Former Greek First Lady Marika Mitsotakis Hospitalized

Marika Mitsotakis, wife of honorary former President of the New Democracy political party of Greece, was transferred to Evgenidion Hospital of Athens today. The 82-year-old woman was...

Healthcare Assistance Now Considered A Privilege

Four years of a recession and two years of wide-ranging cuts to the state budget to reduce expenditure and balance accounts is turning health...

Athens Municipality Rents House For Drug Addicts to Inject Under Supervision

In Greece 2012, research shows that drug addicts have to be on a waiting list for about 7-8 years until they can finally  manage...

Greeks Are Having Less Sex as a Result of Economic Crisis

Austerity-hit Greeks are having less sex as a result of their country’s economic crisis. Urologists in Athens surveyed six hundred men and women on their...

Survey Shows Mediterranean Diet Reduces Risk of Breast Cancer

Diet has long been suspected to have an impact on breast cancer risk. In this study we evaluated whether the degree of adherence to...

The Greek Fast: Appetizing and Healthy

The Greek-Orthodox fasting season is well underway. The word “fasting” is usually associated with liquid only diets or other strict ways of eating. This...

The Financial Crisis Reduces Life Expectancy By Up To Two Years

The average life expectancy of the contemporary generation will be diminished up to two years due to the financial crisis, which is also increasing...

Olive Oil Under The Microscope

The Greek father of medicine, Hippocrates, was the first to mention the health and therapeutic benefits of olive oil, calling it “the great therapeutic”....

Afxentios Kalagkos’ Team of Doctors to Perform Open Heart Surgeries in Cyprus

Four children, aged between 4 and 16 years old, and three adults, aged between 17 and 40 years old, all suffering from congenital heart...

Greece has Second-Highest Childhood Obesity Rate in the World

Medical experts have suggested the introduction of cooking classes at school in order to better address childhood obesity, which is assuming disturbing proportions in...

Lung Cancer Becomes an Epidemic in Greece

In spite of stricter laws banning smoking in public places, including cafes, bars and nightclubs, that have been enforced since 2010, deaths due to...

Libyan Baby Boy Dies Of H1N1 In Athens’ Hospital

According to Kathimerini daily, a seven-month-old baby of Libyan background died in an Athens Children's hospital on Friday, after being infected with the H1N1...

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