Tag: Germany

Stroke Risk Drops if you Eat an Apple a Day

Stroke Risk Drops if you Eat an Apple a Day

White Flesh Fruit and Vegetables Reduces Risk of Stroke A study has just been published by a group of Dutch researchers who are investigating if there is an association between the risk of stroke and eating different colored fruits. It appears that perhaps eating more white fleshed fruit and vegetable may cut your risk of [...]

November 12, 2012 More
What is BB Cream Anyway?

What is BB Cream Anyway?

Have you heard of bb cream? If you haven’t, now’s the time to find out. If you’re looking to turn back the hands of time this product may be for you. Perhaps you have heard of bb cream but didn’t know what it meant or what was in it. BB stands for blemish balm or [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Is Restless Leg Syndrome Hereditary?

Is Restless Leg Syndrome Hereditary?

Restless leg syndrome is experienced by 10% of people at one point during their life. It causes an unpleasant sensation in one or both legs, which requires them to walk, shake or move their legs in some way in order to ease the feeling. 5 million British people alone suffer from the condition but there [...]

November 12, 2012 More
European and British Men and Their Hair Loss

European and British Men and Their Hair Loss

A recent GALLUP poll, a public opinion poll, reported on 1,500 men from England, Spain, Germany, Italy and France and how they felt about their hair loss. These men felt that their hair loss made them feel older than they actually were and therefore not as attractive. This also brought about a sense of insecurity. [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Stressed Brains Respond Poorly to City Living

Stressed Brains Respond Poorly to City Living

Why do urban settings increase the risk of Depression and Anxiety? A joint study from researchers in Canada and Germany has recently been published in the journal Nature. It has found that if you reside in a rural setting then your brain reacts less strongly to stress than those who live in a city or [...]

November 12, 2012 More
City living, stress and mental health

City living, stress and mental health

An article in the Daily Mail tells us that people who live in the country are happier and people who live in a city think differently which means they are more likely to suffer mental illness because of this. How they gleaned this information when the German researchers admit that they did not assess participants [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Dogs Sniff Out Lung Cancer in Humans

Dogs Sniff Out Lung Cancer in Humans

Recent research coming from Germany states that dogs can smell lung cancer successfully to an acceptable level of accuracy. The study, which is published in the European Respiratory Journal, notes that the level was far higher than that of chance (14%). The four specially trained dogs correctly identified cancer in 71 out of 100 cases. [...]

November 12, 2012 More

Thalidomide

Thalidomide, now recognized as the cause of an epidemic of infant malformations, was originally a tranquilizer developed by Ciba, a Swiss pharmaceutical company in 1953. It was one of many chemical compounds discovered in the post-World War II decade. After briefly testing thalidomide, ciba abandoned the product because the company observed no marketable pharmacological effects. [...]

September 28, 2011 More