An allergy is an over-reaction by the body’s immune system against specific substances that it has misidentified as harmful. The immune system responds to substances that don’t actually present a risk to health.
Dr. Ralf Hartmann explains how to identify a pollen allergy, why it should be treated, and what the best treatments are. He is the head of the dermatology department at the Bundeswehr armed forces hospital in Berlin.
Did you know that the current screening method for breast cancer isn't the best? Or that EEGs could be used to fight depression? DW brings you this week's health news, all in one handy guide right here!
Berlin is notorious for dirty air in Germany. The local government wants to introduce speed limits on major roads to tackle the problem, while environmental groups continue to call for a diesel ban across Germany.
With communities refusing to come forward to host the by-product of Japan's nuclear energy industry, the Japanese government is drawing up a map of the most suitable locations for underground repositories.
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