Rome News

Major expansion for Rome's Campus Bio-Medico University

Rome university and medical centre presents masterplan.The Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome, in the Trigoria area south of the capital, is to undergo a major expansion thanks to a €200 million inv...
Barcelona News

Barcelona registers Europe's first Zika microcephaly birth

Baby with microcephaly born in Barcelona hospital. A woman in Barcelona has given birth to a baby with the congenital brain condition microcephaly, in what is the first recorded case of its kind in...
Paris News

No safe haven for drug addicts in Paris

Plans for a safe facilty for drug addicts in Paris have been set back by a Conseil d'Etat decision that it would be illegal under a 1970 law banning the use of hard drugs. The city will now have to sh...
Dublin News

Holles St maternity hospital to move

The National Maternity Hospital at Holles Street in south central Dublin is to be relocated a few km further south to the St Vincent’s Hospital campus at Elm Park in the Ballsbridge area. C...
Oxford News

Oxford hospitals charge more for parking

Oxford hospitals have announced steep increases in parking charges from the beginning of July. One hour goes up from the present £1 to £1.40 and a three-hour stay goes up from £3 to...
Vienna News

Vienna launches mobile hospice care for kids

Vienna has launched a mobile service to look after severely ill children in their homes. There about 800 young people in the Vienna area with life-threatening illnesses, about 120 of whom die each...
Dublin News

Dublin toilet plan

Dublin City Council (DCC) is appealing to businesses in the city centre to sign up to a public private partnership scheme that would allow members of the public to use their toilets. Dublin busines...
Barcelona News

Catalonia to pay immigrants’ health costs

The Catalonian government has said that it will pay primary healthcare costs for immigrants for up to a year even though they do not have all the required residency papers. However they must have been...
Madrid News

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...
Copenhagen News

Copenhagen targets smokers

Copenhagen hopes that only four per cent of its inhabitants will be smokers in 2025 instead of the 21 per cent who smoke at present. The city is planning free courses to encourage people to stop sm...
Paris News

Smoking in Paris cafes

Non-smokers in France have lost another attempt to ban smoking on café terraces. A Paris appeal court has rejected a case by Droits des Non-fumeurs against a lower court ruling that affectively...
Jersey News

Jersey continues stop smoking efforts

Shocking images of diseased throats, lungs, teeth and skin are set to appear on packets of cigarettes in Jersey in an effort by the island
Paris News

PARIS LAUNCHES FAMILY PLANNING APP FOR STUDENTS

Paris authorities have distributed a free interactive smartphone family planning app for school and college students. Carte XY allows students via their mobiles to be prescribed the contraceptive pill...
Paris News

More doctors for Paris

The lack of doctors in some areas of Paris has reached crisis point, says the mayor
Paris News

Parisian diseases identified

Parisians are more likely to be affected by HIV, tuberculosis, childhood obesity, lung cancer, breast cancer and infant mortality than anywhere else in France. The regional health authority, ARS, has...
Madrid News

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...
Jersey News

Health services in Jersey Channel Islands set for review

Consultants from the UK have launched a major review into the Jersey
Madrid News

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
Jersey News

Hospital waiting lists long in Jersey, Channel Islands

Waiting lists for hospital treatment in Jersey are significantly higher than in the UK, with some patients waiting up to a year before an operation. Figures released at the end of October show that...