/2007] Scientists have grown tissue-engineered vessels out of bone marrow adult stem cells. In the future these may serve as a patient´s own source of new blood vessels following a coronary bypass.Stem Cells: Tissue-Engineered Blood Vessels - Read more

Bacteria: How Tuberculosis and Leprosy Invade Cells

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[11/07/2007] Researchers have discovered that tuberculosis and leprosy bacteria follow a different path into the host cell than that which scientists had maintained. Bacteria: How Tuberculosis and Leprosy Invade Cells - Read more

Prostate Cancer: Showing Whether Treatment Works

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[30/04/2007] Researchers have identified a new imaging technique that can measure the effectiveness of treatment for prostate cancer that has spread to the bones. The technique involves measuring diffusion of water in tissue. This indicates early on if tumours shrink.Prostate Cancer: Showing Whether Treatment Works - Read more

Back Pain: Swell Gel Could Bring Relief

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[02/04/2007] Scientists believe tiny sponge-like particles could provide an alternative to major surgery in the treatment of chronic lower back pain. The tiny gel particles swell and stiffen when injected into the damaged area.Back Pain: Swell Gel Could Bring Relief - Read more

Surgery: PET Imaging Identifies Aggressive Cancers

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[13/03/2007] A newly published study demonstrates that imaging with Positron Emission Tomography (PET) using a radiolabeled antibody accurately identifies whether a patient has clear cell renal carcinoma and arms the urologist with crucial information that will help determine whether surgery is needed.Surgery: PET Imaging Identifies Aggressive Cancers - Read more

Knee: Swedish Massage Benefits Osteoarthritis Patients

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[18/12/2006] Massage therapy is a safe and effective way to reduce pain and improve function in adults with osteoarthritis of the knee, Yale researchers report in the first clinical trial to assess the effectiveness of this treatment.Knee: Swedish Massage Benefits Osteoarthritis Patients - Read more

Spine: Spacer Insertion Less Invasive for Lumbar Problems

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[29/11/2006] Implanting a small spacer between lumbar vertebrae during a procedure called interspinous process decompression may be an effective and minimally invasive way to treat spinal stenosis, according to a new report.Spine: Spacer Insertion Less Invasive for Lumbar Problems - Read more

Dementia: Weight Loss Might be First Indication

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[13/09/2006] A long-term study of the elderly has revealed that their average rate of weight loss doubles in the year before symptoms of Alzheimer's-type dementia first become detectable. Dementia: Weight Loss Might be First Indication - Read more

Heart: Electronic Pacemakers Might Soon be History

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[22/08/2006] University of California (UC) researchers have successfully used a custom designed protein and gene delivery system to restore normal heart rhythms in pigs with electronic pacemakers. Heart: Electronic Pacemakers Might Soon be History - Read more

Arteries: New Growth Factor Lets Blood Vessels Grow in Mice

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[16/06/2006] The newest concept for treating coronary artery disease is to induce hearts to grow their own new blood vessels to bypass damaged tissue or clogged arteries.Arteries: New Growth Factor Lets Blood Vessels Grow in Mice - Read more

Smoking: Blood Test Predicts Success in Using Nicotine Patch

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[19/05/2006] A blood test may enable doctors to predict which smokers using the nicotine patch are likely to experience the least amount of cravings and have the highest probability of success in quitting cigarettes.Smoking: Blood Test Predicts Success in Using Nicotine Patch - Read more

Stem Cell Therapy: Regeneration of Tendons and Ligaments

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[05/04/2006] Good news for overexerted weekend athletes: research at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem shows that adult stem cells can be used to make new tendon or ligament tissue.Stem Cell Therapy: Regeneration of Tendons and Ligaments - Read more

Heart: Future Pigs May Produce Omega-3 Fatty Acids

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[28/03/2006] Researchers report they have created pigs that produce omega-3 fatty acids, which are known to improve heart function and help reduce the risks for heart disease.Heart: Future Pigs May Produce Omega-3 Fatty Acids - Read more

