World Health Organization
October 10th will mark World Mental Health Day, a fairly recent commemoration which has gained a lot of traction in the past few years, as mental health concerns are finally getting the level of attention they deserve. The World Health Organization estimates that one-in-four people worldwide suffer from some form of mental illness, with diagnoses rising at an ever-increasing rate.
The situation with the cleanliness of the air in the capital is improving, said Alexander Simidchiev, chairman of the "Air for Health" Association.
However, the World Health Organization has lower levels of air pollution, and here we follow the European pollution levels, he explained. Yesterday was the World Lung Day - the organ that is directly related to the purity of the air.
Greek authorities are urging vulnerable members of the population, such as the elderly and people suffering from chronic illnesses, to get vaccinated against potent strains of the flu expected this winter.
Health experts say that since flu outbreaks usually start in mid-December, it's best to get the flu shot in October or November.
Fears provoked by the anti-vaccination movement may appear exaggerated if we consider that, worldwide, the vast majority of people believe that vaccines are safe and effective (79 percent and 84 percent, respectively, according to the World Health Organization). Yet a small number of unvaccinated people is enough to threaten the immunity of the population.