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Kremlin critic nawalny released from charite

Kremlin critic nawalny released from charite

Berlin (dpa) – after 32 days of treatment, the poisoned russian kremlin critic alexej nawalny has been released from the berlin charite hospital.

The university hospital said. The patient has not been under inpatient treatment since tuesday, she said. Nawalny’s health had improved "to the point where acute medical treatment could be terminated.". According to his spokeswoman, he is still in germany. "His treatment is not yet completed," kira yarmysh said in a short video on twitter. For years, nawalny has been one of the harshest critics of kremlin leader vladimir putin.

According to his own statements, the 44-year-old now wants to regain his strength with the help of specialists. "I want to stand on one leg. The control over the fingers. Keeping balance," nawalny wrote on instagram. He wants to train every day with physiotherapists and possibly go to a rehabilitation center. He did not say whether he would soon return to his native russia or stay in germany for the time being. But he is very happy to finally leave the clinic. "This day has now come – hurray!", he wrote.

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French fries, chips and sausages: does junk food make you blind??

French fries, chips and sausages: does junk food make you blind??

Unhealthy diet nearly blinded a teenager in great britain, his doctors say. His hearing was also impaired, report doctors led by rhys harrison of the bristol eye hospital in the journal "annals of internal medicine".

The boy had lived for years on only a few junk food things like chips and french fries. He was probably suffering from a particular form of eating disorder. However, nutrition researcher stefan kabisch of the german institute of nutrition research (dife) in potsdam does not consider the described connection between poor nutrition and loss of vision and hearing to be probable. Hans konrad biesalski of the german society for nutritional medicine also thinks that other health problems are probably at least partly responsible for the complaints.

The first problems, which were probably due to his diet, occurred when the boy was still a teenager, as the british doctors explain. At the age of 14, he reported persistent mudiness to his family doctor. He was picky about what he ate, but otherwise healthy. The doctor diagnosed a vitamin B12 deficiency, which he treated with vitamin injections. The boy also received nutritional counseling.

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“In normal times, patients die differently”

An intensive care nurse working in berlin hospitals has described the situation in the pandemic and criticized politics in forceful and direct terms.

"The intensive care units are full. There is no room for interpretation," said ricardo lange on thursday in berlin at a press conference with federal health minister jens spahn (CDU) and the president of the robert koch institute (RKI), lothar wieler. The intensive care nurse, who says he comes from brandenburg and works for a temporary employment agency, criticized the fact that the staff shortage in the sector had not been tackled years ago.

He described the high physical stress caused by the protective equipment, but also the psychological challenges: "in normal times, patients die differently," lange said. Relatives could accompany the sick for a long time. Now only a last visit at the imminent death is possible. The last image seen by the dying was of staff in full protective gear, there was no physical contact.