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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Skin Cancer – When skin cells grow abnormally

It’s winter and it’ll take a while until next summer: nevertheless, this article provides general information on skin cancer. The next article (II) will discuss more details on the stages of skin cancer, its symptoms and therapies.

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Medical Crossword 2019
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Medical Crossword 2019

Welcome to our English MTA Dialog medical crossword in December 2019! After reading MTA Dialog 2019 you may now test your knowledge. The terms in the crossword are all words you might know from the issues during this year.

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Five Words about the usage of a Dosimeter
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Five Words about the usage of a Dosimeter

In various professions where people are exposed to radiation it is very important to know how that radiation will affect them. In this article I am going to write about dosimetry in medicine, especially for radiographers or radiologic technologists and radiology technicians.

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Dengue Fever – a Short Overview
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Dengue Fever – a Short Overview

Worldwide, about 390 million people are infected with the Dengue virus each year. The number of infected people has grown over the last decades and today about half of the world’s population is at risk of contracting Dengue fever.

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A Stroke in a Nutshell
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A Stroke in a Nutshell

A stroke can happen to anyone at any time and to all age groups – from unborns, to newborns, teenagers, middleagers and aged people. According to the WHO each year worldwide about 6.2 mio. people die because of a stroke.

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Human Papillomaviruses (HPV)
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Human Papillomaviruses (HPV)

What is HPV? We know about 200 different types of human papillomaviruses (HPV) of which about 40 types cause anal and genital diseases and are sexually transmitted, non-regarding the sexual orientation.

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