H5N1: Vaccine Protects Animals Against Avian Flu

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[30/01/2006] Pittsburgh researchers announced they have genetically engineered an avian flu vaccine from deadly H5N1 virus that completely protected mice and chickens from infection.H5N1: Vaccine Protects Animals Against Avian Flu - Read more

Spinal Column: Heat Wrap Safely Reduces Low Back Pain

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[25/01/2006] The use of continuous low-level heat wrap therapy (CLHT) significantly reduces acute low back pain and improves occupational performance of the sufferers in physically demanding jobs.Spinal Column: Heat Wrap Safely Reduces Low Back Pain - Read more

Dendritic Cells: Alternative Approach to HIV Vaccination

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[06/01/2006] Researchers from Baylor College of Medicine have shown that switching off a molecule that helps regulate dendritic cells could help the host fight HIV infection.Dendritic Cells: Alternative Approach to HIV Vaccination - Read more

Pain Therapy with Laser: Acupuncture Works Without Needles

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[01/11/2005] Those who are afraid of needles do not have to dispense with acupuncture. A new laser needle method is the alternative stimulating the meridian points as well as real needles made of metal.Pain Therapy with Laser: Acupuncture Works Without Needles - Read more

Study: Clinical Outcome of Homoeopathy Equal to Placebo Effect

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[26/08/2005] The evidence for a specific effect of homoeopathic remedies is weak, according to an article in this week's issue of The Lancet.Study: Clinical Outcome of Homoeopathy Equal to Placebo Effect - Read more

Women: Contraceptives May Increase Risk for Heart Attack

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[08/07/2005] Women using low-dose oral contraceptives are at an increased risk for a heart attack or stroke while taking the pill - but the risk disappears after discontinuation.Women: Contraceptives May Increase Risk for Heart Attack - Read more

Survey: 70 Percent of Older Adults Use Alternative Medicine

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[01/06/2005] Nearly three out of every four adults over age 50 use some kind of alternative medicine, such as acupuncture and herbal medicine, according to a new study.Survey: 70 Percent of Older Adults Use Alternative Medicine - Read more

New Ultrasound Device: Future Generation Rides the Digital Wave

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[13/05/2005] A fully digital 4D ultrasound system is set to provide a next generation integrated solution for medical imaging applications, allowing practitioners to provide faster treatment and improve therapeutic success rates.New Ultrasound Device: Future Generation Rides the Digital Wave - Read more

Juvenile Arthritis: Two Medications May Be Safe and Effective

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[11/05/2005] An international team of researchers has found that methotrexate and leflunomide - commonly used in adults - are safe and effective in children who have juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.Juvenile Arthritis: Two Medications May Be Safe and Effective - Read more

Carotid Artery: Benefits of Combined Surgery Not Evident

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[26/04/2005] Carotid endarterectomy performed at the same time as coronary artery bypass surgery reduces the risk of stroke or death, demonstrates a recent Canadian study. Carotid Artery: Benefits of Combined Surgery Not Evident - Read more

Drugs: Companies Use Medical Journals for Marketing Purposes

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[14/04/2005] A US researcher sheds light on ghost writing in medical journals and marketing plans of the pharmaceutical industry.Drugs: Companies Use Medical Journals for Marketing Purposes - Read more

Elderly: Exercise Not Good Enough to Reduce Hypertension

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[12/04/2005] Moderate levels of exercise may not be enough to control mild hypertension in men and women over age 55, the age group most at risk of later developing potentially fatal heart failure, a new four-year study reports.Elderly: Exercise Not Good Enough to Reduce Hypertension - Read more

RF Ablation: Effective Non-Surgical Treatment for Liver Cancer

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[17/02/2005] Radiofrequency (RF) ablation offers an effective first-line treatment for some liver cancer patients who are excluded from surgery, according to two studies.RF Ablation: Effective Non-Surgical Treatment for Liver Cancer - Read more

Tissue Engineering: New Cartilage Cure Avoids Osteoarthritis

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[01/01/2005] A process developed by an American researcher helps the knee to generate cartilage without the use of drugs. This could be an alternative treatment to the simple removal of damaged cartilage, what nearly ensures painful arthritis.Tissue Engineering: New Cartilage Cure Avoids Osteoarthritis - Read more