Minister of Social Affairs Maggie De Block (Open VLD) is displeased with the appeal of the professional association of physiotherapists to its members to walk away from agreement between the health insurance fund and physiotherapists.
The National Labour Office, ONEM, has decided to grant temporary unemployment benefits for economic reasons to staff at the Lanciers de Rochefort abattoir, Lanciers spokesman Pascal François announced on Wednesday evening.
The opposition Ecologist party, Ecolo, in the Wallonia – Brussels Federation on Wednesday called on the Federal Government to take action following the publication by Greenpeace of a study on air-pollution levels in and around schools.
The Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC) immediately sent someone to Kosovo in October 2016 when it was informed of label fraud there, the agency said on Tuesday in reaction to a report in Het Laatste Nieuws that meat frozen for 12 years had been delivered…

More plastic surgery for medical reasons

Thursday, 08 March 2018 12:58
From 2011 to 2015, the number of plastic surgery operations for medical reasons in Belgian university hospitals has increased by nearly 30%, going from 2,934 to 4,093 interventions, says the Minister of Health Maggie De Block in response to a written question by deputy Els Van Hoof (CD&V).
Starting today pharmacies across Belgium will be offering free iodine tablets to anyone asking for them.
Up to date HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccinations could prevent 620 cervical cancers every year, the MSD laboratory said on Saturday.
Certain hams sold in supermarkets do not deserve this appellation, the Test Achats consumer-protection association reported on Tuesday, based on the results of a comparative test.
Heavy drinking is a major risk factor for all types of dementia, especially early-onset dementia, according to a study published on Wednesday.
Patients suffering from flu without complications should preferably be treated at home, associations representing doctors said on Monday, stressing that they wanted “each patient to receive the best care in the best place”.