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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  

Help Me, Helen
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
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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
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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
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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'
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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  

Ukrainian chemist lands in court for cancer 'cure'
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Ukrainian chemist lands in court for cancer 'cure'

Vasyl Novytskyi, a 77-year-old chemist from Ukraine, appeared in court in Vienna on Tuesday for allegedly selling an unauthorized and untested 'cure' for cancer. READ  

Help Me, Helen
Avoiding harmful patterns in relationships

Avoiding harmful patterns in relationships

Vienna-based Marriage and Family Therapist Helen Rudinsky looks at how to avoid invalidating others, even if you don't realize you're doing it. READ  

EU considers energy drink ban for under-18s
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EU considers energy drink ban for under-18s

Vytenis Andriukaitis, the EU Commissioner in charge of Health and Food Safety, has said he is considering a ban on the sale of caffeinated energy drinks to under-18s - which could mean bad news for Austrian energy drink company Red Bull GmbH. READ  

The Local Profile
I always felt like a ‘third culture kid’
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I always felt like a ‘third culture kid’

Helen Rudinsky is originally from America but has lived in several countries since she was a 12-year-old, including Russia, Finland, Holland, Switzerland, Kenya, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. She is now based in Vienna where she works as a Marriage and Family Therapist, and counsels couples, individuals and children from the expatriate community. She spoke to The Local about the ups and downs of expat life. READ  

Lung cancer link to smoking confirmed
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Lung cancer link to smoking confirmed

A new study carried out by Florian Kocher of the Innsbruck Medical University together with the Tyrol Cancer Registry shows that smoking is one of the most important reasons for lung cancer, it was revealed on Tuesday. READ  

 
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