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Scientists in Germany improve malaria drug production
German watchdog calls for direct comparison of cancer immunotherapies
USA: Transgender, HIV-Positive, Obdachlose, Prostituierte
Egypt's prime minister to seek medical care in Germany - cabinet
Children offered scoliosis surgery in Germany
PinnacleHealth announces completion of mergers with UPMC, Hanover Hospital
Berlin officer, CCMC nurse helping storm victims in Texas
Scientists in Germany improve malaria drug production
2018-02-21 16:34:35 BERLIN - Scientists in Germany who developed a new way to make a key malaria drug several years ago said Wednesday they have come up with a technique to make the process even more efficient, which should increase global access and reduce the cost. The new procedure refines a method developed in 2012 at the Max Planck Institute to use the waste product from the production of artemisinin, which is extracted from a plant known as sweet wormwood, to produce the drug itself   Read More ...
Bayer gets FDA rebuke for drug production in Germany
2018-02-14 13:01:14 FRANKFURT: Bayer said it had received a warning letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over how it handled production of some drugs at its Leverkusen, Germany headquarters. The German drugmaker, which is taking over U.S. seed maker Monsanto, is addressing the FDA's complaints regarding manufacturing practices, which stem from a routine inspection in January, Bayer said. It has no evidence that patient safety was or is at risk and no products would be recalled, it added   Read More ...
Germany's CureVac wins new vaccine funding from Gates Foundation
2018-02-13 16:30:40 REUTERS: German biotech firm CureVac has secured more financial backing for vaccine development projects from its investor the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, working on jabs to prevent malaria and influenza. The research projects will run until 2020 with the aim to find drug candidates based on CureVac's synthetic messenger RNA, or mRNA technology, that may at later stages be tested on humans, said a spokesman, declining to disclose financial terms   Read More ...
Prunus Africana - tree of life | DW English
2018-02-10 18:06:30 The Prunus Africana, also known as Red Stinkwood or Muiri, is a miracle of natural medicine. Traditional healers in Kenya use its bark to make remedies for a broad range of disorders. Improper methods of harvesting the bark and illegal logging, however, have made it an endangered species.   Read More ...
Produkt-Rückruf! - Datteln mit Hepatitis-A infiziert
2018-02-09 17:46:59 Datteln mit Hepatitis A infiziert! Das gab das Unternehmen Fa. nutwork Handelsgesellschaft mbH in einer Pressemitteilung bekannt: "Aufgrund mehrerer Hepatitis- A Infektionen in Dänemark, die durch die betroffenen Datteln ausgelöst worden sein könnten, kann aktuell nicht ausgeschlossen werden, dass auch in Deutschland vertriebene Datteln mit dem Virus infiziert sind." Um welche Datteln handelt es sich? ►Betroffen sind Datteln der Marke "Juicy Dates, RM Import", Füllmenge 400 g, Mindesthaltbarkeitsdaten 28   Read More ...
How Adolf Hitler, His Soldiers Hit A High: Nazi Germany's Unknown Drug Addictions
2018-02-08 07:35:54 Jaipur: Nazi Germany seemed an epitome of an (extreme) ideology-driven regime stressing the objective of fostering pure and healthy living based on its concept of an idealised past, and touted its achievements as based on nationalistic fervour and discipline. But do these explain all its "achievements" and the (initial) prowess of its armed forces? Or did the extraordinary discoveries of German chemists from the 19th century onward have a role? To quite a significant extent, says German journalist, writer and screenwriter Norman Ohler, author of "Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany" (2017)   Read More ...
Germans forced to choose between medicinal marijuana and guns
2018-01-31 23:00:43 A German hunter's appeal for the reinstatement of his gun ownership card and hunting license despite being a long-term medical marijuana user was dismissed by a Bavarian court Wednesday. According to the judge, gun owners must be capable of cautiously handling weapons and ammunition at all times. Cannabis consumption, even if prescribed by a doctor, would impair a person's ability to properly handle a weapon, the judge said   Read More ...
After Surgery in Germany, I Wanted Vicodin, Not Herbal Tea
2018-01-27 20:05:56 MUNICH — I recently had a hysterectomy here in Munich, where we moved from California four years ago for my husband’s job. Even though his job ended a year ago, we decided to stay while he tries to start a business. Thanks to the German health care system, our insurance remained in force. This, however, is not a story about the benefits of universal health care   Read More ...
