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Painkillers have a high potential for addiction

In Germany, many people are affected by pain killers and alcohol dependence. The show two studies with current Figures on drug consumption in Germany published in the German medical journal. According to the results, almost a third (31.4 percent) had taken in the last 30 days before the survey pain relievers that were not prescribed […]

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High blood sugar ‘raises the risk of pancreatic cancer’

High blood sugar ‘raises the risk of pancreatic cancer’ – one of the deadliest forms of the disease The life-threatening tumours are more common in people with hyperglycaemia  High blood sugar is a common problem in both type 1 and 2 diabetes May increase the pressure on the pancreas by making it ‘overproduce’ insulin  Having high […]

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High response seen for chemo in seniors with high-risk AML

(HealthDay)—A substantial proportion of older patients with high-risk acute myeloid leukemia (AML) treated with chemotherapy are long-term survivors, according to research published online June 7 in Cancer Medicine. Sarah Bertoli, M.D., Ph.D., from the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Toulouse in France, and colleagues conducted a retrospective analysis to assess the characteristics and outcome of patients […]

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Robot-assisted surgery: Few advantages, high costs

Clinical studies on robot-assisted surgery for indications in the thorax and abdomen have so far shown few advantages for this cost-intensive surgical method. This is the result of a recent analysis by the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Health Technology Assessment, which examined relevant international clinical studies. In fact, the data situation is currently very unsatisfactory, […]

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Social contacts in old age is important

Elderly people in Germany often have a positive attitude to old age and have a strong resilience, despite the health impacts. Social contacts and movement are particularly important for you. The study "Aging in Balance" the Federal centre for health education (BZgA) in Germany. First results of the study show that the degree of dependency […]