Healthcare in Germany: the time-saving tech for expats
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Healthcare in Germany: the time-saving tech for expats

While Germany is widely recognised for its efficiency, expats are sometimes surprised by variations in healthcare provision. New digital solutions offered in English can help to save you time – and worry.

Expat healthcare in Germany: why prevention is better than cure
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Expat healthcare in Germany: why prevention is better than cure

Five unexpected things covered by private health insurance in Germany
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Five unexpected things covered by private health insurance in Germany

German doctors call for complete ban on smoking advertising

German doctors call for complete ban on smoking advertising

Four ways digitalization is changing Germany
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Four ways digitalization is changing Germany

Five ways expats can benefit from international health insurance
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Five ways expats can benefit from international health insurance

Court upholds ban on Germany’s pharmacy vending machines

Court upholds ban on Germany’s pharmacy vending machines

‘Children have a right to be immunized’: German doctors demand vaccinations

‘Children have a right to be immunized’: German doctors demand vaccinations

From ‘skyrocketing’ demand to scepticism: one year of medical marijuana in Germany

From ‘skyrocketing’ demand to scepticism: one year of medical marijuana in Germany

Medical marijuana in ‘high’ demand with over 13,000 applications: report

Medical marijuana in ‘high’ demand with over 13,000 applications: report

How unis pick medical students is partly unconstitutional, judges rule

How unis pick medical students is partly unconstitutional, judges rule

How German dentists use hypnosis to fix your teeth

How German dentists use hypnosis to fix your teeth

Three dead after treatment at alternative cancer clinic

Three dead after treatment at alternative cancer clinic

Small town Germany desperately seeking doctors

Small town Germany desperately seeking doctors

German clinic offers last hope to cancer-struck Aussie child

German clinic offers last hope to cancer-struck Aussie child

Top scientist faces probe after 3 children die in clinical trial

Top scientist faces probe after 3 children die in clinical trial

Fake shrink tricks hospital for a year

Fake shrink tricks hospital for a year

Pot patient dies after police took his supply

Pot patient dies after police took his supply

German hospital finds rare ‘obesity mutation’

German hospital finds rare ‘obesity mutation’

Nurse ‘killed patients because he was bored’

Nurse ‘killed patients because he was bored’

Ice bucket challenge gets dumped on Germany

Ice bucket challenge gets dumped on Germany

Malaria behind Berlin ‘Ebola’ scare

Malaria behind Berlin ‘Ebola’ scare

Organ donation hits all-time low after scandal

Organ donation hits all-time low after scandal

Mix-up meant man died metres from hospital

Mix-up meant man died metres from hospital

Court: Doctor ‘injected meds without consent’

Court: Doctor ‘injected meds without consent’

German doctors save man thanks to ‘House’

German doctors save man thanks to ‘House’

Should the sick be given help to die?

Should the sick be given help to die?

Medics: don’t kill off drug benefit tests

Medics: don’t kill off drug benefit tests

‘Cuddle hormone’ nose spray tests monogamy

‘Cuddle hormone’ nose spray tests monogamy

Germany needs an extra 4,600 doctors

Germany needs an extra 4,600 doctors

Doctor jailed for taking 35,000 photos of patients

Doctor jailed for taking 35,000 photos of patients

Scrapping fee sends more to dentists

Scrapping fee sends more to dentists

Gynaecologist ‘took 35,000 pics of patients’

Gynaecologist ‘took 35,000 pics of patients’

Lifetime travel pass for baby born on train

Lifetime travel pass for baby born on train

Germany faces spotty measles coverage

Germany faces spotty measles coverage

New manual sparks ‘what is normal?’ debate

New manual sparks ‘what is normal?’ debate

Fewer medics than ever chose GP route

Fewer medics than ever chose GP route

Bahr: ‘Germany needs more foreign nurses’

Bahr: ‘Germany needs more foreign nurses’

German hospitals focus on hygiene to beat bugs

German hospitals focus on hygiene to beat bugs

Sperm donations flowing despite paternity ruling

Sperm donations flowing despite paternity ruling

Woman wins right to sperm donor dad’s name

Woman wins right to sperm donor dad’s name

High rate of Caesarian births questioned

High rate of Caesarian births questioned

Doctors manipulate Leipzig organ donor list

Doctors manipulate Leipzig organ donor list

Doctor developing universal snake bite cure

Doctor developing universal snake bite cure

Hospitals ‘profit from unnecessary operations’

