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 [...]

Greece aims to strengthen its role in health tourism

The Department of Medical Tourism of the Institute of Scientific Research of the Panhellenic Medical Association has started a series of coordinated efforts to promote health tourism abroad. The aim is to strengthen Greece’s role in the [...]

Telemedicine service for emergency heart problems launched on five Greek islands

An telemedicine service providing support in the care of emergency heart problems has been launched on five remote Greek islands, via the National Telemedicine Network, the 2nd Pireaus and Aegean Regional Health Administration announced on Wednesday. The [...]

Greek medical study: Breakfast and small, frequent meals are heart healthy

The importance of breakfast and diet for a healthy heart and circulatory system, but also the impact of socioeconomic factors, psychological health and exercise, were revealed by the clinical study “Korinthia” carried out by a large [...]