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General smoking ban comes into force in 2018

General smoking ban comes into force in 2018

Austria’s governing parties have agreed that a general ban on smoking in cafes and restaurants will not be imposed until May 2018. READ  

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'No delays' for summer smoking ban
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'No delays' for summer smoking ban

Austria’s Economics Minister Reinhold Mitterlehner (ÖVP) has said that the new smoking ban for all restaurants and bars will be implemented by the summer - despite protests and petitions from bar and restaurant owners who feel their businesses will suffer. READ  

Travel delays expected as doctors protest
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Travel delays expected as doctors protest

Traffic delays are expected in Vienna on Monday evening as thousands of doctors plan to take to the streets to protest against new terms and conditions on pay and working hours for Viennese hospitals. READ  

Army bans scuffed aluminium dishes
The aluminium dishes. Photo: APA/BUNDESHEER/KREIBICH

Army bans scuffed aluminium dishes

The Austrian army has withdrawn 100,000 items of aluminium dishware which troops used in the field as they were found to be “significantly scuffed” and concerns were raised about the possible implications for soldiers’ health. READ  

Help Me, Helen
Why denial is your worst enemy

Why denial is your worst enemy

Vienna-based Marriage and Family Therapist Helen Rudinsky looks at how to recognise if you're in denial, and what to do to break out of it. READ  

200,000 Austrians 'drink excessively'
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200,000 Austrians 'drink excessively'

When it comes to addiction, Austria’s number one drug of choice is alcohol, according to a new survey presented at a conference on addiction which is being held in Grundlsee, Styria this weekend. READ  

Sixty-year-old Austrian gives birth to twins
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Sixty-year-old Austrian gives birth to twins

In a first for Austria, a 60-year-old woman has given birth to twins in a clinic in Wels-Grieskirchen in Upper Austria, following IVF treatment. READ  

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How to avoid saying things you'll later regret

How to avoid saying things you'll later regret

Vienna-based Marriage and Family Therapist Helen Rudinsky looks at how to avoid saying things you'll later regret which can harm your relationships. READ  

Measles threatens a comeback across Europe
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Measles threatens a comeback across Europe

Just a few days after it was reported that nearly 50 measles cases have been confirmed in Austria, the World Health Organization calls it "unacceptable" that the childhood disease is currently making a comeback in Europe. READ  

Austrian pioneers mind-controlled bionic hand
Oskar Aszmann. Photo: DPA/ MedUni Wien/ C. Houdek

Austrian pioneers mind-controlled bionic hand

A Viennese surgeon and team of engineers have devised a mind-controlled bionic hand that restores function almost as well as a flesh-and-blood transplant, but without the risk of rejection, a research paper said Wednesday. READ  

Austrian children to get free braces from July
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Austrian children to get free braces from July

In a special agreement announced Monday between the Dental Association and Federation of Austrian Social Security Institutions, around 30,000 Austrian children with malformed teeth will receive free dental care to correct the problem, including the use of dental braces. READ  

Woman sues over botched breast boost
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Woman sues over botched breast boost

A woman in her mid-twenties took her breast surgeon to court in Klagenfurt on Tuesday after claiming that he boobed by giving her breast implants which were bigger than she planned, according to a report in the news daily Heute. READ  

Austria's health minister confirms she has cancer

Austria’s Health Minister, Sabine Oberhauser (SPÖ), has been diagnosed with abdominal cancer. In a press release she announced that she will start chemotherapy on Friday and that her doctors have said she has a good chance of making a full recovery. READ  

Austrian-born 'father of the pill' dies

Carl Djerassi, the Austrian-born chemist widely considered the father of the birth control pill, has died aged 91. READ  

Austria 'on threshold of flu outbreak'

Doctors are warning of the onset of a flu outbreak in Austria - with around 10,000 people reported to be suffering from the virus. There are also concerns that the vaccine may be less effective as the virus has mutated to avoid the immunity provided by the flu jab. READ  

 
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