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Alicante Leprosy sanatorium fights against false myths

In 2017, 8 new cases of leprosy were detected in Spain and 215,000 in the rest of the world. It also exists in Alicante,...

How diabetes effects the eyes

To mark World Diabetes Day on the 14th of November, Specsavers Opticas are offering free eye tests in their stores and providing advice and...

Flu vaccine rolled out across the Costa Blanca

Torrevieja’s Department of Health of Torrevieja has now rolled out its flu vaccination campaign hoping that they will be able to increase the coverage...

Requests for euthanasia increasing in Alicante Province

The provincial representatives of political groups, apart from the Partido Popular, who continue to oppose the proposal, have once again defended the right for...

Torrevieja hospital breaks record with 11 deliveries in a single day

Records were broken at the University Hospital of Torrevieja last week when eleven babies were born in a single day. Of the eleven, 8...

Virtual reality glasses reduce the perception of pain among children

The Quirónsalud Hospital in Torrevieja is now incorporating the use of virtual reality glasses by children in their paediatric emergency service. The use of these...

Samaritans in Spain – Dawn’s story

Dawn, 35, called Samaritans when she was forced to leave her job due to illness. "I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and had to leave...

Almost 400 medicines in short supply in local pharmacies

Pharmacies in the Alicante Province say that they currently have supply problems with 382 drugs, a figure that they consider unusually high. Some of the...

Avoid the Doctor, Eat Honey

We will soon be heading into the season of coughs, colds and flu once again, together with the misery that such conditions bring. In...

How to Stay Well When Working Outside

Working outside might benefit you in a number of ways, like the way it can keep you upbeat throughout your working day and provide...

Is Life A Pain? Want Some Relief? Get Your Body Into...

Christine Quinlan is an experienced and certified practitioner and also and Reiki Master/Teacher so at Body Harmony you are able to choose treatments from...

National award for Torrevieja Hospital Cardiology Department

The University Hospital of Torrevieja has received the SEC-Excellent Seal in Cardiac Insufficiency that evaluates, through an audit process, the "efficient use" of available...

Campoverde Expat saved by Manchester-bought defibrillator

Stuart Ritchie is a 68-year-old resident of Pinar de Campoverde in the South of the Alicante region of Spain. He lives there with his...

25 kilo honeycomb of bees found in Torrevieja house

A family from Madrid found rather more than they had bargained for when they arrived at their holiday residence in Torrevieja last Thursday. Sitting...

Helens story – Contacting the Samaritans by text

I felt calmer, more at ease, and ready to make my own decisions after confiding in the Samaritans. Helen used Samaritans’ text service to help...

Torrevieja will spend 488,000 euros to eradicate mosquitoes

The Torrevieja council have said that they are about to formalise a service that is currently being provided without a contract, that of the...

Availability of Prenatal and Maternity Care for Expats

Healthcare for expats looking into having a baby in Spain is a theme that often comes up and concerns a large number of people....

Lending a helping paw to hospital patients

Ribera Salud, the health business management group, and the College of Veterinarians of Alicante (Icoval) have introduced a procedure that will allow family pets...

Are you considering giving blood?

In view of World Blood Donor Day being marked on 14th June there are an increasing number of blood donor sessions being advertised locally...

Samaritans in Spain – You Talk We Listen

One Last Call – Another true story "People say, “You only live once, so make the most of it.” Well, I’m proof that you can...

Cindy Hincapie Salazar from Zaragoza, named 2018 Slimmer of the Year Spain

At the Annual Convention of Cambridge Weight Plan Gibraltar and Spain on the 25th of May, Cindy Hincapie Salazar was named 2018 Cambridge Weight...

New Mental Health Unit opens in Los Arcos

The new Mar Menor mental health unit opened at the University Hospital Los Arcos del Mar Menor last Wednesday, when it’s doors opened for...

Specs that’ll see you Spinning Around

Kylie reveals the second instalment of her eyewear collection Pop superstar, fashion icon and designer Kylie Minogue has unveiled the latest additions to her...

New Pilar Medical Centre finally to become a reality

Twelve years after it first gifted the land to the Conselleria, the new health centre in Pilar de la Horadada is about to become...

Benidorm Ambulance drivers fail drug test after ‘losing’ British patient

The Alicante College of Nursing has said that the two people arrested in Benidorm last Monday for allegedly losing an injured man as they...

Samaritans In Spain – Depression

Following is a true story (name changed).  Do you identify with these thoughts? ‘The change in you that is brought about by depression is incredibly...

Torrevieja wait of just 42 days for non-urgent operations

The average waiting time for a non-urgent operation at the in the two hospitals of the Ribera Salud group (University Hospital of Torrevieja and...

5 powerful foods that help clear acne away AND help in...

Acne. The nightmare of virtually all teenagers, and even some unlucky grown-ups as well. (I’ve been in those shoes, oh, I’ve been there.) Sometimes it seems that...

Specsavers Opticas supports charity Formación Sengal to improve the education of...

The charity Formación Senegal provides schools and vocational training for African children and young people in the Louga region of Senegal, a rural area...

The Bowen Technique Treatment With Body Harmony  

The Bowen Technique was pioneered by Thomas Bowen, born in Geelong, Australia. After working in miscellaneous labouring jobs as a young man, he developed...

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