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Mother Saves Daughter in Greece’s Second Ever Liver Transplant

Following on from the father-daughter liver transplant three months ago—the first liver transplant from a living donor in Greece—a mother has now done the same for her daughter. The new liver transplant from a living donor, a mother-daughter pairing from...

Intermittent Fasting Linked to Higher Risk of Cardiovascular Death, Study Claims

New research from the American Heart Association's recent event in Chicago suggests that how long we eat each day could impact our heart health. Scientists looked at data from more than 20,000 adults in the United States. They found that...

AI ‘Ghosts’ Could Be a Threat to Mental Health, Expert Warns

Loss and grief touch everyone's lives. But what if saying goodbye wasn't the end? Imagine being able to virtually bring back loved ones, have conversations with them, and know how they're doing—wherever they may be. For many, the idea of...

Mastiha of Chios, Greece’s ‘White Gold’

Mastiha, often referred to as the "Tears of Chios" or the "White Gold of Greece," is a product made exclusively on the Greek island of Chios. Since antiquity, this sticky resin, which seeps from the bark of mastic trees,...

New Therapy Destroys Deadly Brain Tumor in Days

A 72-year-old man, diagnosed with a very aggressive type of cancer known as glioblastoma, had brain scans that showed his tumor shrank significantly just days after treatment. Two other individuals with a similar cancer diagnosis didn't have such positive results,...

Polio Survivor Who Lived in Iron Lung for 70 years Dies

Paul Alexander, an American who had polio and spent more than 70 years living in an iron lung, passed away at the age of 78. Living in Texas in the summer of 1952, Alexander was six years old when he...

20% of Alcoholic Beverages in Greece are Illegal or Adulterated

One in five alcoholic beverages consumed in Greece is adulterated and contraband, which is twice the world average, the Association of Alcoholic Beverage Companies (ENEAP) said on Wednesday. Adulterated alcoholic beverages are legal alcoholic products that have been illicitly tampered...

Patient in Greece Took His Own Life While Waiting for Drug

A cancer patient in Heraklion, Greece took his own his life earlier this week, as he was unable to bear the pain while waiting for a chemotherapy drug. Ioannis (Petros) Tournas, a 72-year-old cancer patient, suffered terribly while waiting for...

Life Expectancy Fell Globally 1.6 Years During COVID-19 Pandemic

Global life expectancy fell by 1.6 years during the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study published on Tuesday in the medical journal The Lancet shows. The study, described as the most comprehensive look at the pandemic's...

German Man Vaccinated Against Covid 217 Times

A 62-year-old man from Germany has, against medical advice, been vaccinated 217 times against Covid, doctors report. Researchers from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg said they encountered the case through media reports and asked the man to undergo some testing. The...

Drinking Olive Oil: Health and Beauty Elixir or Celebrity Fad?

Thanks largely to celebrity promotion, drinking olive oil has now become a worldwide TikTok sensation. Viral videos show influencers tossing back shots of cult olive oil brands, and proclaiming a wide range of health benefits from improving digestion to...

1st Frostbite Drug Approved by FDA After Clinical Trial

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given the green light for the first-ever drug to treat severe frostbite. The new drug, called iloprost, works by making blood vessels wider and stopping blood from clotting in frostbitten people. After...