The federal food safety agency has ordered two Belgian companies to recall a number of products because of a risk of salmonella.
A woman living in Essen in Antwerp province close to the Dutch border has lost an eye after being infested by a parasite in tap water, according to eye specialists from the Antwerp university hospital (UZA).

Promising results for HIV-prevention pill

Tuesday, 27 November 2018 16:21
After three years of tests by the Institute for Tropical Medicine (IMT) in Belgium, a pill to prevent HIV infection has shown encouraging results, with no new infections detected in a group of 200 gay men monitored, the Antwerp-based institute reported on Tuesday.

What makes UZ Brussel different?

Tuesday, 27 November 2018 13:18
Being a patient, you want the best possible treatment, care and service. You also want to be treated like a human being, in an egalitarian way, with respect.
Belgium’s first ever Centre for Clinical Research in Nutrition, CICN, will be inaugurated on Tuesday at Faculty of Motricity Sciences of the Catholic University of Louvain (UCLouvain) in Louvain-la-Neuve.
With the approach of end-of-the-year festivities, the Walloon Agency for Road Safety (AWSR) reminded Monday that there exists a “BackSafe” taxi voucher in ten of the region’s cities: Spa, Waterloo, Louvain-la-Neuve, Liege, Charleroi, Mons, Verviers, Namur, Tournai and Arlon.
Three doctors working in East Flanders province have been ordered by a committal hearing to stand trial at the assizes court for offences against the euthanasia law.
Tiger mosquitos have been spotted in five different locations in Belgium, the Institute of Tropical Medicine, IMT, in Antwerp reported on Thursday.

Alcohol consumption by juveniles rising again

Thursday, 22 November 2018 17:14
After several years of decline, the number of juvenile admissions to emergencies for alcohol intoxication has shown a preoccupying increase in 2017, according to figures produced by the Inter-Mutualist Agency (AIM) and outlined Thursday by the Christian Mutuelle.
Despite multiple campaigns and "Bob" actions, alcohol remains a problem endangering lives in traffic.