British woman who received life-saving stem cell transplant meets German donor on 'trip of a lifetime'
2018-01-24 10:34:51 A British woman who received a life-saving stem cell transplant has taken the “trip of a lifetime” - to meet the German donor in person. Ashling Connell is pictured in an emotional hug with selfless Jan Rottschafer - the stranger who saved her life. She was just 25 when she was diagnosed with late-stage blood cancer in 2012, and told 95 per cent of her cells were cancerous   Read More ...
‘Angel of death’ nurse is charged with killing 97 more patients after being convicted of murdering six by deliberately triggered heart attacks
2018-01-23 14:07:37 AN evil male nurse dubbed the “Angel of Death” who is serving life for killing six patients with heart attack-inducing drugs has been charged with another 97 murders. The third trial of Niels Hoegel, 41, accused of being the worst serial killer in German post-war history, is expected to start later this year, a court spokesman in Oldenburg said. Hoegel has admitted to injecting patients with drugs that cause heart failure or circulatory collapse so he could then try to revive them and, when successful, shine as a saviour in front of his colleagues   Read More ...
Should economics dictate healthcare? | DW English
2018-01-18 12:32:02 Medical ethicist Matthias Kettner is critical of medical care based on patients' economic status. In his book, "The Authority of Desire in Medicine", he puts medical care at the service of self-actualization and life planning. For a related story, go to: http://p.dw.com/p/1CtEr.   Read More ...
Founders Valley: Medicine of the Future | DW English
2018-01-18 12:31:06 German start-up founder Fridtjof Detzner is on the lookout for visionary medical innovations in Singapore. As one of the world's wealthiest countries, a lot of money is being invested in Singapore for the research and development of new technologies. For more on this topic, go to: http://p.dw.com/p/2hHam.   Read More ...
German watchdog calls for direct comparison of cancer immunotherapies
2018-01-15 18:30:26 FRANKFURT: Germany's drug assessment body has criticized a lack of data directly comparing drugs in a promising new class of cancer immunotherapy, saying physicians could be overwhelmed or misled by the available information. IQWiG, the independent authority in Germany that evaluates new drugs and plays a key role in what price health services pay for them, has looked into new immunotherapy drugs for the treatment of bladder cancer as part of its so-called early benefit assessment   Read More ...
Drugmaker Dermapharm gears up for likely first German IPO of 2018
2018-01-15 18:01:31 FRANKFURT: German drugmaker Dermapharm is preparing for an initial public offering (IPO), probably stealing a march on much larger Siemens' healthcare unit Healthineers as the first stock market flotation in Germany this year. Dermapharm, which makes generic drugs, cosmetics, dietary products and medical devices, said on Monday it aimed to raise about 100 million euros (US$122 million) in fresh capital to fund growth during an IPO in the first half of 2018   Read More ...
Rangers legend Nacho Novo out of intensive care after heart attack in Germany
2018-01-10 00:10:00 RANGERS legend Nacho Novo is out of intensive care after a heart attack in Germany. Novo, 38, was rushed to hospital after feeling unwell following a legends footie tournament in Berlin on Saturday night. He suffered the shock heart attack because of a potentially fatal blocked artery and was receiving urgent treatment in intensive care. The Light Blues legend's attack came after his mum Isabel died at the age of just 47 when she contracted heart problems in 2004   Read More ...
USA: Transgender, HIV-Positive, Obdachlose, Prostituierte
2018-01-07 09:41:38 Ihr kleiner Luxus leuchtet barbiepink. Marcia streicht über ihre künstlichen Fingernägel, langsam und ein bisschen stolz. Es ist ein Zeichen dafür, dass es aufwärtsgeht mit ihr: Einen Besuch im Nagelstudio hatte sie sich lange nicht leisten können. Marcia Fowler ist 24 Jahre alt. "Aber es fühlt sich an, als würde mein Leben jetzt erst losgehen", sagt sie. Sie hat große Ziele: will einen Schulabschluss machen, einen Beruf erlernen, eine Wohnung finden   Read More ...
