Cardiac surgeons: "We are cardiac donors": Cardiac surgeons send a clear signal for organ donation and appeal to the population's willingness to donate. The lack of donor hearts is worrying. In 2016, over 700 people in Germany were on the waiting list for a suitable donor heart (Eurotransplant).
Burns from a barbecue accident: burns do not cool permanently In sunshine and high temperatures, there is nothing better for many than barbecuing outdoors with friends. A cool beer and a juicy steak make the day perfect. Unfortunately, there are always accidents with burns.
Iced tea is a popular soft drink, especially in summer. Traditionally, iced tea is prepared with hot black tea, which is quickly cooled and flavored with lemon juice and sugar. There are now numerous versions of the iced tea. In addition to various types of tea such as green, fruit or herbal tea, the iced tea is combined with various fruit juices or seasoned with herbs such as peppermint.
Can smartphones and tablets cause depression? Smartphones and other portable devices, such as tablets, are ubiquitous these days. Children and adolescents also use such devices. Researchers have now analyzed whether excessive screen time in children and adolescents leads to mental health risks and is involved in the development of depression.
Will luminous plants and trees replace electric light in the future? According to researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the answer is yes. The MIT researchers have taken an important first step towards realizing this vision. They were able to implant special luminous nanoparticles in the leaves of watercress.
The number of obese school children in Bavaria is low The number of obese children has increased significantly worldwide in recent years. In this country too, many children and adolescents are much too fat. In Bavaria, the number of very overweight first graders is stagnating, but the Free State Minister of Health calls on parents to pay more attention to healthy eating and more exercise in the fight against overweight young people.