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From left: Prof. Dr. Artur Mazur (Rector of the Faculty of Medicine), Prof. Dr. Iris Pigeot, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ahrens and Prof. Dr. Sylwester Czopek (Rector of the University of Rzeszów). (C) Michał Święcicki/University of Rzeszów

On Thursday, the Rector of the University of Rzeszów (Poland) awarded Prof. Dr. Iris Pigeot and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ahrens the great medal of his university. He thanked them for their excellent cooperation, especially in the field of child…

Taking the painkiller diclofenac may significantly increase the risk of heart attack and stroke in heart patients. Already six years ago, an official warning was issued from the European Medical Agency. Yet, many high-risk patients continue…

The British Medical Journal (BMJ) published a new recommendation on colorectal cancer screening on October 2nd, 2019. The main point: Screening participation is only recommended to people with at least a three percent chance of developing…

Kennen das nicht alle: Einfach ein bisschen Zucker auf die frischen Erdbeeren oder den Naturjoghurt streuen und schon stürzt sich der Nachwuchs mit Heißhunger darauf? Bei vielen Eltern gilt dieser Trick als Geheimwaffe, um die Kinder zu…

13. Annual Meeting of the German Epidemiological Society in Bremen


Many cancer cases—like other chronic diseases—are the result of an unhealthy lifestyle and could therefore be avoided. But it is an enormous challenge to change established routines and to permanently modify one’s preventive behavior. A…

The German Bundesrat (Federal Council) passed a law, which allows BIPS to maintain one of the most important databases for research on drug safety in Germany on an ongoing basis.

A Working Group of the International Agency for Research on Cancer IARC with participation of BIPS classifies welding fumes as carcinogenic to humans.

Obesity prevention: World Health Organization and Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidimiology - BIPS cooperate

[in German only]

Vor genau 60 Jahren wurde das erste Contergan geschädigte Kind in Deutschland geboren. Seitdem werden Arzneimittel zwar sehr viel strenger geprüft, bis sie die Marktzulassung erhalten, doch sind wichtige Sicherheitsfragen…