Digital Transformation of the Working World
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Digital Transformation of the Working World

The terms digitization, digitalization and digital transformation can often be confused due to their similar appearance. Digitization means the transformation of analogue information into digital form. For example, you scan a sheet of paper with information on it, and save this scan on your computer as a PDF.

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Disinfection in Health Care Facilities
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Disinfection in Health Care Facilities

In health care facilities, risks exist. The employees are the most at risk. Firstly, the risk of infectious pathogens is very high; workers can be exposed to Hepatitis-B- or Hepatitis-C-Viruses, or to HIV. Thus, arrangements to minimize the risk of infection are exceptionally important. Secondly, accidents...

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You Better Take Care of Your Gut Bacteria
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You Better Take Care of Your Gut Bacteria

Less than ten years ago, most people were unaware of the critical role the microbiome plays within the body. Only alternative practitioners, healers or patients with unclear disorders were interested in the composition of their feces. Today, many scientists investigate the role of the gut microbiome on...

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Medical Crossword 2018
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Medical Crossword 2018

Welcome to our English MTA Dialog medical crossword in December 2018! With this feature you may test your knowledge after reading MTA Dialog during the year 2018. The terms in the crossword are all words you may know from the issues during this year.

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Physiology of the Heart
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Physiology of the Heart

The heart lies in the center of the thoracic cavity, also called the mediastinum. It has four chambers, two atria (singular: atrium) and two ventricles. Blood flows through the heart.

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Ultrasound Examinations
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Ultrasound Examinations

What is ultrasound? Ultrasound is a sound wave with a frequency in the megahertz range (between 1 MHz and 1 GHz) which is completely inaudible to humans. The speed sound waves pass through a medium depends on the density of that medium (high frequency ultrasound – superficial structures, low frequency...

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder
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Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Generalized Anxiety Disorder is characterized by persistent and excessive anxiety and worry. Alongside this worry and anxiety people also experience tremendous tension and apprehensive expectation.

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African Swine Fever
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African Swine Fever

What is African swine fever? African swine fever is a deadly animal disease that only appears among porcine species such as pigs and wild boars. African swine fever is not a zoonosis (a disease that may spread among animals and humans and can be transmitted either way) and therefore is not dangerous to human...

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Nipah Virus
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Nipah Virus

What is known about the Nipah virus disease? The Nipah virus (NiV) causes a severe infectious disease in humans and was first isolated and identified in Malaysia and Singapore in September 1998 among pig farmers and people with close pig contacts.

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The Function of the Adrenal Glands
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The Function of the Adrenal Glands

The two adrenal glands of the human body are very important and secrete various hormones.

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