Bavarian government announces further easing of measures

The Bavarian cabinet elaborated on further easing of the anti-corona measures on May 26. Here are the most important...

Latest Corona Developments in Germany

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

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...

Health Insurance for Foreigners in Germany

In Germany health insurance is an obligation: Everyone who is resident in Germany must be able to prove they have health...

Fewer hospitals, better healthcare

A study by the Bertelsmann Foundation comes to the conclusion that a reorganization of the hospital landscape in Germany...

Private Health Insurance in Germany - Pros and Cons

The choice between private and statutory health insurance (public health insurance) and the specific services depends 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Gut bacteria help brain cell growth

Antibiotics have been shown to have a profound effect on the growth of new brain cells and memory retention in mice. A...

Burning sugars to light up brown fat

Do you recognize that warmth when you wake up on a cold morning snuggled under a blanket? A recent study reveals that you...

Worry as Zika Escalates

Title Ideas: DSC03415-MosquitoW2 Meet Zika, the new Ebola. Zika: the new terror of 2016 Worry as Zika escalates Just as...

Life happens, coffee helps..

Consider your morning; your alarm goes off, you get up and get dressed, probably yawn and then pour yourself a nice mug of...

Corona outbreak after restaurant visit in Lower Saxony

Despite the hygiene and distance concept, seven people have apparently become infected with the coronavirus during a...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

Financial support for artificial fertilization in Bavaria from 2020

From 2020, unintentional childless couples in Bavaria can count on a government grant for the costs of artificial...

The system of statutory health insurance in Germany

The central principle of the statutory health insurance system in Germany is the solidarity principle: all members pay...

Germany child health findings revealed

A study by the Robert Koch Institute on child and adolescent health has just been published  Key findings include the...

Charity Healthcare Partnerships: A Success Story in Uganda

In relation to charity, Charles Caleb Colton-a great scholar of Society said 'Did universal charity prevail, earth would be...

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...

Faster appointments for people with public health insurance in Germany

The German Bundestag has voted in favor of a law aimed at improving the supply of health insurance to patients. People...

German Private Health Insurance Explained

Health insurance in Germany is an insurance against the risk of diseases and their consequences. As an independent branch...

German traditions in health and home remedies

Having been to Germany a few times and specifically Munich, I have developed a love of the nation and its way of life....

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...
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...

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...

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...

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 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...

The dancing cells make the embryo

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

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...

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...
Burnout hits us all

Das Burnout: The Emotional Impact of Stress at Work

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

Touching a cause of autism

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

Breakthrough for Preeclampsia

A team of scientists have created the first ever 3D printed placenta in order to study preeclampsia more effectively....

Gluten free diet- is it worth the hype?

We've all seen the gluten-free labels in supermarkets and cafes or know someone who is "gluten-free" at the moment for the...

How forgetting helps us learn

Our brain is a complicated part of our body. We knew that...but that knowledge does not stop us from being taken aback...

Stuck with your Ex's DNA

To be told that you look like your father can be a comforting thing. To be told that you look like your mother's...

Gut microbiome protects against malaria

The WHO estimates that 214 million cases of malaria were reported worldwide in 2015, mostly in Africa (88%), South-East...
Worry as Zika escalates

Meet Zika, 2016's Ebola

Just as we thought that we had turned a corner and had Ebola under control, a new monster rears it's ugly head in the form...
AuqaBounty Salmon grow to market size in half the time it takes Atlantic salmon.

Friends or Foes: the GMO debate

Love them or loathe them, Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are very much part of modern life. It has been normal...
High use of hormones may be hurting the chances of IVF success

A question of how much hormone helps improve IVF success

Infertility is the impossibility to conceive after one year of regular attempts in the absence of a...

Sperm carries memories of dad's eating habits

At some point in our lifetimes, we have all inherited family heirlooms passed on from generation to generation. Our...
Recent study finds a protein that could predict the risk of breast cancer migrating to the brain

A marker for migratory breast cancer spreading to brain

Genetically speaking, breast cancer is a heterogeneous disease. Primary tumors are classified in types and subtypes...