Category: Health

Over 3,175,000 Belgians received their 2nd booster shot against COVID-19: Reports

The Sciensano Public Health Institute on Friday has made an announcement that over 3,175,000 people in Belgium have received their second booster shot against COVID-19.

Almost 500 mn people to develop heart disease, obesity or diabetes by 2030 due to physical inactivity: WHO

Almost 500 million people around the world will develop heart disease, obesity, diabetes or other non-communicable diseases by 2030 because of the lack of physical activity if the government do not take urgent actions.

Brussels to offer free menstrual products in six secondary schools

Free menstrual products are being offered in six secondary schools in the Brussels via distribution machines in a bid to tackle menstrual poverty.

COVID-19 cases around Belgium continues to spike: Data

As predicted, Covid-19 is officially sweeping across Belgium, increasing the number of new infections and hospitalisations.

It’s possible that air pollution can cause damage to babies before they’re born: Research

It is possible for air pollution to cause damage even before babies are born. The research from UHasselt published in the journal of The Lancet Planetary Health has revealed the following information.

Around 1,700 people ran through Brussels for raising funds for breast cancer charities

Around 1,700 people ran through the streets of Brussels and La Louviere on Sunday as part of the "Race for the Cure", an event raising funds on behalf of breast cancer research and charities.

Wallonia: People can go to 22 vaccination centers without appointments from Monday

Two weeks following the launch of its autumn vaccination programme for COVID-19, and the sending of all invitations to the primary target groups- people over 49, immunocompromised persons and health workers- Wallonia will again allow walk-in vaccinations at its centres.

Around 83.3 patients suffering from COVID-19 admitted to hospitals each day in last 7 days: Data

An average of 83.3 patients suffering from coronavirus were admitted to hospitals each day in the last seven days. The following data has been released by the Sciensano Institute of Public Health on Friday morning.

Dementia affects over 50 million people worldwide and 10 million cases every year: Reports

A public health priority for the World Health Organization, dementia affects almost 50 million people around the world and every year there are around 10 million new cases.

COVID-19: Belgium logs 4% increase in hospitalizations; but drop in number of deaths, says data

While the number of COVID-19 hospitalisations increasing by 4% between 16 and 22 September, there has been a significant drop in the number of deaths during the same time period.

Vaccination remains best way to curb contracting flu & avoid its potential complications: Reports

Vaccination remains one of the best way to curb the contracting influenza and avoid its potential complications, especially since COVID-19 is still circulating and risks making a comeback as the winter season approaches, health experts warn.

COVID-19: Over 400,000 people already received their autumn booster dose in Flanders

After one week into Flander's autumn vaccination campaign against COVID-19, around 400,000 people have already received their autumn booster dose, and more than half of the adult population has already received an invitation.

”Silent, Shocked and Angry” says Prime Minister de Croo on Butcha visit

''The horror of Bucha turns my stomach. How can people be so cruel?'' said Prime minister Alexander de Croo on their surprise visit to the towns, witnessing the atrocities condemned by Russian troops during the invasion

China: Xinjiang fire incident provoked protest against Zero Covid policy

Under President XI Jinping's Zero COVID policy, people are compelled to remain in their houses for roughly three months. A ferocious fire that started in an apartment in Urumqi, Xinjiang, sparked the protest

Minister for Education attends Korovuto primary School awards and Graduation ceremony

Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts Premila Kumar was the chief guest at Korovuto Primary School's Year 8 Awards and Graduation Ceremony at the Bayview Cove Resort in Nadi on Friday