An antiretroviral pill against HIV-AIDS and other world stories | DW Documentary
2017-12-17 18:05:29 Russia gears up for the soccer World Cup, small farmers in Sierra Leone produce environmentally friendly palm oil, child labor among Syrian refugees in Turkey and an antiretroviral pill that protects against HIV-AIDS. _______ Exciting, powerful and informative – DW Documentary is always close to current affairs and international events. Our eclectic mix of award-winning films and reports take you straight to the heart of the story. Dive into different cultures, journey across distant lands, and discover the inner workings of modern-day life. Subscribe and explore the world around you – every day, one DW Documentary at a time. Subscribe to DW Documentary:   Read More ...
Glyphosate - the sick children of Argentina | DW Documentary
2017-12-06 12:10:40 Rising numbers of kids in Argentina are being born with serious health problems. Some blame glyphosate, a controversial weed killer the EU just re-approved. Glyphosate is the key ingredient in Monsanto’s bestselling weed killer. The substance is used intensively and extensively in agriculture in Argentina. Every year, more than 300 million liters are sprayed on soy, cotton and tobacco fields. In some regions, cancer has tripled over the past ten years and malformations in newborns have quadrupled. Large-scale studies on the possible causes have not been carried out to date. Rather, the farmers and their children themselves have become part of a field trial conducted by herbicide manufacturers such as Monsanto   Read More ...
HIV-PrEP - AIDS-Vorsorge in Pillenform | DW Deutsch
2017-12-02 00:08:34 Bis vor kurzem war es kaum bezahlbar, doch ein Kölner Apotheker hat dafür gesorgt, dass es erschwinglich wird: HIV-PrEP, ein Medikament, das bei Einnahme 48 Stunden vor Ansteckung mit dem HI-Virus schützt - allerdings nur Männer. Mehr Nachrichten unter http://www.dw.com/de/themen/s-9077.   Read More ...
AIDS in India: HIV positive activist fights discrimination | DW English
2017-12-02 00:08:09 Thanks to better therapies, people with AIDS are living longer than ever before. One of them is Mona Balani, an Indian woman who tested positive 18 years ago. She dreams of a world where people affected by HIV are treated without prejudice. More News: http://www.dw.com/en/program/dw-news/   Read More ...
Nestle, Stada prepare rival bids for Germany's Merck consumer health: sources
2017-12-01 22:01:15 LONDON/FRANKFURT: Swiss food giant Nestle and the private equity owners of German drug firm Stada are both preparing tentative bids for Merck KgaA's consumer health unit, several sources told Reuters. Merck's financial adviser JPMorgan has invited bids for the business, which is valued at about 4 billion euros (US$4.8 billion), ahead of a Dec. 15 deadline, the sources said. Nestle is widely seen as a natural buyer for the maker of Seven Seas vitamins and Bion nutritional supplements, after previous talks to set up a consumer joint venture with Merck fell through over the summer   Read More ...
Schwieriger Kampf gegen HIV und Aids in Russland
2017-12-01 14:16:03 Die Zahl der HIV-Infektionen ist weltweit gesehen rückläufig, doch in einigen Ländern wie Russland sterben immer mehr Menschen an den Folgen einer HIV-Infektion. Aktivisten beklagen Mängel im Gesundheitssystem und fehlende Beratung. Nicht mal jeder zweite HIV-Positive erhält eine adäquate medizinische Behandlung. Viele weigern sich auch, Pillen zu schlucken.   Read More ...
Africa’s only hospital providing free open-heart surgery | DW Documentary
2017-11-30 00:13:04 Africa's only hospital providing open-heart surgery for free and using cutting-edge technology is the Salam Centre for Cardiac Surgery in Sudan. This film tells the story of eight Rwandan children who embark on a life-saving journey to receive open-heart surgery. The children have rheumatic heart disease, which often develops from untreated strep throat – a completely preventable condition if antibiotics like penicillin are available. Now, in order to save his young patients’ lives, Dr. Emmanuel Rusingiza, Rwanda’s lone public cardiologist, teams up with Dr. Gino Strada, the Salam Center’s head surgeon. Strada must also fight for the tenuous financial future of the government-supported hospital, which means negotiating with Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir – a man wanted by the international criminal court for “crimes against humanity   Read More ...
