Tag Archive for Wolfgang Piller

Loneliness

Loneliness is a common feeling and happens when we have a mismatch between the quantity and quality of social relationships that we have, and those that we want.

Ungrateful Walking Dead

More evidence has been added to the assumption that low PSA levels predict the likelihood of developing prostate cancer, thus the final verdict about the frequency of screening is coming closer.

Depressing News

Checking my portfolio of Seaside Gazette articles reveals that there are definitely two subjects missing over the years: alcohol and hypertension. Thus I shall start with the more pleasurable subject, which for some is a problematic one. Alcohol in moderation is pleasurable and considered to be healthy, e.g. reducing the risk of heart disease, stroke, hypertension and diabetes.

Placebo, (genetic) Matter Over Mind

Placebo in medicine means that a drug or treatment is effective although it is not designed to be. It plays an important part in research because something ineffective is being compared to a new drug or treatment to see, whether there is a beneficial difference, thus proving that it works.

Coffee Break Donations

Our co-writing Docs support the charity ‘German Doctors for the 3rd World’ www.aerzte3welt.de (English language option exists). Whilst one is keeping the house in order and the people of Almuñécar healthy, the other one will take a rather long coffee break in the hillsides of Northern Nicaragua. Many readers already know about the more eccentric…