The sp.a wants free GP consultations

Saturday, 16 February 2019 19:11
Everyone should be able to see their GP for free, according to Flemish socialists in the sp.a.

Perfectionists risk psychological disorder

Saturday, 16 February 2019 15:01
Mental health problems such as burnout, depression, anxiety or eating disorders are common among perfectionists, due to the way they deal emotionally with failure.

One out of eight Belgians fakes sick leave

Thursday, 14 February 2019 14:44
One Belgian worker out of eight has already reported sick for another reason than for health, emerges from a HR Securex service provider survey, released Thursday.
Pregnant women in Flanders and those having recently given birth are to be screened routinely for mental problems, in particular depression and anxiety, the region's public health minister Jo Vandeurzen has announced.
As of today, February 9, it is prohibited to smoke in a vehicle where a minor (under 16) is present, and that on the whole of Flanders’s territory.
The three parties in Belgium’s outgoing government have come up with a bill seeking to establish a government agency to control the production of cannabis for therapeutic use.

No more maximum age for blood donors

Tuesday, 05 February 2019 15:52
Donors of blood, plasma and platelets may now continue to give blood after the age of 71 years following the scrapping of the maximum age, Health Minister Maggie De Block announced on Tuesday.
Federal health minister Maggie De Block has set aside a budget of two million euros to supply the government with six million flu vaccines in the event of a wordwide flu pandemic similar to that of 2009.
It's official: Belgium is currently in the grip of the latest influenza epidemic, with the barrier to epidemic status passed for the first time this season just last week, according to research centre Sciensano.
The federal Health Care Expertise Centre (KCE) has favourably assessed the extension of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to boys, the centre indicated in a report published on Thursday.