Raising Awareness for Blood Donations in Greece on World Blood Donation Day

World Blood Donation Day is celebrated annually on June 14 across the globe in order to raise awareness of the need for safe blood...

5 Ancient Greek Herbs and How We Use Them Today

Greece is known today for its herbs as they are used in teas and homeopathic remedies world-wide. But did you know that there are many herbs that...

Anti-Smoking Law in Greece a Lost Cause

Despite the fact that the law against smoking in public places went into effect almost 10 years ago (2008), Greece is not even close...

Yoga, Concerts and Childrens’ Events Planned at National Garden in June

The National Garden, Athens’ emblematic park behind the Parliament building, is hosting numerous sports, cultural and music events throughout June, as part of the...

A Unique Gene Protects the Heart of Residents in Mylopotamos, Crete

Greek and British scientists discovered a gene that protects the heart of the residents in the villages of Mylopotamos, Rethymno prefecture on Crete. In...

President Pavlopoulos on Why Greece Has Failed to Implement Smoking Ban Law From 2008

On Wednesday, May 24 at the International Conference on Tobacco Control 2017 organized by the European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP) in...

WHO: Greek Adolescents are Most Obese in Europe

  The World Health Organization (WHO) released a new report on adolescent obesity in Europe and named Greece the champion of having the most overweight...

Crisis Leads Greek Women to Donate Eggs for Pay

The economic crisis has led an increasing number of Greek women to donate their eggs for pay to the point that some of them...

Doctors Union: Greece’s State Hospitals Facing Severe Nursing Staff Shortages

The national federation of Greek hospital workers (POEDIN) has announced that at the country's sate hospitals one in three full-time nursing positions are vacant. The...

Greece May Soon Legalize Medicinal Cannabis

The production of cannabis in Greece for the legal consumption of medicinal purposes may soon be passed in Parliament. Health Minister Andreas Xanthos has stated...

Loutra Pozar Attracts More than 1 mln Visitors

Loutra Pozar is a world-famous thermal spa which receives more than one million visitors every year, the mayor of Almopia, northern Greece, Dimitris Binos,...

Eight-Year-Old Girl Dies in Patra Hospital After Infection With HINI Flu

An 8-year-old girl died in a Patra hospital early Tuesday morning nearly a month after becoming infected with the H1N1 flu virus as reported...

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