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Euthanasia: What we know about assisted suicides within the first year since legalisation in Spain

ON the first anniversary of the introduction of an assisted suicide law in Spain, we take a look at the facts and figures to...

Call for security guards as health centre staff on Spain’s Costa Blanca suffer rising abuse from angry patients

RISING cases of verbal and physical assaults on Torrevieja area health centre staff has led to calls for better security. Unions are demanding security guards...

Child contracts cholera in Spain’s first reported case since 1979

A Toledo Province farm has been sealed off after a child contracted cholera by drinking water, possibly originating from a well. It's the first recorded...

Everybody in Spain can get a fourth Covid-19 vaccine dose this autumn

A new round of Covid-19 booster jabs will be available to everybody in Spain from this autumn, Health Minister, Carolina Darias, made the announcement on...

Live long and prosper on Spain’s Costa Blanca as people aged 100 years and over triples in two decades

THE number of people aged 100 years and over has tripled over two decades in Alicante Province. Figures from the National Institute of Statistics(INE) show...

Incidence of skin cancer in Spain’s Malaga has increased 15-fold in 50 years experts warn

IN celebration of Skin Cancer Prevention Day, yesterday, Monday June 13, the dermatology department of the Clinical Hospital in Malaga organised a series of...

Tubby kids: Four out of ten children in Spain are overweight

By Livia Cockerell PM Pedro Sanchez has announced an eight year plan to reduce childhood obesity after studies show that 40% of children in Spain...

New national suicide prevention hotline in Spain takes nearly 15,000 calls in first month

A new national suicide prevention hotline took almost 15,000 calls in its first month of operation in Spain. The government said the '024' hotline attracted...

Spain approves monkeypox vaccines plus Covid-19 booster shots for elderly and vulnerable people

SPAIN'S Ministry of Health has approved a vaccination against monkeypox to be used in a very small number of cases where people have had...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Man tries to strangle health centre receptionist in Valencia area of Spain

TWO Gandia health centre receptionists were attacked by a man who walked in and started to insult them. The man appeared at the Beniopa centre...

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...

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...

Woman dies from wasp sting at Costa Blanca restaurant in Spain

A woman died on Monday afternoon after being stung by a wasp at a Costa Blanca restaurant. Emergency services were called to the unnamed premises...

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...

Spain’s hospital operation waiting lists are longest in 18 years

SPAIN'S operation waiting lists in public hospitals have reached their highest level since 2003. Health Ministry figures going up to the end of 2021 show...

Is this the end for Spain’s traditional ‘Menu Del Dia’?

SPAIN'S Ministry of Health has rubbished claims that bars and restaurants will be forced to exclude alcoholic drinks from their traditional 'Menu del Dia'. The...

Superfood: Study finds big Spanish export the avocado is good for your heart

ONE of Spain's biggest exports, the avocado, is proven to reduce the risk of heart disease.  A study involving more than 110,000 participants found that...

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