Category Archives: Health

“The measles virus has killed almost three times as many people in DR Congo as any Ebola outbreak.”

Deutsche Welle: World’s biggest measles outbreak in DR Congo kills thousands. “The deadly virus has killed nearly three times as many people in the Democratic Republic of Congo as any Ebola outbreak. It’s preventable with a vaccine.”

Mehr als 6000 Tote durch Masern im Kongo. “Vor einem Jahr brach in dem zentralafrikanischen Land eine Masern-Epidemie aus. Inzwischen sind dadurch mehr Menschen gestorben als durch die Ebola-Seuche. Dabei könnte eine Impfung Leben retten.”

Liebe für alle!

WDR Doku Menschen hautnah:

  1. Drei ungewöhnliche erste Dates
  2. Was bedeutet Liebe mit Down-Syndrom?
  3. Das Model und der Fußballer

(YouTube, je 44min)

“Die Serie “Liebe für alle!” stellt Menschen in den Mittelpunkt, die eher am Rand der Gesellschaft stehen. Die Doku-Reihe begleitet Singles zu ihren ersten Dates und zeigt in drei aufeinanderfolgenden Filmen Höhen und Tiefen, Erfolge und Misserfolge der Protagonisten. Menschen, die in ihrer Sehnsucht, ihren Träumen und Hoffnungen nicht anders sind, als alle anderen auch.”

“[T]he evidence pointing to the harms of e-cigarettes is starting to pile up”

NPR: New Study Offers First Evidence Of Vaping’s Long-Term Risks. “The study finds that e-cigarettes are linked to increased risk of chronic lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis and COPD, as well as weakened immune defenses.”

NPR: Vaping Nicotine Linked To Increased Risk Of Chronic Lung Disease. “The extreme cases of lung injury caused by vaping have raised awareness of the potential harms of electronic cigarettes. […] Many of these acute illnesses are linked to black market THC products, but a growing body of evidence points to the risks associated with vaping nicotine.”

See also this podcast:

CBC Podcast White Coat, Black Art: ‘It was terrifying’: Teen who collapsed after vaping nicotine is now warning her peers. “Vaping-related severe lung illnesses tracked, but not lower-level incidents, including nicotine poisoning.”

“Dr. Hassan Nemeh […] has seen the worst of those dangers up close. In September, he performed what may be the first double-lung transplant on a person whose lungs had been severely damaged by vaping. The patient was 17 years old.”