Are our cucumbers, zucchini, pumpkins, and watermelons at risk? Last summer, reports from farmers whose cucumber plants were affected by an unknown disease became more frequent. A German research team has now been able to identify the cause. It is the so-called "cucumber virus" that has so far only been rampant in the Mediterranean countries.
Study: more than every second hospital in Germany should close According to a new study, patients in Germany could receive better care if more than every second hospital closed. According to the authors, the clinics could then be better equipped for life-threatening emergencies.
How dangerous are perchlorates in drinking water? Perchlorates are increasingly polluting groundwater in the United States and can also get into drinking water. Perchlorate in drinking water seems to pose a much greater danger than previously thought. The value for harmless concentrations of the chemical compound in drinking water is apparently considerably lower than was assumed in the past.
Cold: home remedies are often a blessing The cold period is in full swing. There is no miracle cure for curing a cold and medication often does not have the desired effect. Many prefer to use home remedies, the effects of which are often not proven, but which have nevertheless proven their worth many times over.
Black cumin is not only tasty, but also very healthy In the Orient, black cumin seeds have not only been used for seasoning food for over 1,000 years, but also as a remedy for various health problems. In taste, the small, black seeds are said to resemble a mixture of sesame and cumin.
Would you rather leave the seat heating off? It's still summer, but the colder days are just around the corner. Then the immune system does not work so well, which is why many are bothered by infections in the cold season. But not only colds are common, bladder infections also mainly occur during this time.