Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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...

Undocumented migrants to get full access to public healthcare the minute they arrive in Spain

MIGRANTS will have full access to public healthcare as soon as they arrive in Spain, a new draft government decree has proposed.  The draft, which...

There are now more cocaine addicts than alcoholics for first time in Spain

COCAINE is taking over from alcohol as the addiction most people in Spain seek help in quitting. According to the Observatorio Proyecto Hombre report, the...

Single women and lesbians offered free fertility treatment in Spain

Spain has one of the lowest birth rates in Europe, with the number of deaths outnumbering births last year

Spain-based British expat couple appear on UK TV to discuss their hypnotherapy gastric band procedure

AN expat couple from Fuengirola have appeared on ITV’s This Morning to discuss their Gastric Mind Band procedure. Martin and Marion Shirran, who work...

EXPAT APPEAL: British mum’s desperate plea for drug that could help teenage son walk again

The mother is urging expats to donate £2 for a drug costing £125,000 per shot and the only treatment available for her son's neuromuscular disease

Spanish parliament takes further steps to legalise euthanasia in Spain

The Socialist party proposal aims to make euthanasia a personal right available through both public and private services in Spain

COUNTDOWN IS ON: More victims of painkiller Nolotil come forward ahead of Spain probe

It comes weeks before a health campaigner is set to take her findings to a meeting with Spain’s top medication governing body in Madrid next month

Spas and jacuzzis are growing in popularity around Mallorca thanks to HotSprings Spas

WHEN it comes to spas and Hot Tubs there is not much David can’t tell you. Mallorca’s top agent for world-leading American company HotSpring Spas,...

Costa del Sol hospital enjoys record month for organ donations

THE Costa de Sol Hospital had a record month for organ donations in May. Four donations during the month meant doctors were able to provide...

Water-resistant sun cream not as strong as manufacturers claim

YOU might want to think again if you think your water-resistant sun cream doesn’t need reapplying. A new study by British media group Which? has...

Rising temperatures to have huge impact on Spanish jobs

WEATHER-related sick days costs the Spanish economy €360 million per year, a pioneering study has found. Researchers at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)...

We’re only human… just

OUR bodies are covered in microscopic creatures, including bacteria, viruses and fungi. Not surprisingly the vast majority of this microscopic life resides in our...

Hundreds of new Mallorca restaurant inspections to take place in crackdown

MALLORCA’S health inspectors are getting tough. In an island-wide crackdown, they will be undertaking hundreds more random inspections this year. In a bid to increase food...

DOSE OF REALITY: Campaign to regulate lethal painkiller Nolotil gathers momentum in Spain

The Olive Press speaks to relatives of victims and campaigners about their hopes of regulating the controversial drug

Brit rushed to hospital after falling down Spanish cliff while taking selfie

A BRITISH tourist is in ‘serious condition’ in hospital after falling down a cliff while taking a selfie. The unnamed 38-year-old holidaymaker is believed to...

Experts in Spain warn of ‘grave consequences’ in rise of pseudo-therapies like homeopathy and reiki

EXPERTS in Spain have warned of 'grave consequences' following a rise in the use of pseudo-therapies like homeopathy and reiki.  It comes after a Sociological...

EXCLUSIVE: Southern Spain hospitals in British expat hotspot issue warning for ‘lethal’ painkiller Nolotil

After the drug claimed countless lives, a health network on the Costa Blanca has issued a recommendation to its medical staff to avoid prescribing Nolotil to Anglo Saxon and Scandinavian expats
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