Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Pharmacy in Sevilla wins right to withhold morning-after pill

Spanish court rules that a fine for not selling the morning-after pill violates pharmacist's ideological rights

I was a fifth wheel

Matthew Pritchard reflects on his sense of uselessness becoming a father

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

Europe’s first case of dengue fever transmitted by sex recorded in Spain

“To our knowledge, the first sexual transmission of the dengue virus among men who have sex with men”

Menopausal women in Spain choose natural remedies over drugs

Four in ten women now opting for natural methods to treat symptoms such as hot flushes and loss of collagen

Malaga province has insufficient cancer care

Malaga is 12 oncologists short of the recommended number

Long-awaited health centre gets the green light in San Pedro

The health centre will replace an existing building on a 3,000 square metre site to provide primary healthcare for San Pedro, Nueva Andalucia, Benahavis and the eastern side of Estepona.

New Ebola vaccine will be tested in Madrid

The experimental vaccineis called VSV-ZEBOV and contains a bovine strain of the disease

Wine AND exercise needed to shield against heart disease

The 'daily glass of wine' only works if you're also active

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...

Girl, 10, dies from suspected meningitis in Andalucia, the region’s second death from the disease in under a month

  A 10-YEAR-OLD girl has died from suspected meningitis in Andalucia. The young girl died at the SAS hospital in Jerez, Cadiz, and if confirmed, she...

Ask the Optician: Why should I have an eye test?

Leighton Griffiths from Specsavers Marbella explains the importance of regular eye tests

Med diet boosts IVF success rate

We know it reduces the risk of dementia, diabetes and heart problems but new research says the med diet can make IVF successful... and stop you feeling blue!

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...

CHEEK PREVIEW: Valencia hospital now offers ‘3D printed babies’ for pregnant blind mothers who can’t see ultrasounds

THE magic moment when a baby appears via ultrasound is a memory a parent cherishes for life. But the...

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...

Gibraltar Health Authority hand out top gongs for best members of staff

The eighth annual ceremony brought together 120 workers and guests

British heatstroke victim in ‘serious condition’ after being airlifted to hospital in Spain

Air ambulance took the Brit to the Navarra Hospital Complex in Pamplona after his condition took a turn for the worst and he fell unconscious

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

Acupunture treatment using live bees which was touted by Gwyneth Paltrow kills woman in Spain

Paltrow and other proponents claim that insect venom can relieve inflammation, arthritis, generalized pain, scarring, and skin issues

Specsavers Marbella on the hunt for Spectacle Wearer of the Year

With a top prize of €500 and five pairs of designer frames up for grabs for semi-finalist, the competition is set to be a storm

Quit smoking AND stay slim

Scientists have discovered why many smokers put on weight when they try to quit the habit

Exercise to ward off colds

...And being married and male also helps