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Diet drinks and their consequences

Diet drinks are a delight for those who watch their weight or suffer from diabetes, and they have gained a large global market share. But their daily consumption is related to strokes and dementia, a new US study says. People who often consume soft drinks and juices containing sugar are ...

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Unemployment and heart failure

According to scientific research undertaken in Denmark, unemployment can increase the risk of fatality to a person more so than if he or she had history of diabetes or stroke. Moreover, results from the research revealed that unemployment can increase the risk of premature death in young people with heart failure ...

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VP/HR – The activities of SADAT

According to reports on Greek websites, the Turkish government has close relations with the private mercenaries’ company SADAT, whose services it has often made use of. Indeed, the company’s chairman, Adnan Tanrıverdi, has been appointed President Erdoğan’s consultant on military affairs. It should be noted that this company, which holds ...

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Television censorship and exclusion policies in Greece

On 24 February 2017, the Greek television broadcasting corporation, in defiance of the Constitution and the Broadcasting Council, refused to transmit live a parliamentary party meeting of the country’s third largest political movement. Not even a recorded version was broadcast, thereby depriving many viewers of access to information. Government-appointed administrators ...

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Climate change in south-eastern Europe

The south-eastern Mediterranean is regarded as one of the most sensitive and fragile regions in terms of climate balance. More specifically, the cost of the consequences of extreme weather events (including geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions) in EEA member countries from 1980 to 2013 has been estimated ...

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Increase in crime in Greece

In New Manolada, an 18 year-old from Bangladesh attacked a blind 55 year-old woman and her 30 year-old daughter and threatened them with a 22 centimetre-long knife with the intention of raping them. In addition, two Syrians aged 17 and 34 were arrested in Alexandroupolis, accused of forging documents and ...

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Deadly H3N2 influenza strain

This year, the H3N2 influenza strain has undergone a mutation, making it more aggressive, more dangerous and more resistant to the influenza vaccine used last year. According to the latest report of the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention in Greece (up to 8 January), seven people with influenza died ...

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Contracts for special education teachers

According to website reports[1],[2], and the public reactions of teachers themselves, an important problem has arisen with the initiative of the Greek Government, through EOPYY, to ask teachers and other special education professionals to sign contracts directly with EOPYY, in order to be paid via EOPYY and not after the ...

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