Treatment of cancers of the oesophagus and pancreas will in future be restricted to specialised centres, the federal health minister Maggie De Block has decided.
Neurotoxic compounds released into the natural environment during industrial activities linked to transport, agriculture and other areas represent a growing health risk for humans, according to University of Namur Professor Frédéric Silvestre.
Urbain Vandeurzen, one of Belgium’s leading business entrepreneurs, has committed to spending €200 million through one of his companies to pay for research into Alzheimer’s disease.
Wallonia’s government has just adopted a decree on interior air quality that bans smoking in a car in the presence of a minor, just as in Flanders.
Sections of the medical profession have raised objections to a new plan to pay doctors extra for prescribing medications known as biosimilars, thus saving the medical insurance system money.
The Flemish parliament yesterday approved a proposal to ban smoking in cars in the presence of children. The proposal was passed unanimously.

Asbestos traces in two SNCB trains

Monday, 10 December 2018 17:16
Traces of asbestos have recently been detected in a closed technical space aboard two out of twenty examined trains of the "Sprinter" type series stock, put into service between 1986 and 1989, SNCB said Sunday.
Brussels Airlines is among the most polluting airlines in a ranking made by the German environmental association Atmosfair, De Standaard and Het Nieuwsblad reported Monday.
Surgeons of the Women's Clinic and the Transplantation Centre of the UZ Gent recently performed the first uterine transplant in Belgium.
The government of Brussels-Capital Region is to spend five million euros in 2019 toward the creation of a huge centre for drug addicts, to open in 2023 in the vicinity of Tours & Taxis (photo) in the port of Brussels.