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Health/Beauty/Fashion news & information for Canary Islands

Manolo Blahnik wins Spain's National Fashion Design Award for 2012
Health & Beauty Wed, Nov 28, 2012

Manolo Blahnik wins Spain's National Fashion Design...

INTERNATIONALLY-ACCLAIMED shoe designer Manolo Blahnik has been presented with the National Fashion Design Award for 2012, which includes 30,000 euros in prize money. Manolo – who was born in Santa Cruz de la Palma in...

Unfenced pools blamed for 95% of child drownings
Health & Beauty Wed, Jun 2, 2010

Unfenced pools blamed for 95% of child drownings

95% of all drownings that occur in private pools could be avoided if pools were fenced off. These are the findings of a study published today by the Spanish Association of Paediatricians, whose 59th annual conference...

Manolo Blahnik ‘has never watched Sex and the City’
Health & Beauty Fri, Dec 4, 2009

Manolo Blahnik ‘has never watched Sex and the City’

ICONIC shoe designer Manolo Blahnik reveals he has never watched . Tenerife-born Blahnik, who has just two retail outlets in the world, is such a firm favourite among the rich and famous that his first name alone is...

Miss Tenerife crowned Miss Spain 2008
Health & Beauty Mon, Mar 3, 2008

Miss Tenerife crowned Miss Spain 2008

17 year old Patricia Rodríguez from Tenerife was crowned Miss Spain 2008 at a gala in the Marina d'Or complex in Oropesa del Mar (Castellón) last Saturday night. Second prize went to Miss Madrid, Claudio Moro (22)...

Canaries heatwave claims fourth victim
Health & Beauty Thu, Aug 2, 2007

Canaries heatwave claims fourth victim

A 94 year old woman from Lanzarote became the fourth fatal victim of a heatwave that has been affecting the Canary Islands archipelago over the last few days. Ten other, mainly elderly, people were hospitalised...

Health & Beauty Wed, Nov 10, 2004

Smoking kills seven people a day on Canary Islands

That smoking kills, although silently, will not be news to anyone. But it has come to light today that tobacco addiction kills seven people a day on the Canary Islands. A survey undertaken by local doctors, based on the...

Health & Beauty Fri, Sep 17, 2004

Playing video games `good training for surgeons´

Children have some pretty unhealthy habits, not the least of which being the food they like to eat. However, it turns out that playing video games, frowned upon until now by most parents, has some unexpected benefits. A...

Health & Beauty Thu, Jun 10, 2004

Alcohol and cocaine, a deadly mixture for youngsters

Mixing alcohol and cocaine every week has become a time bomb for young people on the Canary Islands, and more and more children are smoking hashish at school. All this and more was discussed during a drug prevention day...

Health & Beauty Wed, Jun 2, 2004

Doctor Negrín Hospital celebrates fifth anniversary

Gran Canaria´s Doctor Negrín´s Hospital is celebrating its fifth anniversary. According to hospital management, progress has been made during this time, but they want to go a step further and improve patient...

Health & Beauty Sun, Apr 4, 2004

Information day for parents of children with brain tumours

A pioneering scheme has been launched in the Canary Islands about paediatric brain surgery. The surprise is not the subject matter itself, but that the programme has been organised by a group of parents of children...

Health & Beauty Fri, Feb 6, 2004

12,000 will visit 2nd bridal exhibition

Some 2,500 weddings are celebrated each year in Las Palmas alone, most of them in the Spring. Because of this, the 2nd Canary Islands´ Bridal Exhibition will take place this month. From this Friday until Sunday,...

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