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Cancer risk from mercury: several studies of the soils in the vicinity of natural gas production sites

Cancer risk from mercury: several studies of the soils in the vicinity of natural gas production sites

Natural gas production Cause of increased mercury pollution and increased cancer? After an analysis of the data of the Epidemiological Cancer Register Lower Saxony (EKN) in the past year had found significantly increased cancer in the community of Bothel in the district of Rotenburg and here a connection with the release of mercury in the production of natural gas was suspected, the soils in the vicinity of the natural gas production facilities should now be examined in detail for possible pollutants.

Cities fighting oak processionary moths

Cities fighting oak processionary moths

Oak procession moth is in trouble in Hessian cities The caterpillars of the oak procession moth are currently being fought from the ground and in the air in several cities in Hesse. The caterpillars' fine hair can trigger severe allergic reactions such as shortness of breath and skin irritation. The larvae are currently reaching the third stage of development in which they develop the stinging hair.

Died today: Günter Grass is dead

Died today: Günter Grass is dead

Günter Grass, Nobel Prize winner for literature, died in Lübeck Today Günter Grass, Nobel Prize winner and writer, died at the age of 87. There is still no information about the cause of death. The death was confirmed by the Steidl publishing house. His books have been translated into numerous languages.

Risk of bone fracture due to weight change

Risk of bone fracture due to weight change

Weight change increases the risk of bone fracture04.02.2015A recent study shows that postmenopausal women have an increased risk of bone fracture if they have increased or decreased significantly. The effects of post-menopausal weight fluctuations on the risk of bone fracture can be very different, as the Los Angeles scientists were able to show using data from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) Observational Study.

Two new cases: can't Ebola be eradicated in West Africa?

Two new cases: can't Ebola be eradicated in West Africa?

Plague in West Africa: Two new Ebola cases have been reported in Guinea Two new Ebola cases have been reported. The epidemic in the West African country was actually considered to be over. The World Health Organization (WHO) is very concerned. The first experts were dispatched to the country's capital.

Skin cancer screening is useless, according to some medical professionals

Skin cancer screening is useless, according to some medical professionals

Around eight million people in Germany go to skin cancer prevention every year. However, according to a report by the ARD magazine "Contrasts", this is of little use. According to an expert opinion, the mortality rate in skin cancer has not changed despite the screenings. Mortality rate has not changed As the ARD magazine "Contrasts" reports, referring to the first expert opinion on skin cancer screening in Germany, the preventive health insurance program for early detection of skin cancer clearly shows no effect.