Health Minister Maggie De Block (Open VLD) will launch a campaign against the misuse of sleeping pills and tranquilizers next year.
Air pollution still causes more than 500,000 early deaths per year in Europe even though it has declined slightly, the European Environment Agency said on Wednesday in its annual report.
By the end of this year, 95,000 nurses will each receive a gross allowance of 130 euros, following a decision to that effect by Health Minister Maggie de Block and Labour Minister Kris Peeters, Het Laatste Nieuws daily reported on Tuesday.
A general switch by tobacco smokers to electronic cigarettes could reduce tobacco-related deaths in the United States by a quarter by the year 2100, according to a study published on Tuesday.
The “discreet” childbirth proposal that the Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats (Open Vld) party wants to relaunch in parliament is no solution for mothers who leave their newborns in the baby box in Antwerp, says Moeders voor Moeders, the non-profit that created the box 17 years ago.
The Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine and the travel clinic of the University Hospital of Ghent have registered a steady increase in the number of persons taking vaccinations for long-distance travel in recent years.
Emissions from vehicles fixed by their manufacturers to appear more ecologically sound than they really are, could be responsible for 5,000 deaths per year from air pollution in Europe, notes a study published on Monday in the Environmental Research Letters magazine.
Half of doctors working in emergency are seriously thinking about changing jobs.
People in French-speaking Belgium could see the number of general practitioners at their disposal shrink by half within 20 years, barring policy changes, Le Soir daily reported on Monday.
A law stipulating that a gay man may donate blood if he has not had sexual relations with another man for the 12 preceding months was published on Monday in Belgium's Official Gazette, le Moniteur belge.