New blood pressure target values? Previously, a target blood pressure of less than 140/90 mmHg - according to the motto "one fits all". Now, the German High Pressure League e.V. DHL® has revised this recommendation as a result of the SPRINT study: With cardiovascular risk patients, a blood pressure target of less than 135/85 mmHg should now be aimed at.
Study: Viruses are involved in the development of mental illnesses: Once you have been infected with herpes viruses, you will not get rid of them for a lifetime. The widespread virus lies dormant in the cells until the next opportunity to break out presents itself. A German-American team of researchers found a connection between herpes viruses and the development of mental illnesses such as depression, bipolar disorders and schizophrenia.
The result of an international study: marital status as a new risk factor for heart disease and stroke? The marital status could be considered a new risk factor for heart disease and stroke in the future. According to the researchers, the patient's relationship and family status not only influences the occurrence, but also the chances of survival after such diseases.
How can people protect themselves from the effects of age? Researchers have now found that regular exercise not only seems to benefit our bodies and minds, it can also protect us from many aspects of the slow wear and tear of age Texas Southwestern's latest research found that exercise and exercise are the best ways to protect yourself from aging wear and tear.
Inflammation of the liver: More and more cases of hepatitis EHackepeter, Mettbrötchen or raw sausages are truly not for everyone. But for many Germans, raw meat is always on the menu. This has consequences: The consumption of raw or undercooked pork is the most common cause of hepatitis E infections.
Regular blood donation is good for your healthBlending blood is a life-saving deed. Not only for the recipient, but also for the donor. If you suffer from high blood pressure, you can lower your blood pressure by regularly donating blood. In naturopathy, “relieving pressure” has been known since ancient times.
Sperm as a new active ingredient supplier against cervical cancer In Germany, more than 4,000 women develop cervical cancer every year. Researchers have now found that sperm may be a new drug supplier for the treatment of such cancers.
Do probiotics lead to dangerous side effects? In our society, probiotics are often regarded as a harmless nutritional supplement. This could change in the near future if, according to some medical professionals, it is possible. The experts are convinced that probiotics should be classified as medicine.
Don't blow on: Helpful tips on how to deal with wasps, even if it's beautiful when you can sit outside in the warm months: summer time is always wasp time. Wasp stings are usually harmless, but they can be dangerous for people with insect bite allergies.
Black or green olivesWhat would a Greek salad be without olives? The tart fruits of the olive tree are an integral part of Mediterranean cuisine and have been used for millennia. The color has nothing to do with the variety. All olives on the tree are initially green and change color from reddish-brown to dark purple-black with increasing ripeness.
Whole-grain nutrition is gentle on teethSome health experts have long been pointing out that certain foods such as whole-grain products can protect our teeth. An evaluation of several scientific studies has now shown that such foods are beneficial for oral health.
Protection while traveling: Measles vaccination protection is especially necessary in holiday countries For months, the increasing number of measles cases in Germany has been pointed out. Cases of illness were also increasingly reported from holiday countries such as Italy, France or Greece. Bavaria's Minister of Health Melanie Huml is now calling for vaccination protection to be checked before going on vacation.
How does air pollution affect health? Increasing air pollution threatens the health of millions of people worldwide. Researchers have now found that air pollution is even associated with changes in the structure of the heart, as can be seen in early stages of heart failure.
Can Type 2 Diabetes Be Cured? Researchers have now figured out how to cure Type 2 diabetes. Dramatic weight loss can actually reverse type 2 diabetes, and Newcastle University scientists found in their current study that weight loss in patients can reverse symptoms of type 2 diabetes.
Tomato DNA prevents falsifications of breast implants There is always news about fake breast implants and the serious health consequences for those affected. The breast implant scandal by the French manufacturer Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP) caused a sensation. For years he had sold implants that were prone to tearing and filled with inferior industrial silicone.
Skin care in summer: This is what diabetics should watch out for when it is hot; the persistent heat of the past few weeks has been hard on many people. Although it has become a little cooler at the moment, the temperatures will rise again in the next few days. Above all, this can affect people with diabetes.
Dog saliva can contain dangerous bacteria; as is well known, dogs are usually considered to be best friends with humans. Now, however, a man in the USA had to have both legs amputated because he had been infected with a dangerous bacterium by licking a dog.
It should be fun: a teenager catches dangerous parasite worms on the beach In Florida, a teenager has contracted dangerous hookworms. The 17-year-old was on the beach with friends and was digged into the sand by them. There the parasitic worms entered his body and led to a lengthy infection with painful effects.
Typical German vegetables: low-calorie kohlrabi with valuable ingredients According to experts, kohlrabi can be described as "typically German". After all, vegetables are not eaten more often in any other nation. In some countries, the German name was even adopted. When buying the tasty tubers, it is best to choose smaller specimens.
Extended recall due to salmonella in organic eggs The Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety is currently warning of a possible danger from salmonella in organic eggs. Salmonella was found in eggs from the laying farm "Farm Bio-Eierhof Papenburg GbR" as part of self-examinations.
Valsartan scandal: take hypertension therapy seriously! A few weeks ago it became known that certain batches of the hypotensive valsartan are contaminated with a carcinogenic substance. Medicines containing this active ingredient were subsequently recalled in numerous countries. Health experts in Germany now warn against ending blood pressure therapy on your own.