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

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Almeria drink awareness campaign launched

ALMERIA City Councillor for Family and Equal Opportunities, Rafaela Abad, has launched a campaign to raise awareness about the "devastating effects" of abusive alcohol consumption to Almeria. The...

Don’t let norovirus catch you

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Training to tackle Alzheimer’s

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Flu vaccinations begin in Almeria

HEALTH centres and clinics in Almería have begun vaccinating against winter flu. The campaign, organised by the Ministry of Health, has made available 87,051 doses which will...

Almeria breast cancer conference a success

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Salting the facts from the myths

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Calls to improve mental health services in Almeria

THE Independent Trade Union and Officers Centre, CSIF, has commemorated World Mental Health Day by demanding more significant attention to services provided toward treatment in Almeria. The union...

World Heart Day – the myths and the truth

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October is Stoptober

TWENTY-EIGHT days is all it takes for a smoker to drastically improve their appearance. Putting down the cigarettes for just 28 days produces instant benefits such as a...

Five ways to hide tired eyes

LONG weekends or late night parties are sometimes difficult to hide on Monday mornings. But even if you don’t feel particularly good you can still look good with...

Breast cancer awareness month in Almeria

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Make a change to make a difference

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Spring clean your cosmetics

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Torrecardenas Hospital joins ‘Light the Hope’

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Neighbours demand quality health care

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