Hospitals ‘profit from unnecessary operations’

Bosses can demand sick note from day one

Bosses can demand sick note from day one

Far fewer caesareans in former East Germany

Far fewer caesareans in former East Germany

Incontinence is ‘secret widespread ailment’

Incontinence is ‘secret widespread ailment’

Language trouble behind many medical mishaps

Language trouble behind many medical mishaps

More German men getting plastic surgery

More German men getting plastic surgery

Doctors prescribe strike in wage fight

Doctors prescribe strike in wage fight

Half of Germans approve of euthanasia businesses

Half of Germans approve of euthanasia businesses

Prosecutors probe voyeur gynaecologist

Prosecutors probe voyeur gynaecologist

Thalidomide victim wins millions from drugs firms

Thalidomide victim wins millions from drugs firms

Germany pledges ‘right to circumcise’

Germany pledges ‘right to circumcise’

Former prostitute murdered ‘saviour’ hubby

Former prostitute murdered ‘saviour’ hubby

Blood money – is it okay to pay donors?

Blood money – is it okay to pay donors?

Cash ‘threatens search for fresh blood’

Cash ‘threatens search for fresh blood’

German doctor treats Tymoshenko

German doctor treats Tymoshenko

Study: Deutsch delays dementia

Study: Deutsch delays dementia

‘Miracle’ identical quads home at last

‘Miracle’ identical quads home at last

C-sections ‘twice as frequent as necessary’

C-sections ‘twice as frequent as necessary’

Bremen baby unit closed after further deaths

Bremen baby unit closed after further deaths

Warm weather sparks early hay fever

Warm weather sparks early hay fever

New drugs ‘often no better’ than old ones

New drugs ‘often no better’ than old ones

Football legend makes Alzheimer admission

Football legend makes Alzheimer admission

Student veterinarians most likely to pop pills

Student veterinarians most likely to pop pills

Virus sweeps through hospital cancer wards

Virus sweeps through hospital cancer wards

Munich baby elephant first to get heart surgery

Munich baby elephant first to get heart surgery

Researchers make malaria breakthrough

Researchers make malaria breakthrough

More seniors addicted to drugs and alcohol

More seniors addicted to drugs and alcohol

Baby foreskins could cut animal testing

Baby foreskins could cut animal testing

German pediatric heart device receives FDA okay

German pediatric heart device receives FDA okay

Thalidomide victims protest 50 years on

Thalidomide victims protest 50 years on

Scientists find secret of limb regeneration

Scientists find secret of limb regeneration

Doctors botched dead porn star’s boob job

Doctors botched dead porn star’s boob job

Scientists develop nose exam to detect Alzheimer’s disease early

Scientists develop nose exam to detect Alzheimer’s disease early

Virulent ‘crocodile’ drug hits the streets

Virulent ‘crocodile’ drug hits the streets

Consumer group warns of dangerous supplements

Consumer group warns of dangerous supplements

Penis enlargement operations on the rise

Penis enlargement operations on the rise

E. coli crisis hit discounters hardest

E. coli crisis hit discounters hardest

Doctor fined for killing UK patient keeps licence

Doctor fined for killing UK patient keeps licence

‘We shouldn’t panic. We can actively do something to fight this’

‘We shouldn’t panic. We can actively do something to fight this’

Public health insurance premiums seen spiking

Public health insurance premiums seen spiking

Youngest surviving premature baby released from hospital

Youngest surviving premature baby released from hospital

The German doctor who holidays in an African hospital

The German doctor who holidays in an African hospital

Doctors forget 16-centimetre clamp in woman’s belly

Doctors forget 16-centimetre clamp in woman’s belly

Health Minister rejects limit to waiting period for appointments

Health Minister rejects limit to waiting period for appointments

Phlegmy or dry? Computerized telephone hotline diagnoses coughs

Phlegmy or dry? Computerized telephone hotline diagnoses coughs

Mubarak rejects medical trip to Germany

Mubarak rejects medical trip to Germany

Hip cat: Tiger gets landmark artificial joint operation

Hip cat: Tiger gets landmark artificial joint operation

Pharma firm probed for allegedly bribing doctors

Pharma firm probed for allegedly bribing doctors

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Porn star suffers heart attack during breast enlargement

