Hippocrates’ Fiery Cure for Hemorrhoids
Hippocrates, the ancient Greek founder of medicine, focused on treating hemorrhoids and proposed a fiery cure. Is this disturbing or funny? A fiery ancient cure for hemorrhoids sounds like torture. Apparently, this was one of Hippocrates' ancient Greek medical proposals. Hippocrates'...
Covid-19: 22,889 Cases, 108 Deaths Recorded in Greece
Mask-Wearing May Lead to Taking More Risks, Experts Fear
By Alex Hornstein and Konrad Grabiszewski Governments all around the world are trying to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Making it mandatory for people to wear face masks is a policy that has gained favor among many national governments...
Athens' Henry Dunant Hospital To Return To Greece's National Healthcare System
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras chaired a meeting on Monday at Maximos Mansion in Athens with the managing director of Piraeus Bank and the president of the Onassis Foundation. The conference was called to examine the issue of buying out the...
Prosecutors Launch Fraud Allegations Against Firms Overcharging State Hospitals Millions of Euros
There are two companies that are being investigated for charges of fraud against Greece's state hospitals, according to a prosecutors' report by Antonis Eleftherianos and Yiannis Stevis. The two prosecutors allege that the companies in question defrauded Greek taxpayers out...
Greek Healthcare Facilities Lack Official 'Medical Error Log' to Record Deaths
Every year, 98,000 people die every year from medical errors in the Western world, however, in Greece there is no official medical error log and therefore no data on deaths. "Medical errors in the specialties of surgery, pediatrics and pathology in...
Doctors Launch Awareness Campaign on Collapsing Greek Health System
A group of Belgian doctors and the Greek branch of Doctors of the World have launched an awareness campaign on the Greek health system that is on the verge of collapse. The "Emergency Greece" campaign has called the medical situation...
Greek Doctors' Union Announces Work Stoppage
Greek Doctors’ Union (EOPYY) announced it will commit to a work stoppage until doctors get paid the money they are owed. The doctors will reconsider their strategy on August 7. "Under complete dissolution, EOPPY is unable to fulfill its duties toward the insured as well as toward...
Greek Government to Expand Health Coverage for Uninsured
The Greek coalition government is currently working on new healthcare policies to expand free and subsidized health coverage. According to a ministerial decision uninsured Greeks and migrants residing legally in Greece who were denied healthcare in the past due to...
Dr. Suzanne Levine: “Cambodia Children Intrigued by their First Pair of Shoes”
Dr. Suzanne Levine, so called, “Foot Doctor to the Stars,” knows fashion and high heels, but it was a visit to Cambodia that she says made a whole difference in how she feels about her profession. The walls of...