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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.