Stada diagnostics: the iron self-test
The iron self-test gives a hint of iron deficiency. The test can be performed if there are any signs of iron deficiency externally visible or there is a general suspicion of iron deficiency. This can happen when iron is lost to the body over a long period of time.
Stada diagnostics: the helicobacter pylori self-test
The H. pylori self-test detects the presence of antibodies to Helicobacter pylori in the blood. It is a highly specific rapid immunological test. A positive result speaks for an active infection, which can then be medically treated and cured under medical supervision.
Cool & move - cooling or warming in joint pain
Cool & move - cooling or warming in joint pain The integrated cool-pockets ensure the perfect fit and easy change of the cooling compresses and make them an indispensable companion for those who have joint pain and need to cool, but do not want to be tied to the sofa.
Stada diagnostics: the fob self-test
The FOB self-test (English: fecal occult blood) detects invisible blood in the stool. In this way, clinically unremarkable bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract can be identified and subsequently treated under medical supervision. As a single-stage immunoassay for the qualitative detection of hidden blood in stool the FOB self-test is suitable for the detection of gastrointestinal bleeding.
Stada diagnostics: the menopause self-test
The menopause self-test gives women first clues as to whether physical complaints, such as sleep disorders, hot flashes, or menstrual irregularities, may be due to the onset of menopause. He tests the hormone status for FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) as an indicator of menopause.
Vitamin d and magnesium
Vitamin D and Magnesium Why? Because the magnesium and vitamin D-dependent metabolic processes of our body only work properly if both micronutrients are available in sufficient quantity! On the one hand, magnesium is involved in all the necessary steps to convert vitamin D from its supplied food, supplements or sunbeams into its biologically active form.
Eco-test: mineral oil in chocolate
ÖKotest has examined 40 chocolates from brand name generators and discounters for residues of mineral oils. The results are published in the current July issue. Accordingly, only 13 chocolates were lightly loaded. Test winner: Choceur Feinherb Nuss from Aldi-Süd. In second and third place follow Ritter Sport and Feodora.
Whooping cough: severe increase in infections
In Germany, an almost forgotten childhood disease is apparently spreading again: whooping cough (pertussis). The Robert Koch Institute records an unusually high increase in whooping cough infections. The number of whooping cough cases increased in 2016 to 22,000 laboratory confirmed cases. This is compared to 2015 (14.
Alcohol: pleasure or abuse?
"The health dangers of alcohol are very often underestimated, the spirits are divided on the counter and in the living rooms on the question" What is alcoholism? "Or" Who is an alcoholic? "In fact, there are boundaries between pleasure drinking, alcohol abuse and Alcoholism is fluent.
Damages and compensation for defective tattoo
A poorly executed tattoo can oblige the tattoo artist to pay pain compensation without being entitled to repair it. The 12th Civil Senate of the Higher Regional Court of Hamm pointed this out by order of 5 March 2014, referring to an appropriate first-instance decision of the Landgericht Bochum.
Diarrhea when traveling: do not take antibiotics right away
Diarrhea is by far the most common illness on the road. Almost everyone knows the term "Montezuma's" revenge as a synonym for traveler's diarrhea. And with good reason: especially in Central and South America, but also in Asia and Africa, diarrheal diseases are common. Often this diarrhea goes away within a few days by itself.
Recognize allergies in children early
Researchers from five major German cities have examined over 800 blood samples from children. The blood was applied to a chip prepared with substances that could trigger an allergy (antigens). There were antibodies (antibodies) against these antigens, it came to a color reaction. Such antibodies were found in children long before the onset of allergy.
Ergotherapy: positive effect for dementia patients
On behalf of DIMDI, scientists examined and evaluated the efficacy of occupational therapy for patients with moderate to severe dementia. The report shows that targeted occupational therapies for each patient have a positive impact on the different areas of life and may even be more cost effective than drug treatment.
Potentially carcinogenic substances in tea
Berlin - Children, pregnant women and nursing mothers should exercise restraint when consuming tea. The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) found in a non-representative study in some varieties high levels of Pyrrolizidinalkaloiden. As part of a research project, the BfR examined 221 different commercial herbal tea and tea samples as well as tea drugs from the German retail trade on the content of 1,2-unsaturated pyrrolizidine alkaloids.
Spring sun recharges vitamin d
If you want to fill up your vitamin D tank, you have to go to the sun in the spring! The ultraviolet rays of the sun stimulate the formation of vitamin D. The Techniker health insurance (TK) is the tip, if possible daily to take a short sunbath. To refuel enough Vitamin D, it is enough to keep the face, hands and forearms exposed to the sun for five to ten minutes.