Sweeping patients’ rights bill planned

Sweeping patients’ rights bill planned

New HIV treatment found

New HIV treatment found

Schlecker drugstores set for major facelift

Schlecker drugstores set for major facelift

Parliament passes health insurance premium hikes

Parliament passes health insurance premium hikes

More men being treated for impotence

More men being treated for impotence

Artificial heart recipients break five-year survival record

Artificial heart recipients break five-year survival record

Healthcare reforms approved by cabinet

Healthcare reforms approved by cabinet

Cosmetic surgery on the rise

Cosmetic surgery on the rise

Doctor shortage reaching crisis, study warns

Doctor shortage reaching crisis, study warns

Organ donor rules causes coalition row

Organ donor rules causes coalition row

Doctors reject call for relaxed organ donor rules

Doctors reject call for relaxed organ donor rules

Dirty bottle likely source of bacteria in Mainz infant deaths

Dirty bottle likely source of bacteria in Mainz infant deaths

Third baby dies from bacterial exposure

Third baby dies from bacterial exposure

Contaminated tubes suspected in baby deaths

Contaminated tubes suspected in baby deaths

Top-up health fee dodgers face hefty fines

Top-up health fee dodgers face hefty fines

Doctor who killed UK patient could lose licence

Doctor who killed UK patient could lose licence

XXX-ray calendar titillates German radiologists

XXX-ray calendar titillates German radiologists

Homeopathy targeted in debate on health care spending

Homeopathy targeted in debate on health care spending

Green light given to gene testing IVF embryos

Green light given to gene testing IVF embryos

Court to examine science of ‘designer babies’

Court to examine science of ‘designer babies’

Sons confront doctor over UK man’s death

Sons confront doctor over UK man’s death

How sick is Germany’s healthcare system?

How sick is Germany’s healthcare system?

