During the first four months of this year, the Flu virus killed 5,827 people more than the same period in 2014, the virologist Marc Van Ranst confirmed on Sunday.

The Red Cross calls for blood donors

Monday, 01 June 2015 15:34
The Red Cross has launched an appeal for blood donors. There is currently a critically low supply of blood, the Red Cross said in a press release.
Almost 80 students and teachers from the Sint-Paulusinstituut in Herzele submitted to a tuberculosis screening test on Wednesday.
The Erasme university hospital (ULB) has been preparing its streamlining over the past 5 years following 2 recovery plans. In addition to a comprehensive review of the institution's administrative infrastructure, Erasme is going to get a facelift thanks to a brand new 80,000 m2 building, the plans of which were revealed…
For the first time ever in Belgium, deep brain stimulation has been used to treat a patient suffering from severe seizures.

Prices in care homes shoot up

Thursday, 21 May 2015 15:30
Prices in care homes have continued to rise over the last few years. Even though inflation is near zero, they went up by 10.6% between 2011 and 2014.
After two days of tests on the meditating brain of Tibetan Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard, professor Steven Laureys spoke with the press at Liège university hospital on Wednesday.
In the last ten years, 21 euthanized patients voluntarily donated their organs.
Belgium is among the least affected countries in Europe when it comes to obesity in young children, according to a study published during the obesity conference in Prague.
Europe will face a real obesity epidemic between now and 2030, says the World Health Organisation (WHO).