Blood transfusions are common in operating rooms. But there are risks. Even if the blood donated by another person is of the same type as the patient's blood, it can trigger defense responses in the body. Unnecessary transfusions should be avoided.
They can cause death, have unknown side-effects, fail to treat illnesses and sometimes even add to the spread of disease. Now, the battle to eliminate fake pharmaceutical products is being stepped up.
The Tilburg region in the southern Netherlands has earned a reputation as the ecstasy capital of the world. Can the authorities find a way to curb the area's enormous production of MDMA? Rosanne Kropman reports.
Trump's decision to reimpose a range of economic sanctions on Tehran puts German and EU firms in a tough spot. It seems that their plans for doing business in Iran have to be shelved.
Only 70 kilometers separate Aachen from the Tihange nuclear plant in Belgium. Many residents have long had concerns about the safety of the facility. Now, the city is offering iodine tablets in case of an accident.
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