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No protective posture during pregnancy
No protective posture during pregnancy

Warning about protective posture during pregnancy Expectant mothers often refrain from exercising due to concerns about their unborn child and adopt a protective posture, Claudia Hellmers from the Society for Midwifery Science told the news channel "ntv". Women should be especially careful during pregnancy Eat nutrition and avoid physical overload, but "it can become a problem if pregnant women do not exercise enough, give up sport and adopt a protective posture," emphasized Claudia Hellmers, Germany's first professor of midwifery science at the University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück.

Birth style of the baby affects intestinal flora
Birth style of the baby affects intestinal flora

Caesarean section and bottle feeding increase the risk of later illnesses Spontaneous delivery or Caesarean section, breast milk or substitute food - as different as the birth and the food afterwards, the effect of these two factors on the intestinal flora of the child is also different: "Children who were born by Caesarean section have an increased risk of later illnesses such as asthma, obesity and type 1 diabetes, whereas breastfeeding is a variable protection against these diseases and other disorders, ”said the Canadian scientist around Meghan Azad from the University of Alberta in Edmonton in an article in the journal & 34; Canadian Medical Association Journal & 34; (CMAJ).

Health Minister postpones doctor reform
Health Minister postpones doctor reform

Federal Health Minister Philipp Rösler postpones doctor reform According to Federal Health Minister Philipp Rösler, the new billing system for doctors should be made binding at the end of the year at the earliest. The new so-called "outpatient coding guidelines", which should have been in effect since the beginning of the year, will therefore not be implemented for the time being.

DGB: Relief for health insurance companies at Hartz IV
DGB: Relief for health insurance companies at Hartz IV

The German trade union federation DGB demands relief of the health insurance companies at Hartz IV. On the current considerations in the coalition for the assumption of costs for the health insurance of Hartz IV recipients DGB board member Annelie Buntenbach said on Thursday in Berlin: "The contributions for the health insurance of Hartz IV recipients in the amount of 126 euros are arbitrary and clearly too low, because they do not cover the average per capita expenditure of statutory health insurance or the basic rate in private health insurance (PKV).

Federal Environment Agency: Study on aircraft noise diseases
Federal Environment Agency: Study on aircraft noise diseases

Federal Environment Agency plans study on health risks from aircraft noise Eberhard Greiser has already been able to prove in several studies, is to be checked as part of a study funded by the Federal Environment Agency in Bremen, the epidemiologist has been commissioned by the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) to investigate the influence of traffic noise from cars, trains and planes in a nationwide study examine health in particular for the risk of cancer and heart attack.

Immune defense in the winter not a men issue
Immune defense in the winter not a men issue

Measures to strengthen the immune system for men are not an issue Men do not pay particular attention to their immune defense during the cold season, according to the results of a recent survey by the market research institute GfK on behalf of the health magazine "Apotheken Umschau". In the case of women, at least almost a third of those questioned were concerned about their own defenses in winter.

Test: Best cheap sunscreens
Test: Best cheap sunscreens

Stiftung Warentest: Best cheap sunscreens The Stiftung Warentest tested various sunscreens, sunscreens and gels at the beginning of the summer holiday season. The result was the same as in previous years: healthy and protective sun protection doesn't have to be expensive. On the contrary, the cheapest products sometimes performed best in the investigations.

Pacemakers without batteries: electricity from organs
Pacemakers without batteries: electricity from organs

Cardiac pacemaker without a battery A cardiac pacemaker can be used to treat heart-related loss of consciousness, dizziness and feelings of weakness, which are caused by a slow heartbeat. The implantation of a pacemaker is usually a blessing for these people. Optimal functioning of a pacemaker can only be guaranteed if regular checks take place in the further course, which check the charge level of the pacemaker battery and ensure the functionality.

Plasticizers create diabetes and obesity
Plasticizers create diabetes and obesity

Diabetes and obesity on the rise: complicit in chemical softeners The number of people suffering from obesity and diabetes has increased rapidly worldwide in the past ten years. A meta study commissioned by the environmental organization BUND found that not only unhealthy diets and lack of exercise increase the risk of diabetes and obesity, but also so-called plasticizers, which are contained in numerous plastic and food products.

The number of children with diabetes is increasing rapidly
The number of children with diabetes is increasing rapidly

World Diabetes Day: Number of children with type 1 diabetes is increasing rapidly Researchers have found that the number of children with type 1 diabetes has increased rapidly in the past 15 years. In general, an increase in diabetes can be observed, whereby the causes of the type 2 disease can often be found in a lack of exercise, unhealthy diet and obesity.

Naturopathy relieves abdominal pain in children
Naturopathy relieves abdominal pain in children

Treatment of children: Herbal combination helps against abdominal problems Dyspepsia) or a condition called irritable bowel syndrome.

Spas Association calls for more mother-child cures
Spas Association calls for more mother-child cures

Every fourth mother-child cure application is rejected. Are mother-child cures rarely approved by health insurance companies? At least that is what the Bavarian Spa Association and the mothers recovery center in Bavaria claim and therefore demand more consent in the interests of mothers and children. The Catholic Caritas Association can confirm this.