Mitochondrial diseases treatable Mitochondria are called the power plants of our cells because they produce the most important energy molecule in our body: adenosine triphosphate (ATP). If there are faults in these "power plants", one speaks of mitochondrial diseases.
Large milk recall campaign at numerous supermarkets A large German milk supplier has announced a comprehensive milk recall. Bacteria of the type Aeromonas hydrophila or Aeromonas caviae were discovered as part of routine checks. This bacterium is harmful to health and is considered to be responsible for gastroenteritis, diarrhea and skin and soft tissue infections.
Stress and heart diseases - everything important about the connectionsToo high stress poses a considerable health risk. The stress increases the risk of high blood pressure and serious heart diseases. The German Heart Foundation has summarized the connections between heart diseases and mental stress and what countermeasures can be taken in a current press release.
New periodontal sticks for the gums Periodontitis is a widespread bacterial inflammation of the gums. More than every second person in Germany will develop periodontitis in the course of their lives. The risk increases with age. Treatment methods are currently limited.
Increased life expectancy due to higher Humanin values? A special protein seems to have a major impact on the health and longevity of animals and humans. This discovery could make it possible to treat a wide range of age-related diseases, and a study led by the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology at the University of Southern California found that the humanin peptide appeared to have a significant impact on life expectancy for humans and animals.
BGH: Expectant mother must be able to decide on treatment If there are specific indications of imminent problem birth, pregnant women must be informed about a caesarean section as an alternative treatment at an early stage. If the clarification only takes place when only a "hasty caesarean section" is considered, this basically represents a treatment error for which doctors and clinic can be liable, the Federal Court of Justice (BGH) in Karlsruhe decided on Monday, 12.