Arsenal sweating over fitness of Mesut Ozil ahead of Huddersfield clash after German missed Burnley victory
2017-11-27 14:08:52 Mesut Ozil is a doubt for Arsenal's clash with Huddersfield on Wednesday night. The German sat out the dramatic win over Burnley through illness and Arsene Wenger admitted the visit of Huddersfield may come too soon. Arsenal host Manchester United on Saturday and Wenger will hope to have Ozil available by then, reports the Manchester Evening News. "I don’t know, I haven’t even seen him," Wenger replied when asked what was wrong with Ozil   Read More ...
Germany reports outbreak of mild bird flu on farm: OIE
2017-11-23 20:03:57 PARIS: Germany has reported an outbreak of low pathogenic H5N2 bird flu on a farm in the Lower Saxony region in the north of the country, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Thursday. The disease was detected on a farm in Rotenburg where 43 ducks and geese showed mild clinical signs, the OIE said, citing a report from the German authorities   Read More ...
German therapist convicted of botched psychedelic experiment
2017-11-22 21:05:14 BERLIN (AP) - A German psychotherapist has been sentenced to probation after confessing to providing a group of alternative practitioners with psychedelic drugs as part of a seminar on expanding consciousness. The 2015 seminar resulted in the hospitalization of the 27 participants with cramps, delirium and other complications from ingesting the psychedelic drug 2C-E and also an extremely potent hallucinogen known as DragonFLY   Read More ...
Egypt's prime minister to seek medical care in Germany - cabinet
2017-11-22 21:03:00 CAIRO: Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail will travel to Germany on Thursday for medical treatment and surgery and is expected to be there for three weeks, the cabinet said in a statement on Wednesday. It did not specify the condition he would be treated for. The cabinet spokesman said the presidency would choose someone to perform the premier's duties in Ismail's absence   Read More ...
Knapp 140 000 Dollar Jahresgehalt | Merkel-Vertrauter schachert Ehefrau Mega-Job zu
2017-11-18 19:46:07 Vitamin B hilft bei der Jobsuche – vor allem wenn der Ehemann einer der angesehensten Diplomaten Deutschlands ist … Einem „Spiegel“-Bericht zufolge hat der deutsche Botschafter bei den Vereinten Nationen, Christopher Heusgen, seine Beziehungen spielen lassen, um seiner Frau Ina einen hoch dotierten Posten bei der UN zu besorgen. ► Dabei habe er „eine Grenze des Anstands verletzt“, schreibt das Blatt   Read More ...
Here is the disease that sent KALONZO’s wife, PAULINE, to a Germany hospital! PHOTO of where she is hospitalized
2017-11-17 12:21:26 Thursday November 16, 2017 Former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka has been in Germany for over a month where he is taking care of his sick wife, Pauline Kalonzo. According to sources, Pauline is receiving specialized Oncological Therapy at a Cancer Clinic in Germany. Known as Graal-Müritz Clinic (in photo), the center offers one of the best cancer treatments in Europe   Read More ...
German pharmacist: an ice-cold killer?
2017-11-13 18:45:16 The trial has begun of a German pharmacist, accused by the prosecution of murdering patients in the “ice-cold pursuit of profit”, though investigators have said they do not yet know what his motivations were. The defendent, who can’t be named for legal reasons, allegedly diluted the medication of about a thousand cancer patients between 2012 and 2016. Many of them were in court for the hearing   Read More ...
Germany: pharmacist tried over watered-down cancer drugs
2017-11-13 15:43:59 BERLIN – A pharmacist accused of preparing thousands of doses of cancer drugs with too few active ingredients in order to benefit financially has gone on trial in Germany. News agency dpa reported that the 47-year-old's trial opened Monday at the state court in Essen. Identified only as Peter S. due to German privacy rules, he is charged with violating Germany's medicinal products law in 61,980 cases, 27 counts of attempted bodily harm, and fraud   Read More ...
pharmacist tried over watered-down cancer drugs
2017-11-13 15:17:10 BERLIN (AP) — A pharmacist accused of preparing thousands of doses of cancer drugs with too few active ingredients in order to benefit financially has gone on trial in Germany. News agency dpa reported that the 47-year-old's trial opened Monday at the state court in Essen. Identified only as Peter S. due to German privacy rules, he is charged with violating Germany's medicinal products law in 61,980 cases, 27 counts of attempted bodily harm, and fraud   Read More ...
