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Mojacar launch free breast cancer screening campaign

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HIV test now available without prescription at 250 pharmacies in Almeria

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Almeria hospital operation hold-ups

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Spain is world leader in organ donations and transplants

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Cheers! Teeth can suffer from Christmas spirits

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Low death rate in Almeria

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Shop around for a healthier Christmas

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Bloating… it can be prevented

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35,000 diabetes patients given eye tests in Almeria

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Sleep: More important than you believe

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Home-cooked fish for your health

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Almeria drink awareness campaign launched

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Training to tackle Alzheimer’s

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Flu vaccinations begin in Almeria

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Almeria breast cancer conference a success

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