Private hospital operator Fresenius is set to become Europe's largest health care firm with its takeover of Rhön-Klinikum. The deal reflects the growth in the share of private hospitals in the German market.
Superbugs resistant to antibiotics cause more than 33,000 deaths in the EU each year, according to a new study. Scientists say the picture has become worse since 2007, with Italy and Greece by far the hardest hit.
Officers in the city of Mainz have been criticized for moving the sick woman from her hospital bed during the night. The hospital has disputed claims from city authorities that they had given permission to move her.
Health is wealth, they say. But sometimes health pursuits benefit both the patient's and the doctor's fortunes. Once such case is Hungary's burgeoning wellness industry and a small-but-growing niche for foreign patients.
A member of Russian protest group Pussy Riot has been released from a German hospital after recovering from a suspected poisoning. The activist says he's "convinced" he was targeted by Russia's secret service.
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