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Pioneering surgery on 39-stone patient
Health & Beauty Sat, Feb 20, 2010

Pioneering surgery on 39-stone patient

A PATIENT weighing 260 kilos (39 stone 4lb) has undergone a pioneering form of minimally-invasive open stomach surgery at a Sevilla hospital. The man in question was said to be dangerously obese, to the point that his...

First-ever genetically-engineered blood transplant
Health & Beauty Sat, Mar 14, 2009

First-ever genetically-engineered blood transplant

A BLOOD transplant from a genetically-selected baby carried out in a Sevilla hospital is the first in the world, medics reveal. A little boy born with a severe and incurable hereditary form of anaemia had only one...

Toxic shoes withdrawn from shops
Health & Beauty Mon, Mar 9, 2009

Toxic shoes withdrawn from shops

Seven more brands of footwear have been included in the nationwide alert for contamination with dimethyl fumarate, taking the total to 37, according to the consumers' association Facua-Consumidores en Acción....

Health & Beauty Thu, Dec 4, 2008

Teenage boy in coma after booze and drugs binge

A 14-year-old boy who binged on a variety of designer drugs and alcohol last Monday evening is in a coma in the intensive care unit of Sevilla's Valme Hospital. It seems that he took a cocktail of drugs including...

Health & Beauty Thu, Jul 3, 2008

Sevilla surgeons separate Siamese sisters

A team of surgeons at the Virgen del Rocío Hospital in Sevilla has successfully separated two Siamese sisters born three weeks ago joined at the abdomen. The eight-hour operation was performed simultaneously in two...

19 screws to mend Crespo's face after Diarra elbow
Health & Beauty Wed, Nov 7, 2007

19 screws to mend Crespo's face after Diarra elbow

Sevilla starlet, José Ángel Crespo (photo, centre vs Atletico Madrid last Wednesday), who had been dreaming of a first start in the Champions League tonight against Steau Bucharest, will watch the match at home...

Judge allows 'underage' mother to donate liver to save baby
Health & Beauty Mon, Oct 22, 2007

Judge allows 'underage' mother to donate liver to...

17 year old Rocío from Camas (Sevilla) has been given legal permission to be allowed to donate part of her liver to save her six month old baby daughter, Noara. Rocío's lawyer, Juan Manuel Gabella, informed the...

Health & Beauty Thu, Oct 5, 2006

70% Spanish cancer patients survive

According to Dr Ana Casas, who is the general secretary of the Spanish Medical Oncology Society (SEOM), advances in early cancer detection such as new imaging technology and more effective treatments, are helping to...

Posh loses out in World Cup wives contest
Health & Beauty Thu, Jun 8, 2006

Posh loses out in World Cup wives contest

Ever since the teams started arriving in Germany for the World Cup, polls and opinions have been rife. However, to the surprise of many, and no doubt much to the disgust of Victoria Beckham, the artist formerly known as...

Health & Beauty Tue, Jun 6, 2006

Doctors warn swimmers of chlorine dangers

According to experts taking part in the 39th National Congress of the Spanish Pneumology Society in Sevilla this week, excess chlorine in swimming pools "can cause asthma and damage the lungs." Most at risk are...

Sevilla police seize Mexican magic mushrooms
Health & Beauty Thu, Nov 10, 2005

Sevilla police seize Mexican magic mushrooms

In a joint operation involving the Guardia Civil and Mairena del Alcor Local Police, 107 packs of Mexican magic mushrooms were confiscated from a herbal products shop in Sevilla yesterday after several intoxicated...