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聲gel Escalera

A specialist health journalist, 聲gel joined SUR in 1990.

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01/06/2018 12:56

LifeStyle

"People could live for as long as 600 or 700 years"

Could immortality be possible one day? This was the burning question at a talk given in Malaga last Friday by Gin廥 Morata, member of the Spanish scientific research council (CSIC) and winner of the prestigious Prince of Asturias award in 2007. "In

27/04/2018 15:10

Opinion

Immortality

For as long as the world has been the world, man has sought immortality. Without success, of course. Until now. Or, to be more precise, until 2045. That year, which is only just around the corner, will be when dying will become optional, according to

13/03/2018 17:31

Local

Malaga hospitals in urgent need of donors from all blood groups

The Regional Blood Transfusion Centre is calling for people from all blood groups to donate after reserves of blood fell below their minimum levels. They are particularly interested in donors from the O+ and O- blood types. Isidro Prat, director o

21/02/2018 22:06

Local

Health authority says Malaga could have new hospital by 2024

Malaga's new public hospital, with 800 beds and the latest technology in healthcare is expected to cost 230 million euros. The Junta de Andaluc燰's health minister, Marina 翼varez, said on Monday that the hospital could be completed by 2024, speaking

26/01/2018 11:55

LifeStyle

Jairo will get the drug he needs

Jairo Gallardo, a three-year-old boy from Malaga, was diagnosed two years ago with Type 2 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) which means he cannot speak, walk, breathe or eat normally. At present there is no cure for this neurodegenerative disease, but

26/01/2018 10:59

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Antequera stroke case could lead to change in hospital A&E procedures

The regional minister for Health, Marina 翼varez, said last week that the guidelines followed by hospital accident and emergency departments could change if an inquiry into the death of a man in Antequera finds shortcomings in the system. 聲gel Bur

29/12/2017 19:04

Opinion

Putting off the kilos

Although the link between cancer and obesity is more than proven scientifically, it seems that people still don't recognise the importance of reducing kilos in order to lengthen life. While in the so-called Third World, people continue to die of hung

17/11/2017 10:54

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A campaign to prevent strokes by detecting cradiac arrhythmias

People with atrial fibrillation (AF), a quivering or irregular heartbeat (benign cardiac arrhythmia), have been shown to be at more risk of suffering a stroke. It stands to reason then, how important it is to diagnose an irregular heartbeat. The c

17/11/2017 10:34

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Alzheimer's sufferers and their families get royal support

Queen Sof燰, the mother of King Felipe VI, expressed support for those suffering from Alzheimer's and their families, as she officially opened the VII National Alzheimer's Conference in Malaga recently. She said relatives who care forAlzheimer's suff

10/11/2017 11:47

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Sick kids avoid missing out on school during hospital stays

In a hospital paediatric ward, as well as looking after sick children, classes are also a priority. That's the philosophy followed in the wards in the Materno Infantil and in hospitals in Ronda, V幨ez, Antequera and Marbella. A team of around ten tea

24/07/2017 11:06

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Malaga hospital uses Botox to treat patients with chronic migraine

All headaches are a nuisance but some are particularly disabling, especially migraines, which involve intense throbbing pain and occur time and time again, affecting the sufferer's quality of life. If the medication normally used to alleviate head

16/06/2017 14:05

Local

Association enters Guinness Book of Records

AVOI, the association for volunteers who work in children's wards in various hospitals across Malaga province, has entered the Guinness Book of World Records after more than 100,000 people turned up at 30 'verbenas', or street parties, that took plac

07/06/2017 16:04

LifeStyle

Five ways to stop smoking

The most basic and principal method of giving up smoking is to really want to do so. Knowing the damage that a tobacco addiction does to the body is a major incentive to stop, and so is being aware of how much money can be saved by giving up a habit

02/06/2017 14:08

LifeStyle

Rolling your own can be more dangerous than cigarettes

Many people roll their own cigarettes because they mistakenly believe that loose tobacco is healthier than manufactured cigarettes, because it contains fewer additives. That may be the case, but smoking loose tobacco also accumulates more nicotine

26/05/2017 20:02

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Twins' eyes look to Malaga for hope

Maya and Talla are twins from Palestine. They are eight years old and suffer from keratoconus, a condition which stops them seeing normally and can even lead to blindness if not treated. The two little girls arrived at Malaga airport on a flight f

26/05/2017 20:01

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Obese, but feeling slim

They look in the mirror and think they're fine. They're satisfied with the image in front of them and they don't notice any excess weight. This is the case with over 80 per cent of people whose weight puts them in the category of "obese". Even though

26/05/2017 15:20

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Doctors recommend walking between 8,000 and 10,000 steps every day

One way to prevent excess weight and obesity is to be active, take exercise, and not spend your spare time on the sofa or in your favourite armchair. Moving about, practising sport regularly and maintaining an active life are all factors in keeping t

24/05/2017 21:04

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Between 300 and 400 cases of HIV are diagnosed in Malaga every year

Every year between 300 to 400 people are diagnosed with HIV at Malaga's hospitals, according to doctor Javier de la Torre, who specialises in infectious illnesses and works at Marbella's Hospital Costa del Sol. De la Torre revealed the figures at a

12/05/2017 14:38

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Music as a form of therapy

Malaga's Hospital Materno Infantil was filled with music on Monday as musicians from the Malaga Higher Conservatory of Music played both classical and cinematic pieces to patients, staff and visitors alike. This was in aid of second edition of the

13/04/2017 01:16

Local

What is the real cost of devotion?

The average cost to a religious brotherhood of running its annual procession in Malaga city during Holy Week is around 25,000 euros. As there are 41 brotherhoods and two other groups that parade on the official route in the city each year, the total

24/03/2017 12:32

LifeStyle

When breastfeeding is not possible

Many would agree that breast milk is the best nourishment for newborn babies as it helps to bolster their fragile immune systems and facilitates mother-baby bonding. However, there are occasions when it is not always an option, which was the subject

17/03/2017 11:51

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Twenty years of liver transplant success at Carlos Haya Hospital

The Carlos Haya Hospital in Malaga held an event on Tuesday to mark twenty years since the hospital carried out its first liver transplant operation. Since 14 March 1997 surgeons and medical staff at the hospital have performed 921 other, similar ope

27/02/2017 15:21

Local

Pablo R墈z dies after brave battle against leukemia

Pablo R墈z, the 20-year-old from Marbella whose two-year battle against leukemia was followed by thousands on social media, died on Saturday at his home surrounded by his family. He was diagnosed in 2015 and his later campaign for bone marrow dono

06/02/2017 10:51

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Three new MRI scanners among new kit expected for Malaga hospitals

The Andalusian public health service has announced that it will be installing three new MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scanners in Malaga's hospitals this year. One will be placed in the children's hospital, Hospital Materno, so that patients no lo