Archive for the ‘Health news’ Category

Spain has the highest life expectancy in Europe, while economically stable Germany lags behind in 16th place. Although average life expectancy has extended to 76, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned that in the future, life expectancy could decrease due to government cuts on health budgets. “One possible scenario that threatens the increase in life expectancy […]

Pregnant women who are exposed to particulate air pollution, caused by vehicles, urban heating and coal power plants, are at greater risk of having underweight babies. The international study, the largest of its kind, analysed data collected from more than three million births over nine nations in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

If you are travelling around the region or even moving to an EU country you need to be aware of the rules regarding the transportation of medicines across borders. Earlier in December the European Commission adopted EU-wide rulesregarding the details that must be included on a prescription. It is expected the changes will be implemented […]

According to new data, transmission rates for measles continues to be low in Europe. The report, from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), shows no new large outbreaks since the last report. In the 12 months (June 2011- May 2012) a total of 12,594 cases were reported. France, Romania, Spain and Italy accounted […]

A factor inspiring many families moving abroad is the promise of great weather and an outdoor lifestyle. This is especially true of the many British families who move to Spain, Australia and Thailand. Recent research however, has shown that dangerous microbes inhabit the sand on many beaches. The study, published in Environmental Science & Technology, […]

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