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France: Baclofen drug against alcoholism
France: Baclofen drug against alcoholism

France approves the active ingredient baclofen for the treatment of alcoholism In France, the active ingredient baclofen has been approved for the treatment of alcoholism. The drug, which was actually developed for the therapy of spastic paralysis, helps to maintain abstinence after withdrawal from the patient and makes it easier to reduce alcohol consumption to consumption values, as prescribed by the World Health Organization (WHO) for patients with high risk of alcohol addiction, reports the French drug agency " Agence nationale de securité du médicament et des produits de santé ”(ANSM).

Allianz: New edition of AktiMed tariffs
Allianz: New edition of AktiMed tariffs

Allianz health insurance: new edition of AktiMed tariffs after the full insurance tariff series & 34; AktiMed & 34; Allianz Private Krankenversicherung was declared illegal by the Federal Administrative Court in June, the Allianz private health insurance company recalculated it and has now brought it back onto the market.

AIDS therapy through bone marrow donation?
AIDS therapy through bone marrow donation?

Hope for successful AIDS therapy dampened by bone marrow donation08.12.2013 In July headlines such as: Two patients HIV-free after therapy made the rounds. Two men in the United States had received a bone marrow donation for cancer and appeared to be free of the HI virus for months afterwards.

Doctors dissatisfied with 1800 euro fee increase
Doctors dissatisfied with 1800 euro fee increase

Doctors should receive an average of 1,800 euros more fees per year, as announced by the umbrella organization of statutory health insurance (GKV) on Thursday in Berlin, every doctor should receive an average of 1,800 euros more in future. The doctors failed with their demand for a significant increase in fees.

Accumulation of meningitis
Accumulation of meningitis

Enterovirus infections in the Bayreuth district Since the beginning of July, there has been an increase in enterovirus infections in the Bayreuth district. The Bayreuth Clinic sees itself prepared for the increased occurrence of the diseases. Further spreading is not excluded. Since the beginning of July, a cluster of patients with enterovirus infections has been registered in the Bayreuth Clinic.

Schmallenberg virus transmitter mosquitoes discovered
Schmallenberg virus transmitter mosquitoes discovered

Belgian scientists have discovered the transmitter of the Schmallenberg virus The Schmallenberg virus has been raging in numerous European countries for some time. The viral disease is responsible for a large number of stillbirths in cattle, sheep and goats. The calves or lambs of the sick animals are often born with severe deformities, so that they are not able to survive as a result.

Very little apples for horses
Very little apples for horses

Too much fruit triggers colic in horsesAn appealing treat for horses is often served. The veterinary faculty of the LMU Munich advises horse owners to give only a limited number of apples. "Because what is healthy for humans does not have to be right for animals." If the animals eat too much fruit, intestinal and stomach problems can result.

Yoga congress in Horn-Bad Meinberg
Yoga congress in Horn-Bad Meinberg

Yoga Vidya organizes the Business Yoga Congress in Horn-Bad Meinberg for the second time. The second Business Yoga Congress will take place in Horn-Bad Meinberg on June 1st. This is organized by Yoga Vidya e.V. in cooperation with Yogabiz this time under the motto "Business meets Yoga: Work and health in transition - impulses for the future".

Referral to doctor for headscarf ban
Referral to doctor for headscarf ban

The Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians makes a reference to a Hessian doctor because he put a headscarf ban on Muslim patients on a poster in his practice.

Gym contract in case of disability
Gym contract in case of disability

Cancellation of a gym contract possible in the event of permanent inability to exercise A gym contract is usually concluded with a minimum term of 12 or 24 months. However, if the member can no longer use the sports offer due to illness, there is the possibility of immediate termination under certain conditions.

Premium increase in long-term care insurance expected
Premium increase in long-term care insurance expected

AOK expects higher care insurance contributions Due to the increasing number of people in need of care in Germany, the chief executive of the Federal Association of General Local Health Insurance Companies (AOK) expects higher contributions in the statutory care insurance in the future. (06.12.2010) The chairman of the board of the Federal Association of AOK Health Insurance, Herbert Reichelt, expects "moderate" premium increases in nursing care insurance in about three years.

Heart attack risk measurable in the hair
Heart attack risk measurable in the hair

How high is a person's heart attack risk? Based on research, scientists have determined that the risk of heart attack can be measured with a hair analysis. According to the results, stress could be the cause of a heart attack. Researchers at the University of Western Ontario in Canadian London have found that the risk of heart attack can be measured using a hair analysis.