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Each vaccine has its merits and they all work

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Reports from the scientific community often meant bad news in the Corona year: Warnings, steep curves, mutated viruses....

First special approval for Corona self-tests

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The Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices has granted the first three special approvals for Corona tests for...

Experts warn against rapid lockdown easing

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Scientists warn against loosening lockdown too quickly in light of the spread of the new Corona variants. "Openings...

Corona vaccination: Serbia becomes a role model

In Germany and in most EU countries, there is widespread impatience at the Corona vaccination process. Too little...

How much does private health insurance cost in Germany

German private health insurance cost
German private health insurance is an option for people who either earn over 64,350 EUR per annum (as of 2021), or are...

EU authority: additional benefit of FFP2 masks quite low

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At a time when many people are already stressed out by anti-corona measures, this is news that no one will like to hear:...

EU to tighten vaccine exports

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The EU has warned it will tighten exports of Covid vaccines produced in the bloc, amid a row with AstraZeneca over a cut...

Corona vaccination passport gains traction

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There is still no obligation in Germany to be vaccinated against the corona virus. But it is becoming increasingly clear...

Private health insurance for professions

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Different professions have different requirements for taking out private heath insurance in Germany. Here is an...

We need a common sense approach to this pandemic

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The millennium's first global pandemic, Covid-19, swept from country to country leaving chaos in its wake. Now, as the...

Covid-19 and Germany's Leadership to support neighbouring countries

Over the past few weeks there has been widespread curiosity about the German health care system. Since the coronavirus...

Corona Crisis: Germany decides financial rescue package worth billions

To mitigate the consequences of the corona crisis for businesses and citizens, the German federal cabinet has decided on...

Study finds smoking e-cigarettes could cause cancer

A recent study hints that e-cigarette smoke may contribute to lung and bladder cancer, as well as heart disease, in...

Breastfeeding rates increased by financial incentives

Breastfeeding rates increase when new mothers are offered financial incentives. Research from the University of Sheffield...

New method can tell how long bacteria takes to wait out antibiotics

The rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is a major health concern in treating infectious diseases. Scientists at the...

Sleep unlocks secret of youth for the elderly

As we age, our nights can become more eventful with regular toilet trips, spells of wakefulness and the many other...

Beauty eShop Iparfumerie and Beautyspin is Rebranding to Notino!

With the best beauty products being sold in fourteen different countries, Notino is one of the most popular options in the...

The same hormone could be responsible for love and aggression

In our day-to-day lives we are called upon to make instantaneous "engage or avoid", snap judgments when encountering new...

Heart nano-patch makes a small bionic footprint

Heart disease is one of the biggest concerns for the aging populations. Someone has a heart attack every three minutes in...

Das Burnout: The Emotional Impact of Stress at Work

Burnout hits us all
Everyone has felt stress at work at some point, it's natural. Whether it be working to deadlines, an important meeting or...

Nasal swab tests now approved

In Germany, people can now test themselves for the coronavirus. The Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices...
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Astra-Zeneca may produce less than promised in second quarter

The Swedish-British pharmaceutical company Astra-Zeneca is facing repeated production bottlenecks. The company, which is...

German Corona infection rates continue downward trend

Health authorities in Germany reported 4369 new Corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day. In...
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Biontech vaccine nearly 96 percent effective after two doses

The Corona vaccine from Mainz-based Biontech and its U.S. partner Pfizer has an efficacy of nearly 96 percent after two...

Corona outbreak in ice cream factory

After a Corona outbreak occurred at an ice cream factory in Osnabrück, Germany, the number of employees who tested...
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Corona rates continue to improve

Health departments in Germany reported 6114 new Corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day. In...

Germany lockdown extension latest

The nationwide lockdown will be extended until March 7 following a decision by German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and...

Federal government and Google move blocked

The Munich Regional Court has temporarily banned a cooperation between the federal government and Internet company Google...
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RKI reports 8616 new infections

In Germany, the number of confirmed cases of Corona rises by 8616 to a total of 2,284,010. Health authorities also...

Virus mutations cause concern

In Cologne alone, 114 cases of variant B.1.1.7 and 52 cases of variant B.1.351 were recently reported. There will be an...
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Bayer wants to produce German Curevac vaccine

Pharmaceutical giant Bayer plans to enter the production of Corona vaccines, providing a helping hand to Tübingen-based...

