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Heart attack & stroke symptoms are often unknown
Heart attack & stroke symptoms are often unknown

Many Europeans are unaware of the symptoms of a stroke or heart attack. In the event of a heart attack or stroke, fast, correct action often determines the life and death of patients. However, many people cannot even recognize the warning signs of a heart attack or stroke, according to the result of a representative survey by the Max Planck Institute for Educational Research in cooperation with the Society for Consumer Research (GfK).

Even minimal amounts of fine dust are dangerous
Even minimal amounts of fine dust are dangerous

Fine dust concentrations below the EU limit also shorten life Fine dust is known as a risk factor for a large number of diseases and has been scientifically confirmed in the past as the cause of a reduction in average life expectancy. In the European Union (EU) there are limit values ​​for fine dust pollution in the air, beyond which the public sector is required to take countermeasures.

AOK plus cancels merger
AOK plus cancels merger

AOK Plus (consisting of AOK Saxony and Thürungen has canceled the planned merger with AOK Hessen. The board of directors of AOK Plus has declared that the negotiations since the beginning of the year have ended. AOK Plus is therefore restricted to the federal states of Saxony and Thuringia. A large merger has burst.

Pensioners take a lot of supplements
Pensioners take a lot of supplements

Older people in Germany take too many nutritional supplements Older people in Germany increasingly trust the supposedly health-promoting effects of nutritional supplements and therefore ingest significantly excessive concentrations of minerals and vitamins. Scientists at the Institute for Epidemiology II at the Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU) have stated, “How often older people take supplementary nutrients, so-called supplements, and which ingredients are added in which doses.

Workers have to prove their health
Workers have to prove their health

Formerly unable to work must provide evidence of their health if there is evidence to suggest that they will not be able to work. This applies if the employer has certain indications that the employee's illness has not yet been cured.

Look closely at the label when buying poultry
Look closely at the label when buying poultry

Look closely at the label when buying poultry If consumers only want to buy poultry from animal welfare, the label should be carefully observed. In times of factory farming, it is often hardly possible to distinguish exactly whether the poultry bought was actually raised in a species-appropriate manner.

Hashtag protest action for mentally ill people
Hashtag protest action for mentally ill people

Protest against discrimination against mentally ill people For a few days, people on Twitter at isjairre have been raising awareness of the discrimination against mentally ill people. The protest is particularly important against the background of the increasing rejection of the mentally ill. Discriminators are insane. Since Wednesday, a number of Twitter users have shared their bad experiences in dealing with mental illnesses under the hashtag "isjairre".

Techniker Krankenkasse pays premiums
Techniker Krankenkasse pays premiums

The Techniker Krankenkasse wants to be the first health insurer to pay out surpluses to insured persons. Politicians have been asking the health insurers to pay surpluses to the insured for months. The Techniker health insurance company now uses the reserves for distributions to the contributors.

Consumer advocate calls for patient receipts
Consumer advocate calls for patient receipts

Consumer advocates advocate patient receipts. (July 31, 2010) The chairman of the Federal Association of Consumer Organizations, Gerd Billen, has demanded patient receipts that are issued after each visit to the doctor. With such a receipt, patients should be able to check exactly which services have been carried out by the treating doctor.

Advent season: children often involved in accidents
Advent season: children often involved in accidents

DAK: Half of Advent Accidents Happen to Children Accidents happen especially during Advent. Most accidents happen to children who cannot yet properly assess the health risks. According to the health insurance company DAK, around 100 DAK health insurers had to be treated for hospital burns in November and December last year.

Dispute over breast implant: cash register does not have to pay
Dispute over breast implant: cash register does not have to pay

Dispute over breast implant: Health insurance companies do not have to pay Breast enlargement is also becoming increasingly popular in Germany. Unfortunately, the desire for the dream size often leaves the thoughts of possible side effects in the background. Only when the implants slip, the pain increases and the optimally prepared breast can only be perceived with a slight change in shape, do many remember the original warnings.

Health insurance: No free international health insurance
Health insurance: No free international health insurance

Statutory health insurance: protection abroad for a fee as of 2013 In the area of ​​statutory health insurance, the next important change is pending from January 1, 2013: From this day, the health insurers are no longer allowed to offer their members free, worldwide, private health protection.