STIs on the rise in Germany, but testing still hard to come by15. November 2019 17:10
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are making a comeback across the country after years of low rates. But unlike in many other countries, most people face obstacles if they want to be tested without showing symptoms.
Security Check: Biometrics vs Passwords15. November 2019 17:09
Traditional passwords are easy to crack because people rarely adhere to password security measures. The security of biometric methods depends on the quality of the sensors and the manner in which the data is saved.
Walking on two legs - 12 million years ago11. November 2019 07:24
Researchers at a German university say they've found fossils that challenge how we think about human evolution. The bones found in southern Germany come from a primate that they believe walked upright millions of years earlier than previously thought possible.
Differences in personality: What psychiatrists can learn from mice to treat depression08. November 2019 16:41
Scientists have developed a new way for measuring the personalities of animals. So why should we humans care? Because understanding personality traits is key for more individualized therapies in psychiatry.
Germany: Health apps to be available on prescription07. November 2019 22:01
Patients in Germany will be prescribed health apps starting in 2020, the German parliament announced on Thursday. Health insurance firms in Germany will provide digital health services on personal electronic devices.
The EU declares war on e-waste07. November 2019 07:25
To help reduce electronic waste, a new EU law will require manufacturers to ensure their home appliances are easier to repair. Environmentalists have hailed it as a milestone. But the new law still has gaps.
Exercise for the overweight06. November 2019 13:28
Along with a balanced diet, exercise is the cornerstone of healthy weight loss. But overweight people often feel uncomfortable in gyms and struggle with motivation. Fitness classes specifically for overweight people are one solution.
Quantum computing: Is it really all it's cracked up to be?05. November 2019 13:37
Quantum computers could change our world. But not in the way you may think. For those working on this complex technology, managing expectations is proving a challenge. DW spoke to one of Europe’s top quantum scientists.
Germany plans to ban gay 'conversion therapy'04. November 2019 05:17
A draft law prohibits the therapy for all minors, with violators facing jail time. Health Minister Spahn said the ban sends a message to those struggling with their sexuality: "You're okay just as you are."
Sleep medicine - we speak to an expert01. November 2019 12:30
Sleeping badly over a long period of time can make you sick. What can we do if we have difficulties getting to sleep or staying asleep? We put that question to psychotherapist and sleep specialist Dr. Samia Little Elk.
Mimosa plants respond to contact by closing up their leaves. But can they be conditioned to do so, the way animal behaviors can be conditioned? A researcher at the University of Tübingen is trying to find out.
Exercising with illness - talking to our expert25. October 2019 12:30
In Good Shape speaks with sports physician Dr. Fernando Dimeo in the Sports Health Park in Berlin. He explains why movement is such good medicine, and what you have to pay attention to while exercising.
Thunderbolts, lightning & concrete recycling18. October 2019 13:30
Recycling concrete is hard. One option is to use artificial lightning to break it up into its component parts. Can the method be scaled up? It can also be used to access valuable resources in other materials. It's a bit like unbaking a cake.