Dr. Hubert Monnikes talks about inflammatory bowel disease and why a proper diagnosis is important. The internist is also psychotherapist and psychiatrist. He's head physician for internal medicine at Berlin's Martin-Luther Hospital.
Sleep latency is the length of time that it takes to accomplish the transition from wakefullness to sleep. And there's a simple way to measure it. All you need is a bed, a baking tray, a tea spoon and a stop watch.
In Good Shape meets specialist Dr. Fernando Dimeo at a sports medicine treatment facility in Berlin. He knows the most frequent causes of back pain, and shows how to prevent it - and how to provide relief through exercise.
Dr Bernd Kleine-Gunk is head of the German Society for Anti-Aging Medicine. He talks about ways to remain active and healthy in old age.
In Good Shape talks to Dr. Stefan Mundlos at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics. The geneticist explains which diseases have a genetic component, as well as the pros and cons of genetic testing.
In Good Shape speaks with Dr. Viviane Bremer about sexually transmitted diseases at the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin. She is an expert on HIV and other STIs, and she explains how to best protect yourself from becoming infected and how the disea...
Martina Hartmann works at Berlin's Dick & Dunn advisory center for people with eating disorders. Dr. Christian Thiele is a specialist in psychosomatic medicine and psychotherapy, and he's medical director of the Theodor-Wenzel-Werk clinic in B...
Dr. Christine Hampel tells us about the most effective treatments for chronic pain. She's head of the pain clinic at a Berlin hospital.
According to nutritionists, loads of the food we think is healthy actually has more calories than your regular hamburger! Watch to find out which of your favourite 'healthy' snacks makes the list.
Why we all need to stop making excuses and start exercising: In Good Shape Fit talks fitness and motivation with sports psychologist Prof. Ralf Brand from the University of Potsdam.
Achim Kramer has developed a blood test which gives information about an individual's chronobiological predisposition. The chronobiologist works at the Institute for Medical Immunology at Berlin's Charite Hospital.
When our eyesight starts to fail, eye disease could be the cause. We talk to Prof. Antonia Joussen of Berlin's Charite Hospital about the progression of various diseases and the treatments that are available.
In Good Shape talks to dentist Stephan Ziegler about oral hygiene, the causes of dental phobia and how it can be managed.
There's no better way to explore the marvels of Africa than an incredible nature hike! Here's some of the very best out there!
We talk to Dr. Tobias Kramer from the Institute of Hygiene and Environmental Medicine in Berlin about washing your hands properly; and about the hotbed of bacteria in every home - the kitchen.
Slate is a charming Bennett Springs cafe with a little something for everyone. We can't get enough of the delicious food, drinks and coffee at this cute little hideaway!
Take a journey to the cultural heart of Perth for fresh, sustainable and delicious food at Ficus. The casual dining escape provides a farm to plate experience. The menu changes with the season uses locally sourced Australian produce.
Western Australia has no shortage of incredible natural environments to behold, and what better way to experience them than this a good old fashion hike? We've put together a list of all the best, must-do walks in WA!
In Good Shape talks to emergency room doctor and drug researcher, Dr. Andrea Zeuch. She explains the effects of various drugs, as well as the dangers, and discusses the best methods for reducing your risk of addiction
Neurologist Patricia Krause and tai chi instructor Mirko Lorenz explain why movement and exercise helps Parkinson's patients. What types of movement are best?
Unima developed a fast and low-cost diagnostic and disease surveillance technology that allows anyone, even people with no technical training, to diagnose a disease at the point of care, without using lab equipment.
Computer and media scientist Alexander Markowetz has been examining the issue of excessive smartphone use. He explains how smartphone addiction starts, what long-term effects it can have and what can be done to counteract them.
Dr. Matthias Bluher talks to In Good Shape about the health risks associated with obesity. He explains which treatments work best and why the causes of obesity include genetic as well as psychological factors.
Body weight is not the only indicator of obesity. Height is also a factor. The BMI is defined as the body mass divided by the square of the body height.
