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Ghana's digital innovation week brings together pacesetters, entrepreneurs and investors all seeking to use technology for real social change.
With a shortage of care workers in Germany and a deserted job market, medical institutions are increasingly recruiting qualified staff from abroad.
The World Health Organization is holding a special assembly to consider a pandemic treaty. Health ministers are gathering to discuss how to do more to prevent future pandemics from wreaking havoc in the world.
Pollution in India's capital Delhi poses a threat to the health of those who stay outside for too long. And as there's no long-term solution in sight, some are considering the possibility of shifting to another city. DW's Manira Chaudhary reports.
Overloaded intensive care units and a rampaging virus. Scientists and politicians are warning of a ‘nationwide emergency.’ Should vaccination be compulsory to stop the fourth wave? Our guests: Alexander Kekulé (virologist), Susanne Schreiber (German Ethics Council), Kai Kupferschmidt (molecular biologist and science journalist)
Cases of measles and rubella have increased drastically in Pakistani children during the coronavirus pandemic. Now, health authorities are fighting back with one of the largest vaccination campaigns in history.
The pharmaceutical industry exerts a huge amount of influence on health policy. Some companies develop highly profitable drugs with public money, while others have been found to have covered up serious side effects.
Germany is Europe's economic powerhouse, with fantastic medical facilities and highly qualified professionals. But the fourth wave of the pandemic is threatening to bring the health care sector to its knees.
Researchers have captured SARS-CoV-2 in stunning electron microscope images. Here's what the virus looks like, how it works and how it compares to other pathogens like MERS-CoV and the HI-virus.
The massive rise in COVID-19 cases has prompted German Health Minister Jens Spahn to say everyone will be either 'vaccinated, recovered or dead' winter's end. Authorities are deliberating tougher restrictions and how to get more jabs into people's arms.
Climate change is expected to make heat waves longer and more severe, with catastrophic consequences for our health and economies. The International Energy Agency predicts that energy demand from air conditioners will triple by 2050. But ironically, the more we use these carbon-intensive machines, the more we contribute to global heating. So how do we break that cycle?
What do our bodies need to stay fit and active? Is a balanced diet enough? Are there magic remedies? Well, for years the market for dietary supplements has been growing. But do we need pills to stay healthy?
Intensive care for coronavirus sufferers is expensive, especially for the public health system. Singapore is taking a different approach. It says those who don't get vaccinated have no right to pass the costs on to others.
Many people are looking to strengthen their immune systems during the pandemic. Some have argued that vitamin D can help fight off COVID-19, but studies don't back this up. And too much vitamin D can even be harmful.
With infection numbers exploding, Germany's intensive care units are filling up with COVID-19 patients. Health care workers are exhausted as the country experiences its fourth, and biggest, wave of coronavirus cases.
Getting husbands to join their wives for postnatal services was a tricky task for clinics. But one clinic in northern Ghana has found a way - and it's yielding results!
Singapore is experiencing its worst COVID-19 wave since the start of the pandemic, putting the island city-state's health care system under strain. In an effort to vaccinate more people, it's making life potentially more expensive for the unvaccinated.
Health experts in Germany are raising the alarm as COVID-19 infection rates rise to a new record high. Some states are now bringing in new restrictions for unvaccinated people to contain the massive fourth wave of the pandemic in the country.
While infection rates in Gaza remain high, vaccination uptake is still sluggish among the territory's two million inhabitants.
How do astronauts poop in space? How much are they paid? Has anyone ever died up there? What happens if you get horny on a spaceship? As Crew-3 travels to the cosmic reaches beyond, we answer your burning questions.
Pollution has become an accepted fact of urban outdoor life, but it's inside our homes too. Toxic substances in furniture, cleansers or paint can pose a greater health hazard than anything outdoors.
How fair are COVID-19 boosters, with vaccines still scarce globally? The European Union is already administering boosters. But the World Health Organization is outraged. Poor nations are still struggling with the first round of vaccinations.
The spike in Germany's case numbers comes as a new governing coalition is still in the works, and it's raising questions about whether new public health-measures are necessary - including possible vaccine-mandates.
Austrians have been rushing to get COVID-19 vaccinations before strict new rules come into force. Health authorities have registered a record number of nearly ten thousand new infections in a single day
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