Study: Greek Teenagers Drink and Don’t Exercise

Greek teenagers drink at an early age and do not participate in sports; as a result, they are prone to ill health in their...

OIE Reports: Greece Discovers Case of H5N8 Bird Flu in Wild Swan at Evros...

On Monday, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) announced that Greece has reported a case of the dangerously contagious H5N8 bird flu virus...

POEDIN: State of Regional Health Centers Dire

The state of regional health centers was the focus of a new survey by the Panhellenic Federation of Employees at Public Hospitals (POEDIN). The survey...

Greek Doctors Help 67-Year-Old Carry Daughter’s Child as Surrogate Mom

A 67-year-old woman in Greece gave birth to her own grandchild as a surrogate mother earlier this week, carrying her daughter's child after a...

Exposure to Aspropyrgos Factory Fire Means 13% Increased Chance of Developing Cancer, Experts Say

Some disturbing news was announced at an event by the coordinator of CROME-LIFE, the Cross-Mediterranean Environment and Health Network who stated that people who live in...

More Greeks Getting Flu Shots, Causing Shortage in Vaccine

According to the latest figures from the Health Ministry, more than 1.75 million flu vaccines have been imported into the country since early autumn...

Deaths from Cancer on the Rise in Greece

One in four deaths in Greece in 2014 were due to cancers, says an ELSTAT report released on Friday. According to the Greek Statistical Authority,...

Prosecutors Launch Fraud Allegations Against Firms Overcharging State Hospitals Millions of Euros

There are two companies that are being investigated for charges of fraud against Greece's state hospitals, according to a prosecutors' report by Antonis Eleftherianos...

Greek Health Workers Build Wall at Health Ministry Entrance [video]

. Protesting public health system workers shut the entrance of the ministry of health premises by building a cement tile wall and posting a sign...

Greek Healthcare Facilities Lack Official ‘Medical Error Log’ to Record Deaths

Every year, 98,000 people die every year from medical errors in the Western world, however, in Greece there is no official medical error log and...

In Greece’s Smoking-Obsessed Culture, Passive Smokers Suffer

Nearly two in three Greeks are inhaling someone else's tobacco smoke on a daily basis, making Greece the worst nation in the European Union...

700 New Cases of Oral Cancer Diagnosed in Greece Each Year

Oral cancer is one of the 10 most common cancers in humans and 700 new cases are recorded every year in Greece, according to...

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