Health & Wellbeing

Life

A Greek island produces some of the purest honey in the world

Over the years, Ikaria has gained notoriety around the globe as a Blue Zone, dubbed by Dan Buettner, one of the places in the world where people ‘forget to die’. …

News

Thousands of Santas run through the streets of Chania, Crete, for charity

A veritable of sea of red coursed through the streets of Chania in Crete yesterday. Close to 3000 people dressed in Santa Claus costumes took part in the ninth Santa …

Life

Legit cannabis industry holds plenty promise for Greek economy in years ahead

A survey has shown that a small percentage of Europeans have used cannabis plant products for their medicinal and stress-relief properties, despite the fact that many are aware that cannabis …

Life

Hellenic Medical Society of Australia gather for end-of-year celebration

Over 90 members of the Hellenic Medical Society of Australia and their guests celebrated their end-of -year function at the Eleven40 Studio and Events in Malvern Melbourne last week. The …

News

Alexandroupolis over Christmas adds flavour to Athens airport programme

Thrace’s capital, Alexandroupoulis, was chosen this Christmas as the 11th destination for Athens International Airport’s programme: Fly me to the Moon – Sounds Greek to Me! The programme, which is …

Life

Elafonisos survey reveals worrying obesity trends for rest of Greece

A survey has found that a small Greek island off the coast of Peloponnisos is making the news for the wrong reasons. The residents who have opted for mostly sedentary, …

News

New project seeks Greek carers of loved ones with dementia

As the first generation of Greek Australians age, the prevalence of dementia is on the rise. The National Institute of Dementia Research projects the condition will increase by more than …

Features

How the ‘evil eye’ helps Greek Australians when it comes to health and recovery

When Dr Maria Irini Avgoulas’ father suffered a heart attack and survived she used the trauma as inspiration to conduct ground-breaking research in the understanding of culture and health. Since …

Features

This Greek Australian father is trying to combat isolation among autistic adults

Steve Drakoulis’ son George was diagnosed with autism at two-and-a-half. At that stage, the father of two knew next to nothing about autism. “All you know is that it’s supposed …

Life

What does ‘dying well’ mean and look like to you?

What does a good death look like? What does it mean for different communities? These were the questions at the centre of the Municipal Association of Victoria State-wide Forum, which …