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Teenage girl on trial for helping friend have abortion
Health & Beauty Mon, Jun 25, 2012

Teenage girl on trial for helping friend have abortion

AN 18-YEAR-OLD girl has been fined 1,500 euros for helping her friend, 19, have an abortion by supplying her with stomach-protecting pills. The pregnant teen, who lives in Alicante, was terrified of anyone finding out...

Neuroscience institute purchases scanner to read brain reactions in real time
Health & Beauty Sun, Feb 12, 2012

Neuroscience institute purchases scanner to read brain...

AN Alicante-based neuroscience institute has invested 1.8 million euros in a scanner which will reveal more about how the brain functions. The apparatus works in a non-invasive manner, similar to that of an MRI scan,...

Two new cases in Calpe Legionnaire's disease outbreak
Health & Beauty Thu, Feb 9, 2012

Two new cases in Calpe Legionnaire's disease outbreak

The Valencian health authorities have today confirmed two new cases of Legionnaire's disease connected to the recent outbreak in Calpe, bringing the total number of cases to 18. According to a statement, French...

Three dead from Legionnaire's outbreak on Costa Blanca
Health & Beauty Fri, Feb 3, 2012

Three dead from Legionnaire's outbreak on Costa Blanca

Three of the ten British tourists who contracted Legionnaire’s disease in a Calpe hotel have died. All were aged between 73 and 78. The first to die was a 76-year-old man, who died in intensive care at a clinic in...

Six Brits with Legionnaire's disease on Costa Blanca
Health & Beauty Wed, Feb 1, 2012

Six Brits with Legionnaire's disease on Costa Blanca

Six British tourists are currently in hospital on the Costa Blanca after being diagnosed with Legionnaire's disease. The group's symptoms became apparent whilst they were staying in Calpe, but the source of the...

L'Alfàs del Pi hairdresser to compete on world stage
Health & Beauty Tue, Sep 6, 2011

L'Alfàs del Pi hairdresser to compete on world stage

A 19-year-old hairdressing & beauty therapy student from L'Alfàs del Pi in Alicante, Raquel Martínez will represent Spain in the World Hairdressing Championships which are to be held in London from 1st to 10th...

Swine ‘flu claims another victim
Health & Beauty Sat, Jul 25, 2009

Swine ‘flu claims another victim

A 45-YEAR-OLD man from Teulada (Alicante) has died in hospital from swine ‘flu, confirm regional health authorities.The victim, an Algerian national, is said to have suffered from an underactive thyroid and serious...

Alicante uni finds advertising link with child obesity
Health & Beauty Sun, Mar 1, 2009

Alicante uni finds advertising link with child obesity

AN investigation into child obesity led by Alicante University reveals there is a link between advertising of food and drink and children being overweight. Project coordinator for Spain, Colombian-born Rocío Ortiz...

Health & Beauty Fri, Dec 5, 2008

40 minutes to reach heart attack patient

Benidorm council socialists have issued a formal complaint against the SAMU emergency medical services after it apparently took them 40 minutes to reach the Rincón de Loix apartment of an elderly Englishman who had...

Extra-large CAT scanner found for obese tumour patient
Health & Beauty Thu, Nov 13, 2008

Extra-large CAT scanner found for obese tumour patient

A solution has been found for tumour patient, Daniel Enrique Morales (46), who is too large for standard CAT scan machines. He will be examined by specialist equipment today at the Lucentina private clinic under an...

Health & Beauty Wed, Sep 12, 2007

Doctors who speak your language

Brits in Torrevieja who fall ill will no longer have to worry about the language barrier thanks to a new interpretation service set up in the hospital and the town’s nine health centres. All they have to do is pick up...

Health & Beauty Mon, Sep 3, 2007

Health cards withdrawn from unregistered residents

Thousands of SIP cards in the Marina Alta have been withdrawn – because their holders are not registered on the local census, reveals the regional ministry of health. A whopping 3,169 SIP cards, which allow residents...

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