For a rich country that is a global hub for pharma companies, Switzerland is going to extraordinary lengths to avoid Hepatitis C patients having to pay for pricey drugs.
The German government plans to introduce fines of up to €2,500 for parents who refuse to get their children vaccinated.
More than 84,000 people in Germany suffer from HIV. In a country where contracting the virus no longer means certain death, the Deutsche AIDS-Hilfe hopes to eradicate HIV diagnoses by raising awareness of HIV tests.
Marijuana is the most-consumed illegal drug in Germany, but as of this month cannabis now has expanded medical and legal allowances. And this makes doctors as well as patients happy.
Thousands of girls in Germany face genital mutilation on top of the tens of thousands of women who have already suffered it, a new government report claims.
Imagine that after years of painstaking research, scientists announced the development of a breakthrough treatment that costs pennies a pill, saves lives, and could reduce healthcare spending by nearly $700 billion in the coming years.
A patent was recently registered in Vienna for a new vaccine that could eradicate the common cold, amongst other related conditions including lung conditions like Asthma.
People with severe health issues should be able to claim sex with prostitutes as a medical expense, according to the German Green party. Patients would need doctor’s approval before filling a sex prescription.
The new law will allow doctors to conduct more expansive clinical research on patients suffering from dementia. Lauded by medical experts, the ruling has attracted criticism from care groups and religious institutions.
At the University Hospital of Giessen and Marburg 6,000 patients are waiting for a diagnosis of their rare conditions. A Zurich-developed artificial intelligence system it’s now using can diagnose baffling cases in days.