Almost half of the rural doctors practicing in northern Germany will be retiring in the coming years. An initiative offering apprenticeships to medical students is hoping to combat what could become a serious shortage of physicians.
Millions of women are having unnecessary and potentially harmful caesarean sections instead of vaginal birth, doctors said in new research. Elective use of C-sections is becoming an "epidemic," they said.
A German court has upheld the fine given to a doctor who provided information on abortions online. But the judge seemed to give her some encouragement in her fight to change the law.
Hartmut Hopp of the infamous "Colonia Dignidad" cult in Chile will not be serving a prison sentence, a Düsseldorf court has ruled. A victim's attorney said the ruling was an "invitation" to pedophiles to hide in Germany.
German doctor Hubertus von Blumenthal has been working in the UK for nearly 30 years. But the impending Brexit is making him increasingly anxious, and like many of his EU colleagues he's now thinking of moving away.
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