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September’s Authentic Marathon Swim set to be the aquatic rival of the famous land race

Over the centuries we have become accustomed to the marathon being a race for runners competing on firm earth. Now the Municipality of Istaia-Edipsos in Greece is hosting the aquatic …

Life

Yiasou Pappou kai Yiayia project aims to inspire student to record precious memories

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown the world into chaos and put the brakes on our “normal” way of life. Nikolaos Kiannies, the Deputy Principal of St Nicholas Greek school of …

Life

Is psychological therapy still taboo in our Greek elder community?

It is almost inevitable that mental traumas would surface in a generation of people who lived through traumatising events such as war, poverty and displacement. However, until recently, asking for …

News

Greek study shows power of ancient drug over COVID-19 symptoms

The trial of an ancient drug, colchicine, by a Greek medical team at Attikon Hospital in Athens, is proving effective in treatment for people suffering from COVID-19 and was of …

News

Cyclists start to take advantage of Grand Walk of Athens routes

Cyclists as well as pedestrians are benefitting  from the introduction of the Grand Walk of Athens that will bring about a three-month ban on traffic in the city centre. This …

Life

Poor hearing is an avoidable obstacle to living a fuller life

It is not just COVID-19 that imposes social isolation. Hearing loss creates its own set of circumstances that can force a person to withdraw from social contacts. And that withdrawal …

Media campaign is launched to raise awareness of elder abuse

In line with the Respect Victoria government campaign, Pronia is launching a media campaign this week ahead of World Elder Abuse Awareness day on Monday, 15 June. The organisation said …

Herbs are central to the unique flavours key to Greek cuisine

When you consider Greek cuisine there are a few key herbs that you will need to rely upon. And the fresher they are the better. Your ammunition belt of flavours …

Life

Special appreciation of nurses’ contributions in COVID-19 times

Fronditha Care has issued a message of thanks to its 110 nurses on its staff on International Nurses’ Day (12 May). “This year International Nurses Day comes with special significance. …

Life

COVID-19 pandemic, and the time is right to make Mediterranean diet a life choice

If ever there was a time for Mediterranean diet to be re-adopted into our lifestyles it is now in this time of isolation and social distancing. For Melbourne dietitian Jordan …