Patients suffering from head or neck cancer are more likely to survive if treated in a hospital that treats annually more than 20 people with this type of cancer, a study by the Federal Centre of Healthcare Expertise (KCE) shows.
Smokers will pay a lot less to try out anti-smoking aids from the 1st of February.
About three years after the authorisation of cannabis-based sprays in Belgium, the Christian Democratic and Flemish (CD&V) party is calling for the medicinal use of marijuana to be broadened.
In 2018, there were 10 “days with ozone” in Belgium, that is, days with at least one point higher than the European threshold for ozone of 180 mg / m³.
The Government of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation (FWB) is to invest 150 million euros to renovate the aging buildings of four university hospitals under a 2019-2023 Construction Plan for hospital infrastructure that it has now adopted.
Flu vaccines are out of stock in Belgium, the National Association of Independent Pharmacies (APB) has confirmed to various Flemish dailies.

Severe shortage of nursing staff looms

Sunday, 23 December 2018 12:05
Hospitals in Flanders are facing an acute shortage of nursing staff, according to a survey carried out by health-care organisation Zorgnet-Icuro reported by De Morgen at the weekend.
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.