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Austrian water filter gadget approved by WHO
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Austrian water filter gadget approved by WHO
9 hours ago

An Austrian startup’s low-cost gadget which lets people in developing countries know when water is safe to drink has been approved by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Asylum seekers given priority for hospital visits
Refugees arriving at Vienna's Westbahnhof station. File photo: Caritas

Asylum seekers given priority for hospital visits
1 day ago

An admission by Austrian health officials that asylum seekers are given priority for hospital visits has been greeted by angry reaction.

Police called to prevent riot in children's clinic
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Police called to prevent riot in children's clinic
February 02, 2016

Police had to be called to a children’s clinic at a hospital in Vienna on Sunday after fights broke out among families who had been waiting for 16 hours with their sick children to see a doctor.

Swine flu outbreak in Salzburg clinic
Image of the H1N1 influenza virus. Photo: CDC Influenza Laboratory.

Swine flu outbreak in Salzburg clinic
February 01, 2016

Four swine flu patients have been isolated and clinic employees are wearing face masks to protect against infection.

First confirmed case of Zika virus in Austria
Aedes (yellow fever) mosquito. Photo: Muhammad Mahdi Karim/Wikimedia

First confirmed case of Zika virus in Austria
January 28, 2016

Austrian health officials have confirmed that the country has its first imported case of the Zika virus, which is linked to birth defects.

Six-year-old sued for skiing accident
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Six-year-old sued for skiing accident
December 17, 2015

A six-year-old girl was accused in an Austrian court of causing a skiing accident in which a woman, who is suing her for damages, was seriously hurt.

Austrians increasingly rely on antidepressants
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Austrians increasingly rely on antidepressants
December 17, 2015

A new study suggests that Austrians are increasingly being prescribed medication to treat serious depression and other mental disorders.

Delayed electronic health records system online
File photo: APA/Helmut Fohringer

Delayed electronic health records system online
December 09, 2015

Austria's controversial electronic health records system, known as ELGA, is now up and running in Vienna and Styria. This comes after years of preparation and several delays.

Columbus 'didn't bring syphilis to Europe': study
Syphilis may have existed in Europe more that 100 years before Columbus set sail. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Columbus 'didn't bring syphilis to Europe': study
November 23, 2015

Italian explorer Christopher Columbus is often accused of bringing syphilis back to Europe from the New World, but new research shows he may not be guilty as charged.

Why beet juice could save you a dentist trip
Photo: FH Wels

Why beet juice could save you a dentist trip
November 19, 2015

A drink made from beetroot could help prevent tooth decay - that’s according to a research project by students from the University of Applied Sciences in Upper Austria.

Husband dies as wife delivers twins
Main entrance of Vienna's General Hospital. Photo: Priwo/Wikimedia

Husband dies as wife delivers twins
November 03, 2015

The double joy of childbirth for an Austrian mother who gave birth to twins was shattered when her husband died from a heart attack at the exact moment his children were coming into the world.

Policeman compensated in passive smoking case

Policeman compensated in passive smoking case
November 03, 2015

A police officer who said he was forced to take early retirement due to poor health after being subjected to years of passive smoking at work has received just €7,400 in compensation.

Cancer report on processed meat 'a farce'
A Käsekrainer sausage. Photo: MyLastBite/Flickr

Cancer report on processed meat 'a farce'
October 27, 2015

Austria’s Agriculture Minister Andrä Rupprechter has defended Austrian sausages as "the best there is" after a report from the World Health Organization (WHO) said that processed meats such as bacon, sausages and ham cause cancer.

Most supermarket apples 'contain pesticides'
October 21, 2015

The majority of apples sold in Austrian supermarkets contain pesticides, according to a study commissioned by environmental organisation Greenpeace.

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