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Stubborn parasites: what helps against head lice?

Stubborn parasites: what helps against head lice?

Head lice: harmless but difficult to get rid of Head lice are relatively stubborn parasites that do not go away on their own after an infestation. Treatment is urgently needed, especially to avoid further spread. However, lice do not generally pose any health risks, reports the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) on its patient information portal.

Flash screen light: smartphones rob sleep at night

Flash screen light: smartphones rob sleep at night

Blue screen light: sleep problems can be on the smartphone Not only in Germany, more and more people suffer from chronic lack of sleep. There are enough reasons for this. Smartphones can also play a role in this. The light on the screens resembles that of a bright day at noon and signals: “Wake up!

Pollutants in ten out of 14 strollers

Pollutants in ten out of 14 strollers

Most strollers are contaminated with pollutants There are not only significant price differences for strollers, but there are also significant fluctuations in terms of functionality and quality. In many cases, the strollers did not meet the testers' requirements in an investigation by the “Stiftung Warentest”.

Little horse meat in beef products

Little horse meat in beef products

Beef almost free of horse meat after “horse meat scandal” It was more than a year ago that in several EU countries foods identified as beef products were found that contained up to 100 undeclared horse meat. Frozen food and sauces with minced meat such as lasagna or Bolognese sauce were particularly affected at the time.

New HIV infections in Germany do not decrease

New HIV infections in Germany do not decrease

Number of new HIV infections does not decrease Around 3,200 people were infected with HIV in Germany last year. The number remains unchanged compared to the previous year. The efforts of previous preventive measures have apparently not been sufficient to contain the infections.

Zika virus warning: pregnant women should not travel to Latin America at the moment

Zika virus warning: pregnant women should not travel to Latin America at the moment

Zika virus: Pregnant women are advised not to travel to South America A dangerous pathogen is currently spreading in several countries in Central and South America: The Zika virus can apparently be transmitted to unborn babies and lead to serious skull malformations in newborns. Authorities are now warning pregnant women against traveling to the affected areas.