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Fifth corona wave in Spain, virus now affecting young people

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In Spain, the fifth wave of Corona is sweeping the country almost unchecked. On Tuesday, the regions reported almost...

Germany seven-day incidence falls below 25

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Health offices in Germany have reported 2440 new Corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day. This...

America wants to help India with vaccine

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Dramatic images and critical statements from India have apparently persuaded the U.S. government to soften its "America...

Companies forced to offer corona tests to employees

In view of the discussion about a compulsory offer for corona tests in companies, Labor Minister Hubertus Heil (SPD) has...

Elderly at increased risk for multiple corona infections

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An infection with the coronavirus offers most, but not all, people protection against reinfection in the months that...

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....

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...

Germany lockdown extension latest

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

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...

Bayer wants to produce German Curevac vaccine

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

Moderna vaccine may protect against mutated variants

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According to the manufacturer, Moderna's vaccine should also protect against the Corona variants first discovered in the...

Reuse of FFP2 masks for private use

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

Period products free for women in Scotland

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In a bizarre and unashamedly sexist move, the Scottish parliament decided to further increase the rapidly exaggerated...

Where does the vaccine for Covid-19 stand?

In the worldwide race for a vaccine to stop the coronavirus, the laboratory sprinting fastest is at Oxford University....

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...

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...

The Social Phobia that Stops People Going to the Toilet

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

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...

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...

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...

UK exceeds incidence of 100 - government still wants to relax

The United Kingdom has exceeded the threshold of 100 in its seven-day incidence. On Monday, authorities registered 10,468...
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Statutory health insurance chief calls broad child vaccinations "reckless"

Andreas Gassen, orthopedist and head of the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KBV), has spoken out...
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Mutant combines British and Indian traits

The government of Vietnam announced over the weekend that a new variant of the coronavirus had been discovered in the...
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Medical experts doubt sense of child vaccinations

From the medical side, the impression is often given that the vaccination of children under 16 years of age is beyond...
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CureVac's vaccine: Hope in the fight against coronavirus?

The vaccination process in Germany is slowly picking up speed, but it could go considerably faster - if it weren't for the...

New mutant in India in 70 percent of cases

On Thursday, Indian health authorities reported more than 314,000 new infections with the Sars-Cov-2 coronavirus, and no...
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EU vaccine chief threatens Astra-Zeneca

An EU export ban on the Corona vaccine made by British-Swedish manufacturer Astra-Zeneca is drawing closer. "We will act,"...
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Lockdown in Bavaria until mid-April

There will be no relaxations in Bavaria until the end of the Easter vacations, but as of April 12, regional relaxations...
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10 million vaccinations per week by June

Federal Finance Minister Olaf Scholz states that Germany will massively expand its vaccination capacity in the coming...
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Vaccination wave rolling towards Germany despite vaccination backlog

In Germany, there is currently a vaccination backlog, many people who have been vaccinated refuse an offer of vaccination...

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...
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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...

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...
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How much does private health insurance cost in Germany

German private health insurance is an option for people who either earn over 64,350 EUR per annum (as of 2021), or are...
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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...
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EU authority: additional benefit of FFP2 masks quite low

At a time when many people are already stressed out by anti-corona measures, this is news that no one will like to hear:...
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Sputnik V, a Russian symbol of solidarity with the EU

The development of Russia's corona vaccine "Sputnik V" has so far been viewed skeptically in the West. The fact that...

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 prevails...
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EU to tighten vaccine exports

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

There is still no obligation in Germany to be vaccinated against the corona virus. But it is becoming increasingly clear...
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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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We need a common sense approach to this pandemic

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

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...

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...

Additional support for German healthcare

In order to cope with the corona crisis and to protect Germany from possible consequences, the government has agreed on a...

Germany and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As the corona virus COVID-19 spreads across Europe, medical patients with existing conditions are seeking more secure and...

Medical Tourism from China to Germany

Over the last few years, the way of combining a vacation with medical treatment in Germany has become a fast growing trend...

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...

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...

Breastfeeding rates increased by financial incentives

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

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...

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...

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...

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...