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Health/Beauty/Fashion news & information for Extremadura

Boy waits 80 minutes for emergency operation as health authorities squabble
Health & Beauty Thu, May 17, 2012

Boy waits 80 minutes for emergency operation as health...

It has been revealed that a 12-year-old boy from Extremadura, who had his foot severed in an accident, had to wait 80 minutes in the Hospital Universitario Infanta Cristina in Badajoz on Sunday to see if the Hospital...

Video games bad for you, say leading physiotherapists
Health & Beauty Tue, Aug 4, 2009

Video games bad for you, say leading physiotherapists

The College of Physiotherapists in Badajoz has alerted the public to the risk spending an excessive amount of time playing video games. Young people, who are the ones who tend to play in excess, are at the greatest risk...

Meditation: a holiday for your mind
Health & Beauty Wed, Jan 30, 2008

Meditation: a holiday for your mind

In western civilisation, the concept of the human being is based on the separation of the physical and psychic world, that is the split between the soul and the body. International and prestigious historians such as...

Flu epidemic: more than half a million affected
Health & Beauty Thu, Jan 20, 2005

Flu epidemic: more than half a million affected

If anyone manages to get through this winter without a dose of the flu it will be a minor miracle. So far this month alone, more than half a million have been affected, some of whom are seriously ill. The mortality rate...

Health & Beauty Wed, Jun 16, 2004

Middle-aged man suffers heart attack in Badajoz town centre

A 40-50 year old man suffered a heart attack at 9am yesterday morning in Badajoz´s Plaza del Padre López which is very close to the Red Cross Headquarters. After losing consciousness, the man fell to the ground. When...

Health & Beauty Wed, Jun 9, 2004

Plasencia Alzheimer centre to open in 2005

Regional Social Welfare councillor for Extremadura, Leonor Flores, announced on Monday that a new centre for the treatment and care of Alzheimer sufferers will probably open in Plasencia at the end of next year. The...

Health & Beauty Thu, May 20, 2004

Mentally disturbed man talked down from Congress Palace...

An emotionally disturbed young man, aged between 25 and 30, climbed to the top of the crane being used in renovation work on Badajoz´s Congress Palace on Tuesday night, but is now safe and receiving mental health care....

Health & Beauty Tue, May 11, 2004

Only 28% smoke in Extremadura

Relatively few people (28%) in Extremadura smoke compared to the national average (28.7%). This is a conclusion based on the National Survey 2004 report published this week by La Caixa. The report reveals that the...

Health & Beauty Fri, Apr 2, 2004

Miss Badajoz alleges Miss Spain competition rigged

Miss Badajoz, Vanessa Sala, revealed on Tuesday that the recent Miss Spain competition held in Oropesa del Mar was rigged. Apparently, the press and all of the contestants knew well before the results were anounced, who...

Health & Beauty Wed, Mar 24, 2004

Immigrants to have equal healthcare rights in Extremadura

The council of the regional government of Extremadura approved a decree today which guarantees that immigrants living in the region will receive the same standard of healthcare as locals. The new law decrees that those...

Minimum Invasion Surgery
Health & Beauty Thu, Nov 13, 2003

Minimum Invasion Surgery

The technician, Manuel Caballero, gave the first demonstration of the new electronic system "MC 46", at the Centre for Minimum Invasion Surgery, today in Cáceres. The "MC 46" allows images to be...