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Multiple sclerosis sufferers in Spain can get symptom relief from new drug

SPAIN is getting its first doses of an American drug to help people with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, which accounts for 80% of MS sufferers. Zeposia...

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Hero’ grandfather kidnapped by family after nine weeks of ‘captivity, neglect & starvation’ at hospital on Spain’s Costa...

WARNING: Graphic photos included in this article may be upsetting to some readers.

A BUTT TIME: Cigarettes don’t just poison smokers – they poison the environment too

I’VE never understood smoking. My father died when I was 14 of throat cancer caused by smoking. I could not see what was big,...

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.

Virtual reality to take pain out of needle pricks for children at Spain’s Malaga Maternity Hospital

THE Maternity Hospital in Malaga has started using virtual reality (VR) technology to help kids with extreme needle anxiety. Millions of kids have medical problems...

Spain’s most ‘smokiest’ regions revealed on ‘World No Tobacco Day’

EXTREMADURA and Murcia have the highest percentage of daily smokers in Spain's regions according to figures released on 'World No Tobacco Day'. Statistics compiled for...

Monkeypox cases in Spain rise to 120

THE number of monkeypox cases in Spain rose over the weekend by 22 confirmed cases to 120, the Spanish health ministry said on Monday. Spain...

Survey reveals how Spain compares with other countries for work-life balance in Europe

SPAIN is Europe’s second best country for having a healthy work-life balance, according to a recent survey. Work-life balance is assessed by the way we...

Optician launches campaign to leave no child without glasses throughout Mallorca

SPECSAVERS Ópticas in Santa Ponça is committed to supporting their local community during these difficult times.  As well as being involved with collecting food for...

LATEST: How Spain is tackling the monkeypox outbreak

SPAIN has so far confirmed 59 cases of monkeypox with dozens of other suspected cases under investigation. The rise of eight cases on the day...

Monkeypox Q&A: how do you catch it and what are the risks? An expert explains

How deadly is monkeypox? Why is it called monkeypox? Is it related to chickenpox? All your questions answered.

EXCLUSIVE: 84-year-old expat sat in agony for TWO DAYS waiting for treatment at scandal-hit hospital on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN EXPAT octogenarian discharged himself from Torrevieja Hospital after sitting a total of 20 hours waiting for attention. Brain Snell, 84, had suffered a fall...

EXPLAINER: What we know about the monkeypox outbreak in Spain

GLOBAL health officials have sounded the alarm over rising cases in Europe and elsewhere of monkeypox, a type of viral infection more common to...

First monkeypox case detected in Spain’s Valencia region

THE first case of monkeypox has been identified in the Valencian Community. Regional health chiefs said on Monday that it was a case in Castellon...

Spain’s monkeypox cases linked to outbreak in gay sauna

HEALTH authorities in Spain believe a gay sauna in the capital is the source of the outbreak of rare monkeypox virus which has so...

Monkeypox reaches Spain’s Costa del Sol with case in Marbella

SPAIN'S Costa del Sol has confirmed its first suspected case of monkeypox infection. The infected individual, a foreign national, is currently at home in isolation...

Spain investigates 23 cases of suspected monkeypox with seven confirmed

SPAIN’S health services are investigating 23 potential cases of the rare monkeypox infection after an initial seven cases were confirmed in Madrid. A statement by...

Monkeypox: Eight suspected cases detected in Madrid sparks nationwide health alert in Spain

HEALTH officials in Spain are investigating eight cases of what is believed to be monkeypox – a rare viral infection related to smallpox –...

Sudden arrival: Woman gives birth in Gran Canaria pharmacy after waters broke in the street

A WOMAN has given birth in a pharmacy on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria after her waters broke in the street. Anna Maria Lodoño...

Pill-popping nation: Spain tops anxiety medicine use in global ranking

SPAIN consumes more medication to treat anxiety than any other country in the world.  The greatest amount of benzodiazepines, a drug used to help anxiety...

Expat Clinic in Valencia: A new clinic for expats in the Valencia Community

In recent years, the number of  English-speaking  people living in the Valencia Community continues to grow. It is clear therefore, that we need more ...

E-cigarette shops to close in Spain within five years after new law comes into force

SPAIN'S government has approved a new draft law to regulate the sales of electronic cigarettes. It means that e-cigarette shops will disappear within five years...

European Union abolishes compulsory Covid-19 mask-wearing on planes BUT countries like Spain have ‘wiggle-room’ to continue

TWO European Union agencies have announced that mandatory mask wearing on planes and at airports will end on May 16. The EU Aviation Safety Agency...

Madrid’s doctors begin ‘indefinite strike’ over temporary work contracts

MORE than 11,000 doctors across Madrid’s hospitals have been called to an indefinite strike over temporary work contracts that began on Tuesday morning. A minimum...

Spain launches nationwide suicide prevention hotline as mental health worries surge

SPAIN’S Health Ministry has launched a nationwide suicide prevention line offering free, anonymous and confidential help to those in the depths of despair. The dedicated...

Spain’s Asturias region gets very rare Covid-19 variant that has only been detected in South Africa

SCIENTISTS at the Asturias Central University Hospital have identified several Covid-19 cases with a new variant that is largely local to the region, One case...

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