Thursday, March 21, 2019

Spain tops global health league but all is not well for expats

A WORLD health index has declared Spain to be the fittest nation on the planet. Last year the University of Washington’s Health Metrics Institute ranked...

British expat in Spain who ‘asked friend’ to cut off his penis seemed ‘normal’ hours before but ‘struggled with...

The man was found staggering around Zaragoza dismembered and bloodied

Siestas ‘help treat high blood pressure’

DOCTORS have prescribed afternoon siestas for people who suffer high blood pressure.Scientists in Greece looked at 212 people with an average age of...

Warnings as woman almost DIES in Spain after suffering huge allergic reaction to partner’s sperm in WORLD FIRST

According to the British Medical Journal, the unidentified 31-year-old had trouble breathing and started vomiting after the sexual contact

Police in Spain help man with AMPUTATED PENIS in bizarre self-harm case

The man has been rushed to the Hospital Miguel Servet but it is not known if doctors managed to reattach it

British grandad in coma after Benidorm holiday faces 24-hour drive home and insurer WILL NOT pay

A 'slight mistake' on the family’s insurance policy has meant insurers won't pay out for the trip, which can cost around €12,800

Spain crowned world’s healthiest country due to ‘Mediterranean diet’

A ‘Mediterranean diet’, rich in olive oil, nuts, oily fish and vegetables, is thought to be behind the health benefits of Spain and Italy

Doctors in Spain launch three-year plan to eradicate Hepatitis C

According to the WHO there is no current vaccine for Hepatitis C, but in Spain a drug has been deployed since 2015 to treat over 120,000 people

WATCH: Dad in Spain pulls live parasite from daughter’s ‘cooked’ Mercadona fish forcing supermarket to defend seafood

If the parasite is ingested by humans it can cause vomiting, nausea and violent abdominal pain

UK warns Spain of SUPER GONORRHEA after fearing Brits may have spread it around holiday hotspot

The first case was detected in a straight woman who tested positive for the infection in October last year

British expat filmmaker in coma after balcony horror plunge in Spain ‘is stable’ as family FINALLY get to see...

Doctors confirmed Carl is now in a ‘stable’ condition after a crucial brain scan, following an operation on his fractured skull

HELP IRENE WALK: Expat parents in Spain appeal for help so daughter Irene, 5, with cerebral palsy can walk

Spanish doctors have warned it will take years before she can receive treatment in Spain, in which time Irene’s condition would get severely worse

CANDY CRUSH: 400 of biggest brands in Spain set for huge sugar tax in bid to improve health

The government hopes to reduce salt by 16%, trans-fats by at least 5% and packaged meat - such as ham, turkey breast, sausage and chorizo - products by 10%

WATCH: Spaniards fuming at viral video of two drunk British women being treated at hospital in expat hotspot in...

According to the doctors in the clip, dealing with drunk Brits is 'not out of the ordinary'

Flu EPIDEMIC that killed 12 hits Andalucia but peak will be less than previous years

Malaga is below the Andalucian average of 264 cases per 100,000

British pensioners in Spain to lose free healthcare under no-deal Brexit

The new UK Government guidelines, published yesterday, say pensioners, tourists and students in the EU will lose free healthcare after March 29 in the event of a no-deal Brexit

Pioneering surgery performed on ‘inoperable’ patient with pancreatic cancer in Spain

Surgeons successfully treated the patient who had previously been considered ‘inoperable’

Death toll rises to 12 in Spain’s Canary islands as flu outbreak reaches EPIDEMIC levels

Over six out of 10 of those hospitalised with flu in the Canaries are over 64 - the most at risk age category

New year new me: 7 ways living in Spain’s Andalucia can benefit your health

TRADITIONALLY a time for detoxing and gruelling health regimens, those beginning the new year in Spain are luckier than most.

Flu EPIDEMIC to rock Andalucia next week as illness spreads through Spain

It is moving down through Spain and is already above average in the Balearics, Navarra, Catalunya and Melilla

MEASLES breakouts on rise in Spain and Europe as fewer get vaccinated

FEAR: Measles breakouts on the rise in Spain, according to a leading doctorBREAKOUTS in measles are increasing...

British family of grandma in coma SLAM insurers forcing them to pay €5800 to fly her home after brain...

TRAGIC: Patricia Reid is in a life-threatening coma after her family fought a battle with her insurance company to fly her...

Sunbathe and quit smoking to reduce MS risk in Spain’s Malaga say leading doctors

RAYS: Soaking up the sunlight and quitting smoking could reduce the risk of getting MS say leading doctors in Malaga

Is Iodine an Important Nutrient?

Health experts always recommend that we include foods that contain iodine in our daily diet.Pregnant mothers are often given supplements that contain the...

Number of Spanish smokers has INCREASED after sweeping bans on indoor smoking

SPANISH efforts to stub out smoking have backfired.A ban on smoking inside in bars, restaurants and offices has led to an increase, not...

MUST READ: How to avoid hangovers as a British expat in Spain this Christmas

AS Christmas approaches, there’s a tacit understanding that we will all throw caution to the wind and have a glass or two more than...
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