health

thumbnailBalkans take precautions against spread of Ebola
2014-08-18Experts warn that Ebola is a major threat to the region and could be used as a weapon by terrorists.
thumbnailTurkey, Europe declare 'end game' for tobacco users
2014-04-04European Union and Turkish tobacco experts set the rules aimed at ending the use of tobacco in Europe.
thumbnailMacedonia vaccinates soldiers to prevent spread of measles
2014-02-10Preventive measures are taken to avoid an outbreak similar to that in 2011.
thumbnailTaliban's actions threaten Turkey, Europe with polio outbreak
2013-11-26Experts blame the Taliban for a polio outbreak in Syria that now threatens to spread as refugees flee the civil war.
thumbnailRomania to develop its medical tourism
2013-09-09Romania works on a new strategy to develop medical tourism that already brings hundreds of millions to the country, officials in Bucharest say.
thumbnailRegion on guard as West Nile deaths increase
2013-09-02More than 100 people have been affected, and least 14 have died, this summer in Serbia from complications caused by the West Nile virus.
thumbnailAlcohol a large growing problem in the region
2013-08-19Alcoholism is a serious public health issue in the Balkans and causes significant pressure to the health system, experts warn.
thumbnailTurkey, Balkans counter fake medicines
2013-03-28Fake and counterfeit medicines pose a threat to public health and safety that officials are trying to clamp down on through tougher domestic controls and international co-operation.
thumbnailOrganic markets on the rise in Turkey
2012-11-29Weekly organic markets are becoming more popular in Turkey.
thumbnailPodcast for 2012-11-29
2012-11-29In this episode, We present highlights of what is published on Setimes in the past week.
thumbnailRegion needs to act on growing obesity, experts say
2012-11-19The global obesity pandemic is sweeping through Southeast Europe, experts warn, pointing to lack of physical activity and poor diet as the main culprits.
thumbnailSerbia posts highest abortion rate in Europe
2012-01-16Low birth rates will pose an economic threat to Serbia in the years to come.
thumbnailIn Serbia, an effort to encourage organ donation
2012-01-12Various state projects and humanitarian organisations are trying to meet the demand for organ transplantation in Serbia.
thumbnailSome medicines scarce in Serbia
2011-11-29For the second time this year Serbia faces a shortage of vital drugs.
thumbnailAlbanians gamble on "medicine" against cancer
2011-07-21It's been billed as a cancer fighter, but banned in several countries. Doctors are concerned about "Vidatox".
Albania ranks second in Europe for smoking rate
2011-05-31TIRANA, Albania -- Albania is home to the second largest number of smokers in Europe after Turkey, according to figures published by the Public Healt...
Veteran Turkish Cypriot politician Denktash in critical condition
2011-05-27NICOSIA, Cyprus -- Former Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash is in critical condition, doctors said on Thursday (May 26th). Denktash, 87, was admit...
Romania reports first West Nile virus cases
2010-09-01BUCHAREST, Romania -- Two people have died and at least five others have been infected with the West Nile virus, the health ministry confirmed late o...
West Nile virus kills three more people in Greece
2010-08-20ATHENS, Greece -- A total of seven deaths are now blamed on the West Nile virus after three more elderly people succumbed to brain inflammation, heal...
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Regional police increase action against illegal drugs, traffickingRegional police increase action against illegal drugs, trafficking

Police action in Croatia resulted in an 11 percent increase in the seizure of illegal drugs, and authorities are following new drugs that are emerging on the market.

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