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Health card: health insurance companies refuse payment

Health card: health insurance companies refuse payment

Electronic health card: health insurance companies refuse payment07.01.2015 According to a media report, the umbrella organization of statutory health insurance (GKV) has turned off the operators of the electronic health card (eGK). According to the leading association, 57 million euros are currently blocked.

Research: mental training delays the outbreak of Alzheimer's

Research: mental training delays the outbreak of Alzheimer's

People who keep their brains "fit" in middle age protect themselves from Alzheimer's disease. If people engage their brains through various activities, this could help to ward off certain symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. However, this method does not help everyone by far. The effectiveness depends on whether those affected have a specific gene.

Pizza salami test: frozen pizza with a lot of fat

Pizza salami test: frozen pizza with a lot of fat

Stiftung Warentest checks frozen pizza: taste of five salami pizzas “very good” Stiftung Warentest examined 27 frozen salami pizza with regard to their taste, ingredients and other criteria. Her conclusion: frozen pizza often tastes better than its reputation. Pizza should not be on the menu too often, because the frozen products usually contain a lot of fat and salt.

Current study: Water dispensers in schools greatly reduce the overweight in children

Current study: Water dispensers in schools greatly reduce the overweight in children

School water dispensers could help fight obesity and overweight. Many children today are overweight. This is often due to the diet. Children like to drink lemonade and eat lots of sweets. Consuming more water could help children lose weight, according to a recent study.

Avian influenza virus H7N9 widespread in China

Avian influenza virus H7N9 widespread in China

Widespread spread of the H7N9 avian influenza virus in China "Nobody knows whether the H7N9 bird flu, which infected more than 560 people in China and killed 204, could continue to develop and thus spread more easily among people," reports the journal "Nature".

Allergy sufferers suffer from early birch pollen flight

Allergy sufferers suffer from early birch pollen flight

Allergy sufferers suffer early and strong birch pollen flight Birch pollen is traveling earlier and in higher concentration in Berlin this year. Meteorologists at the Free University of Berlin have recently confirmed this with measurements. This increases the time of suffering for allergy sufferers. On the website of the pollen information service you can find information about the local pollen count.