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Greece to Distribute Pfizer Coronavirus Booster Shot

Certain Greeks will soon have access to a booster shot of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, Maria Theodoridou, Chair of the Greek National Vaccination Committee, announced on Monday. Healthcare workers, Greek citizens over 60 years of age, and those who live...

Greece Orders Probe on Covid-19 Misinformation in Social Media

Greece announced on Saturday an investigation into websites and social media users suspected of disseminating COVID-19 misinformation that could be deemed to pose a risk to public health. Instructions on the probe were sent by Citizens’ Protection Minister Panagiotis Theodorikakos...

New microCOVID Tool Allows Users to Calculate Covid-19 Risk

A new online calculator called microCOVID can give you an estimate of your risk of contracting Covid-19 by just inputting information about your environment and what is going on around you. The online application uses the most recent data available...

Greek City of Trikala Tests Drone Delivery of Medicines

The city of Trikala in the Thessaly region has become the first Greek city to complete a successful test of delivering medicinal drugs via an unmanned drone. The red drone, with four rotor blades, took off from the northwestern...

Unvaccinated People 11 Times More Likely to Die from Covid-19

Reinforcing the need to vaccinate as the Delta variant of the coronavirus marches across the globe, several studies undertaken the the US' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that those who are unvaccinated are 11 times more likely...

Greece Offers Booster Shots to People Over 60, Healthcare Workers

Greece announced on Monday that booster shots of Covid-19 vaccine will become available from September 30 for all adults aged over 60 and healthcare professionals. “The increased risk for people over 60 is reflected in epidemiological data,” said Maria Theodoridou,...

Pfizer Says Vaccine for Children 5-11 Shows “Robust” Effectiveness

Pfizer officials state that the company's Covid-19 vaccine for children from 5 to 11 years old is not only safe but shows what they call a "robust" antibody response, according to a statement issued on Monday. At a time when...

Hippocrates on Obesity and the Sedentary Life

Hippocrate of Kos (c. 460 – c. 370 BC), a physician of ancient Greece's Classical era, is considered to be the Father of Medicine. Hippocrates suggested surprisingly contemporary remedies for obesity -- those of diet and exercise. In addition to recognizing that...

Using Greek Honey for Beautiful Skin, Hair, and Anti-Aging

The Ancient Greeks likely hold claim to being the first people to use honey as an ingredient in beauty products. Today, you will find honey in an array of beauty products from face masks and shampoo, to body creme...

Quench Your Thirst with Healthy Drinks with a Greek Twist!

The craze of infused water has taken the world by storm, and we have the perfect way to add a Greek twist to your infused water concoctions. Recent studies have shown that there are many health benefits of drinking infused...

Life for the Disabled in Greece a Constant Struggle

When your only method of movement is in a wheelchair, how challenged are you if you are disabled in Greece? Is Greece truly accessible for those who are mobility-impaired? Mobility impairment or being disabled refers to the inability of a...

Pfizer, Moderna Release Data Supporting Booster Shot

Late on Wednesday, the pharmaceutical firm Moderna released new data regarding breakthrough cases of the coronavirus that it says supports the need for a third booster shot of its coronavirus vaccine. Earlier the Pfizer Corporation had announced that evidence from Israel...

Up to 50,000 Greek Teenagers May Contract Covid-19 This Autumn

As 1.3 million schoolchildren return to classes this Autumn all over Greece, as many as 50,000 Greek teenagers aged 12-18 may contract Covid-19 over the next months, according to one expert. Nikos Tzanakis, a respiratory disease expert who is the...

Greece Imposes New Emergency Rules to Contain Covid-19 Spread

The new emergency measures designed to protect public health and contain the spread of Covid-19 went into effect in Greece from Monday, September 13. People that are unvaccinated -- whether employees in the public and private sector, school pupils, students,...