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Buying shoes: have your feet measured by children
Buying shoes: have your feet measured by children

Buying shoes for children: Parents should definitely have their children's feet measured, otherwise health problems can arise. (07/18/2010) Are you planning to buy shoes for your children? TÜV Rheinland currently points out that parents should have their children's feet measured.

Ministry examines perchlorate in fruits and vegetables
Ministry examines perchlorate in fruits and vegetables

Perchlorate in fruits and vegetables - Ministry wants clarification In recent days, it has been publicly known that fruit and vegetables have been found from the chemical perchlorate. Now the Federal Ministry of Consumer Affairs wants to work on the swift clarification of the causes.

Diabetes: Questions and Answers
Diabetes: Questions and Answers

Important answers on the subject of diabetes The term diabetes mellitus, often known simply as diabetes, is a combination of a number of metabolic diseases. The focus is on the pancreas, which produces too little or no insulin. This defect causes the body to over sugar, which is characteristic of the disease.

New limits for lead in drinking water
New limits for lead in drinking water

New limit values ​​for lead in drinking water from 1st December 2013 The Federal Ministry of Health announced on Monday that from 1st December new lead values ​​for lead content in drinking water will apply. No more than 10 micrograms of lead may be contained in each liter of drinking water. As a rule, this value is exceeded for existing old lines.

Gen food in the department store of the west?
Gen food in the department store of the west?

Activists from the environmental protection group "Greenpeace" demonstrate today in front of the largest department store in Europe, the department store of the west (KaDeWe). The environmentalists accuse the department store of having genetically modified food in its range.

Headscarf ban doctor's office
Headscarf ban doctor's office

A doctor in Hesse has banned a headscarf for his practice. Does he thereby violate his contractual medical obligation? The National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians and the State Medical Association are examining possible sanctions against the doctor.

False start for the new consumer protection portal
False start for the new consumer protection portal

Technical problems hinder the start of the consumer protection portalThe excitement before the launch of the new online portal "lebensmittelklarheit.de" on Wednesday was great among both supporters and critics. Accordingly, there was a rush after the site went online. But the server capacities apparently did not take this into account.

Obesity: Not a quick success through diet
Obesity: Not a quick success through diet

Do not expect short-term diet success if you are overweight Serious diets do not advertise weight loss within a few days. A long-term successful diet should last at least twelve months and be accompanied by a doctor who is at best a nutritionist, as well as nutritionists and dietitians, sports therapists and psychologists or educators.

Abolition of the practice fee in 2013
Abolition of the practice fee in 2013

Practice fee will be abolished from 2013: Since its introduction, the practice fee has been heavily criticized. Now, the payment of ten euros per quarter due when visiting a doctor will be abolished again from 2013, according to one of the results of the coalition summit of the government parties at the weekend. For months, the discussion about a possible abolition within the coalition parties from the CDU, CSU and FDP has also been ongoing the practice fee.

Surgeons warn of hospital germs
Surgeons warn of hospital germs

Surgeons warn of increasing dangers from hospital germsFebruary 2, 2014German surgeons warn of increasing dangers from hospital germs At the Federal Surgery Congress in Nuremberg, doctors now called for stricter laws in the fight against multi-resistant germs.

Full fertilizer contaminated with uranium and cadmium
Full fertilizer contaminated with uranium and cadmium

NDR: Commercial fertilizer contaminated with uranium and cadmiumAccording to samples from the NDR magazine “Markt”, all types of complete fertilizer were still contaminated with the toxic heavy metals uranium and cadmium. During tests, a laboratory commissioned by the television program examined a total of five fully fertilized products.

Majority of EU citizens die of cancer
Majority of EU citizens die of cancer

EU: Every second death from cancer or chronic diseases Around half of the deaths in the European Union are caused by cancer or chronic diseases. This is the result of a study by Dutch, Belgian and German researchers, in the context of which more than four million death certificates were evaluated by EU citizens.