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Dr Behrakis Receives WHO Award For Anti-Smoking Efforts
Professor Panagiotis Behrakis received an award by the World Health Organization for his efforts in the global anti-smoking movement.
Nations Close Borders as Omicron Spreads; Variant’s Severity Unclear
A South African physician who was one of the first people worldwide to recognize the existence of the new coronavirus strain, now called Omicron, among her own patients said on Sunday that their symptoms had been so mild that...
Cypriots and Greeks Show Alarming Lack of Physical Activity
Cyprus has the highest percentage of physically inactive people (44.4 percent) among developed countries with Greece following close behind, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. The worldwide survey conducted in regards to health and exercise shows that about 1.4 billion people...
WHO: Belly Fat Around Waistline Could be Indicator for Obesity-Related Cancer
People with accumulated fat around their waistline face a higher risk of cancer similar to that faced by those with a higher body mass index, according to the findings of a World Health Organization (WHO) study published on Wednesday. Based...
Apremilast Drug to Treat Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Available in Greece This March
New clinical evidence on apremilast, a specific drug used to treat psoriasis, was presented at the 25th Congress of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology held in Vienna from September 28 to October 2. Tablets that contain apremilast are the...
Unemployment: The Main Suicide Cause Among Greeks
The financial crisis in Greece has caused the unemployment rate to increase dramatically, especially compared to the rest of Europe, while the number of people who are not able to repay their loans has also risen significantly. According to research...
Cyprus on Alert For Suspected Ebola Case at Larnaca Airport
Health services of Cyprus were set on alert after information that an Austrian Airlines' aircraft that landed at the Larnaca airport had a passenger on board who may have been infected by the fatal Ebola virus. Cypriot Health Minister Philippos Patsalis has announced that a...
KEELPNO Dismisses Rumors of Ebola Case on Greek Ship
Greek port authorities were alarmed on Monday afternoon due to a suspected Ebola case on a ship which would be arriving in Piraeus at 5:30 pm. According to information released by the Greek Mercantile Marine Ministry, tanker “MAGDA P” was performing...
Europe Loves Alcohol, But Not As Much As Russia
Greece and its European neighbors rank among the countries with the highest alcohol consumption rates, according to World Health Organization (WHO) data. The map revealed that the Russians and their neighbors, the Belarusians and the Ukrainians, are the world's heaviest boozers,...
Greece Tops Heart Disease Table
Greece in 2010 had the highest rate of cardiovascular problem of any developed country, according to the Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke released by the World Health Organization (WHO) The Atlas reveals heart attack and stroke episodes seem to have declined in...
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