COVID-19 has multiple faces
According to current studies, the COVID-19 disease which is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus comprises at least five different variants. These differ in how the immune system responds to the infection. Researchers from the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and the University of Bonn, together with other experts from Germany, Greece and the Netherlands, present these findings in the scientific journal "Genome Medicine". (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - January 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Brothers jailed for attacking subway stationmaster in Greece
Two brothers, aged 17 and 15, who attacked an Athens subway stationmaster because he told them to wear masks on a subway train, will appear before a magistrate Tuesday for depositions (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

2,500-year-old temple to Greek love goddess unearthed in Turkey
The Greek goddess of love and fertility had a popular cult at the time. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In Greek city, segregated graves extend COVID-19 isolation
COVID-19 victims endure harrowing isolation before and after death in Thessaloniki, the city in Greece most acutely affected by the pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

A Tombstone Inscribed in Ancient Greek Is Found in Southern Israel
The Byzantine-era stone reads 'blessed Maria, who lived an immaculate life' (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Greek churches open on Epiphany feast despite tight lockdown
The Greek government has relented and allowed limited attendance at churches celebrating the feast of the Epiphany (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Masks, tests, batches: Locked-down Greece swears in Cabinet
Greece’s new Cabinet is being sworn in at three separate ceremonies to comply with national lockdown restrictions (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Greek Church tells priests to ignore pandemic closure order
Greece’s powerful Orthodox Church is rebelling against a government order briefly closing places of worship under a weeklong drive to tighten virus restrictions before the planned reopening of schools (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Greece names first openly gay minister
The center-right government in Greece has named the country’s first openly gay minister in a Cabinet reshuffle (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

California restaurant owner confronts health inspectors over closure order
(Natural News) A California restaurant owner went viral after he confronted public health inspectors who issued him a citation for allegedly breaking coronavirus restrictions. In a video shared on Twitter by a reporter with The Daily Caller, Anton Van Happen, owner of Nick The Greek in Ventura, can be seen having a tense exchange with two inspectors from the county’s... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Greek nurse erects ICU at home to treat relatives with virus
He didn't feel good about the treatment options available to his family. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: India reports cases of UK Covid variant; Philippines extends travel bans
Latest updates:India finds six cases of UK variant;Philippines bans travel from 19 countries and territories until mid-JanuaryCovid vaccine uptake high in UK despite concerns over hesitancyUK doctors warn over ‘dire’ situation in health service as cases riseThe lost year: could Covid lockdown have helped save the planet?South Africa bans alcohol sales; Spain sets up Covid vaccine registerSee all our coronavirus coverage12.01pmGMTGreece ’s tourism sector is expected to recover next summer following a dramatic fall in revenues due to the coronavirus pandemic this year, a senior industry official said on Tue...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jedidajah Otte (now) and Kevin Rawlinson (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news NHS Source Type: news

Seven moments that mattered in 2020
Whatever your experience of COVID-19 has been, it’s undeniable that we and the world we live in have been altered irrevocably. What hasn’t changed is Doctors of the World’s determination to ensure universal and equitable access to healthcare, both at home and abroad. As we begin a new year, the pandemic continues to hit the most vulnerable in our society hardest. Health and social inequalities have widened. New barriers to healthcare have emerged, with the rapid shift to online healthcare leaving those without the means to access it cut off from vital care and support. Our staff, volunteers an...
Source: Doctors of the World News - December 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kim Vlasic Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Part Greek Ariana Grande Is Engaged To Dalton Gomez - Greek City Times
Pop star Ariana Grande announced she is engaged to luxury real estate agent Dalton Gomez! (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

