Category: health


Medicinal herbs: When are they good for you?

As more and more people are turning to natural medicines as a way of protecting and improving their health, the use of medicinal herbs and home remedies is becoming ever more widespread. Scientific studies back their benefits for boosting health and well-being but, even though many folk remedies date back to ancient times, not everyone […]

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Concern Grows Over Measles Epidemic in Greece

The president of the Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) Theofilos Rosenberg expressed concern about the measles epidemic in Greece. “The epidemic does not seem to stop as there are populations with insufficient vaccination coverage,” he said in an interview with the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (AMNA) on Tuesday. Rosenberg stressed the importance of […]

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Greek hospitals struggling over equipment shortages

Eight years of austerity has had a major impact on the efficacy of public hospitals, leaving several lacking key equipment or barely coping with old machines that frequently malfunction, Kathimerini understands. According to recent research carried out by the union of Greek public hospital workers (POEDIN), at least 16 state hospitals do not have a […]

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Pharmacists warn of industrial action over changes in opening hours

Greece’s Panhellenic Pharmaceutical Association (PFS) warned on Tuesday of possible labour action against government legislation that will extend and change the opening hours of pharmacies. “The government, bowing deeply to the demands of the troika, continues the destructive work of its predecessors by ‘regulating’ the opening hours by deregulating it, believing that market laws can […]

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