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BNW, Living, Working

Recognising your need for medical help early and finding support

Posted On December 04, 2019

Whether you are suffering from an acute or chronic condition or are experiencing difficulties with your mental or physical health: if a return to everyday life or to work is at risk, you should not delay taking action! A treatment programme can help you get back on your feet. When is it time for a […]

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Living, Working

Driving is a thing of the past: the healthy route to work by bike

Posted On April 30, 2019

Cycling to work is unthinkable in many countries. A lack of cycle paths, unsympathetic drivers and polluted streets make cycling a less than attractive option. But that’s not the case in Germany: here, bicycles are a socially accepted means of transportation. Bicycles as a mode of transport in Germany For several years, Germany has been […]

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Living, Working

Mindestlohn rises in 2019

Posted On December 07, 2018

Mindestlohn – What is that? Have you ever heard about the “Mindestlohn”? The Mindestlohn is a statutory minimum wage. In Germany, it was established on 1st January 2015. The aim was to save employees who work in the so-called “Niedriglohnbereich”. This sector starts in Germany under a wage of €10 gross per hour. Especially affected […]

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The cold and flu season is getting underway: can vitamin C provide protection?

Posted On November 01, 2018

A dripping nose along with a sore throat, head and joints – a cold can become a serious burden. And an expensive one: around 30 per cent of all work absences are due to the common cold. So as the cold months begin, we try to prevent it, often on our own at first. For […]

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Living, Working

Prescriptions, hospitalisation, etc.: how much do I have to pay, and what will the health insurance fund pay?

Posted On October 09, 2018

Getting your medication with a doctor’s prescription from a pharmacy right away, without having to pay for it? Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. In many cases, patients in Germany are required by law to pay a mandatory supplement – not only for their medication, but also for treatments at hospitals, personal care at home, […]

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Hannover, Living, Working

Report: “From university to apprenticeship – vocational education as an alternative to studying”

Posted On September 19, 2018

On Thursday, 13th of September, the KED invited both international and German students to meet representatives of different institutions who work in the field of student counselling, immigration law, vocational and university education and talk with them about a subject that is mostly sensitive to students: What if a drop-out of the university becomes necessary? […]

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Living, Working

Health courses: How to manage stress

Posted On August 23, 2018

Diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular diseases and back pain are all so-called widespread diseases. According to the Robert Koch Institute, cardiovascular diseases are responsible for as many as 40% of all deaths. These diseases largely result from stress, lack of exercise and overeating. Those who keep these issues in check and opt for a health-conscious lifestyle can […]

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