The parish church of Zonderschot in Heist-op-den-Berg in Flemish Brabant province was filled to capacity on Saturday for the funeral of Jos Claes and Gusta Scoovaerts, a local couple long occupied in the volunteer life of the town.
From 1 January next, beneficiaries of ambulance services will pay 60 euros per ride under a new billing system that is lower on average and, in particular, more uniform than before, Health Minister Maggie De Block said on Friday.
Whether it be by the number of trips or by distance traveled, the most frequently used means of transport in Belgium remains the personal car, according to an extensive survey conducted in 2017 among 10,632 people by FPS Mobility and Transport and the Vias Institute.
Treatment of cancers of the oesophagus and pancreas will in future be restricted to specialised centres, the federal health minister Maggie De Block has decided.
Neurotoxic compounds released into the natural environment during industrial activities linked to transport, agriculture and other areas represent a growing health risk for humans, according to University of Namur Professor Frédéric Silvestre.
Urbain Vandeurzen, one of Belgium’s leading business entrepreneurs, has committed to spending €200 million through one of his companies to pay for research into Alzheimer’s disease.
Wallonia’s government has just adopted a decree on interior air quality that bans smoking in a car in the presence of a minor, just as in Flanders.
Sections of the medical profession have raised objections to a new plan to pay doctors extra for prescribing medications known as biosimilars, thus saving the medical insurance system money.
The Flemish parliament yesterday approved a proposal to ban smoking in cars in the presence of children. The proposal was passed unanimously.

Asbestos traces in two SNCB trains

Monday, 10 December 2018 17:16
Traces of asbestos have recently been detected in a closed technical space aboard two out of twenty examined trains of the "Sprinter" type series stock, put into service between 1986 and 1989, SNCB said Sunday.