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Corona drug Paxlovid becomes a slow seller

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Many hopes were pinned on the Corona drug Paxlovid at the beginning of the year. At the time, the newly developed tablets...

Aidshilfe demands one million vaccination doses against monkeypox

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To get monkeypox infections under control in Germany, many more vaccine doses are needed than have been ordered by the...

Corona vaccination prevented 20 million deaths

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Corona vaccinations have prevented nearly 20 million Covid 19 deaths worldwide in their first year, according to a recent...

Which virus variants are there and how dangerous are they?

Similar to the coronavirus, for example, there are different pathogen variants of monkeypox, which is spreading worldwide...

WHO calls for rigorous contact tracing for monkeypox patients

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After the appearance of monkeypox in humans in Europe and the United States, the World Health Organization (WHO) has...

WHO observes new Omicron variants BA.4 and BA.5

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In light of new coronavirus subvariants, the World Health Organization (WHO) is concerned that countries are testing less....

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...

Vaccination wave rolling towards Germany despite vaccination backlog

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

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...

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...

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...

Biontech Covid-19 vaccine a step closer

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

The cannabis legalization planned by the coalition violates EU law, according to a study by the Bundestag's Scientific...
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U.S. state of Indiana restricts access to abortions

Indiana has passed a sweeping restriction on abortion access. Republican Governor Eric Holcomb signed the law passed by...
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More corona patients in intensive care units

The number of people who have to be treated with Covid-19 in an intensive care unit continues to rise. As of Wednesday,...
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Corona vaccination for Bundeswehr soldiers remains mandatory

The Corona vaccination remains mandatory for Bundeswehr soldiers. The Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig on Thursday...
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Lack of corona testing could make us 'blind to the evolution of the virus'

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued an urgent warning against slackening in the fight against the virus in...
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Shanghai lifts many restrictions after two months of lockdown

After two months of strict lockdown, restrictions have largely been eased in the eastern Chinese port city of Shanghai....
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Belgium sends monkeypox infected person into isolation for 21 days

Anyone infected with the monkeypox virus must isolate themselves for 21 days in Belgium in the future. This was decided by...

Monkeypox infections in twelve countries

Experts are at least certain of one thing in view of this unusual series of outbreaks: monkeypox cannot be compared with...
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Number of smokers growing, though not in Europe

Around 1.1 billion people in the world are smokers, and around 200 million also use tobacco in other forms, such as...
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Authorities tighten Corona measures in Beijing

Corona measures in the Chinese capital Beijing have been further tightened. The city center of the Chinese capital was...

New Corona super variant in Southern Africa

The spread of a new, potentially very dangerous variant of the coronavirus in southern Africa has caused international...
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U.S. to make vaccination a condition of entry

According to media reports, the U.S. government wants to require proof of a full Corona vaccination from almost all...

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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Each vaccine has its merits and they all work

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

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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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...
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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 prevails...
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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...
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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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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...

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....

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...
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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...

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...