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.
Venezuela's economic crisis as left the country's health system on the verge of collapse. Amid a shortage of medication, HIV patients are succumbing to secondary infections, despite doctors' best efforts.
Germany's top court has ruled that the current method universities use to allocate places for medical studies violates equal opportunity laws. The federal government is to regulate the criteria used for offering places.
Germany's top court has ruled that selecting medical students based only on grades is partly unconstitutional. Until now, for most prospective German doctors, going abroad has been the only way to study medicine.
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.
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