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Lower birth weight due to caffeine
Lower birth weight due to caffeine

Caffeine during pregnancy can reduce the birth weight of a childSwedish scientists conducted a meta-study to investigate how caffeine in coffee affects the later birth weight of children of mothers-to-be. According to the results determined by the researchers, caffeine can lead to newborns being of low weight after the birth stage.

Sport changes DNA in a short time
Sport changes DNA in a short time

Even a short sport training changes the DNA and increases performance. A short sport training already releases gene blocks in humans in the cells of the muscles. An international team of researchers from the Danish University of Copenhagen and the Swedish Karolinska Institute found this out in a joint study.

Elevated potassium levels lower blood pressure
Elevated potassium levels lower blood pressure

Lowering blood pressure with potassium Potassium in food can lower the risk of stroke A lack of potassium can be very dangerous for the body. This can lead to serious cardiac arrhythmias if the organism receives too little potassium through nutrition. The German Stroke Aid Foundation in Gütersloh announced that potassium is able to lower the risk of a heart attack or stroke because the blood pressure is reduced.

The KKH alliance wants to abolish additional contributions
The KKH alliance wants to abolish additional contributions

The health insurance company KKH-Allianz wants to abolish the additional contribution in the coming year 2012 The statutory health insurance company KKH-Allianz wants to abolish the additional contribution from March next year. Surpluses in the health insurance budget have led to this decision by the board of directors.

Resistant intestinal germs at the University Hospital Jena
Resistant intestinal germs at the University Hospital Jena

Premature babies at the University Hospital Jena colonized with resistant intestinal germs In the university hospital Jena, resistant intestinal germs were detected in several premature babies. However, "consistent hospital hygiene measures and regular patient examinations have prevented the widespread spread of the so-called VRE germ in the prematurity ward in the children's clinic of the University Hospital Jena (UKJ)," said the clinic's current press release.

Additional contributions in 2012 to almost all health insurance companies?
Additional contributions in 2012 to almost all health insurance companies?

Health insurance: additional premiums from 2012 "on a broad front". (14.09.2010) The costs in the health system continue to explode and reach a level that, according to AOK boss Herbert Reichelt, the collection of additional premiums on & 34; broad front & 34 ; makes necessary. According to the expert, the steadily increasing treatment costs are responsible for the impending deficit.

Back pain begins with schooling
Back pain begins with schooling

Schoolchild pack donkey: Correct carrying relieves the burden of satchels. Back pain begins with schooling Packed satchels make life difficult for children. According to a DAK survey among pediatricians, back pain among children has increased in the past ten years. "The satchels are not only full, but are often worn incorrectly," says DAK doctor Dr.

Unknown cause of sudden infant death
Unknown cause of sudden infant death

Unknown cause of sudden infant death All parents are concerned about the thought that their newborn may die from sudden infant death. So far, research has not been able to explain how the unexpected death of infants occurs. But parents can reduce the risk if they take certain factors into account.

Bisphenol A plasticizer interferes with enamel formation
Bisphenol A plasticizer interferes with enamel formation

Bisphenol A plasticizer prevents tooth enamel formationThe bisphenol A plasticizer prevents the formation of tooth enamel, a French researcher at the Universite Paris-Descartes discovered. According to the results of the investigation, there is a connection between the chemical bisphenol A and the mineralization disorder Molar Incisor hypon mineralization.

Drink coffee with the robotic arm
Drink coffee with the robotic arm

Paraplegics control the concept of robotic armUS researchers have successfully tested the use of a robotic arm in paraplegic patients. The robotic arm is operated with the help of a new "neural interface" that enables patients to control the device so precisely that they can grab a drinking bottle of coffee from the table and drink it without outside help, report John Donoghue and Leigh Hochberg from der Brown University (Rhode Island, USA) in the journal "Nature".

Large waist circumference is a health risk
Large waist circumference is a health risk

Health risk due to large waist circumference? Study: Large waist circumference is a health risk even with normal weight. (11.08.2010) In a study, US researchers examined the health-specific data of more than 100,000 of their countrymen and came to the conclusion that people with large waist circumference die earlier, even if their body mass index (BMI) was in the normal range.

Stress report: psychological stress at work
Stress report: psychological stress at work

Stress Report 2013 shows essential stress factors at work Stress at work is a widespread phenomenon. According to the “Stressreport Deutschland 2012” published by the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA), multitasking, heavy pressure on appointments and performance as well as repetitive work processes and frequent disruptions during work are the most common triggers of the enormous psychological pressure.