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Several certificates of incapacity for work lie on a table / Photo: Jens Büttner/dpa/Symbolic image

Barmer: Employees in Saxony with a good 23 days of absence in 2023

Employees insured with Barmer in Saxony were absent from work for a total of almost two weeks last year. On average, 64 out of 1,000 employees between the ages of 15 and 64 were on sick leave, two fewer nationwide, as the health insurance company with 311,000 policyholders announced in Dresden on Tu ..

A sign with the words "Avian influenza restricted area" hangs at the entrance to a town / Photo: Arno Burgi/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa

Only a few outbreaks of bird flu so far

There were only a few outbreaks of avian influenza in Saxony last winter, but the Ministry of Health does not want to give the all-clear. Nationwide, 111 cases of avian influenza have been reported so far this year. They are concentrated on the North and Baltic Sea coasts, the ministry said on Sunda ..

A doctor evaluates the X-ray image of a sick patient / Photo: Rainer Jensen/dpa

Tuberculosis cases remain constant in Saxony

The doctor Robert Koch discovered the tuberculosis pathogen and was later awarded the Nobel Prize for his discovery. In 2022, 10.6 million people worldwide contracted the disease and 1.3 million died. And in Saxony?

Michael Kretschmer (CDU), Minister President of Saxony, speaks at the 1042nd plenary session of the German Bundesrat. / Photo: Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa

Cannabis: who voted how in the Federal Council

On Friday, three states voted in the Bundesrat to refer the cannabis law to the mediation committee. Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg and Saarland voted in favor of sending the law back to the compromise committee of the Bundestag and Bundesrat for renegotiation. This would have been the only way to at le ..

A vaccination certificate with a cross for the measles vaccination lies on a table / Photo: Tom Weller/dpa

More children in Vogtland fall ill with measles

The measles outbreak among children in Vogtland has spread. Two more children have fallen ill this week, the district office announced on Friday in response to an inquiry. We are talking about mild cases of the disease. It is highly likely that they were in contact with the two previously affected f ..

A stele stands in front of the Saxon State Medical Association / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa

Increased number of doctors: concerns in rural areas

The number of doctors in Saxony increased last year. There are currently 19,693 doctors working in the state - 442 more than in the previous year, the Saxon State Medical Association announced in Dresden on Friday.According to the Medical Association, the number of working female doctors rose by 373 ..

A man drinks from a small bottle of schnapps in the evening. The 4th Saxon Drug and Addiction Report will be presented on Tuesday. / Photo: Soeren Stache/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa

Köpping presents new drugs and addiction report

Health Minister Petra Köpping (SPD) will present the new Saxon Drug and Addiction Report on Tuesday (12.00 noon). So far, alcohol has been the number one addiction problem in the state. However, illegal drugs such as crystal and cannabis also play a major role in outpatient addiction support, accord ..

A man holds a joint in his hand / Photo: Fabian Sommer/dpa/Illustration

Cannabis clubs in the starting blocks

From July, people will be able to buy cannabis legally in certain clubs. In Thuringia, this will be possible in a number of cities. However, there are still unanswered questions.

A sign with the inscription "Coronavirus Einreisebestimmungen beachten!" can be seen on the federal highway 304 in the direction of Germany at the border "Saalachbrücke". / Photo: Matthias Balk/dpa

Corona fines rarely paid back so far

After curfews, compulsory masks and quarantine requirements, Bavaria's coronavirus protection rules came to an end a good year ago. Some were later declared invalid. However, those affected have had little to gain from this so far.

Flags of Leipzig University and the University Hospital hang in front of a building of the clinic / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

University Hospital employees receive more money

The non-medical staff at Leipzig University Hospital (UKL) will receive more money and an inflation compensation payment. As the hospital announced on Monday, the management and the trade union Verdi have agreed on a new in-house collective agreement for the approximately 4,700 employees. This also ..

A nurse stands in an intensive care unit and operates a heart-lung machine / Photo: Fabian Strauch/dpa/Symbolic image

Number of respiratory infections in Saxony at a high level

The number of respiratory infections in Saxony remains at a high level. In the third calendar week of 2024, cases of influenza in particular were registered, and their number was significantly higher than the number of coronavirus and RSV cases.

A webcam and a stethoscope can be seen in a doctor's surgery next to a computer during a video consultation. / Photo: Monika Skolimowska/dpa

Doctor by video: Prison system tests telemedicine

The women's prison in Chemnitz for Saxony and Thuringia also relies on telemedicine for medical care. Since May, the pilot project has provided around 300 treatments via video consultations, the Ministry of Justice announced at a presentation behind prison walls on Thursday. General medical, dermato ..

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Barmer: Around 87,000 alcohol addicts treated in Saxony

In Saxony, 87,053 men and women were treated for alcohol addiction in 2022, according to an analysis by health insurer Barmer. At 2.13 percent, the proportion of alcohol addicts in the population was above the national average of 1.71 percent, as Barmer announced on Monday. According to the survey, ..