Dr. Carsten Lekutat talks to renowned psychiatrist and stress researcher Dr. Mazda Adli about the physical and psychological impact of city life. They also look into ways of finding peace and tranquility within urban surroundings.
Kung Fu master Li Weimin has smashed the Guinness World Record for cracking 302 walnuts in under a minute and 150 coconuts in only 48 seconds barehanded.
Microbiologist Andreas Diefenbach talks about new findings on the crucial role the gut microbiome plays in maintaining health and causing sickness. It looks like it is implicated in a whole range of conditions and diseases.
Gynecologist Dr. Mandy Mangler treats women with cancer. She talks about the role of exercise and diet in reducing the risk of developing cancer.
Hubert Ritter performs a kind of manual therapy known as Rolfing that focuses on the fasciae. He says it is effective in treating a number of ailments.
Dr Julia Benckert talks about the different types of hepatitis, diagnosis, and chances of recovery from the illness. She's a senior physician in hepatology and gastroenterology at the Charite University Hospital in Berlin.
Professor Heiko Krude heads Berlin's Charite Hospital Center for Rare Diseases. He speaks with In Good Shape's Dr. Carsten Lekutat about the difficulties patients with rare diseases face, as well as new diagnostic techniques.
The first FDA and CE registered comprehensive women's health monitoring platform with 99% of accuracy in clinical trials.
CB Therapeutics has developed natural cannabinoids in yeast, using just sugar.
To mark International Make-up Day, here's how to clean your brushes in the best way so they last longer.
Jalid Sehouli is a professor of gynecology and oncology at Berlin's Charite Hospital. He's a recognized expert for communication in healthcare.
Urologist Dr. Tobias Pottek explains when men with erectile difficulties should see their doctor. What are the possible causes of erectile dysfunction, and how can it be treated?
Nutritional researcher Andreas Pfeiffer of the German Institute of Human Nutrition in Potsdam-Rehbrucke talks to In Good Shape about the health risks of consuming large amounts of sugar, and explains why it's okay to eat a few pralines now and then.
PePeople worldwide consume huge amounts of sugar. Many processed foods contain so much sugar that they lead to health problems. The World Health Organization recommends consuming no more than 25 grams of sugar daily, but is that feasible?
The sister of a promising student who died suddenly in her sleep from epilepsy has told how her heartbroken family are planning to raise GBP100,000 for research and awareness by travelling from London to Istanbul in an Indian tuk tuk.
In Good Shape talks with Dr. Tom Bschor from Berlin's Schlosspark Clinic about obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Argentina's senate has rejected a bill that would have legalised voluntary abortions. The decision has resulted in both celebrations AND protests in the streets of Buenos Aires.
Dr. Masyar Rahmanzadeh talks about the possibility of operating to correct bunions. He's an orthopedist and surgeon who specializes in operations to treat degenerative diseases of the feet, legs and hips.
Casey Beros looks into the history of the pill and discovers some interesting facts about it's use.
As we age we can lose strength and also our balance, it's a big contributor to falls and accidents, especially amongst older people. Geoff Brockenshire shows us how to strengthen the lower body for better balance, no expensive gym membership requi...
Postnatal depression is common in women after they've given birth, and it seems to make sense that if women receive professional support after giving birth it would reduce the chances of developing depression. However research at the Institute of ...
Most women are well aware of their pelvic floor muscles, they're often encouraged to practice exercises to strengthen them in preparation for childbirth and to restore 'what was' afterwards. Now research is showing men should also be strengthening...
Breast tenderness is a common symptom for many women, particularly around menstruation and pregnancy. But research is showing that for older women taking Hormone Replacement Therapy, HRT, breast tenderness could be linked to an increased risk of b...
Geoff Brockenshire explains how the pelvic and the lumbar spine are at the centre of all activities we perform, a mobile area of the body that's stabilised by the muscles that make up the "core". We explore the idea of a "neutral spine" and show y...