From Battles On the Football Pitch to Battling for Life

Giorgos Karaiskos, a Greek expat and former professional footballer, is struggling to stay alive as he faces a major health problem. Giorgos Karaiskos was...

Tsipras: New Health Bill, Gift to Private Interests

In a statement issued after a meeting with the board of EOPYY, the president of SYRIZA Alexis Tsipras asked for the immediate withdrawal of...

Throat Cancer Cases Caused by HPV

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is responsible for developing a 15 to 20 percent of the total number of oropharyngeal (throat) cancer incidences. Especially, HPV...

Pupil in Patras Faints from Hunger

In the schools of Patras, scenes that a few years ago would seem inconceivable happen on an almost daily basis. The most recent act...

Onassis Cardiac Center Low on Cash

Debts from EOPPY (National Organization for the Provision of Health Services) as well as the delay of the Health Ministry’s regular funding, have put...

Six Athens Hospitals To Be Health Centers

As Greece continues to downsize the public sector as part of ongoing reforms demanded by international lenders in return for bailouts, the government is...

EOPYY Polyclinics to Merge with Health Centers

Two years after EOPYY’s start up, the Ministry of Health is looking carefully at how it can remain viable. There are three dominant scenarios,...

Greek Suicide Rate Keeps Soaring

Suicides in Greece, which used to have the lowest rate in Europe, are rising rapidly and coincide with crushing austerity measures that have driven...

Crisis Spikes Diseases, Killing Greeks

Greece's crushing economic crisis, which has pushed 20 percent of the population in to poverty and left many of the rest trying to survive...

The Life Expectancy of Greeks Reduced

The effects of austerity measures on healthcare are serious. According to data, the life expectancy of Greeks has dropped from 81 to 78 years. “The...

Most Alzheimer’s Patients In Greece On Their Own

There are now about 200,000 people in Greece suffering from Alzheimer's Disease, the dreadful ailment that leaves them unable to remember, at the same...

Greek Smokers Puff Their Way to Hospitals

Smoking is responsible for 8.9 percent of admissions to Greek state hospitals, according to the conclusions of a conference held on April 18 at...

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