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Don't antibiotics have to be taken that long?
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Don't antibiotics have to be taken that long?

What are the consequences of stopping antibiotic treatment early? Surely most people have heard that antibiotic treatment should definitely be carried out until the end. However, researchers have now found that stopping the medication prematurely when the patient is sure to feel better is obviously more sensible.

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More and more children reach puberty early

Girls especially affected: Puberty starts earlier and earlier in many children Scientific studies have shown that children come into puberty earlier and earlier. This phenomenon is particularly observed in girls. With them, the body often begins to change in early elementary school.
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New early detection option for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's

Messenger for the early detection of neurodegenerative diseases discovered Neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease cause irreversible damage to the brain at an advanced stage. There is currently no reliable way to identify these diseases at an early stage.
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Hygiene: Does toilet paper on toilet seats protect against germs?

Protection against germs? It is better not to put toilet paper on the toilet seat, because nobody likes to visit public toilets. After all, these are often not exactly clean and possibly full of pathogens. Many people therefore cover the toilet seat with plenty of toilet paper to protect themselves from bacteria.
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Significantly more cases of illness due to tick bites are expected

Experts expect more cases of disease from ticks According to experts, there will be a real plague of ticks this year due to the weather. As a result, the little bloodsuckers are expected to have significantly more diseases in 2018. To protect yourself, you should keep the crawling animals away from your skin if possible.
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Is unhealthy salt a myth? Salt not harmful as explained

So far, salt has been said to be unhealthy and people should be careful with their salt intake. But researchers have now found that salt may not be as harmful to health as has been claimed so far. Campaigns to reduce salt intake appear to be only worthwhile, according to the experts, only in countries with a very high sodium consumption such as China.
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Psychology Study: Why Do Women Have a Difficult Career?

Men have to be confident - and women have to be social? In psychology there is the theory of the so-called “Confidence Gap”, which states that women do less well in their careers because they are often perceived as less confident than their male colleagues. The recent research by the professor of organizational behavior Laura Guillén refutes this theory.
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Dream of eternal youth: do naked mole rats solve the mystery of longevity?

Can the longevity of the naked mole rat slow down human aging? Among rodents, naked mole rats are considered methusalems because they can grow many times older than their closer relatives such as mice, rats and guinea pigs. Current research has now examined the genetic and molecular features of these long-lived animals in order to gain important insights for a long and healthy life in humans.
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It was just fun: attacked in the sand with parasite worms

It should only be fun: a teenager catches dangerous parasite worms on the beach It should only be fun: a boy catches dangerous parasite worms on the beach He still suffers from the consequences. His friends had buried 17-year-old Michael Dumas up to his head in the loose sand on the beach.
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Unhealthy: A glass of cola does so much damage to our body in just 60 minutes

What are the immediate consequences of cola consumption? Those who drink cola regularly are harmful to their health. But hardly anyone has a rough idea of ​​what exactly happens in the human body after consuming cola. The pharmacist Niraj Naik has published a graphic on his blog on "The Renegade Pharmacist" that shows exactly what happens in the first 60 minutes after eating the cola.
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Deadly West Nile fever is spreading in Europe - 17 deaths already

231 cases of West Nile fever reported in the EU The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) is currently warning of an unusual number of cases of West Nile fever within the European Union. According to the agency, 120 illnesses were reported in EU member states between August 3 and 9, 2018.
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Hypertension: Valsartan recall recall updates - what patients need to know

These contaminated antihypertensives have been affected Regulators across Europe have been recalling antihypertensives containing the active ingredient valsartan since early July. The reason was contamination in certain batches of the active ingredient that were supplied by a Chinese manufacturer. The probably carcinogenic substance N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) was found in the active substance.
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Clinical germ shows tolerance to disinfectants

Alcoholic hand disinfection solutions have led to the spread of enterococci in two large Australian clinics since 2010. These developed resistance to the disinfectant isopropanol. The in the scientific journal “Science Translational Medicine” (2018; doi: 10.1126 / scitranslmed.
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This protein promotes bone formation and reduces fat accumulation

Stronger bones and less fat: New metabolic protein identified In Germany around six million people suffer from osteoporosis. The disease, also known as "bone loss", is often accompanied by an accumulation of adipose tissue. Researchers have now identified a protein that promotes bone formation and at the same time reduces fat accumulation.
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