Well-lit Christmas: why lots of light is so important in dark times

Well-lit Christmas time: why lots of lux is so important in dark times

It must have been dark in the field where the shepherds tended their sheep. Maybe they were warming themselves by a fire, but it didn’t burn far away. No wonder men were frightened when an angel suddenly appeared to them from the night sky, with “the splendor of the Lord” shining around them, as recorded … Read more

Well-lit Christmas time: why lots of lux is so important in dark times

Well-lit Christmas time: why lots of lux is so important in dark times

It must have been dark in the field where the shepherds tended their sheep. Maybe they were warming themselves by a fire, but it didn’t burn far away. No wonder men were frightened when an angel suddenly appeared to them from the night sky, with “the splendor of the Lord” shining around them, as recorded … Read more

More than one in ten people are currently ill: RKI speaks of several respiratory viruses at the same time

More than one in ten people are currently ill: RKI speaks of several respiratory viruses at the same time

More than one person in ten is still or has just been: the extrapolated number of acute respiratory diseases in Germany continued to increase last week. It will be about 8.9 million were diagnosed with such illnesses, regardless of a visit to the doctor, said the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) in its report on Wednesday … Read more

“Massive increase in hospital expenses”: Barmer considerably increases policyholder contributions

“Massive increase in hospital expenses”: Barmer considerably increases policyholder contributions

People legally insured with the Barmer health insurance fund should expect a significantly higher contribution rate next year: The contribution rate will increase to 16.79 percent from January of the new yearBarmer announced Wednesday evening in Berlin. The Tagesspiegel app Current news, general information and analysis directly to your smartphone. Plus the digital newspaper. Download … Read more

The judges speak of “negligent homicide”: the French manufacturer of appetite suppressants sentenced again to a million euro fine

The judges speak of “negligent homicide”: the French manufacturer of appetite suppressants sentenced again to a million euro fine

After numerous deaths in… Connection with the Mediator appetite suppressant Manufacturer Servier fined on appeal in France more than nine million euros and to Reimbursement of more than 415 million euros been sentenced to health insurance funds. Judges again rule against pharmaceutical company “gross deception” and “negligent homicide” guilty, also of “Fraud”. The Tagesspiegel app … Read more

Has your child been infected with RSV? : Here’s what parents and doctors can do to ensure a speedy recovery

Has your child been infected with RSV?  : Here's what parents and doctors can do to ensure a speedy recovery

The name of this virus is a tongue twister: respiratory syncytial virus. This is why it is usually abbreviated to RSV and is known and notorious in pediatric medicine and among parents, as infections with this virus are common. The respiratory part of the name refers to the respiratory tract, that is, the organs where … Read more

7.9 million respiratory patients: practices at their limits due to the wave of illness

7.9 million respiratory patients: practices at their limits due to the wave of illness

According to the Association of General Practitioners, the high number of infections in acute respiratory diseases is pushing practices to their limits. “This is exactly what we are experiencing right now, which we had already warned about this summer“, said association president Markus Beier to the editorial network Germany (RND). “Family doctors’ offices are at … Read more

Dispute between vaccine developers: Federal Court declares Curevac’s corona vaccine patent invalid

Dispute between vaccine developers: Federal Court declares Curevac's corona vaccine patent invalid

The Federal Patent Court has declared a basic patent on a corona vaccine from the pharmaceutical company Curevac from Tübingen invalid. On Tuesday, the court upheld the lawsuit filed by Mainz competitor Biontech against Curevac. The shares of the Tübingen company subsequently lost a good third of their value. Curevac announced that it would appeal … Read more

Clear cut of hospitals in Germany: “Closures threaten lives and weaken communities”

Clear cut of hospitals in Germany: “Closures threaten lives and weaken communities”

According to a recent survey, this year in Germany 22 hospitals must close for economic reasons. Nearly a hundred others are currently at risk of closing their doors, the Clinic Rescue Alliance announced Tuesday. At most affected by closures are therefore houses in rural areas. Closures are most numerous in North Rhine-Westphalia, followed by Bavaria, … Read more

The new Tagesspiegel clinical magazine: this is how the data for “Best Clinics in Berlin 2024” was collected

The new Tagesspiegel clinical magazine: this is how the data for “Best Clinics in Berlin 2024” was collected

The hospital tables in the magazine “Berlin’s Best Clinics 2024” rely on two pillars of data to make it easier for you to choose which hospital you might be faced with: experience (i.e. the number of cases) and reputation (doctor surveys of recommended clinics). These data are prepared in tabular form for 54 clinical pictures. … Read more