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Health/Beauty/Fashion news & information for Murcia region/province

Surgical instrument left inside cancer patient’s stomach
Health & Beauty Sat, Aug 8, 2009

Surgical instrument left inside cancer patient’s stomach

A HOSPITAL in Murcia has come under fire from the patients’ ombudsman after a six-inch clamp was left in the intestine of a woman with cancer. The 68-year-old had an operation to remove most of her colon last May, but...

Sweet and snack machines banned from Murcia schools
Health & Beauty Tue, Jul 8, 2008

Sweet and snack machines banned from Murcia schools

From the start of the next school term sweet and snack dispensers will be removed from schools in Murcia in a pioneering scheme - in Spain - to combat soaring child obesity rates. "30% of the children in the region...

Health & Beauty Sat, Apr 5, 2008

Doctors investigate obese boy death

An inquiry has been launched into the death of an obese five year old boy at the Virgen de la Arrixaca Hospital in Murcia last Wednesday. The boy, who weighed 50kg (7st, 12lb), was originally treated for obesity-related...

Health & Beauty Tue, Aug 21, 2007

Food poisoning outbreak at immigrant internment centre

Two inmates at the Immigrant Internment Centre (CIE) in Sangonera la Verde in Murcia have been admitted to the Virgen de la Arrixaca Hospital suffering from a potent virus caused by food poisoning, which, according to a...

Heatstroke avoidance campaign
Health & Beauty Mon, Jul 30, 2007

Heatstroke avoidance campaign

Towns in the Guadalentín borough are advising the public of the need to take measures to combat heatstroke this summer, and leaflets detailing recommendations to prevent overheating have been published. In Lorca, for...

'Pirate' toothpaste could be harmful to health
Health & Beauty Fri, Jul 13, 2007

'Pirate' toothpaste could be harmful to health

Fake Colgate toothpaste has been detected on sale in various parts of the region, mainly Murcia and La Unión. The ministry of consumerism has called for caution amongst the public after hundreds of tubes of...

Health & Beauty Mon, Jul 2, 2007

Tumour bank network

Acting regional Health minister, María Teresa Herranz, presented the plan for Murcia's Regional Tumour Bank Network last week at an event organised to inaugurate the new solid and liquid tumour bank at the Morales...

Health & Beauty Wed, Jun 27, 2007

Murcia University and Osteopathy School to offer Masters...

To enable students to acquire all the necessary training required to practise osteopathy in a three year course. This is the aim of the new Masters course created by the Medical Faculty at Murcia University and the...

Murcia builder dies of sunstroke
Health & Beauty Mon, Jul 17, 2006

Murcia builder dies of sunstroke

The heatwave has claimed its first casualty of the summer. A 53 year old builder died at Murcia's Morales Meseguer Hospital at 5pm on Saturday after being admitted on Friday evening after a car accident caused by...

Health & Beauty Fri, Jan 20, 2006

Three injured in Murcia hospital fire

Two cleaners and a security guard were injured yesterday in a fire at Murcia's Reina Sofía Hospital, which started while cleaning and maintenance staff were undertaking repairs in the basement of the right wing....