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Bicycle helmets
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Bicycle helmets

Bicycle helmets are a means of passive road traffic safety. The skull of a cyclist should be protected by wearing a bicycle helmet in the event of an accident or a fall, at least partially absorbing the forces acting on the head. Basically, bicycle helmets are divided into the categories micro shell, hard shell and soft shell helmets.

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Duogynon

Duogynon - application and effectsDuogynon is a medication from Schering that was used in Germany in the 1960s and 1970s both as a pregnancy test and for the treatment of missed menstrual periods. It was available as an injection and dragee form. Although a British study in 1967 linked Duogynon to malformations during pregnancy, it was still sold in Germany.
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Drug consumption

Drug use - ingesting intoxicating substances - was widespread in many cultures thousands of years ago. Alcohol, mushrooms and other psychoactive plants were the main intoxicants. Strictly speaking, coffee is also classified as a drug. On the basis of current legislation, a distinction can be made between legal and illegal drugs, whereby the term “drug consumption” usually means the use of illegal substances that fall under the Narcotics Act in this country.
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Intestinal germs

The human intestine has a surface area of ​​around 200 to 300 square meters. This huge, wrinkled area offers a variety of physiological intestinal bacteria a habitat in which they live in symbiosis with humans. While the intestine is still sterile in newborns, up to four hundred different types of bacteria settle in the course of the first two years of life.
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Dioxin

The term dioxin is colloquially a group of chemically similar chlorine-containing dioxins and furans. According to the Federal Environment Agency, a total of 75 polychlorinated dibenzo-para-dioxins (PCDD) and 135 polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDF) fall under this term. They are undesirable by-products that arise in certain combustion processes of chlorine and organic carbon.
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Deodorant

Deodorant, also called deodorant for short, has largely established itself in the modern industrialized countries as a care product against unpleasant body odors. Deodorant is mainly applied in the armpit, where it takes on various tasks. This includes covering odors with fragrances, controlling the microorganisms involved in odor formation with the help of antimicrobial substances and, if necessary, restricting sweat gland activity through so-called antiperspirants.
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Third gender

The third gender is used to categorize people who cannot or do not want to be referred to as men or women in the classic sense. On October 10, 2017, the German Federal Constitutional Court obliged the legislature to enable a third gender term in the birth register by the end of 2018.
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Diabetic

Diabetics are people who have some form of diabetes. As a diabetic, you have to restructure your everyday life step by step, since many factors of everyday life can influence the course of the disease. In addition to regular checks of the blood sugar level and, if necessary, the injection of insulin, special attention to nutrition is part of the daily routine for diabetics.
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Treatment errors

Surgery always poses a certain risk of postoperative complications. In the worst case, the patient may even die. Unfortunately, there is no 100 percent certainty in medicine. But when doctors make erroneous diagnoses or when surgeons make negligent mistakes, it is a treatment error.
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Diagnosis

The diagnosis describes a person's state of health or disease. When making the diagnosis (diagnosis), the patient's medical history, existing symptoms, medical examinations (eavesdropping, palpation, exercise tests etc.) and other special diagnostic methods (blood tests, X-rays, ultrasound, magnetic resonance tomography, computer tomography) Biopsies etc.
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Diet

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZE diet describes compliance with certain nutritional requirements, which can serve different purposes. For example, diabetics can regulate their blood sugar by adhering to a special diet, or top athletes can follow a particularly nutritious diet in order to achieve their best.
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DAK

Until the merger with BKK Gesundheit and BKK Axel Springer in 2012, the DAK (German Employee Health Insurance) was an independent statutory health insurance company. Since then, the health insurance companies have been called DAK-Gesundheit and a number of other health insurance companies such as BKK Beiersdorf AG have merged with them.
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DNA

DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid; deoxyribonucleic acid) encompasses all of the genetic information in the form of the individual genes. It consists of a chain of nucleotides, which are assembled in a double helix structure and form the blueprint of all life. The DNA is found in all of our cells and if their structure is disturbed, this can cause cancer and numerous other diseases.
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Coli bacteria

Coli bacteria (not to be confused with coliform bacteria) are colloquially known as intestinal bacteria of the genus Escherichia coli (E. coli), which are often associated with health problems, but are not per se harmful. For example, many coli bacteria perform useful functions as vitamin producers.
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Crystal

Known as crystal or crystal meth, the drug is based on the active ingredient methamphetamine and puts users in a euphoric state with increased performance and various other effects, which can include hallucinations. When the effect subsides, severe exhaustion appears and the users quickly develop into a psychological addiction.
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Cholesterol

Cholesterol is an elementary component of the cell membrane and fulfills important protective functions. The fat-like substance has other functions. This produces bile acid in the liver, which is important for fat digestion. It is also involved in hormone production and the production of vitamin D.
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Chronic pain

Chronic pain is a complaint that is difficult to treat, in which the pain has become independent and becomes an independent disease. Back pain and headache are among the most common clinical pictures of chronic pain. Nerve pain is also common. Chronic pain is widespread, millions of people in Germany suffer from it.
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C.

Important information: This article contains general information only and should not be used for self-diagnosis or treatment. He can not substitute a visit at the doctor.
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Chemicals

Colloquially, chemicals are mostly synthetically manufactured substances that have certain substance properties that can be harmful to human health. Messages like “chemicals in everyday products” are automatically associated with health risks, although chemicals are not bad per se.
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Chemotherapy

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ Chemotherapy is primarily known as a treatment for cancer. Although the cytostatics used are intended to attack the tumors as specifically as possible, the entire organism is usually affected and there are serious undesirable side effects, which are accepted in the absence of alternative treatments for cancer.
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Chief doctor

The senior physicians in each department in hospitals and some other medical facilities are commonly referred to as chief physicians. They take on special technical, personnel and economic responsibility for their department, which requires special qualifications. The chief physician's visit is also part of their duties and treatment by the chief physician is part of the range of services offered by many private health insurance companies.
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