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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...

Health experts in Spain want EU-wide approach over possible new Covid-19 strain from China

TWO of Spain's leading immunology and epidemiology experts want coordinated European Union action to reduce the chances of a new Covid-19 strain being imported...

Huge figure of travellers who used Spain Travel Health (SpTH) app during Covid-19 revealed

More than 50 million people who travelled to Spain during the Covid-19 pandemic used the government’s health app to help ensure the disease was...

Teenagers in Valencia region start drinking alcohol and smoking earlier than in other parts of Spain

THE youngest alcohol drinkers and tobacco smokers in Spain are in the Valencian Community according to a Health Ministry study. No reason has been given...

Malaga wracked by cold and flu invasion as Spain prepares to celebrate the New Year

Colds and the flu are spreading like wildfire through Malaga as the citizens prepare to welcome in the new year. Primary healthcare and emergency care...

Spain to introduce Covid checks on air passengers from China

PEOPLE flying into Spain from China will have to produce a Covid vaccination certificate or show proof of a negative Covid test. Friday's announcement from...

Spain’s new family law will let fathers-to-be take 10 days of paternity leave to look after pregnant partner

FATHERS in Spain should soon be able to use 10 days of their paternity leave before the birth, so that they can take care...

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...

How To Recognize When Is The Time For Treatment, 8 Addiction Facts

Addiction is a growing problem that affects millions of people globally. It’s a complex and multi-faceted issue that can be hard to recognize and...

Madrid doctors and paediatricians temporarily halt indefinite strike to evaluate offer from regional government

AN INDEFINITE strike by doctors in Madrid has been suspended temporarily while union representatives consider an offer from the regional government to improve their...

Deaths in Spain fell by 8.7% in 2021 with respiratory diseases and tumors dominating

DEATHS in Spain fell by 8.7% in 2021 according to figures compiled by the National Institute of Statistics(INE). 450,744 died last year- a drop of...

Unhealthy warning over some of Spain’s main brand chocolate nougat ‘turrons’

SPAIN'S OCU consumer watchdog says that nearly half of the country's main-branded chocolate turrons are not up to scratch. With the festive turron-eating season upon...

Spain approves law allowing 16 and 17-year-old girls to have an abortion without parental permission

SPAIN'S Congress approved a new sexual and reproductive law on Thursday which allows girls aged 16 and 17 to have an abortion without parental...

Strep A cases rise above normal levels among children on Spain’s Mallorca

THREE children with serious cases of the invasive streptococcal A infection are currently in Palma's Son Espases Hospital. Six infections have been confirmed since November...

Scientists make multiple sclerosis breakthrough which could leader to faster diagnosis and new treatments 

Scientists in China have identified three crucial genes related to Multiple Sclerosis (MS), which raises the possibility of earlier diagnosis and advances potential treatments. The...

Calls for ‘urgent’ blood donations needed amid shortage of all blood types in Spain’s Andalucia following week of public...

THE Andalucian Network of Transfusion Medicine (ANTM ) has launched an urgent appeal for blood donors to step forward amid ‘shortages’ following last week’s...

Family wins compensation battle after man dies following two-hour ambulance delay in Spain’s Murcia

THE family of a Mazarron man has got a €74,000 compensation payout after he died following a two-hour wait for an ambulance. The cash award...

Child helpline says over half of its ‘suicidal callers’ don’t get proper treatment in Spain

A national helpline for children says only 44% of depressed callers aged between 13 and 17 get proper psychological care. That's the conclusion of a...

Mask appeal to reduce hospital admissions in Spain’s Costa Blanca and Valencia areas

VALENCIAN Health Minister, Miguel Minguez, wants people to wear masks in certain situations to reduce hospital admissions at a traditionally busy time of the...

Assistance with Medical School Application

What is the best time to submit a medical school application? The first two weeks of June, just after applications open, are the best time...

Revolutionary drug that reduces chances of catching HIV from sex by 99% now available in Gibraltar

HEALTH chiefs in Gibraltar announced they would start offering a 99% effective HIV medication to those most at risk on World AIDS Day. It formed...

LISTED: Walk-in flu vaccination points in Spain’s Malaga

MALAGA has set up walk-in points for flu jabs this week. Several primary care health districts are enabling schedules and spaces so that those people...

New specialist diabetes care units to open across Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

EIGHT specialist diabetic day care units will be set up across the Valencian Community in 2023. The first will open in February and will be...

What Spain needs to solve worrying shortage of nurses

Spain is battling a concerning shortage of nurses and experts in the field have pointed out what is needed to solve the crisis. Spain...

Quick-thinking Spanish doctor uses Apple Watch to diagnose heart attack

AS OWNERS of the Apple Watch will know, the manufacturer goes to great lengths to inform users that the device cannot be used to...

The region of Spain where 9% of adolescents say they want to die

Almost 9% of adolescents in one Spanish region express daily desires to die, according to an alarming new study. Almost 9% of Catalans express a...

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