As respiratory infections sweep through Germany, there's a dramatic shortage in medicines. But the president of Germany's medical association has come up with a bright idea to solve the problem — drug flea markets.
It's the main article of later versions of the Hippocratic Oath: "First, do no harm". But sexism in healthcare often leaves that pledge unfulfilled. From invasive exams to missed diagnoses and even sexual assault, women are disproportionately affected by gender bias in medicine, often with grave consequences.
16 May 2022
Sri Lankans told DW how they're struggling with shortages of food, fuel and medicine as the nation faces one of its worst economic crises in decades.
17 Feb 2022
Six months after the Taliban took over Afghanistan, the health system is collapsing. Amid the deteriorating humanitarian situation, a raging measles outbreak has already killed more than 150 people and infected tens of thousands more in January alone. Measles is not the only sanitary threat facing young children in the country.
4 Oct 2021
The molecular biologists have won the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch, the Nobel Committee has announced in Stockholm.
30 Jan 2021
A new pharmaceutical company ranking has said the industry is slowly improving access to medicine in low and middle-income countries. But it only mobilized on COVID once the pandemic became a threat to rich countries.
21 Jun 2020
At the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, when the French hospital system faced an unprecedented health crisis and medical workers were overwhelmed, many foreign medics volunteered to support their French colleagues. Our reporters went to meet Syrian doctors living in France, who are committed to helping their host country – sometimes at the risk of their own lives – and whose skills in warzone medicine proved a valuable asset.
12 Feb 2020
As China races to find a cure for the coronavirus, some doctors and individuals are turning to traditional approaches to treat the symptoms. But some experts warn against relying solely on Traditional Chinese Medicine.
24 Feb 2019
Artificial intelligence: The future of medicine.
26 Jan 2019
You can build muscle exercising 13 minutes three times a week the findings are from a new study in the medical journal 'Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.'
10 Apr 2017
PCN seals off 264 pharmacies and medicine shops in Enugu.
21 Mar 2017
Bludgeoned to death before being skinned in backyards and clandestine slaughterhouses - South Africa's donkeys are in the grip of a brutal, illegal cull spurred by demand for Chinese traditional medicine.