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Mexico restricts soft drink TV ads to fight obesity

Mexico is restricting television advertising for high-calorie food and soft drinks, as part of its campaign against obesity, the government says.
BBC: July 16, 2014

Greek public health system 'catastrophic', says German official

Wolfgang Zoeller, a former commissioner for patients’ issues, says tight time frame imposed by the troika for health sector reform was 'impossible to carry out'
Enet: July 6, 2014

Ebola death toll hits 208 in Guinea

Some 208 people have now died from the Ebola virus in Guinea after a deadly spike in recent days, world health officials say.
BBC: June 4, 2014

Free drugs for uninsured Greeks

There are between 1.9 and 2.4 million Greeks, or roughly 20 percent of the total population, without social insurance, Health Minister Adonis Georgiadis said on Wednesday as he announced plans to provide these people with free medicines.
eKathimerini: April 23, 2014

Greek man who lived in Saudi Arabia treated in critical condition with MERS respiratory virus

MERS belongs to the coronavirus family that includes the common cold and SARS
New Europe: April 23, 2014

Tamiflu: Millions wasted on flu drug, claims major report

Hundreds of millions of pounds may have been wasted on a drug for flu that works no better than paracetamol, a landmark analysis has said.
BBC: April 10, 2014

Uninsured patients with contagious diseases are being left untreated, voluntary health clinic warns

Failure to provide medication for hepatitis patients represents a 'lurking danger' for public health, claims Metropolitan Community Clinic at Elliniko
Enet: April 10, 2014

Ebola: Liberia confirms cases, Senegal shuts border

The first two cases of Ebola have been confirmed in Liberia, after spreading from neighbouring Guinea, where the deadly virus has killed 78 people.
BBC: March 31, 2014

Diabetes Risk May Be Lower For Those On A Mediterranean Diet

Diabetes affects millions of people globally. The International Diabetes Federation’s Diabetes Atlas reports that 382 million are affected worldwide, with 80 percent of those being found in low- and middle-income countries.
Red Orbit: March 30, 2014

Deadly Ebola virus reaches Guinea capital Conakry - UN

An outbreak of the Ebola virus - which has already killed 59 people in Guinea - has reached the capital Conakry, the UN's children agency has warned.
BBC: March 24, 2014