World of bacteria - the science behind microorganisms | DW Documentary
2017-10-09 06:12:28 Bacteria are everywhere: in the ground, in the water and in the air. There’s no creature on earth that’s not populated by bacteria. Scientists are exploring the complex role of microorganisms. How great is the invisible power of bacteria? Bubonic plague, typhoid and tuberculosis: over the course of human history, we’ve fallen victim to countless diseases caused by bacteria. But only around one percent of known bacteria are pathogens. This documentary looks at the microorganisms that live in the bodies of living things - from tiny insects to mammals such as humans. Without bacteria, the human digestive, immune and even reproductive systems wouldn’t work   Read More ...
Doctors for Africa – visiting Ebola victims | DW Documentary
2017-10-09 06:12:07 The Ebola crisis hit Sierra Leone hard. Medical care collapsed almost entirely. These foreign doctors have come on their holiday to lend a hand. A hospital in Sierra Leone is an unusual holiday destination – but not for these hardworking doctors. They’ve returned to the West African country to help with the aftermath of Ebola, treating patients for free. Foreign aid is a vital lifeline here. Fritjof Schmidt-Hoensdorf always takes his surgical instruments with him. The orthopedic specialist doesn’t travel to switch off, he travels to help. He goes there with a group of doctors for two weeks to treat the sick for free   Read More ...
Kozhikode scientist wins German award
2017-09-25 16:45:45 Benesh Joseph, a native of Kozhikode district, has won an award carrying a purse of over ₹19 lakh for his research that is expected to help develop new alternative drugs against multi-drug resistant and antibiotic-resistant bacteria that cause various diseases. It was instituted by the Adolf Messer Foundation, Germany. Dr. Benesh Joseph, principal investigator at Goethe University, Frankfurt, since 2013, was awarded the prize on September 19   Read More ...
Children offered scoliosis surgery in Germany
2017-09-16 19:37:18 The HSE is to outsource the surgery to St Franziskus Hospital in Munster, Germany, as well as to HCA International which runs UK health facilities, including Portland Hospital in London , the Irish Independent has learned. The outsourcing of surgery for children, some of whom have been waiting two years, follows a renewed pledge by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar that every effort will be made to fulfil the promise that no child will be waiting longer than four months for scoliosis surgery at the end of the year   Read More ...
German court drops case against Auschwitz medic over dementia diagnosis
2017-09-12 14:46:38 A German court officially dropped its case against a 96-year-old former Auschwitz medic because he has dementia.The decision on Tuesday came after Hubert Zafke was found unfit to stand trial for his role in the murder of more than 3,600 people at the Nazi death camp. Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page. German prosecutors submitted a motion last month to the Neubrandenburg state court asking it to dismiss the case   Read More ...
Germany's Merck hires JP Morgan to sell consumer health
2017-09-08 23:00:25 FRANKFURT/LONDON: Germany's Merck KGaA has hired JP Morgan to sell its consumer health business, which includes brands such as Seven Seas vitamins and could be worth around US$4.5 billion. The family-controlled drugmaker said on Tuesday it was considering selling the business, whose sales of over-the-counter medicines and vitamin supplements are about US$1 billion a year, to help fund research into higher-margin prescription drugs   Read More ...
Germany's Merck hires JP Morgan to sell consumer health
2017-09-08 22:43:31 FRANKFURT/LONDON (Reuters) - Germany’s Merck KGaA has hired JP Morgan to sell its consumer health business, which includes brands such as Seven Seas vitamins and could be worth around $4.5 billion. The family-controlled drugmaker said on Tuesday it was considering selling the business, whose sales of over-the-counter medicines and vitamin supplements are about $1 billion a year, to help fund research into higher-margin prescription drugs   Read More ...
At A Field Hospital In Texas, Connecticut Helps Out
2017-09-02 05:06:35 In a field hospital on a Texas floodplain 1,700 miles from home, Berlin police officer David Cruickshank is among 30 Connecticut residents staffing a makeshift emergency department caring for those injured or made ill by Hurricane Harvey. Cruickshank, part of a team from the federal National Disaster Medical System (NDMS), traveled to Texas Aug. 25 and is now stationed at the field hospital in Rosenberg, a town about 30 miles southwest of Houston   Read More ...