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Measles cases contracted aboard by unvaccinated people are rising in Spain

TWO measles outbreaks have been reported in Spain this year- in Alicante and Toledo provinces- with the virus originating from abroad. Aragon and Catalunya have...

Psoriasis medication can reduce the risk of dying from cardiovascular and liver diseases, study in Spain finds  

A BIOLOGICAL therapy can help reduce mortality rates among people who suffer from psoriasis according to a medical study. The Spanish Academy of Dermatology and...

Monkeypox virus is detected in two adults and a six-year-old child in Spain’s Andalucia

THREE members of the same Sevilla family have been diagnosed with 'mild' cases of the monkeypox virus. One of those affected is a child aged...

Chrome finishes are BANNED for cars and motorbikes in Spain from 2024 – this is why

EXCLUSIVE chrome-plated cars and motorbikes can no longer be made in the European Union after the end of a seven-year period for manufacturers to...

Scandal of crucial ‘early detection’ cancer screenings being delayed by up to four YEARS in Spain’s Valencia region

REPORTED delays of up four years for early detection cancer screenings in the Valencian Community has led to a call for prosecutors to determine...

Only 25% of young people in Spain have a healthy diet, new study finds

ONLY a quarter of younger adults in Spain say they maintain a balanced diet including fruit and vegetables, according to a study by consulting...

Drinking alcohol is the leading cause of liver cancer even if you only do it on the weekends, warn...

AN IMPORTANT part of the Mediterranean diet has traditionally been the belief that one or two glasses of red wine a day are a...

Cannabis is set to be made LEGAL in Spain for medicinal purposes – but not everyone is happy with...

SPAIN is on track to legalise cannabis for medicinal purposes, it emerged today. The Ministry of Health has kickstarted the process of passing a...

How Viagra pills could reduce the risk of dementia, according to new study

MEN who take Viagra to treat erectile dysfunction could have a lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study. The study saw...

Malaga hospital breaks record for the most kidney transplants performed in a year

THE Regional University Hospital of Malaga has broken its record for kidney transplants after 201 procedures were performed last year. The number of kidney transplants...

Covid vaccine to be probed in Spain: Investigation is opened over claim that a vial in Andalucia contained a...

ALMERIA'S Provincial Court has ordered an investigation over whether Covid-19 vaccines that allegedly contained graphene oxide posed any health risk. Complaints were submitted in 2022...

REVEALED: The regions in Spain with the longest waits for health appointments 

THE average wait to see a family doctor or Primary Care health staff is 9.12 days in Spain, according to figures compiled by the...

Dozens of elderly tourists are struck down with stomach virus in Spain: Popular hotel in Mallorca is forced to...

A STOMACH bug that's hit elderly guests at Mallorca's Palma Bay Club Resort complex has led to the precautionary closure of the hotel's kitchens. Guests...

Have a doctor’s appointment in Spain’s Andalucia this week? Wear a face mask or risk being turned away and...

FACE masks continue to be mandatory in all health centres in Andalucia, despite rates of flu and Covid dropping dramatically in recent weeks. An Olive...

Norovirus outbreak in Spain: Health chiefs investigate after 40 people are infected at a school in Andalucia

ANDALUCIA health officials are investigating a norovirus outbreak that affected around 40 people at an Almeria province school. The outbreak was reported at the CEIP...

Diabetes is surging in southern Spain: Here’s how to prevent developing the disease

DIABETES is surging in Andalucia at an alarming rate, health experts have warned.  Dr Diego Fernandez raised the alarm this week during an appearance on...

Hospital in Spain’s Benidorm area will get extra beds in change to €47m project that started construction last year

CHANGES will be made in the current expansion project at Villajoyosa's Marina Baixa Hospital to create more spaces for beds. Work started last year to...

Why you should eat a tomato EVERY day, according to a leading scientist in Spain

ONE of the benefits of living in Spain is the availability of home-grown fruits and vegetables, many of which are cultivated all year round...

Want to avoid cancer? Doctors in Spain say 30 minutes of exercise a day will significantly reduce the risk...

PHYSICAL exercise and sport are useful tools in the fight against cancer with Spanish doctors saying a bit of daily exertion can reduce the...

What should I do if I’ve been given Nolotil in Spain? A guide for British and other northern Europeans...

Have you been affected by Nolotil? Email us: tips@theolivepress.es SINCE the death of British expat Mark Brooks, Nolotil is on many people’s minds, but what...

Omega-3 reduces the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s, says study in Spain: These are the foods with high levels...

OMEGA-3 can lower the risk of developing dementia, including Alzheimer’s, a study has suggested.  The Hospital del Mar Research Institute in Barcelona found that people...

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Nolotil shouldn’t be sold like shampoo’: Campaigner Cristina Del Campo blasts ‘serious corruption’ in her fight against Big...

Have you been affected by Nolotil? Email us: tips@theolivepress.es Nolotil campaigner Cristina del Campo has claimed sinister political pressure is behind the drug being so...

Alzheimer’s revelation: How the brain disease was spread between humans via a growth hormone given to children in the...

A NEW study has revealed the brain disease, Alzheimer’s, can spread between humans.  READ MORE: Revealed: These fruits and vegetables carry the most traces of...

Increase of breast cancer in young women could be caused by synthetic chemicals, study reveals. 

SCIENTISTS have found some 921 cancer promoting chemicals in products we use daily.  READ MORE: Why are breast cancer rates soaring in Spain? Worrying stats...

Health warning: Disease eradicated in Spain is surging in Europe at an ‘alarming’ rate, says the WHO

THE World Health Organisation (WHO) says that it has detected an ‘alarming’ increase in measles cases in Europe over the last year, and is...

Miracle baby: Child is born via his grandmother’s donated uterus in Spain’s second-ever case

A BABY has been born in Spain using his grandmother’s donated uterus for the second time ever in Spain.  Named Manuel, the boy will forever...

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