View: We got the Covid vaccine so quickly only because of global cooperation
Charles Pfizer, a migrant from Germany to the US, founded Pfizer in 1849. Its current CEO, Albert Bourla, is a citizen of Greece. U ğur Şahin and Özlem Türeci, the co-founders of BioNTech, are of Turkish origin. Şahin was born in Turkey, and Türeci is a second-generation German. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shedding light on the dark side of biomass burning pollution
(Ecole Polytechnique F é d é rale de Lausanne) Especially toxic, oxidized aerosol from biomass burning contains a large amount of carcinogens and mutagens. It also cause oxidative stress when inhaled as well as a wide range of diseases such as heart attacks, strokes, and asthma. A study, led by the FORTH foundation in Greece and EPFL in Switzerland, identifies new processes in the forming of these aerosols and suggests their levels are largely underestimated. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bookshops, hairdressers in Greece to reopen for Christmas
The bulk of Greece’s lockdown measures will remain in place over the Christmas period although bookshops and hairdressers can reopen next week and the quarantine on people entering the country will be relaxed (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

In Greece, political spat over lockdown turns personal
Greece’s prime minister and his main political rival are involved in a spat over competing claims that they broke the spirit of pandemic restrictions that have renewed financial hardship for many voters (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Investigating the six-month incidence rate of burn disease in children in Greece - Tsiampouris I, Charcharidou M, Dousis E, Oikonomidi N, Makrygianni P, Vasilopoulos G, Castana O, Koutelekos I.
This study aimed to investigate the incidence of burns in children, for six months, and the mo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Greek Orthodox Church Faces Criticism as Virus Hits Its Ranks
Church leaders have backed government restrictions, but defiance by hard-liners and a commitment to the sacrament of communion, taken... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Greece: Critics warn virus test price caps may slash testing
Greece’s largest medical association has criticized a decision by the country’s center-right government to impose price caps on coronavirus tests at private labs, warning that the measure could disrupt testing during a spike in infections (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

"Look at it carefully now": Athenian tragedy and the "talking cure" - Mills S.
It is often suggested that the Greek tragedians present clinically credible pictures of mental disturbance. For instance, some modern interpreters have compared the process by which Cadmus brings Agave back to sanity in Euripides' Bacchae with modern psych... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Greece sets price limit on COVID-19 tests at private clinics
Greece’s government wants to limit how much private medical facilities can charge for coronavirus tests (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Born in exile
Doctors of the World (DOTW) is delivering vital medical care and humanitarian aid on the Greek island of Lesvos, where thousands of vulnerable men, women, and children live in refugee camps. Earlier this month, our team was called to a medical emergency… There were dramatic scenes on Lesvos as a woman started going into labour in the new refugee camp built in the wake of September’s wildfires. The medical facilities in the camp are far from sophisticated but as the umbilical cord was wrapped around the baby, there was no time to wait for an ambulance to take the mother to the hospital. Fortunately, ou...
Source: Doctors of the World News - November 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Britney Sacopon Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Greece extends coronavirus lockdown by a week
Greece’s government has announced a weeklong extension to the country’s current lockdown, due to the continued spread of the coronavirus, particularly in the north of the country (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Greek civil servants on 24-hour strike
Civil servants in Greece have walked off the job in a 24-hour strike expected to disrupt public transport and services (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Press release: Doctors call for closure of military barracks housing asylum seekers amid health concerns
Housing asylum seekers and survivors of torture and modern slavery in military barracks during a global pandemic is clinically inappropriate and puts migrant lives and public health at risk, warn UK healthcare professionals. They have written to the Secretary of State for the Home Office and Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to urge them to close barracks housing asylum seekers in England and Wales amid growing concern about conditions in the camps, residents’ complex health needs and poor access to healthcare, and the lack of COVID-19 measures in place. The joint letter has been coordinated by Doct...
Source: Doctors of the World News - November 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kim Vlasic Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Food as Prevention – Rising to Nutritional Challenges
Mothers and their children gather at a community nutrition centre in the little village of Rantolava, Madagascar, to learn more about a healthy diet. Credit: Alain Rakotondravony/IPSBy Gabriele RiccardiNAPLES, Italy, Nov 25 2020 (IPS) The risks factors contributing to the dramatic rise in non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in recent decades have been known for a long time but the Covid-19 pandemic has brutally exposed our collective failure to deal with them. Reporting on the findings of the latest Global Burden of Disease Study, The Lancet warns of a “perfect storm” created by the interaction of the highly infe...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Gabriele Riccardi Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foun Source Type: news

