A revolutionary therapy reduces need for blood transfusions to patients with thalassemia

A new drug can significantly reduce, even at half, the need for blood transfusions to patients with thalassemia. In seven out of 10 patients, the revolutionary therapy reduced the number of blood units needed over three months by at least 33 [...]

Two distinctions for state health organisation EOPYY president Bersimis

National Organisation for the Provision Healthcare Services (EOPYY) president Sotiris Bersimis was awarded with the “Best Manager Award” for 2018 by the European Network for Business and Industry Statistics (ENBIS). It is the first [...]

Greece registers 2,500 cases of measles year-on-year, disease centre official says

Greece registered 2,500 cases of measles from May 2018 to the present, the deputy director of the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) said on Crete on Wednesday. Agapios Terzidis said most cases were recorded in Etoloakarnania, [...]

E-cigarettes are subject to same restrictions as conventional smoking, high court decides

Electronic cigarettes fall under the same restrictions as cigarette smoking, the Council of State plenary ruled on Monday, including a ban on their use in public spaces, transportation and in advertisements. Law 4410/2016 and related ministerial [...]

Niarchos Foundation to sign agreement with gov’t over health services

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation will sign a memorandum of collaboration with the Greek state on Wednesday to provide upgrading and support of the health sector in Greece. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will sign for the Greek state and board [...]

Chronic kidney disease the eighth cause of death among women globally

Eight to ten percent of adults globally suffer from some form of chronic kidney disease and their numbers are rising constantly, the Hellenic Society of Nephrology (HSN) said on Thursday citing international data. In a joint celebration of International [...]

“Sotiria” pulmonary hospital upgrades facilities to house relatives of patients

Renovation work on a building in the “Sotiria” pulmonary diseases hospital is near completion, local authorities said on Tuesday. The building, known as “Kyriazideio”, is being refurbished to house relatives of patients [...]

Immunotherapeutic vaccine to combat type 1 diabetes in final stage of clinical development

The development of an immunotherapeutic vaccine to combat type 1 diabetes is well on track and clinical trials are at a final stage at the Harvard University, Dr Sotiris Adamidis, Professor at the University of Athens and President of the European [...]

Heart-health walk event to begin at SNF Cultural Centre in Athens on Oct. 1

An event to promote the benefits of walking for protecting the heart and overall health will be held at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre in southern Athens on October 1, organised by the Hellenic Association of Cardiovascular [...]

Athens seeks to become top dental tourism destination

The dental sector is playing an important role in boosting and promoting medical tourism in Greece. For that reason, a group of Greek specialised dentists set up a cluster in 2015 with the view to further promoting the sector. “In an effort [...]