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WHO Reverses Course, Calls on Nations to Avoid Coronavirus Lockdowns

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, lockdowns have been used by governments all over the globe to try to control the spread of the virus. Implementing draconian rulings which forbid citizens from stepping foot outside their door unless armed...

Study Finds That Greeks Drink Much Less Alcohol Than Most Other Europeans

According to a recent study conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Greeks drink less alcohol than the average European. More specifically, the WHO study includes findings from thirty different European countries (the 28 member-states of the EU plus...

Greeks Are Europe's Eighth Highest Wine Consumers

Greece’s love for wine is a well known fact. However, a recent map puts this affection into a relative perspective. According to a statistical map that compares annual per capita wine consumption in Europe, Greeks are the eighth highest wine consumers...

Study Says Most Greeks will be Overweight by 2030

It seems that the economic crisis and the fear of bankruptcy has led a lot of Greeks to overeating. Then again it might be that the healthy Mediterranean diet has become too expensive for Greeks and they have resorted...

Ebola Virus: A 2,500-Year-Old Ancient Greek Story

The epidemic hemorrhagic fever caused by the Ebola virus in countries of West Africa is out of control, but it can be halted, said on Friday the head of the World Health Organization (WHO), Margaret Chan. The risk of an outbreak of...

WHO Rectifies Error in HIV Report

In September 2013, the World Health Organization, published a report claiming that in Greece, 50% of all new HIV cases are self-inflicted by people who want to receive the benefit of 700 euros. The report has been quoted by...

Greek Healthcare System Ranked 30th Worldwide

This month Bloomberg identified the most and the least efficient health care systems on a worldwide basis, highlighting those of Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan as the world's best. On the same list Greece holds the 30th place while the...