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聲gel Escalera

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

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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

LifeStyle

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

LifeStyle

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

LifeStyle

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

LifeStyle

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

LifeStyle

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

LifeStyle

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

LifeStyle

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