Why do some people suddenly get hives? How can they be prevented? Hives researcher Prof. Marcus Maurer gives DW's Dr. Carsten Lekutat the lowdown on this debilitating disease and reveals treatment methods that bring much-needed relief to sufferers.
COVID-19 is known primarily as a respiratory illness. However, the aggressive pathogen SARS-CoV-2 attacks not only the lungs but also the heart, nerves, brain, vessels, kidneys and skin.
Europe is now an unwilling host to invasive mosquitoes that can transmit dangerous diseases. DW looks at how to treat and avoid their bites, how to stem their spread, and the latest scientific research.
New fossils discovered preserved in amber have revealed that lice have been feeding on much larger hosts for some 100 million years. Scientists had been itching to close what had been a gap in the fossil record.
Opioid addiction in Britain has spiraled to a dangerous level. Experts warn that the UK is approaching a crisis of US proportions. What's the government doing to tackle the problem? Charlotte Potts reports from London.
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