Measles Claims Third Greek Victim, Raising Fears

A 35-year-old woman who had been given a measles vaccine dose has become the third victim of the disease in Greece, after she died...

Greek Lawmakers Get First Look at Medical Cannabis Bill

Plans to legalize the growing of cannabis for medical use were submitted to Greece's parliament on Wednesday. Athens is fast-tracking the legislation after ministers attended...

Authorities Shut Athens’ ‘Nursing Home from Hell’

Greek authorities have shut down a nursing home in the Agia Paraskevi suburb of northern Athens due to unacceptable living conditions. Fourteen elderly people were...

Greek Measles, Flu Epidemics Worsen

One hundred new measles cases were recorded last week, bringing the total number to 1,362, with most appearing in southern Greece. The vast majority of...

Greek Health Ministry to Enforce Dormant Anti-Smoking Law

Greece's Health Minister Andreas Xanthos on Wednesday called on competent authorities to enforce the anti-smoking law, and start strict checks on public places where...

Greek Doctors, Nurses Get Ready for 24-Hour Strike

Medical staff from Greek state hospitals will go on strike on Wednesday, angry at government hiring practices and a lack of money they claim...

Greek Doctors Needed in Saudi Arabia

Recession is the source of financial desperation for all Greek labor, but it is particularly harsh for medical professionals who spend almost a decade...

Greece Faces Measles Increase

A new report from Greece’s National Centre for the Control and Prevention of Diseases says it is impossible to rule out not only a...

Health Workers Scuffle with Athens Police (video)

Greek riot police intervened to push away a group of striking workers trying to storm the Ministry of Health in downtown Athens on Thursday. Members...

Greek Health Ministry Amendment Opens Up Pharmacies Market

Having agreed to the measure under the terms of Greece's bailout, the government has finally decided to the full opening of the closed profession...

Greeks Experience ‘Cultural Shift’ on Smoking

Greeks have finally understood the problem of smoking and are kicking the habit, says a leading authority on public health. Speaking to the Greek Reporter,...

Greece to Approve Use of Medical Cannabis

The Greek parliament is expected to approve the medical use of cannabis in the coming weeks, a deputy minister has said, adding that the...

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