How contagious it is and who is particularly at risk

Most people know that toenail fungus is contagious. But how high is the risk of infection really? And who is at increased risk? The most important things at a glance Nail fungus (onychomycosis) is a relatively common condition: it is estimated that 4 out of 100 people suffer from it. One reason is that nail […]

Calculate blood alcohol & alcohol reduction online

How long does it take for the alcohol to break down? The blood alcohol calculator reveals it: simply enter the drinks and calculate the alcohol consumption online. The most important things at a glance Two beers, one wine, one schnapps: When things get wet and merry, a lot of alcohol – and alcohol per thousand […]

When is that dangerous?

If the leukocytes in the small blood count are too high, the doctor may then arrange for a full blood count and other tests. The most important things at a glance Leukocytes, i.e. white blood cells, play a central role in the immune system. This is because they help protect the body from infections. If […]

Donating or storing umbilical cord blood: What pregnant women should know

Pregnant women can donate their baby’s umbilical cord blood or store it for a possible later self-donation. How useful that is. The most important things at a glance Just a few minutes after birth, the umbilical cord between mother and child is severed – and then, in most cases, disposed of. What many do not […]