Greece strike to disrupt public transport
Airlines are rescheduling or cancelling flights to, from and within Greece this week as air traffic controllers join a nationwide public sector strike on Thursday (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Greece faces renewed lockdown as pressure on hospitals rises
Greece's health minister says the government is set to extend its lockdown measures beyond the end of November given the spread of COVID-19 and the pressure on hospitals (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Impact of Covid-19 lockdown on characteristics of autopsy cases in Greece. Comparison between 2019 and 2020 - Sakelliadis EI, Katsos KD, Zouzia EI, Spiliopoulou CA, Tsiodras S.
In order to reduce transmission of COVID-19, social distancing measures were proposed, including spatial distancing (2m distance), or even generalized lockdown. Main concern was to prevent overwhelming of the healthcare systems, mainly of the intensive car... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Greece: 2 private clinics appropriated to treat COVID-19
Greece’s Health Ministry says it is appropriating two private health clinics and their staff in northern Greece as the region’s public hospitals are under severe pressure from a surge in coronavirus cases over the past few weeks (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Self-reported changes in anxiety, depression and suicidality during the COVID-19 lockdown in Greece - Fountoulakis KN, Apostolidou MK, Atsiova MB, Filippidou AK, Florou AK, Gousiou DS, Katsara AR, Mantzari SN, Padouva-Markoulaki M, Papatriantafyllou EI, Sacharidi PI, Tonia AI, Tsagalidou EG, Zymara VP, Prezerakos PE, Koupidis SA, Fountoulakis NK, Chrousos GP.
INTRODUCTION: There are only a few published empirical data on COVID-19's effects on the mental health. MATERIAL AND METHODS: During lockdown, an online questionnaire registered demographic, health data, previous psychiatric history, current anxiety, d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

‘ It Was This Epic Adventure ’ : Historian Bettany Hughes On Smithsonian Channel ’ s ‘ Greek Island Odyssey ’
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Entertainment News Only CBS DJ Sixsmith Smithsonian Channel Source Type: news

Greek PM appeals for restraint during uprising anniversary
Greece’s prime minister has appealed to political parties to how “self-restraint” in commemorations marking the 1973 crushing of a student uprising by the ruling military junta at the time (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Greece: Bishop's death revives debate on communion safety
A senior clergyman in Greece’s Orthodox Church has been buried after dying of COVID-19, reviving a debate over the safety of receiving communion before the Christmas season (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The role of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic on suicide rates: preliminary study in a sample of the Greek population (editorial) - Karakasi MV, Kevrekidis DP, Pavlidis P.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Ancient Greek god ’s bust from 300 B.C. found during sewage work in Athens
The head, which depicts Hermes at "a mature age," appears to be from around 300 B.C., the Greek Culture Ministry said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How the Kirk Douglas Theatre transformed into a digital studio for streaming
Center Theatre Group turned the Kirk Douglas into a pandemic-era studio for streaming shows. Up next: 'The Greek Trilogy of Luis Alfaro.' (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - November 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jessica Gelt Source Type: news