German health workers see no end in sight

Health clinics now resemble more of a crisis area than an ordered medical establishment: that is the image that...
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Moderna vaccine may protect against mutated variants

According to the manufacturer, Moderna's vaccine should also protect against the Corona variants first discovered in the...
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What are FFP2 masks?

FFP2 masks, are a specific class of filtering facepiece (FFP) masks; which more generally is a type of personal protective...
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Reuse of FFP2 masks for private use

FFP2 masks are used in healthcare sectors where there is an increased risk of infection. Designed as a single-use product,...
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FFP2 Masks - one use only and expensive

In Germany, Bavaria has taken the extreme step of mandating an expensive type of mask is worn in shops and on public...

Are vastly more people dying in Germany because of the pandemic?

Tuberculosis was considered the world's most deadliest infectious disease in 2019. According to the World Health...
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Period products free for women in Scotland

In a bizarre and unashamedly sexist move, the Scottish parliament decided to further increase the rapidly exaggerated...
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Biontech Covid-19 vaccine a step closer

The EU Commission has finalized sped-up negotiations for a contract to supply the latest covid-19 vaccine from the...

Latest Corona Developments in Germany

On April 30th 2020, German Chancellor Angela Merkel presented newely adapted corona rules. First of all it was announced...

Flu vaccination: penultimate wave was deadliest in 30 years

The flu season starts again: time for at-risk patients to get vaccinated! This year, the health insurance companies are...

Germany Private Health Insurance and Corona

The number of corona infections in Germany is increasing every day - despite efforts by the health authorities to limit...

Germany and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As the corona virus COVID-19 spreads across Europe, medical patients with existing conditions are seeking more secure and...
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The Social Phobia that Stops People Going to the Toilet

Paruresis - colloquially, "bashful bladder syndrome" - is a psychological condition that prevents people from urinating...

Flu virus becomes more virulent in pregnant women

When a woman is pregnant, her immune system is dampened to protect the unborn foetus. This is because the baby is...

High-salt diet linked to dementia in mice

Scientists have discovered that a diet which is high in salt, can have major effects on the brain and in mice, can lead...
Healthy Eating Tips

Healthy Eating Tips

Healthy eating is essential for our body to stay fit and in shape. Eating the right food in the right amount is the secret...

The Alternative Treatment for Lower Back Pain - Yoga Myth Debunked

Chronic lower back pain is costing the United States more than $200 billion every year. As the leading cause of disability...

You have proteins on your mind

Food cravings are something we are all familiar with but scientists have only just begun to understand the science behind...

Why black and white stripes trigger seizures

Those prone to migraine headaches might want to give anything with black and white repetitive stripes, such as zebra...

New treatment might provide faster recovery from Tuberculosis

A study has revealed that that a new drug regimen for tuberculosis could reduce treatment time by up to 75% as well as...

Genes not solely to blame for different types of autism

Scientists have revealed a new cause of autism spectrum disorders that has nothing to do with your DNA. These disorders...

Scientists teach computers to read mammograms

Today, when we visit the website of many companies dealing in consumer goods (e.g. - banks), we are greeted by a chat...

Scientists teach computers to read mammograms

Today, when we visit the website of many companies dealing in consumer goods (e.g. - banks), we are greeted by a chat...

The dancing cells make the embryo

A powerful study in embryology by a team from European Molecular Biology Labs (EMBL), Heidelberg, Germany and Institut...

Reading literary fiction is good for your social skills

For most of us, our childhood includes visits to the libraries with our parents. As we were growing up, perhaps for some...

Scientists uncover remarkable protein diversity in corn

Corn, or maize as it is otherwise known, is a major food source of the world, and now a whole new aspect of corn has been...

Clean your workplace to sharpen your brain

Ever felt bogged down right at the start of the day as you approach your cluttered desk? A recent study finds a link...

Touching a cause of autism

When Arjun (name altered to maintain patient confidentiality) was about eight years old, one of his teachers decided to...

Bending proteins to make breast cancer drugs more effective

Imagine you are trying to prevent a water leak, so you plug the hole from where the water is escaping. Except after a...