X-ray Radiation
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X-ray Radiation

Who discovered it and how has the technology been developed?

The German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen (born 1845 in Lennep, Germany) discovered X-ray radiation by coincidence in 1895.

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Radiotherapy in Veterinary Medicine
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Radiotherapy in Veterinary Medicine

In general, focused radiation produces chemical radicals that impair tumour (and other) cells and inhibit their proliferation. The aim of radiotherapy is to destroy cancer cells while sparing as much healthy tissue as possible from harm.

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Colonoscopy and Enteroscopy
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Colonoscopy and Enteroscopy

Colonoscopy means the examination of the colon with a colonoscope. Additionally, tissue samples can be extracted through specific channels. The examination of the small intestine is called enteroscopy, and it is far more complicated than a colonoscopy.

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (III)
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (III)

There are four types of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) classified by their pathogens: bacterial, fungal, viral, and parasitic infections.

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (II)
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (II)

There are four types of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) classified by their pathogens: bacterial, fungal, viral, and parasitic infections. My previous article focused on the most common bacterial STDs. In this article I am going to focus on the most common viral and parasitic STDs.

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (I)
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (I)

What are Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)? STDs are diseases that are transmitted via various types of sexual intercourse – including vaginal, oral and anal intercourse. STD infections mostly occur in the genital and anal mucosae. However, they may also infect the eyes, the mouth and pharynx.

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Food Analysis – Pathogenic Bacteria in Food
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Food Analysis – Pathogenic Bacteria in Food

Repeatedly, newspaper headlines feature corporate scandals concerning germs in food. Most recently (2019) a German meat producing company had to shut down after three cases of death (and severe illness) linked to sausages contaminated with Listeria. It was proven that the production had not been hygienic.

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Skin Cancer – The three major skin cancer types (II)

In the January issue 2020, I described the basics of skin cancer. In this issue I am going to discuss the three major types of skin cancer.

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Coronavirus
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Coronavirus

In December 2019 there was a cluster of pneumoniae cases in the Chinese city of Wuhan (pop. approx. 11 Mio). It initially affected a group of people with pneumoniae who had been associated with people at a seafood and live animal market in Wuhan. This market was then closed on the 1st of January in 2020. In...

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Overdiagnosis – Less is More
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Overdiagnosis – Less is More

“WHY THEN, CAN ONE DESIRE TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING?”

William Shakespeare, As You Like It (1600 AD)

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