Gudula Steiner-Junker believes in the healing power of humor. In addition to offering special workshops on laughter, she also pays regular visits to patients at Mainz’s university hospital to help brighten up their day.
US regulators have approved a breakthrough treatment that genetically engineers patients' own blood cells to fight childhood leukemia. Experts say it may open the way to treating other cancers with a similar procedure.
The Swedish Academy has honored British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro with the prestigious literary award. Ishiguro's best-known works include "The Remains of the Day" and "Never Let Me Go."
Germany is seeking to make the most of Brexit by mopping up the European Medicines Agency and the European Banking Authority. The two London-based agencies are set for relocation after the split.
Donald Trump's election last week has inspired at least one form of consolation for his opponents: satire. Social media finds comic relief with memes starring Vice-President Joe Biden as a Trump prankster.
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