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Health

Spain’s Cabinet to do away with coronavirus masks on public transport on February 7

THE SPANISH government announced today that face masks will no longer be obligatory on public transport some time from February 7 onward. The Cabinet...

Spain’s leader of health emergencies Fernando Simón announces imminent farewell to obligatory masks in public transport

THE leader of the Coordination Centre for Health Alerts and Emergencies Fernando Simon has announced that the end of masks in transport will come...

‘Not enough’ nursing home places in Andalucia and Valencia regions of Spain

ANDALUCIA and the Valencia Community are not providing enough nursing home places for people aged 65 and over. The claim is made in a report...

Children relax in the world of virtual reality before operations at Valencia hospital in Spain

ALL patients get nervous before a hospital operation and especially youngsters who may never have been in a hospital before. That's prompted the Hospital Clinic...

Hospitals on Spain’s Costa Blanca sending patients to private clinics to cut surgery waiting lists

PATIENTS waiting for elective surgeries at Alicante Province hospitals are being referred to private operators to cut the backlog of operations. Health Ministry budgets for...

Warm weather prompts early appearance of poisonous processionary caterpillars that can kill dogs in Spain

THE mild winter has brought early appearances of processionary caterpillars which can kill dogs and make young children ill. Sightings have been reported in woodland...

Global study finds 91% of Spanish respondents feel confident, happy about their health

More than 90% of Spanish people feel healthy, according to a new global survey.  The international poll of 8000 respondents from Spain, Australia, Brazil, Germany,...

Why bringing cake into the workplace could be ‘as bad as passive smoking’

Did you bring any leftover Roscon de Reyes cake into the office this year after January 6? Then you could be guilty of encouraging a...

12 steps to do now to avoid getting dementia later in life

The vast majority of people are not doing enough to ward off dementia in later life, according to new research.  Alzheimer’s Research UK has composed...

Over half of people in Spain suffer from mood swings caused by lack of sleep

A survey called 'Sleep and Well-being' says 54% of people in Spain have mood swings caused by a lack of sleep. The study also suggests...

Retiring in Spain: The Pros and Cons of Living in a Mediterranean Paradise

Spain is a popular destination for retirees because it offers a combination of warm weather, a relaxed lifestyle, and a relatively low cost of...

Do gas stoves need a health warning? The debate over their dangers burns brightly

The debate over gas stoves has reignited in recent weeks after the burning topic was brought to the boil in the US in recent...

Experts advising Spain’s Health Ministry are finally ready to scrap face masks on public transport 

THE GROUP of experts advising the Spanish Health Ministry has agreed that the time has finally come for face coverings to no longer be...

Psychologists launch teenage mental health workshops at Valencia region schools in Spain

Rising suicide rates, bullying cases, and self-harming incidents among young people has prompted the introduction of mental health workshops in Valencian Community secondary schools. 50...

Sick patients in Spain struggling to pay power bills for life-saving oxygen machines

A patients group wants lower electricity bills for sufferers of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(COPD). The Spanish Association for Patients with COPD (APEPOC) says people cannot...

The first Kraken case in Andalucia is registered as the junta prepares for most contagious strain of Covid to...

Andalusia has registered its first case of the 'kraken' variant of the Covid-19 coronavirus that has been sweeping across the USA. The announcement was made...

Spain’s central government takes action after region promises anti-abortion measures

A BIZARRE row over abortion measures has sparked a crisis in the Castilla y Leon regional government, and has also dragged in the central...

725 complaints to Ombudsman for alleged medical negligence in Malaga

There were more than 700 reports of medical negligence in the Malaga province last year, new figures show.  According to a new report the Patient...

Far-right Vox party announces new abortion measures for Spain’s Castilla y Leon region

THE FAR-RIGHT Vox party wants to restrict abortion rights in the Castilla y Leon region by putting in new optional measures for women such...

Chairman of private healthcare group slams Spain’s public system, calling it ‘broken’

THE CHAIRMAN of the private HM Hospitales healthcare group, the third-largest in Spain, has caused controversy in the sector after claiming that the public...

NEW AGE FITNESS: the market town of Órgiva in Spain’s Granada offers various workout options for your mind, body,...

AFTER the indulgences of the festive season, you might be seeking healthy discipline to become fitter and happier in your daily life. If you’re...

Calorie counting: The difference between the UK and Spain

As calorie counting gains momentum in the UK, Susannah Grant takes a look at how Spain is battling the bulge.

Tiger mosquitoes carrying deadly diseases are flourishing in Spain’s mild winter

TIGER mosquitoes carrying serious diseases have found Spain's mild autumn and winter weather perfect for extending their seasonal presence. The species usually becomes active in...

Doctors warn about ‘collapse’ of hospital emergency units in Spain due to increased demand

DOCTORS are claiming that hospital emergency units are 'saturated', with patient demand up by over 40% in some parts of the country. The Spanish Society...

Kraken arrives in Spain: What we know about the most contagious strain of Covid yet

Kraken, the latest and most virulent strain of Covid, has been detected in Spain after becoming the latest import from the USA. Known technically as...

Spanish social media influencer Elena Huelva dies after years-long battle with bone cancer

Spanish social media influencer Elena Huelva who rose to fame after detailing her years-long battle with cancer has died at just 20 years of...

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