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What tourists and foreigners need to know about emergency health care in Greece

  • All tourists and foreigners are recommended to have travel health insurance when visiting Greece or Europe, just like all other international destinations.
  • In the event that it is required to visit a doctor or a hospital in Greece, Australia does not currently have reciprocal healthcare or medicare agreements with Greece and therefore your Australian medicare card  or private health insurance cover is not valid.
  • Australia does have reciprocal healthcare agreements with the United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy
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What tourists and foreigners need to know about emergency health care in Greece

  • All tourists and foreigners are recommended to have travel health insurance when visiting Greece or Europe, just like all other international destinations.
  • In the event that it is required to visit a doctor or a hospital in Greece, Australia does not currently have reciprocal healthcare or medicare agreements with Greece and therefore your Australian medicare card  or private health insurance cover is not valid.
  • Australia does have reciprocal healthcare agreements with the United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy
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Greece has lowest breast cancer rates in Europe and China has much lower!

A paper in the Journal of Thoracic Disease by Greek Authors originating at the Alexandra hospital in Athens states that "Based on the most recent data, China exhibits considerably lower incidence and mortality rates for female breast cancer than Europe; more specifically, the age-standardized rate (ASR) per 100,000 was equal to 25.9 in China whereas the respective rates according to GLOBOCAN 2012 were 71.1 for Europe with Greece presenting with more favorable rates (43.9) ((Figure 1A<

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Greek Scientists ID two molecules that offers hope for patients with chronic inflammatory diseases

Greek and Cypriot scientists have identified two small molecules that could be pursued as potential treatments for chronic inflammatory diseases. Both molecules, known as T23 and T8, inhibit the function of a protein called tumor necrosis factor (TNF), which is involved in inflammation in diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis, and more. Drugs that inhibit TNF's function are considered the most effective way to combat such diseases.

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Cardiovascular training in Greece 2017: Reshaping tradition to envision the future

A recent article was published in the Hellenic Journal of Cardiology (English) reviewing the training of cardiologists in Greece on a back ground of European and international best practice. The author was Costas Tsioufis, Associate Professor of Cardiology, and President of Hellenic Society of Cardiology. The article stated.."The ancient Greek philosopher stated in his famous quote that “everything flows”. This concept is also true for the definition and documentation of medical competency that is evolving worldwide. The identification of key elements of medical competency is essential for providing better care in the field of cardiovascular diseases, which are universal causes of increased morbidity and mortality"
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Greek Research Team’s Findings Spark New Hope for Parkinson’s Cure

A team of Greek medical researchers has discovered a substance that successfully treated laboratory mice suffering from the equivalent of human Parkinson’s Disease, creating new hope of an eventual cure for humans. Their findings were published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) review in the United States recently.
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