Reliable treatment for COVID-19 in prospect? In the era of the coronavirus pandemic, many researchers around the world are working on reliable methods for the effective diagnosis and treatment of the virus. Some new promising technologies are about to be patented or licensed.
New silicone mask to protect against COVID-19 Now a new silicone face mask has been developed that seems to stop SARS-CoV-2 virus particles as effectively as N95 masks. Unlike N95 masks, the new masks are designed to be easy to sterilize and can be used many times.
Salmonella discovered in salami offered by Aldi The Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety and Aldi-Süd warn of a salami variety in which salmonella was discovered. These bacteria can cause dangerous diarrheal diseases. The affected product should never be consumed and will be recalled.
Raspberry season has startedRaspberries are one of the most delicious fruits for fresh consumption due to their unique aroma. This also explains their great popularity among consumers. Local berries are usually preferred. These are currently in season. Those who like to snack on them also do good for their own health.
Water injections for back pain According to a study led by researchers from the University of Queensland (UQ) in Australia, sterile water injections offer effective pain relief for women with back pain. Nigel Lee from the UQ School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work said in a statement that the injections were previously considered controversial, but this study shows that they are safe and effective.
Make room air as free of corona as possible The new SARS-CoV-2 corona virus is probably transmitted primarily by droplet infection. There are also indications that the pathogen can be transmitted via aerosols. To protect yourself from infection, you should keep your distance from others and follow the mask requirement.
Kindergarten infections: "Runny nose is not a typical corona symptom" In children, a runny nose is in itself nothing unusual. Many parents are currently experiencing that their child will be excluded from daycare for the mildest cold symptoms because there is a suspicion of a coronavirus infection.
"Lean in your sleep": Protein bread to lose weight? More and more bakeries and supermarkets offer so-called protein breads. These contain fewer carbohydrates, but significantly more protein than conventional breads. This is why some people who want to lose weight resort to such products, since a low-carbohydrate, protein-rich diet is said to promote weight loss.
Vibrions: Danger to health when bathing Anyone swimming in the sea in summer can become infected with vibrations. These bacteria, which are sometimes also referred to as "carnivorous bacteria", can trigger serious illnesses and lead, among other things, to wound infections and blood poisoning. Some infections are fatal.
Is the meat age coming to an end? Never before has so much meat been eaten. The unrestrained desire for meat brings with it numerous problems. The meat industry is a driving force behind animal suffering, environmental degradation and poorly paid jobs. In a recent study, the Federal Environment Agency searched for the best meat alternatives and their acceptance among the population.
Pinworm infection in children Pinworms cause the world's most common worm disease in humans. Children come into contact with these parasites particularly often because they touch everything and often put them in their mouths. Experts explain which symptoms indicate a pinworm infection, how to become infected and what can be done about it.
Certain activities increase the risk of knee osteoarthritis.Some professions that involve, for example, heavy lifting, prolonged kneeling, crouching and standing, promote the development of knee osteoarthritis. An evaluation of various studies has now attempted to clarify which professions actually lead to an increased risk of knee arthrosis.
SARS-CoV-2 can also infect cardiac cells Although the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus was often referred to as the respiratory virus at the beginning of the pandemic, it soon became apparent that the novel pathogen can affect not only the respiratory tract, but also various other organs - including the heart, as researchers from Germany now report.
When looks cause fear from other people People are very different in how openly they treat their fellow human beings. While some people peddle their life stories right away, you have to pull every word out of others. What is the difference between being shy and introverted and when is there a social phobia?
How a fatty acid causes cancer cell death A fatty acid called dihomogamma-linolenic acid (DGLA) is able to kill human cancer cells. An American research team showed that DGLA initiates ferroptosis in cancer cells. Ferroptose is an iron-dependent type of cell death that was only discovered a few years ago.
Do probiotic supplements protect health? Pre- and probiotics appear to improve mental health and reduce symptoms of depression. Is there such an effect with probiotic food supplements and do they also help with digestive problems and intestinal diseases?
Arsenic trioxide against adenovirusesAdenoviruses can cause, among other things, the eye flu, gastrointestinal complaints or pneumonia. Most people have an infection that is relatively harmless, but people with a weakened immune system can experience serious and fatal infections.
Caper consumption supports important processes in the body Pickled capers activate proteins that are important for the brain and heart. A new study shows how capers help regulate proteins that control important body processes, and researchers at the University of California - Irvine School of Medicine found that a caper substance in it activates a protein in the body that activates brain and heart activity supports people.
Doping: With erythropoietin against COVID-19 erythropoietin is a hormone that promotes the formation of red blood cells (erythrocytes). Epo became known to many through the doping scandals in sports. Researchers are now reporting that the doping agent could also help in the fight against severe COVID-19 disease courses.
Omega-3 fatty acids from microalgae It has been scientifically well proven that omega-3 fatty acids have a positive effect on human health. Fish is considered a particularly good source of these substances. But on the one hand there are many people who do not consume animal products and on the other hand fish production and fishing are also an environmental burden.
Stress has a negative impact on blood sugar levels A recent study found a link between the stress hormone cortisol and higher blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. What Can People Do to Reduce Stress? A joint study by the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and the Ohio State University College of Medicine found that cortisol had a significant impact on blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes Has.