Some 23% of Belgians are smokers

Monday, 28 May 2018 18:23
Smoking rates are dropping in Belgium, but are still “enormously high”, health care expert Dr. Anne Boucquiau stressed on Monday, on the sidelines of the presentation of the Générations sans tabac (Generations without Tobacco) movement.
A total of 118 schoolchildren in East and West Flanders provinces have been reported to be infected with salmonella, an organism most commonly found in contaminated food, the region’s health agency said.
The parliament of the Walloon region has approved a measure which will introduce safe and supervised drugs-taking spacer in major cities from the autumn.
Visits to a clinical psychologist can be reimbursed from Autumn 2018, a restricted ministerial committee decided on Friday at the initiative of Social Affairs and Health Minister Maggie De Block.
Hypertension affects more than 2.5 million adults in Belgium but remains undiagnosed for almost half of the patients with it.
Two months after the start of a government campaign to guard against nuclear risks, the government has already handed out half a million packs of iodine tablets, according to figures from the Crisis Centre.
Hay-fever sufferers have been warned to prepare their preventive measures, as the hay-fever season has now officially started, according to Sciensano, the former Scientific Institute for Public Health.
Federal Public Health Minister Maggie De Block on Tuesday launched Masanté, a new website that gives citizens access to all their health information, whether medical or administrative.
King Albert II underwent a successful heart operation on the 30th of April at the Brussels Saint-Luc University Hospital (UCL).
The Cronobacter sakazakii bacteria has been detected in a limited number of tins of the Prémilait 1er age baby milk produced by Premibio, the Hygenia Ltd. company announced on Friday.