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

Oct 4, 2017 12:00 PM Opinion

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

Jul 6, 2017 12:05 PM 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? more

Mar 30, 2017 11:00 AM Zeitgeist

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. more

Mar 23, 2017 12:30 PM Zeitgeist 1 Comments

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. more

Mar 16, 2017 11:00 AM History

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

Mar 15, 2017 1:45 PM 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. more

Mar 7, 2017 4:00 PM Zeitgeist

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. more

Mar 7, 2017 3:15 PM 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. more

Mar 7, 2017 3:00 PM Zeitgeist

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

Mar 7, 2017 2:50 PM Interviews & Portraits

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? more

Mar 7, 2017 2:15 PM Zeitgeist

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... more

Mar 7, 2017 2:00 PM Zeitgeist

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. more

Mar 7, 2017 12:00 PM Zeitgeist

We're a city of burnouts, smokers, prescription drug addicts, ailing elderly and paedophiles, but at least we've got health insurance. Or do we? Find out about Germany's sick system and much more on newsstands now! more

Feb 28, 2017 11:00 AM Features

Whether you’re near- or far-sighted, astigmatic or just need something to decorate your pretty face, your field of vision has never been broader. 2016 is shaping up to be the Year of the Affordable Designer Spectacle in Mitte. more

Apr 30, 2016 11:30 AM Insider Tips

John is getting some orthodontic work done – forcing him to contemplate his own mortality. more

Jan 26, 2016 12:00 PM Opinion

So it's midway through January, and you're already starting to slip on your New Year's resolutions. But we've got just the stuff to (re-)kickstart your motivation – by appealing to the foodie in you. more

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It isn't too much of a stretch to say that yoga is ubiquitous in Berlin. Here are five places to get your asana on. more

Oct 17, 2014 1:30 PM Insider Tips 5 Comments

The weather's gotten warmer surprisingly fast. But you're still not ready to peel off that final layer. There's work to be done first. How will you get pumped for summer? more

Feb 26, 2014 2:30 PM Zeitgeist 1 Comments

Done with the hamam or itching to spoil yourself? Try Teremok for Berlin's best imitated traditional Russian sauna. Available (separately) to both ladies and gentlemen, steam, flagellation and relaxation are the three steps to "ahhh". more

Jan 6, 2014 2:00 PM Insider Tips

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