Healthy habits challenge to mark International Obesity Day

ALMERIA joined municipalities around the country marking International Obesity Day with the Walking for a Challenge initiative. Around 800 children from 18 schools took part in the event...

Mind of steel

WHEN we think of health we usually think of our bellies, muscles, and bones but rarely our brains. There are, however, terrific strategies you can employ to...

Health benefits of Turmeric

TURMERIC has been used for thousands of years as a food and a medicine. Curcumin is the main active ingredient of Tumeric and it has been acknowledged for...

Environmentalists appeal to Junta de Andalucia over Almeria port pollution

AN ENVIRONMENTAL group has written to authorities to call for action on emissions from ships in the port of Almeria City. The Spanish  Ecologists in Action group has also...

STOP! Your dirty habits

Dirty habits WE are creatures of habit. But did you know that even habits that can seem inconsequential can have a negative effect on your health and beauty. Here are...

Court orders Almeria hospital to pay €500,000 to patient left blind and disabled

A COURT in Madrid has ordered compensation be paid to a 30-year-old patient who lost her sight and mobility while undergoing surgery at Torrecardenas Hospital in Almeria....

Mojacar launch free breast cancer screening campaign

MOJACAR COUNCIL has announced it will be sending out information about its free breast cancer screening program. In an official letter the council informed all women aged between...

HIV test now available without prescription at 250 pharmacies in Almeria

THE Ministry of Health has announced that the self-diagnosis test for HIV is now available to purchase without a prescription in 250 pharmacies across Almeria Province. According to...

Almeria hospital operation hold-ups

PP Member of Parliament Rosalia Espinosa has denounced delays in operations at Torrecárdenas Hospital due to the lack of anaesthetists. According to the  Ministry of Health, there is...

Spain is world leader in organ donations and transplants

SPAIN has once again found its way to the top spot in the world when it comes to the numbers of organ donations and transplants.  According to...

Cheers! Teeth can suffer from Christmas spirits

PROSECCO, mulled wine, and colourful cocktails are set to be weekly staples as Christmas party season approaches. While these drinks are by no means overflowing with healthy benefits,...

Low death rate in Almeria

ALMERIA had one of the lowest mortality rates in the country in 2016, according to a new report. The Spanish National Institute of Statistics has released its latest...

Shop around for a healthier Christmas

MINCE PIES, selection boxes and champagne are sure to become diet staples as the festive season gets underway, with normal health routines often taking a back seat. The...

Bloating… it can be prevented

MOST OF us have experienced the feeling of being bloated, when your tummy is stretched, puffy and uncomfortable. It often happens after a big weekend or over a...

Cartilage re-growth ‘proven’ in clinical trial

THE REGENERATIVE CLINIC has welcomed the publication of new data revealing striking evidence of human tissue re-growth through the new non-surgical method of intra-articular fat injection. In two...

35,000 diabetes patients given eye tests in Almeria

MORE THAN 35,000 people with diabetes have undergone an eye test to detect early signs of blindness brought on by the disease. The total of 35,344 people tested...

Sleep: More important than you believe

IF YOU'RE reading this, there's a good chance you're not getting enough sleep. You could probably use a nap, and you're not alone.  Some adults report only sleeping...

Home-cooked fish for your health

WE all know fish is good for you. White, red, oily or clean cut, the ocean’s food is full of surprising health benefits. But what are they exactly?...
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