Madrid

Recently Madrid has become one of the most active and innovative capitals in Europe. From art exhibitions to nightlife, right now it is the place to be. It is full of young people and has become the centre for the global gay community, thanks to new laws on civil rights and same-sex marriages. Findi...

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Spain's illegal immigrants to pay for health

Immigrants in Spain without legal documents will have to pay for health care from Saturday 1 September. This includes both cancer and HIV treatment. Illegal immigrants who have managed to acquire a...
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Madrid has lowest number of smoking inspectors in Spain

City authorities in Madrid have assigned the fewest number of inspectors in Spain to police the new smoking ban, which came into force on 2 January prohibiting smoking in all enclosed public spaces in...
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Madrid flouts new abortion law

Madrid has been named as one of the two worst areas in Spain for violating the principles of the new abortion law
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New care centres for Madrid elderly cancelled

Madrid city council has cancelled five promised night-care centres for those suffering from dementia. The aim of the centres was to give much-needed respite to carers and allow them a nights rest....
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Military hospital opens up to Madrid residents

From October Madrid residents will be able to use the city
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Madrid patients wait too long for doctor’s appointments

Up to 50 per cent of those with appointments to see specialist doctors in Madrid fail to keep their appointments because waiting times are so long that most go to accident and emergency units or seek...
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Sexually transmitted diseases in Madrid rise sharply

The number of reported cases of sexually transmitted diseases in Madrid has more than doubled in the last five years, according to figures released by the Bolet
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Madrid’s kids start smoking young

Almost a third of all children in Madrid between the ages of 15 and 16 are smokers, according to a recent study. The same study also found that half of all young people under 18 in Madrid smoke. T...
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Madrid rapped over bad health services

Madrid has some of the worst public health service facilities in the whole of Spain, according to a recent report by the Federaci
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Madrid residents top of exercise chart

Those Spaniards most likely to take care of their bodies by eating well and exercising are residents of Madrid, according to a recent survey by the Encuesta Nacional de Tendencias Alimenticias y de Cu...
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Madrid hospitals get TV channel.

Patients in five major public hospitals in Madrid can now tune in free to the new
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Changing health habits for adolescents in Madrid.

A survey published by SIVFRENT under the auspices of the department of public health has found that 15 and 16-year-olds in Madrid take fewer drugs, smoke less, drink less alcohol and drive more carefu...
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Ambulance fleet doubles.

As of 1 July, 51 new ambulances are on call in Madrid, bringing the city fleets numbers up to 86 vehicles. All 51 are equipped with GPS satellite technology which will allow the SUMMA 112 (Servicio de...
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No smoking ban starts smoothly.

New anti-smoking legislation that came into force on 1 January has not been greeted by any serious protests, and the majority of bars, restaurants and company premises seem to be enforcing the new reg...