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Spain to combat obesity by increasing taxes on junk food

The new government cabinet have made their intentions clear on the country’s fight against obesity with a proposal to increase the vat on certain, unhealthy foods

Fluffy baby seal helps Alzheimer’s patients at care home on Spain’s Costa del Sol

AN ingenious new robotic aid to help Alzheimer’s patients has been launched in Andalucia this week.

11 health resolutions you can do in Spain and don’t need to be a fitness disciple to stick to

Make 2020 your healthiest year ever with these good-for-you goals - small changes that will deliver BIG results

Murcia’s flu epidemic now raging through Spain

HAVING reached epidemic levels in the Murcia region earlier this week, the outbreak of influenza has spread throughout the country.

Flu epidemic in Spain’s Murcia region sees 150 extra medics drafted in to cope with ten-fold increase in cases

EPIDEMIC levels of influenza have been reached in Murcia according to the regional Department for Health. An extra 150...

Minister hopes ‘hugely talented’ Spanish doctors will leave Brexit Britain and return to Spain

AN Andalucian minister has expressed hopes that Spanish doctors who emigrated to the UK will soon return to their home country following Brexit.  Health Minister...

Chorizo ban at Spain’s biggest car manufacturer SEAT cuts cardiovascular health risks for 600 staff

Each participant was also given five litres of virgin olive oil a month and 30 grams of nuts a day, in a bid to follow the Mediterranean diet

In Spain 18 million overweight and obese people add 20% onto national health bill, but is UK worse?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), obesity has almost tripled since 1975

Changing clocks can help TUMOURS grow and causes serious heart problems, says shocking study in Spain

A SHOCKING study has warned that changing the clocks in autumn and spring can carry serious health risks to the population. The study was carried...

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.

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’

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,...

Students in Spain’s Marbella to trek 5k to support classmate battling disease that affects just 14 people worldwide

Money raised by the walk will fund research into the disease by a team of scientists in Barcelona.

Warning as parasite worm which can give humans meningitis detected in Spain’s Mallorca for the first time

Two specimens were found in hedgehogs from different parts of the island last year

Parents in Spain advised to check that poor eye sight is not holding their children back, says Specsavers Opticas

Conditions such as squint and amblyopia (lazy eye) can be treated more effectively if they are picked up earlier

ALL pregnant women in Malaga must be assessed, says Government after first abortion due to listeriosis on Spain’s Costa...

Pregnant women will be asked if they have eaten the infected La Mecha brand of the popular Spanish food, ‘carne mechada’

‘YOU ARE GOING TO KILL SOMEONE’: Anger at sushi restaurant as Salmonella outbreak infects 91 people in Spain’s Mallorca

It comes as inspectors of the sushi joint made shocking discoveries, including that ‘there was no hot water’

Third elderly victim confirmed dead in Spain’s largest ever listeria outbreak as 200 still infected in total

Listeriosis is a bacterial infection that can cause sepsis, meningitis and encephalitis and can be fatal

Three more children develop ‘werewolf syndrome’ after taking contaminated medication from Spain’s Costa del Sol

Officials believe the contamination could have affected up to 30 Andalucian pharmacies and more than 50 batches of the drug

Dog and British tourist who returned to UK added to list of 200 victims in Spain’s biggest ever listeria...

Listeriosis is a bacterial infection that can cause sepsis, meningitis and encephalitis and can be fatal

Open date REVEALED for NEW hospital on Spain’s Costa del Sol

Work on the hospital had stopped in December after a Junta investment of €15 million

World first as Spanish scientists create human-monkey hybrids in China so they can ‘grow organs’

In Greek mythology, chimeras are often depicted as a fire-breathing creature composed of a lion, goat and snake

Health insurance for British families holidaying in Spain could SKYROCKET under no-deal Brexit

“Boris Johnson ’s reckless, senseless approach to Brexit will leave working families worse off. He must urgently rethink and take no deal off the table”

Andalucia is best place to have sex in Spain for fifth year in row, study finds

The study of 18-35-year-olds, conducted through online questionnaires, revealed that six out of 10 Spaniards have sex once a week or less frequently

Children’s SPF 50+ sun cream revealed as ONLY factor 15 but Spain’s Ministry of Health says it’s ‘not a...

It comes after the OCU conducted a comparative study of 17 different SPF 50+ children’s sun creams in May
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