With the fish on the table: Plastic waste in the sea ends up on our plates (aid) - 30 million tons of plastic end up in our oceans every year, according to the Federal Environment Agency. That is ten percent of the annual plastic production. There are plastic garbage strudel in the sea, the size of Central Europe.
Accidental discovery: Caterpillars of the Great Wax Moth eat plastic bags, bottles, packaging and much more: Countless items of daily use are made of plastic. However, the material used is hardly biodegradable. This has led to a massive waste problem in the past decades.
BGH: Birth register is based on biological reproduction Even after the gender change of a parent, children should only ever have one legal father and one mother. If a child was conceived with the semen of a man-to-woman transsexual, she cannot therefore request entry as a second mother in the birth register, as the Federal Court of Justice (BGH) in Karlsruhe said on Thursday, 4.
Periodontitis and diabetes promote tooth loss and mortality Approximately eleven million people in Germany suffer from inflammation of the tooth structure that requires treatment. Such periodontitis has particularly serious consequences for diabetes patients, because these two diseases have dangerous interactions, as reported by the German Diabetes Society.
More vaccinations for infants in France In France, the vaccination for infants was expanded at the beginning of the year. Now children in the first two years of life must be vaccinated against a total of eleven diseases. A few months ago, Italy also decided that children should be vaccinated.
Is there a link between breast cancer and cardiovascular disease? Chemotherapy has saved many women with breast cancer, but the treatment could also have affected the hearts of those affected significantly. Women with breast cancer appear to have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, including heart failure, after treatment.