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  • 04.04.2018Long-overlooked permafrost accelerates climate change – geoscientists invite the people of Vienna to have their say in discussions


    The tug of war between demand for natural resources and the need to preserve them has never been more pressing than it is today. Now, new findings on melting permafrost have led to even more heated debate on climate change. In the period to 2100, this melting will release 15% more carbon into the atmosphere, mainly in the form of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane, which has a global warming potential (GWP) 28 times higher than CO2. This year, for the first time, European geoscientists will invite residents of the Austrian capital to take part in discussions on climate change as part of their conference. read more

  • 01.03.2018Interventional radiology can save lives –
    cardiovascular disease in the crosshairs

    Dr. Christian Loewe

    38,000 Austrians die of cardiovascular disease each year. Interventional radiology and interventional cardiology can save lives – particularly when it comes to heart attacks and strokes. And to give young doctors a practical insight into the latest advances, the European Congress of Radiology will be focusing on these particular subspecialties from 28 February to 4 March at the Austria Center Vienna.   read more

  • 14.02.2018Smart insulin pumps deliver – improving quality of life for diabetics


    With more than 8% of the world’s population thought to be diabetic, the disease is a truly global epidemic. High hopes are being placed in new, fully-automated technologies. Hailed as a medical milestone, the new generation of smart insulin pumps will be presented to visitors at a high-profile international diabetes congress in Vienna.   read more

  • 02.11.2017Sex after gynaecological radiation therapy no longer taboo

    Gynäkologische Onkologie

    Gynaecological cancers such as cervical cancer are among the most common causes of cancer deaths in women. For a long time, sexual activity had been a taboo subject for female cancer patients. Thanks to new research and modern radiation therapy, it is now possible for patients to maintain a healthy sex life. read more