Prison food consists of too much starch, canned vegetables and no fruit, according to a former inmate released in 2004.
A recent survey reveals that 53% of Belgians wrongly believe that infection by Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is rare, whereas it actually affects 80% of sexually active men and women once or more in their lifetime.
Among 1,846 wild boar carcasses analyzed so far in Wallonia —1,763 from the perimeter affected by the African swine fever virus — 619 are positive, Walloon forest minister René Collin said today.
The government is to abolish the supplement paid for having a prescription filled out of hours by an on-call pharmacy, federal health minister Maggie De Block has announced.

Belgian air loaded with fine particles

Thursday, 28 February 2019 14:56
Over the past 24 hours, the concentration in the air of PM10 fine particles throughout Belgium has exceeded 50 micrograms per cubic meter (g / m³) — the threshold at which the population must be informed — the Interregional Environmental Unit (IRCEL) says.

Doel 1 reactor given the green light to restart

Thursday, 28 February 2019 14:29
The Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) announced today in a press release that it had given the green light to restart Doel 1.

Climate march soars in Antwerp

Thursday, 28 February 2019 12:35
In Antwerp this morning, the first of about 2,500 marchers left from Operaplein in the direction of downtown, demanding concrete action against climate change.
In Wallonia, one quarter of drivers do not know how to apply the zipper principle, according to a VIAS Institute survey performed at the five-year mark of the measure being included in the road code.

Belgian health care in Europe's top 5

Monday, 25 February 2019 15:24
According to a report by Health Consumer Powerhouse, a think tank that has been comparing all European healthcare systems since 2005, Belgium’s health care is the fifth best in Europe.
The emergency telephone exchange in Leuven has been blamed for delays in dispatching fire engines that may have cost the lives of two girls aged 15 and 18 at the weekend.