First-generation immigrants say they feel less healthy, move around less and suffer more from anxiety, according to a survey by researchers from the University of Ghent, published on Thursday in De Morgen daily.
A new study from a local consumer organisation has shown that oil-based aroma diffusers severely pollute indoor air.
The Federal Government has agreed to reimburse frontline psychological care in the budget accord, earmarking some 22.5 million euros for that purpose, Health Minister Maggie De Block announced on Wednesday in a press release.
A clear majority of Belgians – 61% of those polled – would be in favour of a legally-applied plain packaging of cigarettes, according to a poll carried out for the Anti-Cancer Foundation. In that total is included around half of all smokers.
The Red Cross has warned that continuing high temperatures are leading to an increase in emergency interventions, in some cases up to 74% more than in 2017.
The number of cases of euthanasia rose in 2017 by 13% compared to the year before, according to a report by the federal control and evaluation committee.
"Many independent surveys” have shown that plain packaging has had no “visible effect” on smokers’ numbers, the federation of cigarette manufacturers of Belgium and Luxembourg, Cimabel, said on Tuesday.
In Belgium, in 2017, Listeria bacteria was also discovered in two frozen corn samples, reported Saturday Het Nieuwsblad, de Gazet van Antwerpen and Het Belang van Limburg.
Four activists from Australia, South Africa and the UK embarked on an HIV awareness walk from Brussels Grand Place Sunday morning.
In the past three years, nine Europeans have died after having eaten frozen vegetables from the Belgian fruit and vegetable supplier, Greenyard.