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.
Patient savings of some 13 milion euros have been made as a result of the campaign to “prescribe less expensive medicines”, stated the Minister for Public Health, Maggie De Block.
At a press conference in Brussels last week, Serendip unvealed their new developments for spa and wellness treatments in Brussels.
A team of scientists from the University of Hasselt and the Limbourg-Est medical centre (Genk) have perfected a new process allowing them to detect lung cancer in a blood sample.
A large part of the Belgian population (78%) feel in good health, a result above the European average. However nearly one in three of all health care quality indicators (34 out of 106) are negative, the KCE (the Centre Fédéral d'Expertise des Soins de Santé – which researches medical care…

The emergency services cannot speak Dutch

Sunday, 20 December 2015 22:39
Mayors Jan Spooren (Tervuren) and Dirk Brankaer (Overijse) complained on Saturday that Druivenstreek (South-East Brussels) residents who call the emergency services have to deal with people that don’t speak Dutch.
Workers who died after being exposed to asbestos on the Coverit industrial site in Harmignies (Hainaut) and the Eternit industrial site in Kapelle-op-den-Bos and Tisselt (Flemish Brabant) had their lives shortened by on average 20 years.
During a three week campaign, the first Teledon, an initiative by the ASBL and the Picardie Wallonia television NoTélé, has allowed citizens in the West of Hainaut to register as organ and blood donors.
A royal decree on the sale of E-cigarettes in Belgium will go before the Monitor before the end of the year.
Early detection of cancer could save 1,250 lives in the next 20 years, reveals the first Belgian research paper on the impact of skin cancer, “Impact of skin cancer in Belgium & potential reduction of the impact by effective prevention programs”, presented at a parliamentary round table in Brussels on…