Why measles are so dangerous

No, measles is not a pure childhood disease, and there is no need to mess around with measles. An infection can be life-threatening – for children and adults. First signs of possible measles infection are red, itchy spots. First and foremost, they are visible behind the ears. Three days before they appear, the Read more…

Climate protection: the five most important steps

Climate change is becoming a matter of survival. Weather extremes are increasing and sea level is rising. In order to stop global warming, the emission of greenhouse gases has to decrease very fast. Which measures help? 1. Renewable energies instead of coal, oil and gas Since the beginning of industrialization, the Earth’s temperature Read more…

Africa’s fight against ill food

Spoiled foods cause huge health and economic damage in Africa. While laws ensure safe export products, consumer protection in African countries needs to be improved. Small flies are omnipresent in markets. They are buzzing around, eating food. They are not only annoying but also dangerous. Because flies can transmit pathogens such as Salmonella or Read more…

Pacemaker with nuclear battery?

Nuclear mini batteries are small, maintenance-free and durable. Russian researchers have found a way to significantly extend the life of pacemakers without dangerous gamma radiation. According to their own statements, Russian researchers have made important technical progress towards the development of medical- grade nuclear batteries . They succeeded  in enriching the  radioactive isotope nickel-63 as a possible energy source Read more…