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If it were up to the World Health Organisation, humanity should go out of its way to reduce its sugar intake drastically. However more discussion ought to be take place regarding this ambitious step.

Therapy of many diseases is based on a theory, such as with COPD. Too bad if the theory is wrong. Scientists have been able to revoke a hypothesis of macrophages established decades ago and thereby ... [more]

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Dr. med. Safwat Alani commented on the News-item Paraplegia: Research with backbone
Excellent up-dating Herr Lederer!!
14 days ago
Dr. William Wenner commented on the News-item Antidepressants: The suicide test comes
90% sounds like a lot but is it enough, especially in a litigenous environment like the US?
And how will a positive test change clinical practice?
This is a remarkable scientific discovery but it might just be a boon for the stockholders.
17 days ago

Forgein body removal surgery in a sturgeon (10)

Removal of several stones the size of a childs fist from the stomach and duodenum.
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20 days ago
Dr. med. Karl-Heinz Günther published a picture

Tumor of the small intestine prior to resection

Picture of a gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST).
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Prof. Dr. med. Winfried Randerath published a picture

Sarcoidosis in X-ray stage IV

High resolution computer tomography (HRCT): Sarcoidosis in X-ray stage IV, interstitial fibrosis with dominating central manifestation and accentuation of the bronchiovascular bundles.
Severe distortions and shrinking due to traction caused by the ... [more]
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student Joy Cookey commented on the News-item HPV: Linking sex and throat cancer
This is a nice one definitely. But what I wish to ask is where this HPV comes from. As stated in the article, there is a correlation between oral sex and throat cancer. But is this virus invariably living in the human genital cells/genital fluid in ... [more]
35 days ago
Aesthetics dermatology Luding Coenen commented on the News-item Asthma: Fruit basket that prevents shortness of breath?
Dear Christine,

Congratulations excellent article.


42 days ago

Cryptococcus neoformans

Cryptococcus neoformans is an encapsulated yeast that can live in both plants and animals. Its teleomorph is Filobasidiella neoformans, a filamentous fungus belonging to the class Tremellomycetes. It is often found in pigeon excrement.
43 days ago
anesthesiologist Marco Dornelles commented on the News-item Why care bears don't cough
Very good articles.
45 days ago
Dr Bob Lister commented on the News-item Fibromyalgia: Poking around in the causal jungle
We have been using cranial electrostimulation with the Alpha Stim device ( for the management of fibro for the last 5 yr with considerable success in alleviating, pain, anxiety and insomnia. A double blind study confirmed the benefits ... [more] of this therapy. (Lichtbroun et al. 2001, J Clin Rheumatol ,7(2) 72-78.
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