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Fewer Greeks smoking but health experts warn still much to be done

The number of people quitting smoking in Greece in recent years is encouraging, particularly among younger Greeks. According to figures from the Hellenic Statistical Authority, the number of smokers among 16 to 24 year olds fell 33.3 percent between 2009-2014, while the number of cigarettes consumed annually between 2007 to 2017 fell 57 percent. The […]

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Cretan scientist sheds light on causes of aggressive behaviour

A new scientific study headed by a Greek scientist has shed light on the mechanisms in the brain that are responsible for aggressive behaviour. Aggression is a behaviour that occurs throughout the animal kingdom and is present in human beings from the earliest years of their life. Like all behaviours, aggression stems from the brain. […]

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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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