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Berlin's air stinks: Contrary to popular belief, it's one of the most polluted among EU capitals. As the city government is unveiling a new plan of action, we look into what’s been done to tackle the actual problem: cars! Read more

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In the German papers this week: Vexing and perplexing news stories from Berlin and beyond... Read more

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In the German papers this week: Vexing and perplexing news stories from Berlin and beyond... Read more

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The relationship between music and the mind fascinates scientists and composers alike. We picked the brains of musicians, data scientists and medical researchers exploring the potentials of this ever-pulsating field. Read more

Culture

Exberliner investigates one of Berlin's most pressing issues: housing. From exploding rents to the companies cashing in on the student housing crisis; from former squatters fighting over property to alternative house sharing options. Out now! Read more

In the German papers this week: Vexing and perplexing news stories from Berlin and beyond... Read more

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From party drugs to mental health, from artificial intelligence to sautéed Hirn – this October Exberliner is all about the brain! Plus: A scientist puts sleep myths to bed and we round up the month's festivals in film, music, art and stage. Out now! Read more

Wladek has a friend in the ICU. And yet he's hoping the nurses will go on strike. Read more

Opinion

American musician Chad Matheny, aka Emperor X, on surviving testicular cancer, owing the hospital €30,000 and being (mostly) happy about it. Read more

Concerts & Parties

Being sexually attracted to children isn’t sick, just acting on it. That’s the idea behind a groundbreaking paedophilia therapy programme at Charité. Time to reevaluate one of our society’s greatest taboos? Read more

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Berliners take more sick leave than the average German, and they suffer from depression and ‘burnout’ more – at least according to the stats. Is the Berliner Luft making us ill? Or are we all just lazy? We asked the experts. Read more

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INTERVIEW! A new TV series on ARD turns the spotlight on Berlin’s Charité hospital. Its scriptwriter tells us about the unique allure of the 307-year-old medical institution. It premieres Mar 21, but you can preview the first two episodes online. Read more

History

A new Berlin start-up wants to know how you’re feeling. Really. Read more

Start-ups

Expats may be surprised at the huge number of bars and clubs that allow smoking in Berlin, even more to learn that the city, just like the rest of Germany, actually has a smoking ban. Read more

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Every district in Berlin has its own mental institution, or Klapse as it´s called in in German slang. For six months, our writer visited his girlfriend at the Wilmersdorf branch. He gives us a unique peek behind the clinic´s walls. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

Eye drops as heroin substitute, anyone? In Berlin, pharmaceuticals are increasingly abused by addicts and recreational users alike. We spoke to a helpless pharmacist and an industrious "legal" dealer. Read more

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Will fasting, yoga and acupuncture keep the doctor away? Our writer hopes so – because otherwise, she´s screwed. She shares her experience. Read more

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Berlin is suffering from an ageing population, a shortage of trained old-age carers and nurses, and Russian criminals more than happy to take advantage. Start-ups and refugees to the rescue? Read more

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As many as six in 10 asylum seekers suffer from mental health issues, but they mostly go undetected or untreated. From self-help groups to dream therapy, Berliners are filling in the gaps... Read more

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While pharmaceuticals are being used illegally, there's some good news: everyone's favourite illegal plant will finally be covered by health insurance. But not that easily. Read more

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