Category Archives: Medical

CYPRUS: Slovakia PM cuts official visit short after deadly bus accident

Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini cut his official visit to Cyprus short due to a tragic traffic accident in Slovakia which resulted in the death of at least 13 people.

A lorry carrying gravel collided with a passenger bus, killing …

Eurostat: ‘Pneumonia was responsible for almost 3% of all deaths in 2016’

“In 2016, 131 450 people in the European Union (EU) died from pneumonia”, according to data released today by Eurostat, the statistical service of the EU. According to Eurostat “pneumonia was responsible for almost 3% of all deaths in 2016”.…

Vaccine against Ebola: Commission grants first-ever market authorisation

Today, the European Commission adopted the decision granting marketing authorisation to the company Merck Sharp and Dohme B.V. for a vaccine against Ebola. This vaccine, called Ervebo, had been in development since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa

Remains of soldiers killed during 1964 Turkish bombing discovered in Pachyammos

The remains and personal items, possibly belonging to a number of National Guard soldiers, killed during the 1964 aerial bombardment of the Tylliria area by Turkey, have been discovered at the site of a former makeshift hospital in Pachyammos, Presidential

CYPRUS: Acid attack on Romanian woman reveals state apathy to abuse

Stop violence against women campaigners are in uproar after a Romanian woman was the victim of an unprecedented and horrific acid attack by her estranged Cypriot husband.

While the 40-year-old woman is fighting for her life after being attacked by …

CYPRUS: Police bring 28 migrants in drifting boat safely to shore

Cyprus marine police rescued 28 irregular migrants after they were spotted on a drifting boat off the coast of Protaras and safely brought them to shore, authorities said on Thursday.

Cypriot police said a boat crowded with people was spotted …