Doctor not liable if patient does not understand the information According to a decision that became known today, the Higher Regional Court (OLG) has ruled that doctors are not generally liable if patients do not understand the information session considered ineffective for surgery.
First aid for internet addiction: First NRW specialty clinic opened in Bochum; more and more people are affected by a new addiction disease: Internet addiction. The first outpatient clinic for internet addiction has opened since Monday of this week. Patients who show symptoms of addiction through online games, cybersex or social networks such as Facebook can contact the special clinic of the North Rhine-Westphalian university clinic for psychotherapeutic diseases.
Ethics Council issues opinion on genetic tests The use of genetic tests has increased significantly in recent years, although today these are by no means exclusively for medical purposes. The German Ethics Council has now issued a statement on behalf of the Federal Government on the & 34; future of genetic diagnostics & 34; submitted and found clear deficiencies in particular in the advice and information on the genetic tests.
Measures to strengthen the immune system for men are not an issue Men do not pay particular attention to their immune defense during the cold season, according to the results of a recent survey by the market research institute GfK on behalf of the health magazine "Apotheken Umschau". In the case of women, at least almost a third of those questioned were concerned about their own defenses in winter.
Prevention courses: Health insurance companies set up a central testing facility In future, prevention courses for insured persons will be subject to quality control. To this end, several large statutory health insurance companies have set up a central prevention test center. This is intended for more quality, less testing and a better overview of 360.
Consumer advice center warns against too much fructose in ready-made foods: Fructose intolerance as a cause of intestinal complaints has gained in importance in the western industrialized countries in recent years. That is why the Hamburg Consumer Advice Center tested 35 finished foods for their fructose content.