Saturday, December 15, 2018

Spain to banish 5000 pigeons from Cadiz for menacing tourists

PEST: Cadiz pigeons are to be banished from the city for bothering tourists AN Andalucian city has pledged...

Gender violence a top priority for New Police Commissioner of the Balearics

THE NEW Police Commissioner of the Balearic Islands took office this week with a pledge to crack down on domestic abuse and...

Scientists in Spain develop new pioneering VACCINE against deathly Zika virus

The virus can cause serious neurological conditions like microcephaly, where a baby’s head develops abnormally

Surgeon in Spain performs pioneering 10-year sex change surgery in 17 HOURS

The pioneering 17-hour op involved constructing a penis (phalloplasty) and removing the patient’s internal female organs and breasts

Europe’s first fire ants that make cats and dogs go blind found in Marbella and could take TWO YEARS...

The finding of the invasive creature, published in the journal Iberomyrmex, is thought to have been in part due to increased temperatures on the Costa del Sol

Why moving to Spain could make you live longer

How a little bit of what you fancy does you good, writes Michael Doherty CEO of the Woodbrook Group

OLIVE PRESS APPEAL: Costa del Sol mum desperately needs medical funds to diagnose twins, 4, before they go blind

The extortionate medical costs are crippling the parents who had to sell their car to cover the last test, after doctors warned it could take over two years to diagnose the children on the public healthcare system

Blowing in the wind: Does pollution on Gibraltar’s border with Spain cause increased cancer rates?

Black clouds of pollution billow daily from the industrial chimneys of the Campo de Gibraltar. Is it all merely hot air or a smoking gun for cancer? The Olive Press investigates

British mum’s heartbreaking final words before she died on Malaga holiday after dining with family

After dinner the mother-of-two asked to sit down, before telling her husband Colin, 'I’m dying. Tell the kids I love them'

How diabetes can affect your eyesight and what you can do about it

How to spot telltale signs of eyesight damage due to diabetes, by Specsavers Opticas in Marbella

Spain introduces plan to ban alternative therapies in medical centres

Government aims to tackle 'harmful effects' of alternative methods such as acupuncture and homeopathy

REVEALED: Spain’s cities rank higher than London in world’s top 50 ‘most liveable’

Both Spanish cities had identical scores for the first three categories, but Barcelona edged ahead with better health and infrastructure rankings than Madrid

How your morning cafe con leche could protect you from Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease

DRINKING coffee will protect against Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, a new study has suggested.  According to the Krembil Brain Institute, specific compounds created in the process...

Manufacturers of ‘lethal’ drug Nolotil face €500 million lawsuit

A €500 million lawsuit is launched and there are already 200 claimants, following an Olive Press investigation

Lethal painkiller Nolotil BANNED for Brits visiting Spain

The Spanish Medicine Agency has finally issued a directive to ban the drug for British and Irish tourists and regulate it for expats in Spain

Melanoma on the march in Spain says top dermatologist, as half of 65-year-olds suffer cancer

Survival rates are improving ‘spectacularly’ - from just two per cent to 50%, thanks to early detection and  new research on immunity and genetics

How to get 50% off medical insurance in Spain

Signing up the family to Customedic Salud’s health card means there are no expensive surprises

Spanish doctors ‘eliminate’ HIV from patient in stem cell transplant trial

SPANISH scientists believe they may have managed to eliminate HIV from a patient using stem cell transplant treatment.  Scientists from the Institute for AIDS Research...

Five dead – including British tourists – and dozens still missing in Mallorca’s biggest flood in decades

AT least five people including two British tourists have been killed in the storm that flooded all corners of Mallorca. The east coast of the...

Is gin and tonic good for digestion? Spanish expert reveals all

IS gin and tonic good for your digestion? In short, no. That's according to Spanish biology professor and food technology expert Javier Morallon. Writing in Diario Sur,...

Lethal painkiller Nolotil being sold ILLEGALLY in Gibraltar

The Gibraltar government is now looking into several pharmacies for illegally selling the painkiller

British tourist found floating in Ibiza’s Port of Sant Antoni

A BRITISH tourist has been found floating in the waters of the Port of Sant Antoni. Residents and tourist discovered the body and reported it...

FOUND: 76-year-old British expat not seen for a week after leaving hospital found ‘injured but alive’ on Costa del...

She was in hospital for treatment of severe arthritis pain and has recently experienced periods of confusion

Second man dies in southern Spain as heatwave spreads across Europe

The two deaths are the first to have been caused in Europe as a direct result of the heatwave

Durex recalls faulty condoms in Spain after failing durability tests

“There could be an increase in the number of condoms that burst during application or use“

Lethal painkiller Nolotil facing regulation following meeting of Spain’s top health chiefs

UK-BANNED painkiller Nolotil which has claimed the lives of countless expats is facing nationwide regulation. It comes after a campaigner took a suitcase full of...
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