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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...

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...

Hospital operation and consultation waiting times fall in Spain but pandemic impact continues

THE average waiting time for a public hospital operation in Spain is 113 days according to latest figures from the Ministry of Health. Their twice-yearly...

Female patient stopped from using local health centre after assaulting doctor on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A woman has received a four-month suspended jail term and a ban from any contact with her doctor after assaulting him at an Orihuela...

Alarming statistic shows diabetes is a rising health threat in Spain

Worrying new data shows diabetes in Spain is a serious problem and health experts are worried there are no signs of cases slowing down.  Out...

Costa Blanca border town in Spain wants to use nearby Mar Menor hospital in Murcia region

RESIDENTS of Pilar de la Horadada may get a much shorter hospital trip compared to a 22 kilometre road journey to Torrevieja Hospital. Pilar mayor...

British expat with Alzheimer’s arrested for killing wife at Costa del Sol home in Spain

AN 80-year-old British Alzheimer's sufferer has been arrested by the Policia Nacional in Benalmadena after the fatal stabbing of his wife. He had been arrested...

REMINDER: Spaces Covid face masks still have to be worn in Spain’s Andalucia

SINCE last April 20, and after two years of the coronavirus pandemic, the mask ceased to be mandatory inside buildings in Spain, with a...

First ever cases of humans catching avian flu are confirmed in Spain

THE first ever cases of avian flu among humans in Spain have been confirmed by the World Health Organisation(WHO). The two infections were among farm...

Spain’s Valencian government cleared of negligence over low PPE supplies to medics during Covid pandemic early stages

THE Valencian government has been cleared of negligence over the lack of PPE gear for medics during the first months of the Covid-19 pandemic. The...

Health experts call for ‘necessary precautions’ to prevent polio returning to Spain

CONCERNS over a possible return of polio has prompted Spain's emergency centre(CCAES)- led by the familiar 'pandemic' figure of epidemiologist Fernando Simon- to call...

Heat-related deaths surged during sizzling hot summer on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A scorching Costa Blanca summer brought an almost three-fold rise in deaths caused by high temperatures. Madrid's Carlos III Health Institute says that 238 people...

Spain’s Malaga registers highest number of Covid-19 deaths in three months

MALAGA has recorded the highest number of COVID-10 deaths in three months. According to data provided by the Andalucian Institute of Cartography and Statistics (IECA),...

Spanish cancer association calls for smoke-free zones in Spain’s Malaga

SPAIN’S Asociación Española contra el Cáncer (Aecc) has called for a total ban on smoking in several various emblematic sites in the province as...

Covid-19 pandemic ‘not over’ warning for Spain’s Costa Blanca as booster roll out continues

VALENCIAN president, Ximo Puig, has warned that the Covid-19 pandemic is 'not over' despite the low number of ICU hospital admissions. Just 5% of regional...

Costa Blanca airport in Spain pioneers special sensory room for autistic travellers

ALICANTE-ELCHE airport will become Spain's first airport to have a special room for passengers with autism spectrum disorders(ASD). A lounge will be created close to...

Raising awareness of glaucoma for World Sight Day

EXPERTS are urging people to learn about glaucoma and have regular eye checks to help protect their vision from glaucoma – one of the...

Mass gatherings in Spain linked to monkeypox, new research shows

Monkeypox patients reported attending two major public events in Spain before being struck down with symptoms of the painful disease.  A major mass gathering on...

LUGHOLES OPEN: Specsavers launches brand new hearing centre in Benidorm on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SPECSAVERS has celebrated the launch of its exciting new audiology service in Benidorm. It is not just a very high-quality service but the team of...

Covid-19 pandemic triggers big rise in stressed-out workers taking drugs in Spain

A massive uptake in drug consumption among public sector workers in Spain has been recorded since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in March...

Heart attacks increase 15% in Spain since Covid-19 pandemic

Heart attacks are on the rise in Spain since the coronavirus pandemic, and experts have shed light on what the leading causes are.  Director of...

Spain’s Andalucia sees arrival of 900,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines adapted to variants

THE vaccination drive using this new delivery of vaccines will begin today, September 26, throughout Spain—with a total of 933,120 doses delivered to Andalucia...

Spain’s Health Ministry estimates three times more heat-related deaths this summer than last

The Carlos III Institute has estimated that so far this year there have been 30,861 excess deaths in Spain, of which 3,833 are attributable...

Spain’s Malaga has more than 600 defibrillators installed throughout the city

LIFE-saving defibrillators have been installed throughout Malaga city. Over 600 devices, which can be used by members of the public to help treat someone who...

Spain is least ‘culturally arrogant’ country in Europe but here are 10 reasons why you SHOULD say ‘Viva España!’

Spain is the humblest country in Europe when it comes to shouting about its national patrimony - way behind boastful Britain and gloating Greece, according to a recent poll. But Pablo Balbontin has 10 reasons to be proud of his native land...

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