Editor'S Choice

Holy Amaranth: The healthy wheat from the Incas

Holy Amaranth: The healthy wheat from the Incas

At first glance, the small grains look like cereals and are similarly prepared in the kitchen. However, amaranth is not a sweet grass like wheat, rye, etc., but a foxtail family. Therefore it is also called pseudo grain. The plant was cultivated in Central and South America 3,000 years ago.

Euthanasia: Active support facilities remain prohibited

Euthanasia: Active support facilities remain prohibited

In individual cases, suicide assistance remains unpunished. After the Bundestag decided yesterday to improve hospice and palliative care, the much more controversial issue of euthanasia was on the agenda today. Aid to suicide has been an extremely controversial topic for years.

Lassa virus: undertaker infected with dangerous Lassa fever

Lassa virus: undertaker infected with dangerous Lassa fever

Patient with Lassa fever admitted to university clinic An undertaker has been infected by a corpse while working with the dangerous Lassa virus. The authorities from Rhineland-Palatinate report this. The man from Alzey was immediately admitted to the university clinic in Frankfurt and is there in the isolation ward.

Psyche: Dizziness can be triggered by anxiety disorders

Psyche: Dizziness can be triggered by anxiety disorders

Dizziness can indicate an anxiety disorder. Doctors warn that frequent dizziness must always be taken seriously. Dizziness is not an independent disease, but a symptom with a variety of causes, including psychological ones. It helps some people to know that, but you should not shy away from going to the doctor.

Large variations in operations

Large variations in operations

Significant regional differences in the number of operations There are significant regional differences in the operations carried out in German clinics, which “cannot be explained purely from a medical point of view, nor due to age or gender structures,” reports the Bertelsmann Stiftung, citing the results of two current, jointly with of studies carried out by the OECD.

Treatments in clinics geared towards profit

Treatments in clinics geared towards profit

Expert opinion: Treatment methods in clinics are geared towards profit Experts recommend a reform of the case flat rate system. Treatment method is often decided on the basis of profit According to an unpublished report, German clinics are more likely to choose a specific treatment method as soon as they can earn more money.