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.
April 1 is traditionally a time when people play practical jokes on each other. For many of us it’s a great fun. Psychotherapist Ralf Nickel tells us why people love jokes – and why they’re even good for our health.
Nepal has urged the world not to "dump" inappropriate aid on the earthquake-hit nation amid its logistics nightmare. Fights and looting have broken out as survivors cope with lack of clean water, food and medicine.
More and more people are seeking help for their addiction. We spoke to Dr. Bert te Wildt, who treats internet addictions at the Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, at the Ruhr University of Bochum.
A big red nose is the most important part of Anete's costume. The 22-year-old regularly dresses up as a clown to bring a bit of humor and support to children at a local hospital in Riga.