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What are FFP2 masks?

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

Corona vaccinations ongoing

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In total, as of the 3rd Jan, 238,000 people in Germany have been vaccinated against the coronavirus, as reported by the...

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...

First Covid-19 vaccinations begin on Dec 27th

Christian Bernreiter (CSU), district administrator of the Lower Bavarian district of Deggendorf, has stated, "We start on...

Doctor and CSU member criticizes Söder's lockdown

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A dispute has broken out in the CSU over Söder's attempts to combat the corona pandemic. Hans Theiss, professor and...

Corona brings health insurance companies to their financial limits

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The costs of the corona crisis are a burden on health insurance companies. The Techniker Krankenkasse health insurance...

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...

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 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...

Fewer hospitals, better healthcare

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

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...

The benefits of caring for your teeth from a young age

It's advised that babies should have their teeth cleaned as soon as their first milk tooth breaks through. This begins...

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...
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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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FFP2 masks now compulsory on public transport

A last minute decision by Söder leaves Bavaria's population rushing to secure an ample supply of the relatively...
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Two more German cases of the British virus mutation

The spread of the corona mutation B1.1.7 has resulted in two more cases identified in Germany. The new corona mutation...
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Hospital employee salaries at risk due to corona

As the pandemic wrecks havoc to both health and industry, German hospitals have warned they may be unable to pay...
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German bureaucracy dampens vaccine roll out

With regards to the Covid-19 vaccine, both the EU and the German government have insisted there will be a sufficient...

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...

German private health insurance threshold for 2021

Private health insurance (PKV - Privaten Krankenversicherung) companies had a tough 2020 due to the consequences of the...
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How will covid vaccinations be rolled out in Germany

When will a vaccine be available in Germany and how will its distribution work? The first vaccine could be available by...
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Christmas Corona Lockdown in Bavaria

The Bavarian state government has again decided on stricter rules for Bavaria than for the rest of Germany. General...
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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...
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RKI optimistic despite high number of new infections

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) is "cautiously optimistic" due to an apparent slowdown in  the growth of...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Astonishing Foods That Damage Your Kidneys

We all know that our kidneys play a major role in overall health. In fact, they are the ones that filter and remove waste...

Natural Food to Keep Brain Healthy

Healthy eating is always good for your mental and physical health. Optimizing your nutrition can keep your mind active and...

Natural ingredients that will lighten your skin

When we talk about beauty, what we are really talking about is how comfortable one is in their own skin. We do not mean...

How to listen to music as you work

Quite a number of studies have shown that listening to music as you work can affect your productivity rate. Meaning that...

Use Your Menstrual Cycle to Your Advantage

Very few women rejoice during this time of the month. There are so many things that are involved that tamper with one's...

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...