Monday, January 27, 2020

Obesity on the rise in Spain as almost HALF of children have ‘unhealthy weight’ while 1 in 4 adults...

OBESITY is on the march in developed countries and Spain is no exception.  That's the warning from the president of the Spanish Society for the...

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”

Costa Blanca doctor reveals the long-term harm that mobile phones inflict on us all

A TORREVIEJA doctor has revealed the extent of harm that mobile phones inflict on the human body, especially among the young.

DO NOT eat these fish if you’re pregnant or under 10 years old, say Spain’s health chiefs

SPAIN'S health bodies have raised the alarm after finding high levels of mercury in certain species of fish.  Given recent findings, the Spanish Agency for...

Flu vaccination campaign rolled out TODAY across entire Valencian Community

MORE than 1,700 health centres have today begun a Valencian Community-wide campaign urging the elderly to get their flu jabs.

Fell runner races up mountain with defibrillator to save expat hiker suffering suspected heart attack on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A FELL runner sprinted for over 20 minutes with a defibrillator to save an expat suffering a suspected heart attack on a...

Costa Blanca cemeteries in panic Halloween visitors could cause mosquito boom by leaving flowers in vases and glasses

CEMETERIES on the Costa Blanca are panicking that visitors leaving flowers in vases and glasses could cause a boom in mosquitos on...

Gibraltar announces abortion referendum and plans to give 16-year-olds a vote

Gibraltar Chief Minister Fabian Picardo, who was recently elected for a third successive term in office, called the move a ‘priority’

OUTRAGE after British expat in Marbella set to earn over €2,000 PER DAY consulting for cash-strapped NHS board in...

A MARBELLA-based management consultant brought in to cut costs to a struggling Welsh NHS is set to rake in more than €2,000 per DAY.  Expert...

Cocaine is Spain and Britain’s drug of choice new study finds – but which Spanish city is the European...

The drug habits of 60 million people were analysed between 2011 and 2017.

New law allows medical cannabis in Gibraltar for these four conditions

"Cannabis oil certainly has its place in the modern medical care of some patients"

SESH IS BEST: It’s healthier to binge drink at the weekend than to sip a glass of wine with...

A GLASS of red a day, I'm afraid, will not keep the doctors at bay.  Scientists have long known that while the old vino does...

Children’s factor 50 sun cream banned in Spain after test reveals it is only SPF 15

The Government agency had previously given the creams the green light, declaring them ‘not a risk’

Miracle baby dies after surviving heart transplant as doctors in Spain mistakenly cause overdose by giving it 10 TIMES...

The court will now investigate whether it was the doctor who prescribed the wrong dosage or the nurse who simply administered too much

Over a dozen authorities call for instant action against mosquito plagues in Spain

PLAGUES of mosquitoes are causing havoc across Costa Blanca and Costa Calida, from Alicante down to Cartagena. Council representatives...

Valencian doctor specialising in facial surgery and reconstruction caught with half a kilo of cocaine in his backpack

A VALENCIAN doctor specialising in surgery of the face has been charged with a crime against public health after being caught with...

Owners of meat company behind deadly listeria outbreak distributed 110,000 kilos of product AFTER becoming aware of killer bacteria...

MEAT company Magrudis distributed 110,000 kilos of product AFTER becoming aware of listeria contamination in December 2018.  That is the accusation of Facua consumer association,...

REVEALED: The shockingly low salaries of doctors in Spain compared to UK, US and France

DOCTORS in Spain earn five times less than their counterparts in the US, a new study has revealed.  The latest International Report on Doctor's Salaries,...

Alicante cuts speed limits to 30km/h as Spain’s DGT urges all cities to reduce traffic accidents

ALICANTE has joined Spain’s major cities of Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and Malaga in cutting speed limits to 30 km/h on one-way and...

Five people arrested over lethal listeria outbreak in Spain which caused seven abortions and killed three

FIVE people have been arrested in connection with the Listeria outbreak which has killed seven people and affected at least 200.  Guardia Civil cuffed the...

Healthcare for Brits in the EU to be covered for six months in no-deal Brexit

The government has pledged £150m to cover healthcare costs of the 180,000 British nationals living in the EU in the event...

Woman suing Sevilla and meat company after being forced to have stillbirth of her twins at 21 weeks following...

The mother had consumed infected meatloaf during Holy Week at the end of April

Calls for better hospital security after nurse attacked by psychiatric patient in Spain’s Malaga

A NURSING union has called for better hospital security after a nurse was attacked in the waiting area of the Hospital Clinico in Malaga...

15 factory workers SACKED as listeria outbreak in Spain’s Malaga threatens sales ahead of vital Christmas period

Other companies are now also considering layoffs at a time when they should be hiring more people to cope with the vital Christmas campaign. 
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