Diagnosing depression: What posted photos on Instagram reveal about the psyche According to health experts, depression can be treated well as long as it is recognized early. However, the mental illness is often diagnosed late. Researchers are now reporting on a computer program that can help identify the disease - based on the photos posted on Instagram.
Mushrooms in parts of Germany are still radioactively contaminated Many Germans are currently drawn to meadows and forests to collect tasty mushrooms there. However, caution is required here: Some types of fungi are still heavily radioactive contaminated more than three decades after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
Oral hygiene: early childhood tooth decay is on the rise For years, health experts have been pointing out that tooth decay is increasing in toddlers. Across Germany, 15 percent of those under the age of three are now affected. Dentists explain how you can strengthen the health of milk teeth.
Study examines the effects of yoga in patients with depression The positive effects of yoga exercises on health have been widely investigated, with stress reduction and the effects on the cardiovascular system frequently being the focus of research interest. Individual examinations have also shown indications of a positive effect in patients with depression, but so far there are no scientifically reliable findings.
Proper use can prevent resistance Pharmacists in public pharmacies in Bremen are giving fewer and fewer antibiotics to their patients - in 2015, around 24 fewer than ten years earlier. This resulted in an analysis of prescriptions for those insured by law by the German Medicinal Products Institute.
No new neurons in adults In recent decades, various studies have concluded that we still form nerve cells in adulthood, which raised hopes for new therapeutic approaches against Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases. However, in a current study, researchers come to the conclusion that the production of neurons - the so-called neurogenesis - decreases sharply after early development and comes to a standstill until adulthood.