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.
Why should a study on HIV and hepatitis C co-infection go to waste? Patients often need to be treated for both. But research peers say the study is irrelevant. Either way, hep C can be cured.
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.
European regulators have ruled a French pharmaceutical giant broke EU rules when it bought out competition to protect a best-selling drug. It was the third time authorities penalized firms for "pay-for-delay" deals.
The European Central Bank faces problems no matter what it does, as it is administering untested medicine to patients with completely different symptoms, says DW's Rolf Wenkel.
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