Greek Prescription Database Hacked

A group of hackers have gotten into an official prescription database in Greece. Last Monday, April 9, the day the new online prescription system went...

Greek Measles, Flu Epidemics Worsen

One hundred new measles cases were recorded last week, bringing the total number to 1,362, with most appearing in southern Greece. The vast majority of...

Cuts in Healthcare Lead to Rise in New-Born Deaths

Speaking at the European Parliament on March 5, Georgios Chatzimarkakis, the Greek liberal MEP of the German FDP party, stated that the austerity measures ordered...

Hospitals and Doctors Will Continue Their Strike

Doctors working in public hospitals, IKA, and private practices will continue their strike against health spending cuts as of next Monday, for another 5...

Groundbreaking Digital Dyslexia Screening Going Public in Greece

By Phil Butler* A pioneering method, dubbed RADAR, which diagnoses dyslexia will soon be available in selected municipal centers across Greece and Cyprus. Developed by an...

Greeks Have an Average Life Expectancy of 81.4 Years

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has ranked its member countries' average life expectancy based on data from 2013. Average life expectancy at...

West Nile Virus Infects Two More People in Central Macedonia

According to the Athens-Macedonian news agency, on Tuesday two new cases of the West Nile virus were reported in Central Macedonia. The two patients infected...

World Conference on Spa Tourism in Edipsos

The Thermae Sylla Spa & Wellness Hotel in Edipsos, Greece, will host the world conference on the "Prospects of Tourism-Thermalism in Different Geographical Areas in...

More Than 2.5 Million Uninsured Greeks

The number of uninsured citizens in Greece has officially reached 2.5 million people – a "bomb" that, according to some observers, threatens the budget...

Troika Calls for Increased Use of Generic Drugs

The Troika representing Greece's lenders once again called for increased use of generic over brand-name patented medication in the country, during a meeting with...

Greek Hospitals on the Brink of Bankruptcy

Greek state hospitals face serious financial problems making their operation extremely difficult, while debts to suppliers have reached 900 million euros. In most instances, the operation...

Three Reasons Why Greeks Don’t Exercise

There are three main reasons most Greeks use as an excuse not to exercise, according to a survey conducted by the Department of Physical...

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