Dr. Wolfgang Harth in the studio
Celebrating a new treatment for malaria is one thing. Celebrating a new way to infect people with the parasite is another. But researchers say injecting volunteers with malaria yields better results.
The liver is vital for removing toxic elements from the human body. But what happens when this irreplaceable organ is infected with hepatitis C - a life-threatening disease that affects 150 million people in the world?
Thousands of babies and young girls worldwide undergo genital mutilation every day. Its devastating effects can include infection, incontinence and trauma. Even in Europe, 180,000 children are at risk.
HIV/AIDS may not seem to be the scourge it was 20 years ago, but more than a million people are affected every year. DW's science desk has compiled the must-know facts.
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