Greek Patients Wait for Surgery for 16 Months on Average

The economic crisis has hit medical care the hardest. After six years of austerity, Greece's public hospitals and clinics are low on staff, medicine...

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...

Johns Hopkins University, Greek Researchers Join Forces to Tackle Dementia

Greek researchers from the US' Johns Hopkins University and Ionian University have joined forces to confront the epidemic of Alzheimer’s disease and its related...

Tapping Into Greece’s Hidden Wealth: Our Ten Best Natural Hot Springs

Greece is gradually discovering the potential tourist goldmine of its plentiful, and in most cases little-known, natural hot springs. Due to Greece's unique geology,...

International Meeting of ‘Doctors Without Borders’ (MSF) in Athens

The health risks that European citizens face during the economic crisis were revealed during a press conference in Athens on Friday by the presidents...

Greek Doctors Save Passenger on International Flight

Two Greek doctors saved the life of a 54-year-old woman who fell gravely ill during a  flight between Lisbon and Zurich recently. Cardiologists Giorgos Angelopoulos...

No Toxic or Harmful Agents Found at Vasilikos Region, Cyprus

According to the Minister of Health, Christos Patsalidis, scientific analysis continued at the region of Vasilikos after the explosion at the Cyprus naval base. New...

Doctors Continue to Emigrate Abroad, Despite Shortages in Greece

The emigration of Greek doctors abroad continues for the sixth consecutive year, despite the fact that public hospitals show alarming shortages. The majority of doctors...

EU Commissioner Blasts Greek Health Minister for Smoking in Public

EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety launched a verbal attack on Monday against  Greek deputy health minister Pavlos Polakis for smoking in public. Vytenis Andrikaitis, who...

Greeks Still Pay Bribes To Be Treated Properly In State Hospitals

Even as they remain incapable of covering most of their basic needs, many Greeks are still forced to give “fakelakia” (bribes) to public hospital doctors in...

Measles Threat Resurfacing in Greece, World Health Organization Warns

The number of measles cases is skyrocketing in Europe and the disease is even surging in four countries previously considered to have eradicated it,...

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”....

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