- May 02, 2019
Every year, 32,000 women in India die as a result of pregnancy or childbirth. To reduce that number, the government plans to begin training midwives. A visit to a maternity ward in Hyderabad shows the difference they can make. more...
- September 25, 2018
Tobacco companies claim they want to move away from cigarettes and focus on expanding the market for healthier electronic devices. But outside of Europe and the United States, they are still working to hook as many people on cigarettes as possible, even if it breaks the law. more... [ Comment ]
- July 20, 2017
The health care sector is facing a far-reaching and unpredictable revolution. Smartphones are capable of replacing many devices that have become standard in medical practices and some apps will soon be able to provide diagnoses as well. Patients are becoming less reliant on doctors. more... [ Comment ]
- February 22, 2017
Amid wars, fake news and Donald Trump, the risk of a global pandemic is getting little attention these days. In an interview, Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates warns of the dramatic consequences. more... [ Comment ]
- July 21, 2016
The Aedes aegypti mosquito, which carries Zika, dengue fever and other illnesses, appears unstoppable. It is posing a unique threat to this year's Olympic Games in Rio and is rapidly spreading around the world. Europe, too, is at risk. more... [ Comment ]
- May 18, 2016
Infant and maternal mortality rates in Papua New Guinea are among the highest in the world. A pair of German siblings wants to support midwives in the country in the form of an app. Villages may be without electricity, but the mobile grid is strong and lives could be saved. more... [ Comment ]
- May 09, 2016
Invasive species of mosquitoes from the tropics have long since become established in Europe. Now they are moving north. Scientists are particularly worried about the Asian tiger mosquito due to its ability to carry pathogens. more...
- April 26, 2016
Thirty years after the Chernobyl disaster, it has become clear that radioactivity might be less harmful than originally thought. Some researchers even believe it may be beneficial in small doses. more... [ Comment ]
- April 20, 2016
The Finnish city Seinäjoki has successfully tackled the problem of obesity in children with a program emphasizing physical fitness and better nutrition in schools. Can the lessons learned here also be applied in Germany and elsewhere in the world? more...
- April 18, 2016
Are strawberries already in season? Do those eggs have the right organic certification? It isn't easy to shop sustainably. But there are several apps out there to help. Are they any good? more... [ Comment ]