Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of internet giant Facebook, has made a donation of one million dollars (€879,000) to research into Parkinson’s Disease being carried out at the university of Leuven (KULeuven).

Belgian chocolate 100% sustainable by 2025

Thursday, 06 December 2018 17:12
Dozens of companies, NGO’s, as well as civil society organizations and political representatives, signed a commitment charter in Antwerp, Wednesday, for chocolate production to be 100% sustainable by 2025.
More and more people worldwide are exposed to heat waves.
Using satellite data, ULB researchers have been able to identify over 200 major sources of ammonia around the world, two thirds of which never identified before.

Women more vulnerable to drugs

Monday, 03 December 2018 15:45
Women are in majority (63%) of the persons admitted to a hospital for psychotropic intoxication, according to Minister of Health Maggie De Block (Open VLD), in response to a question from CD&V MP Els Van Hoof, quoted by DH and Het Laatste Nieuws.
Persons 70 and over now represent 13% of the total Belgian population, and yet, each year, approximately half of new cancer cases (46% or 31,053) are diagnosed within this age group, the Cancer Registry Foundation reveals in the new publication, "Cancer in an Ageing Population in Belgium 2004-2016."

Mons: Three minors overdosed

Monday, 03 December 2018 15:37
Three minors were taken to emergencies over the weekend after being victims of a drug overdose.
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.