Antibiotics in Greece to be Given by Doctor’s Prescription Only

Antibiotics in Greece will only be given by doctor's prescription from now on, in order to stop reckless use, announced General Secretary of Public...

Draft Medical Cannabis Bill Arrives in Greek Parliament

Provisions for the production of medical marijuana products were introduced in a draft bill to the Greek parliament this week, with a vote planned...

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...

Greek Father of the ‘Pap Smear’ Saved Countless Lives (video)

It is low-cost, effective and may have saved the lives of countless women since it was invented in 1943. The 'Pap smear' -- named after...

Greeks Drinking to ‘Escape Reality’

A senior Greek medic has warned that the country is drinking too much, too regularly, compared to the rest of Europe. Athanasios Douzhenis, a professor...

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...

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