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Left strongly warns of SHI reform

Left strongly warns of SHI reform

The left is harshly criticizing the new health insurance law The reform of the health insurance contributions planned by the federal government is met with great skepticism by the left. As the party formulated in a small request to the Bundestag, the “Law on the Further Development of the Financial Structure and Quality in Statutory Health Insurance” harbors the risk that the financial situation of statutory health insurance will be significantly weakened.

Pioneering study: plant peptides can stop the course of MS

Pioneering study: plant peptides can stop the course of MS

Plant peptide can prevent MS symptoms and other flare-ups? Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common autoimmune disease of the central nervous system and despite some progress in recent decades, treatment options remain extremely limited to this day. However, scientists at MedUni Vienna have apparently been able to stop the course of the disease with the help of a special plant peptide.

Health insurance companies have to pay Lucentis

Health insurance companies have to pay Lucentis

AMD: Health insurance companies have to pay the costs for Lucentis. Patients who need the medicine "Lucentis" to treat age-related macular degeneration will be able to have the costs fully reimbursed by their health insurance in the future. The Federal Social Court decided this in a recent judgment.

Osteopathy shouldn't be a crime

Osteopathy shouldn't be a crime

In an expert hearing in front of the members of the Health Group of the coalition fractions, osteopathic associations call for the statutory regulation of the profession “osteopath” for more patient safety and legal certainty. In this country, the osteopath is not an independent, state-recognized profession; Exercise and training are not stipulated and the practice of osteopathy without a naturopath's license is a criminal offense.

Project: Less medication side effects

Project: Less medication side effects

Model project to reduce interactions between pill cocktails In Saxony and Thuringia, on the first day, insureds from the AOK Plus health insurance company, which is involved in the project alongside medical and pharmacist organizations, should prescribe active substances instead of finished medicinal products. This is to avoid unwanted side effects that often arise when patients have to take several medicines at the same time.

Toxic chromate in its infancy

Toxic chromate in its infancy

Chromate harmful to health discovered again in baby shoes and children's sandals Chromate harmful to health was once again discovered in children's shoes. The official laboratory in Freiburg has detected that the chromate limit in six out of 23 pairs of children's and baby shoes has been exceeded due to faulty leather tanning.