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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

Greece’s prescription for a health-care crisis

Like most Greeks, Solomos, 60, and his wife, Amalia, 52, paid into a state insurance fund for years, granting them access to medical care for little or no cost.
Washington Post: February 27, 2014

Health minister: Cancer 'not urgent unless in final stages'

Washington Post hears from uninsured cancer patient Nikos Solomos, 60, who has no money left to pay for a life-saving operation after being forced to sell off farm equipment and property to cover medical costs that now exceed €50,000
Enet: February 27, 2014