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Sitting for long periods of time can make you sick

Sitting for long periods of time can make you sick

Long-term sitting: an underestimated health risk The German Health Insurance (DKV) has asked thousands of German citizens about their health behavior. The findings will soon be presented. According to the information, the dangers of permanent sitting are the focus of the report. Surveys on health behavior How healthy are German citizens?

Increased risk of gout from meat & alcohol

Increased risk of gout from meat & alcohol

Animal foods, alcohol and sugary drinks increase the risk of gout, the metabolic disease gout, can be favored by various factors, whereby according to the Institute for Economic Efficiency and Quality in Health Care (IQWiG) meat, fish and seafood are also scientifically proven risk factors.

Intoxication and addiction: Doctors warn against the administration of codeine cough syrup

Intoxication and addiction: Doctors warn against the administration of codeine cough syrup

Children and adolescents should be protected against codeine Doctors warn against the use of medicines with codeine. According to the experts, analgesics with codeine are not suitable for the treatment of children under the age of twelve. Now an incident with a 14 year old girl confirmed this warning. The teenage girl was seriously ill after taking pain medication with codeine.

Medicinal plant more healing than rheumatism medication

Medicinal plant more healing than rheumatism medication

Chinese medicinal plant more effective than common rheumatism remedy The Chinese medicinal plant Lei Gong Teng apparently works more efficiently against rheumatoid arthritis than the drug methotrexate. This is reported by the news agency "AFP", citing a recent study by Chinese researchers from the Beijing Union Medical College Hospital, which was published in the specialist magazine "BMJ Open".

Burning fat: Is a minimum of 20 minutes of exercise a day sufficient?

Burning fat: Is a minimum of 20 minutes of exercise a day sufficient?

Exercise shouldn't last just 10 or 20 minutes. To get positive effects such as fat loss and endurance, you should exercise over 20 minutes. Sometimes we talk about 30 minutes a day. Now what's wrong? How much is there in the sports myth? If you want to lose weight, you should boost your fat burning.

Even children have high blood pressure if they are overweight

Even children have high blood pressure if they are overweight

Hypertension risk in children increases with weight Overweight is well known as a risk factor for high blood pressure in adults. But even in children, excessive body weight can cause blood pressure to rise. In a recent study, US researchers found that an increased body mass index (BMI) entails the risk of an increased blood pressure in children.