More and more cancer medication trials

Saturday, 07 May 2016 20:11
Belgian University hospitals will work hand in hand with pharmaceutical companies to offer a bigger range of medication to patients suffering from cancer.
There will be 12,000 Red Cross volunteers criss-crossing Brussels and Wallonia until May 12th to raise funds for the charity, Red Cross announced.
The need to centralise lung cancer surgery to within a limited number of specialist hospitals, which have recorded significant levels of activity in the field, has been confirmed by data analysis within the field of 13,000 Belgian cancer patients, amongst whom invasive lung cancer was diagnosed in 2010 or 2011.
The Social Affairs and Health Minister Maggie De Block presented an anti-smoking plan on Saturday, as part of the Budget check.
Around 75% of older people do not have sufficient income to cover the monthly cost of their stay in nursing homes, a survey by the Socialist mutual group Solidaris, which is reported on Friday in the Sudpresse publications states.
The Psychologist’s Commission met with more than 1,000 psychologists in Brussels, for a day of reflection on how to define their profession.
From this Saturday, 42 nursing students of the haute école Louvain-Limbourg (UCLL - University College Louvain-Linburg) will carry out the vaccination of some 700 asylum seekers living in Houthalen-centrum - the centre of Houthalen-Helchteren (Limburg).
Toilets in shops, restaurants, cafes or other locations are more often available to passers-by in their hour of need in Wallonia than in Flanders. On the other hand, they tend to be cleaner in the north of the country.
Around fifty people in charge of psychotherapy institutions or training want to draw attention to the risks posed by a new law that regulates mental health treatment.
The “Coordination of NGOs for the Rights of the Child” (CNRC), which groups together 14 organisations actively campaigning for the rights of the child in French-speaking Belgium, published a comprehensive study around the consequences of the 2008 financial crisis on children in the south of the country on Tuesday.