Greece tightens lockdown – as it happened
This blog is now closed. We ’ve launched a new blog at the link below:Coronavirus news – live11.43pmGMTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: New York reimposes restrictions as US sees world record 136,000 cases in one day10.45pmGMTHere is a recap of the main developments from the last few hours.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Lucy Campbell (now); Helen Pidd, Josh Halliday and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news UK news Europe US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Italy exceeds 1m cases; Greece tightens lockdown
Italy passes mark after 32,961 new infections in 24 hours;Greece extends curfew after record surge in cases;US has 1m new cases in 10 daysItaly passes 1m Covid cases as calls for national lockdown growUS records more than 1m new cases in 10 daysEuropean commission seeks greater public health powersDelhi Covid crisis made worse by soaring air pollution8.41pmGMTSouth Africa will open up travel to all countries in an effort to boost the tourism and hospitality sectors, the presidentCyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday, despite having the highest number of confirmed Covid-19 cases on the continent.Africa ’s most advanced ec...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Lucy Campbell (now); Helen Pidd, Josh Halliday and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news UK news Europe US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Celtics Mock Draft Roundup With One Week To Go
BOSTON (CBS) — The NBA Draft is only a week away. And the Boston Celtics still have three first-round picks. Danny Ainge is really hoping that changes soon. This isn’t a particularly talented draft, and the Celtics don’t have room on the roster for three rookies. They barely have room for one. Ainge will be furiously working the phones over the next seven days in hopes of consolidating his three selections (Nos. 14, 26 and 30). Maybe he’ll get lucky and be able to move up into the Top 10. Perhaps he’ll snag a player he wants at No. 14 and then cash in Boston’s later two picks for future ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Celtics NBA Sports Syndicated Sports Boston Celtics celtics mock draft roundup Danny Ainge NBA Draft Sports News Source Type: news

Greek football players attend 'coronavirus party' – as it happened
This blog is now closed. We ’ve launched a new blog at the link below:Coronavirus news – live11.55pmGMTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: governments scramble to secure vaccine doses as US infections top 100,000 for seventh day in a row11.49pmGMTStormont ministers were locked in late night negotiations on Tuesday amid efforts to agree new coronavirus restrictions forNorthern Ireland. But the executive meeting has been adjourned once again with no indications of an imminent breakthrough, PA reports.There were angry exchanges at the ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Lucy Campbell (now); Nazia Parveen, Kevin Rawlinson , Archie Bland and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news Europe US news UK news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Remains of new flying reptile species spotted in UK museum drawer
Student finds mislabelled fragment of pterosaur, which flew over eastern England up to 66m years agoA fossil that been had languishing in a museum drawer in Brighton, wrongly labelled as a shark fin skeleton, has now been identified as a completely new species of prehistoric flying reptile that soared majestically over what are now the Cambridgeshire fens.Roy Smith, a University of Portsmouth PhD student, identified the creature after realising was much more unusual and interesting than its label suggested. He identified the fossil as the tip of the beak of a new species of pterosaur (from the Greek for “winged lizar...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Steven Morris Tags: Archaeology Evolution Biology Reptiles Fossils Science Zoology Cambridge UK news Dinosaurs University of Portsmouth Museums Culture Source Type: news

New coronavirus lockdown in Greece requires people to text authorities before leaving home
Under a second nationwide coronavirus lockdown in Greece, people will need to text authorities if they want to leave their homes. The... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fresh Fridge Kiosks Provide Offices With Healthy, Safe Food Service
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Sponsored Source Type: news

A randomized clinical trial of Greek High Phenolic Early Harvest Extra Virgin Olive Oil in mild cognitive impairment: the MICOIL pilot study
(IOS Press) Greek researchers and clinicians investigated for the first time the effect of High Phenolic Early Harvest Extra Virgin Olive Oil (HP-EH-EVOO) versus Moderate Phenolic (MP-EVOO) and Mediterranean Diet (MeDi) as a therapeutic pharmaceutical natural compound for older adults with amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment (aMCI). Amnestic MCI is usually a prodromal condition of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and is characterized by memory loss and inability to execute very complex Activities of Daily Living. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Animal abusers in Greece will face up to 10 years in jail
The Greek parliament voted unanimously to make animal abuse a crime with a prison sentence between one to ten years. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Contextual determinants of intimate partner violence: a multi-level analysis in six European cities - Dias NG, Fraga S, Soares J, Hatzidimitriadou E, Ioannidi-Kapolou E, Lindert J, Sundin, Toth O, Barros H, Ribeiro AI.
OBJECTIVES: To assess whether city-level characteristics influence the risk of intimate partner violence (IPV) victimization across six European cities. METHODS: The DOVE study included 3496 participants from Athens-Greece, Budapest-Hungary, London-UK,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news