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Relief for 19 million cash register members

Relief for 19 million cash register members

Relief for almost 19 million members of the health insurance fund 30.12.2014 At the turn of the year, the general contribution rate to statutory health insurance (GKV) is reduced from the current 15.5 to 14.6 percent. However, the health insurance companies also have the option of charging an additional contribution. According to a newspaper report, the reform will amount to almost 19 million

New anti-baldness treatment? Researchers create skin with hair from stem cells

New anti-baldness treatment? Researchers create skin with hair from stem cells

Researchers have grown skin tissue from stem cells with Harren Japanese researchers have succeeded in growing a piece of skin with sebaceous glands from mouse stem cells. The new findings could be an important step in the manufacture of human skin. People with burns could possibly be better treated in the future.

Study: slow heartbeat not responsible for early death

Study: slow heartbeat not responsible for early death

Asymptomatic bradycardia does not increase the risk of cardiovascular disease People with a slow heart rate have an increased risk of heart disease. At least that's what medical doctors suspected. However, a recent study has shown that sufferers have no increased probability of developing heart disease.

New Year's Eve: Dangers to eyes, ears and hands

New Year's Eve: Dangers to eyes, ears and hands

New Year's Eve injuries: Pay attention to eyes, ears and hands. 10/27/2014 Most people traditionally greet the New Year with fireworks. Because of accidents that occur, many emergency rooms in hospitals have to work special shifts again and again. Doctors especially warn of dangers to eyes, ears and hands on New Year's Eve.

Eating your own placenta should not bring any health benefits

Eating your own placenta should not bring any health benefits

Eating the placenta does not provide any verifiable health benefits.Some mothers consume the placenta after the birth of their child and promise health benefits from this. Scientists from the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago have now reviewed a comprehensive analysis of this so-called placentophagy, with the result that there is no scientific evidence for the assumed health benefits.

Researchers are developing human stem cells at an early stage for the first time

Researchers are developing human stem cells at an early stage for the first time

A better understanding of genetic diseases possible? Researchers from the University of Cambridge have for the first time managed to derive stem cells from human embryos at a very early stage. The new research could help to better understand some genetic diseases, such as Down syndrome, in the future.