Woman suffering from back ache on the bed, healthcare and problem concept

Lower back pain

Almost everyone will experience it at least once in a lifetime and people who chronically suffer from it develop their own strategies on how to relieve their back pain. President John F. Kennedy e.g. was using a rocking chair. In many industrialized countries back pain is a main cause preventing people from work and therefore has a relevant economic impact. Read More
Political quistion about the prevetinve paradox

The preventive paradox

Should we sacrifice individual freedom for the benefit of the population health? Or should we simply help those who really need it? These are questions that health authorities in all countries struggle with. Frequently, these questions are treated exclusively as political and ideological questions of individual freedom, or paternalism. Read More
Close-up of dangerous infectious mite on natural texture with diagonal line. Black legged castor bean tick. It carries encephalitis, Lyme borreliosis, babesiosis and ehrlichiosis

Lyme disease – you catch it from ticks

The castor bean tick (Ixodes ricinus), also known as sheep tick or deer tick, is an arachnid in the mite family (so not an insect) which has become familiar to an ever-greater number of people in Northern Europe as the winters have become increasingly mild. It lives by sucking blood from animals and birds (as well as humans) and it is notorious for its ability to spread a number of diseases, with borreliosis/Lyme disease being the best known. Read More
cardiopulmonary resuscitation or  CPR training.

How to restart a heart

Imagine, tomorrow morning, you are out shopping in the mall. Suddenly, a man in the prime of his life collapses on the floor in front of you.  He doesn’t move and is non-responsive to speech and physical stimulation. A crowd of people gathers arounds and stares at you. What do you do? Read More
Atrial fibrillation and normal or abnormal heart rate rythm concept as a cardiac disorder as a human organ with healthy and unhealthy ecg monitoring in a 3D illustration style.

Heart flutter – atrial fibrillation

With heart flutter, there is rapid and irregular contraction of the front chambers of the heart. As a result, the blood does not get to where it should, but instead it can clump together to form small blood clots. Read More
Tired sick woman in grey homewear sitting on bed, keeping hands on stomach, suffering from pain, looking aside. Illness, stomach ache concept

Vicious circles of insomnia, depression and chronic pain

Insomnia, chronic pain and depression are common disorders and a lot of people are likely to experience one or more of these during their lifetime. In this article, I will explain why these three disorders tend to occur within the same people, and how having one of them may lead to an increased risk of getting one or both of the other disorders. Finally, I will discuss why this is important to be aware of.    Read More

Vaccine – a major success

Vaccination is regarded as one of the biggest successes in modern medicine. Using just simple means, it is possible to prevent a number of life-threatening and disabling diseases. Read More
Young basketball player shoot

When the fun stops, adolescents drop out of organized sports

All parents want their children to live long and healthy lives, and for many, this leads them to encourage their children to participate in organized sports activities. Read More
sick woman with heart attack, pain, health problem holding touching her chest colored in red with hands isolated on gray wall background. Human face expression

Chest pains – Angina pectoris

We should certainly be grateful that some of our health complaints can be linked to lifestyle instead of just being down to chance. Read More
Close Up Of Woman Suffering With Cough

Bronchitis – Acute inflammation of the bronchi

Thanks to blood tests and analysis, it is now possible to decide on the best treatment for both viruses and bacteria. Read More