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Obese child could be taken into care and parents jailed
Health & Beauty Fri, Nov 27, 2009

Obese child could be taken into care and parents jailed

AN obese young boy could be taken away from his parents 'for his own benefit', according to the courts. The child – whose age has not been revealed but who is not yet thought to have reached his teens –...

Nearly 20% of boys in Spain are obese
Health & Beauty Wed, Jun 10, 2009

Nearly 20% of boys in Spain are obese

Trinidad Jiménez, the Health Minister, revealed today that 19.8% of boys and 15% of girls in Spain are now considered to be clinically obese and that this obesity is mainly due to bad eating habits. Speaking in A...

Health & Beauty Wed, Jul 19, 2006

Galicia builder becomes second heatwave victim

A 44 year old man died on Monday evening after working all afternoon on a construction site in Toén, a town around 8km outside Ourense, where temperatures as high as 42ºC have been recorded over the last few...

Health & Beauty Tue, Jul 13, 2004

Galicians smoke less but drink more than other Spaniards

According to the Spanish Social Survey 2004, Galicians smoke less but drink more alcohol than Spaniards from other regions. 21.9% of Galicians smoke compared to a national average of 28.7%, and substantially fewer than...

Health & Beauty Tue, Jul 6, 2004

Opticians recommend precautionary eye tests for drivers...

The Galician College of Opticians warned today of the need for drivers to submit themselves to voluntary eyesight tests before embarking on any long holiday journeys if the number of accidents caused by poor vision are...

Thousands of medical records burned in warehouse fire
Health & Beauty Fri, May 21, 2004

Thousands of medical records burned in warehouse fire

Fire devastated two warehouses on an industrial estate on Pontevedra´s Alba district on Wednesday night destroying thousands of medical records belonging to patients at the Montecelo Hospital. The blaze started just...

Health & Beauty Fri, May 21, 2004

Emigrant´s son ok after heart operation

The 12 year old son of a Galician emigrant living in Venezuela was allowed to leave La Coruña´s Juan Canalejo Hospital on Wednesday following recent heart surgery. Galicia´s Emigration Council released a statement...

Health & Beauty Wed, Mar 24, 2004

Lugo water contains low levels of lead

According to the councillor for the Environment, Lino González Dopeso, the water in Lugo contains levels of lead which are well below legal limits. The councillor, who was responding officially to a report by OCU which...

Health & Beauty Thu, Mar 11, 2004

Fourth Omega medics 24 hour strike widely ignored

The day of strike action organised by the Omega medical trade union was only observed by 8.5% of Sergas medics according to the Council for Health. Omega have called for strikes on the Monday and Tuesday of each week...

Health & Beauty Tue, Feb 17, 2004

Vigo medics complete first week on hunger strike

Three doctors and a nurse from a health centre in Vigo have been on hunger strike for seven days, and are prepared to continue with it until health authorities agree to improve working conditions at the centre. Xurxo,...