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Infant vaccinations - as early as possible

Infant vaccinations - as early as possible

In the third check-up of infants, the doctor usually addresses the parents for upcoming vaccinations. The baby is just four to six weeks old right now. A good time to learn about the protection of the little ones, because the first vaccination against tetanus, diphtheria, polio, whooping cough, hepatitis B (liver inflammation) and Haemophilus influenzae type B (bacteria causing meningitis) should be given as early as possible

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Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in Germany. Roughly a quarter of all cancer cases go to his or her account. Each year, almost 60, 000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer. The prognosis for prostate cancer has improved significantly in the last 20 years and depends mainly on the cancer stage

Why are the hair gray?

Why are the hair gray?

Gray hair is considered a symbol of aging, because at the latest from the 50th Age of hair is interspersed by gray strands in most people's hair. But why are our hair actually graying? The reason that the hair appears gray is a lack of melanin in the hair. Melanin production naturally declines in old age but may be affected by certain diseases or medications

Youth trend hookah - dangerous than cigarettes

Youth trend hookah - dangerous than cigarettes

Alkopops were yesterday - today's youth are on hookahs. According to a recent survey conducted by the Federal Center for Health Education (BZgA), 14 percent of young people between the ages of 12 and 17 admitted to having used a water pipe last month. In another study from Berlin's Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg district, almost one in three adolescents (31 percent) between the ages of 10 and 15 said that he and his friends were circling the so-called shishas

Pubic lice

Pubic lice

Pubic lice mainly cling to pubic hair and underarm hair and feed on human blood. Itching and tiny bruises indicate the plague ghosts. They hardly move themselves and are pretty well hidden. The vernacular often does not mince words when it comes to the description of unappetizing things. Felt or pubic lice therefore have a number of colloquial pet names: love beetles, sack rats and fattening mastiffs are just a few of them

lung infection

lung infection

Pneumonia (pneumonia, bronchopneumonia) is an acute inflammation of the lung tissue due to infectious, allergic or physicochemical causes. In some industrialized countries, pneumonia is the most common infectious disease leading to death. Learn more about the causes, symptoms, duration and treatment of pneumonia

Development of the baby in the first three months of life

Development of the baby in the first three months of life

A baby is born. For the parents now begins a new phase of life, which brings a lot of joy and at the same time is associated with many efforts. Especially with the first child many parents are very unsure if they are doing everything right and if their child is developing normally. An important clue to the healthy growth and prosperity of the baby is the weight

Find ametropia in children early

Find ametropia in children early

Bad vision does not hurt, so children usually do not complain about their ametropia or vision problems. But children who see poorly find it harder to do many things than they need to: learning, doing sports or going to school. Regular examination of children's eyes are unproblematic, but essential for the visual health of children and their further development

Treat cysts

Treat cysts

Cysts can occur in a variety of organs, including the chest, ovaries, knee, head or kidneys. Often, they are only discovered during a routine examination because they cause no or only nonspecific symptoms. Cysts are usually safe, but may also degenerate in rare cases. Whether treatment is required depends mainly on whether the cyst causes discomfort or not

Ice cold temptation

Ice cold temptation

Summer, sun, sunshine - what tastes better than a delicious cold ice cream! Every German treats an average of 8 liters of ice a year. Although there are more and more fancy ice creams such as chili, cheese or cookies, the classic vanilla, chocolate, strawberry are still a hit. Sorbets and fruit ice are becoming increasingly popular

What is salutogenesis?

What is salutogenesis?

Salutogenesis is the science of the creation and maintenance of health. Salus comes from the Latin and means health, the word part-genesis literally means emergence. Thus, salutogenesis is seen as a counterpart to the pathogenesis which describes the development of disease. In the 1970s, medical sociologist Aaron Antonovsky investigated the factors that influence salutogenesis