Rise in Alcohol Dependence due to Economic Crisis in Greece

"We are worried about the increase in excessive alcohol consumption among adolescents and the heavy use overall, especially in provincial areas," said Greece's Health...

The Dismal State of the Greek Health System in Two Photos

The deteriorating state of the Greek health system is pictured in these photos taken at the emergency unit of the Venizeleio Hospital of Crete. Hospital...

Greek Pharma Complains about Over-taxation by the State

Greek pharmaceutical companies claim that their excessive taxation by the Greek state -clearly above any other EU state-, will eventually lead to their demise. At...

Aid Group: Refugees Health Problems Treated “Inadequately” in Greece

Refugees and migrants in Greece receive little or no medical care for most health problems they face, and fewer than half of those pregnant...

Authorities on Alert Over Measles Outbreak, Says Health Minister Xanthos

"We are not complacent, we are on alert and we are following the instructions given by the National Vaccination Committee based on the changing...

Number of Measles Cases Continues to Rise in Greece

The number of measles cases continues to rise in Greece, with health experts calling for full vaccination for both children and adults. As of Thursday...

Greece Facing Measles Epidemic, Disease Control Expert Warns

Greece is currently in the throes of a measles epidemic that could very well spread to areas throughout the country, an expert advisor of...

Survey: Athens is the Most Stressful City in the EU

Its inhabitants know this for a fact, but now it's official - the Greek capital is the most stressful city in the EU, according...

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Donates 200 Million Euros to Greek Health Sector

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) announced an initial grant of 200 million euros to support the struggling Health sector in Greece. The Ministry of Health...

Three More Casualties of West Nile Virus in Greece

Three people infected with the West Nile virus died of complications related to the illness this summer, Greek authorities said on Friday. All cases were...

Welfare System Needs More Reforms, Greek Officials say

Greece's recession-hit welfare system needs further reforms to keep providing a lifeline to the most vulnerable members of society, Greek officials and experts said. Weakened...

Experts Warn that Greece’s Beaches Could Turn into a Gigantic Ashtray

Greek experts say that the pollution from cigarette butts is threatening the environment and, especially during the summer, the coastal areas where holidaymakers flock. Nearly...

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