Experts attack health minister’s plan to rope in rural doctors

Experts attack health minister’s plan to rope in rural doctors

Open up medicine to solve doctor shortage, Rösler urges

Open up medicine to solve doctor shortage, Rösler urges

Conservatives plan to rein in pharmaceutical prices

Conservatives plan to rein in pharmaceutical prices

Faulty hip implants force hospital to redo 200 surgeries

Faulty hip implants force hospital to redo 200 surgeries

Hamburg hospital develops treatment to ‘fish out’ cancer cells

Hamburg hospital develops treatment to ‘fish out’ cancer cells

Germany sets up online portal and hotline for swine flu

Germany sets up online portal and hotline for swine flu

Germans foot the bill for big pharma’s drugs

Germans foot the bill for big pharma’s drugs

Police issue warrant for doctor after group therapy drug deaths

Police issue warrant for doctor after group therapy drug deaths

Experts warn of future doctor shortage crisis

Experts warn of future doctor shortage crisis

Firm probed for illegal corpse tissue trade

Firm probed for illegal corpse tissue trade

Doctors implant smallest artificial heart pump ever

Doctors implant smallest artificial heart pump ever

Blind women training to detect breast cancer

Blind women training to detect breast cancer

The eye of the tiger

The eye of the tiger

Hamburg opens high-security bio lab

Hamburg opens high-security bio lab

Rare identical triplets born in Bonn

Rare identical triplets born in Bonn

Hundreds of DNA leads to Rosa Luxemburg’s identity reported

Hundreds of DNA leads to Rosa Luxemburg’s identity reported

Mortician discovers live patient pronounced dead by mistake

Mortician discovers live patient pronounced dead by mistake

Medic sheds doubt on Tamiflu strategy against swine flu

Medic sheds doubt on Tamiflu strategy against swine flu

No double jeopardy for German doc who killed UK patient

No double jeopardy for German doc who killed UK patient

Mecklenburg mulls free birth control to lower abortion rate

Mecklenburg mulls free birth control to lower abortion rate

Doctors bristle over new swine flu rules

Doctors bristle over new swine flu rules

Tired German doctor accidentally kills patient in the UK

Tired German doctor accidentally kills patient in the UK

Berlin doctors remove 18-kilo bone tumour

Berlin doctors remove 18-kilo bone tumour

Germans waiting longer for emergency doctors

Germans waiting longer for emergency doctors

Study shows pharmacies hand out drugs without prescriptions

Study shows pharmacies hand out drugs without prescriptions

Hamburg scientist quarantined after contact with Ebola virus

Hamburg scientist quarantined after contact with Ebola virus

More Germans ‘doping’ to enhance workplace performance

More Germans ‘doping’ to enhance workplace performance

Flu bug infecting northern Germany

Flu bug infecting northern Germany

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Doctors acquitted after helping British man to die

Doctors believe German patients are liars

Doctors believe German patients are liars

German receives Nobel Medicine Prize for cancer work

German receives Nobel Medicine Prize for cancer work

Chlorine leak injures 15 kids at swim meet

Chlorine leak injures 15 kids at swim meet

Health insurers hunt chronic patients for cash

Health insurers hunt chronic patients for cash

Doctor dramas make viewers afraid of hospitals

Doctor dramas make viewers afraid of hospitals

Bundeswehr losing too many doctors

Bundeswehr losing too many doctors

Plastic surgeons get ‘Breast TÜV’ for quality control

Plastic surgeons get ‘Breast TÜV’ for quality control

Four more Brits catch barf boat bug

Four more Brits catch barf boat bug

Vomiting bug traps pensioners on riverboat

Vomiting bug traps pensioners on riverboat

Doctors set to examine Nazi-era crimes

Doctors set to examine Nazi-era crimes

Woman gives birth after ovary transplant makes her fertile

Woman gives birth after ovary transplant makes her fertile

Doctor heals leukemia patient of AIDS

Doctor heals leukemia patient of AIDS

‘Senator Death’ sparks euthanasia debate

‘Senator Death’ sparks euthanasia debate

Bavarian doctor jailed for faking pilot health exams

Bavarian doctor jailed for faking pilot health exams

Nobel laureate warns against relaxing smoking ban

Nobel laureate warns against relaxing smoking ban

World’s first double arm transplant patient lauds results

World’s first double arm transplant patient lauds results

German Nobel winner criticizes big pharma

German Nobel winner criticizes big pharma

German awarded Nobel Medicine Prize for cancer virus work

German awarded Nobel Medicine Prize for cancer virus work

Cot death numbers reach historic low as parents wise up

Cot death numbers reach historic low as parents wise up

Isotope shortage could impact cancer therapy in Germany

Isotope shortage could impact cancer therapy in Germany

German military suffering from shortage of doctors

German military suffering from shortage of doctors

German doctors perform first-ever double arm transplant

German doctors perform first-ever double arm transplant

Asylum records confirm Klaus Kinski’s madness

Asylum records confirm Klaus Kinski’s madness

Scientists develop helmet to control toy cars via brain waves

Scientists develop helmet to control toy cars via brain waves

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Medical award for German accused of Nazi-era euthanasia

Germans underestimate heart attack death risk: study

Germans underestimate heart attack death risk: study

Doc charged in clinic deaths scandal

Doc charged in clinic deaths scandal

Brain study raises doubts about free will

Brain study raises doubts about free will

High court: Viagra not on public insurance bill

High court: Viagra not on public insurance bill

Dead patient with ‘imaginary’ illness to be compensated

Dead patient with ‘imaginary’ illness to be compensated

German alcoholics not recieving proper treatment

German alcoholics not recieving proper treatment

40,000 German doctors to strike

40,000 German doctors to strike

Granny victim of colostomy confusion

Granny victim of colostomy confusion

New bionic eye implant to help the blind

New bionic eye implant to help the blind

What’s the reality of expat life in Europe today?
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What’s the reality of expat life in Europe today?

Five mindfulness practices for expats
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Five mindfulness practices for expats

Seven golden rules for moving abroad with children
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Seven golden rules for moving abroad with children

Five ways to maintain the bond with friends and family ‘back home’
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Five ways to maintain the bond with friends and family ‘back home’