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Germany: the world’s capital of penis enlargement | News | theguardian.com

One in five surgeries takes place in Germany, according to data released by plastic surgeons. Find out what other aesthetic operations are popular worldwide


11.6m surgical procedures were estimated to have taken place worldwide in 2013.

11.6m surgical procedures were estimated to have taken place worldwide in 2013. Photograph: S. Oskar/Corbis

It seems that spam emails inviting men to try increasing the size of their member would be best targeted to addresses ending in .de.


According to the latest data release by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), there were 2,786 operations estimated to have taken place in Europe’s biggest country – which is more than in any other nation.


Silent, not deadly; how farts cure diseases | Dean Burnett | Science | theguardian.com

A recent study from the University of Exeter has been reported as showing that smelling farts can cure cancer, as well as many other diseases. Although the study itself doesn’t actually say this at any point, if farts do have healing powers it would have numerous wide-reaching implications


Senior man looking down at plastic clothes peg on nose, close-up bad smell

Something smell rotten about these reports of farts curing diseases. Photograph: 33344.000000/Getty Images


Of course, for many in the media, “hydrogen sulphide delivery helps prevent disease damage in cells in certain disease models” will always be trumped by “farts cure cancer” when it comes to headlines.


Gutachten: Elektronische Gesundheitskarte wohl rechtswidrig | Wirtschaft | FAZ

04.02.2014  ·  Einer Studie der Kassenärztlichen Bundesvereinigung zufolge verstößt die elektronische Gesundheitskarte gegen geltendes Recht. Rein rechtlich müsste die Karte wieder eingezogen werden.


Mehr Datenspeicher: Der Mikrochip in der neuen elektronischen Gesundheitskarte soll eine sichere Vernetzung im Gesundheitssystem ermöglichen.

Die zu Jahresbeginn eingeführte elektronische Gesundheitskarte verstößt womöglich gegen geltendes Recht.  Nach einer Studie der Kassenärztlichen Bundesvereinigung (KBV), die dem „Hamburger Abendblatt“ vorliegt, ist die sogenannte e-Card oder eGK damit nutzlos. Der Grund: Die gesetzlichen Krankenkassen hätten darauf verzichtet, die Fotos der Versicherten zu prüfen. Grundlage dieser Schlussfolgerung ist ein juristisches Gutachten.

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Robots test their own world wide web, dubbed RoboEarth | BBC News

Robot assistants will use the system to help patients

The RoboEarth system will be tested in a hospital setting

A world wide web for robots to learn from each other and share information is being shown off for the first time.

Scientists behind RoboEarth will put it through its paces at Eindhoven University in a mocked-up hospital room. […]

Common brain

The system has been developed by research scientists from Philips and five European universities including Eindhoven.

„At its core RoboEarth is a world wide web for robots: a giant network and database repository where robots can share information and learn from each other,“ said Rene van de Molengraft, the RoboEarth project leader.

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NHS patient data to be made available for sale to drug and insurance firms | Society | The Guardian

Privacy experts warn there will be no way for public to work out who has their medical records or how they are using it

NHS branding

If an application is approved then firms will have to pay to extract NHS patient information, which will be scrubbed of some personal identifiers Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Drug and insurance companies will from later this year be able to buy information on patients – including mental health conditions and diseases such as cancer, as well as smoking and drinking habits – once a single English database of medical data has been created.
Harvested from GP and hospital records, medical data covering the entire population will be uploaded to the repository controlled by a new arms-length NHS information centre, starting in March. Never before has the entire medical history of the nation been digitised and stored in one place.

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