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Contraceptive pill ‘alters women's behaviour’

Contraceptive pill ‘alters women's behaviour’

August 12, 2015

Some types of contraceptive pill can enlarge or reduce areas of the brain which influence behaviour, perception and even a woman’s choice of mate, according to research by neuropsychologists at the University of Salzburg.

Vienna works to combat urban heat effect
One of the cooler places in Vienna. Photo: Daniel Zupanc

Vienna works to combat urban heat effect

July 17, 2015

Scientists in Vienna are working on a project to green the city in an effort to combat the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect - where urban air temperatures become higher than those of rural areas during the summer months as heat is absorbed by buildings and street surfaces.

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Smoking ban bill to become law
Photo: Paul Gillingwater

Smoking ban bill to become law

July 08, 2015

Austria’s parliament will pass a new bill on a complete smoking ban on Wednesday - which will come into force in May 2018.

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Seven bizarre health tips Austrians swear by
Cabbage juice, anyone? Photo: Harvest To Table

Seven bizarre health tips Austrians swear by

June 23, 2015

Anyone who has lived in Austria will know that Austrians have some weird and wonderful ‘natural’ remedies for common health complaints, but do they help, or are they just a bunch of old wives’ tales?

Parents blame phone service for child's death
Austrian emergency medical vehicles. Photo: Wikipedia/ Ernstl

Parents blame phone service for child's death

June 22, 2015

Bereaved parents of a three-year-old boy who died from a bacterial infection have said they believe their son would still be alive if doctors working at the emergency telephone services had reacted properly and not taken so long to come to their house.

Schoolgirl in Tyrol died from rare form of TB

June 17, 2015

It has emerged that a 14-year-old schoolgirl died from a severe form of tuberculosis in Tyrol at the end of May and her classmates and teachers are now being tested for the disease.

Vienna stays silent on TB school outbreak
X-ray of a patient with advanced tuberculosis. Photo: PHIL/Wikimedia

Vienna stays silent on TB school outbreak

June 12, 2015

Three people in schools in Vienna have been infected with tuberculosis - but Vienna’s Board of Health is refusing to say which schools have been affected, citing data protection.

Asian mosquitoes could carry deadly diseases
Asian tiger mosquito. Photo: Wikimedia/James Gathany

Asian mosquitoes could carry deadly diseases

June 10, 2015

The summer may bring hot sunny days and long evenings, but it also brings mosquitoes and this year experts are warning people to be on guard against "exotic" species which bite during the day.

Austrian pioneers first 'feeling' leg prosthesis
Wolfgang Rangger (L) and Hubert Egger. Photo: University of Applied Sciences, Upper Austria

Austrian pioneers first 'feeling' leg prosthesis

June 08, 2015

The world's first artificial leg capable of simulating the feelings of a real limb and fighting phantom pain was unveiled by researchers in Vienna on Monday.

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Police save heart attack man at smoking demo

April 29, 2015

A 73-year-old man had a heart attack and was rushed to hospital during a demonstration against the smoking ban in Vienna on Tuesday.

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Pro smoking lobby to protest at parliament

Pro smoking lobby to protest at parliament

April 28, 2015

Bar and restaurant owners as well as die-hard smokers are demonstrating in front of Austria’s parliament on Tuesday afternoon in protest against the general smoking ban which will come into force in May 2018.

NHS reform could be costly for Brit expats

NHS reform could be costly for Brit expats

April 21, 2015

British people living in other European countries could find themselves forced to take out private health insurance, due to a clampdown on expats using the country’s National Health Service.

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General smoking ban comes into force in 2018

April 10, 2015

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

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'No delays' for summer smoking ban

March 26, 2015

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.

Travel delays expected as doctors protest

March 23, 2015

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.

 
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