The Brussels public transport authority Stib has admitted that nine cases of scabies have been discovered among staff at the transport depot in Haren in the north of Brussels.

Pharmacists warn of dire shortage of drugs

Thursday, 01 November 2018 16:31
The list of drugs unavailable in Belgium is becoming increasingly longer, the Belgian Pharmaceutical Association warned on Thursday, according to VTM Nieuws.
Almost four in ten students in Belgium drink more than recommended, according to a study carried out by the university of Leuven, among its own students.
Federal public health mini9ster Maggie De Block is reported to be working on a set of guidelines which would set maximum terms during which people suffering from eight conditions could take paid sick leave from work.
In order to meet the increasing demand for healthcare providers, Flanders is looking beyond its borders.
The Belgian medical association has warned its members that signing a medical certificate for a police officer to allow them to take part in a work to rule could constitute a criminal offence.
Insurance companies will no longer be able to increase medical insurance charges for people who have previously suffered from long-term illnesses, consumer affairs minister Kris Peeters announced.

Two Belgians contract rare tick-borne disease

Saturday, 13 October 2018 09:04
Two Belgians are thought to have contracted a tick-borne disease rare in this country according to the Institute for Tropical Medicine in Antwerp.
Students in the city of Ghent were offered an order of fries on Wednesday night if they didn’t urinate on the street.
Four out of ten general hospitals in Belgium, whether public or private, is operating in the red, according to a study by Belfius bank.