- The family of an elderly patient who died in Germany after surgeons left 16 different items in his body during a routine operation is now suing hospital for over $120,000.
- With the rising price of long-term care costs, a growing number of sick, elderly Germans are being "deported" to cheaper care homes in Eastern Europe and Asia.
- Germany's cabinet approved a draft law protecting the right to circumcise infant boys, which it says will end months of legal uncertainty after a local court banned the practice.
- The Cologne court ruling in June outraged Germany's Muslims and Jews, and triggered an anguished national debate, by stating that ritual circumcision of under-aged boys amounted to "bodily harm" and parents should wait for their son to make his own decision.
- The AAP analyzed 1,000 studies on the practice and concluded that the benefits of circumcisions are greater than the risks.
- Circumcising young boys on religious grounds causes bodily harm, a German court ruled on Tuesday saying that a parent's jurisdiction over the child does not extend to the practice of circumcision.