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Medical expert calls for three Ebola centres
Protective medical suits. Photo: APA/Fohringer

Medical expert calls for three Ebola centres

An Austrian infectious diseases expert has said that Austria needs three specialised centres to deal with suspected cases of Ebola virus. READ  

'Cat porn' cartoon aims to promote safe sex
Photo: AIDS-Hilfen Österreichs

'Cat porn' cartoon aims to promote safe sex

Austria’s Aids charity AIDS-Hilfe has produced an explicit cartoon showing two gay cats having unprotected sex, which is meant to raise awareness about European HIV testing week (which takes place from 21st to 28th November). NSFW. READ  

'Disaster' for e-cigarette dealers in Austria
Photo: APA (dpa)

'Disaster' for e-cigarette dealers in Austria

The government has announced that from April 1st, 2015, the sale of e-cigarettes and e-shishas will be allowed only at officially-licensed tobacco shops in Austria. READ  

Majority of Austrian women support abortion
Abortion is no longer taboo in Austria. Photo: APA (Pfarrhofer)

Majority of Austrian women support abortion

A new survey of 1,000 Austrians shows that nearly three quarters agree that public hospitals in all Austrian provinces should be permitted to perform abortions. READ  

Vaccinations clinic opens at MedUni Vienna
Photo: APA/Ralf Hirschberger

Vaccinations clinic opens at MedUni Vienna

Austria's first specialist vaccinations clinic will open at the Medical University of Vienna on October 22nd. The outpatient clinic will specialise in patients who, as a result of illness or disease, require personalised care in relation to vaccinations. READ  

Ebola posters put up at Austrian airports
A hospital isolation room. Photo: APA/HELMUT FOHRINGER

Ebola posters put up at Austrian airports

Multilingual posters to inform people about the symptoms of Ebola and Mers virus are being put up at airports and train stations across Austria, Health Minister Sabine Oberhauser (SPÖ) told the state broadcaster ORF. READ  

E-cigarettes and vaping to be restricted in Austria
Photo: APA (Archiv/epa)

E-cigarettes and vaping to be restricted in Austria

The Austrian Ministry of Health has just announced that it plans to impose restrictions on the sale of e-cigarettes and related products, including limiting their sale exclusively through tobacconists. READ  

Technology helps Ebola diagnosis in West Africa
RT-PCR machine from Bio Rad, similar to the proposed system. Photo: Bio Rad

Technology helps Ebola diagnosis in West Africa

The UN nuclear agency said Tuesday that it will provide specialised equipment to West African countries hit by the Ebola outbreak to help faster diagnosis. READ  

Media distort suicide stories based on gender
Photo: UniMed Wien

Media distort suicide stories based on gender

A new study from the MedUni Vienna released on Monday shows that gender stereotypes are strongly exhibited when Austrian daily newspapers report on suicide-related events. READ  

Study offers evidence of life after death
Photo: APA (Archiv/Fohringer)

Study offers evidence of life after death

A four year study from the University of Southhampton in which 15 hospitals participated - including a few in Austria - seems to suggest that claims by patients about remembering events while clinically dead may have some validity. READ  

Spa hotel pools 'often unhygienic'
Photo: APA (dpa)

Spa hotel pools 'often unhygienic'

A survey of swimming pools at spa and wellness hotels in Austria and Germany has shown that two thirds of hotel pools do not meet hygiene standards. READ  

Drastic lack of psychiatrists in Austria
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Drastic lack of psychiatrists in Austria

Austria has a “scandalous” lack of publicly funded psychiatrists, psychotherapy representatives have said ahead of World Mental Health Day. READ  

Salzburg activates Ebola emergency plan
A hospital isolation room. Photo: APA/HELMUT FOHRINGER

Salzburg activates Ebola emergency plan

A young Liberian refugee who made an epic voyage to Austria after his entire family died - apparently from Ebola - has been isolated in the Salzburg Regional Hospital for observation. READ  

Red Bull lost its wings
Photo: APA (Archiv/Oczeret)

Red Bull lost its wings

Austrian global drinks brand Red Bull has agreed to pay US$13 million (€10.4 million) in a class action lawsuit in New York over alleged deceptive advertising relating to its famous drinks. READ  

Doctors: 'E-cigarettes could be harmful'
A woman smoking an e-cigarette. Photo: EPA/SEBASTIEN NOGIER

Doctors: 'E-cigarettes could be harmful'

E-cigarettes should not be marketed as the "healthier alternative" to traditional cigarettes, experts at the annual meeting of the Austrian Society of Pneumology (ÖPG) in Salzburg have warned. READ  

 
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