A woman holds an organ donor card in her hand / Photo: Caroline Seidel/dpa

Number of organ donations in Saxony almost constant

The number of organ donations in Saxony remained almost constant last year. According to an overview published on Tuesday by the German Organ Transplantation Foundation (DSO), 181 organs were donated in the state in 2023. In the two previous years, the figures were 183 and 185 respectively.Nationwid ..

A sign with the inscription "Emergency room" hangs on a hospital / Photo: Julian Stratenschulte/dpa/Symbolic image

Flu epidemic continues in Saxony: More than 200 corona deaths

The number of respiratory infections continues to rise in Saxony. After the turn of the year, significantly more cases of influenza and RSV infections were registered again, according to the first report of the State Investigation Institute (LUA) 2024 published on Friday. According to the report, 22 ..

A doctor with a stethoscope and blue coat / Photo: Soeren Stache/dpa-Zentralbild/ZB/Symbolic image

40 study places to be awarded to future country doctors in Hungary

The Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KV) Saxony is once again awarding places to study medicine at the University of Pécs in Hungary. High school graduates have until January 31st to apply for one of the funded places on the German-language human medicine course, the KV announce ..

An arrow points the way to the emergency room of a hospital / Photo: Julian Stratenschulte/dpa/Symbolic image

32-kilogram tumor removed from woman

A young woman has successfully had a 32-kilogram tumor removed at the University Hospital in Magdeburg. The benign tumor, a so-called cystadenoma, had developed unnoticed over a long period of time, the clinic announced on Wednesday. The woman had also been afraid of an operation on the ovarian tumo ..

The logo of the AOK, Allgemeine Ortskrankenkasse, can be seen on a building. / Photo: Patrick Pleul/dpa-Zentralbild/ZB/Archive image

Increased health insurance contribution in Thuringia and Saxony

Policyholders of the health insurance company AOK Plus in Saxony and Thuringia will have to pay higher contributions. This was announced by the health insurance company on Tuesday. The board of directors of the largest statutory health insurance fund in both federal states agreed on an additional co ..

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Company recalls "Green raisins extra long"

Hamburg-based Nadi Holding GmbH has recalled the product "Grüne Rosinen extra lang". The portal of the federal states and the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety announced on Wednesday that an increased content of sulphur dioxide had been detected. The 400-gram packs with a best-be ..

Stephanie Müller-Spirra and Sven Lorig will lead through the charity gala alongside host and presenter José Carreras. / Photo: Virginia Renalias/MDR/DJCLS/obs

José Carreras collects donations for the fight against leukemia

Opera singer José Carreras is collecting donations for his leukemia foundation with a television gala for the 29th time. The charity show from Leipzig will be broadcast live on MDR on Thursday (14.12., 20.15). According to MDR, presenters Stephanie Müller-Spirra and Sven Lorig will host the evening ..

Corona rapid tests with positive (l) and negative results lie on a table / Photo: Sebastian Gollnow/dpa/Symbolic image

Saxony with second-highest coronavirus incidence in Germany

The number of new coronavirus infections in Saxony is at a high level. On Friday, the incidence, i.e. the number of new infections reported per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days, was 53, according to the Federal Ministry of Health's pandemic radar. This is the second-highest figure in Germany be ..

A pharmacy sign is displayed at the entrance to a pharmacy / Photo: Oliver Berg/dpa/Symbolic image

Thousands at pharmacist protest: Pharmacies closed

Numerous pharmacists from the eastern German states gathered in Dresden on Wednesday to protest against the federal government's healthcare policy. According to the Federal Union of German Pharmacists' Associations (ABDA), up to 3,000 pharmacies in Berlin, Brandenburg, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thur ..

Reiner Haseloff (CDU), Minister President of Saxony-Anhalt, speaks at the "East Germany 2030" conference in Leipzig / Photo: Hendrik Schmidt/dpa

Saxony-Anhalt's Minister President calls for better infrastructure connections in the new federal states

Saxony-Anhalt's Minister President Reiner Haseloff is calling for better infrastructure links between the new federal states and Berlin and Eastern Europe. He emphasizes the need for more direct international connections from Berlin and improved train connections between Dresden, Magdeburg and Berlin. He also focuses on the demographic challenges facing the East and calls for more freedom in the allocation of university places in order to combat the shortage of doctors.

Dr. med. Ulrich Sommer (left) und Klinikdirektor Prof. Dr. Baretton (right)

Dresden startup uses AI to detect breast cancer

Dresden - The work of pathologists will be supported by artificial intelligence (AI) in the medium term. In many areas of cancer diagnostics, internationally active companies are now committed to developing AI-based analyses for the examination of cancer tissue. A Dresden-based startup is now also i ..