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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

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? READ  

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

Parents blame phone service for child's death

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. READ  

Schoolgirl in Tyrol died from rare form of TB
The school which the 14-year-old went to. Photo: Christof Birbaumer

Schoolgirl in Tyrol died from rare form of TB

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. READ  

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

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. READ  

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

Asian mosquitoes could carry deadly diseases

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. READ  

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

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. READ  

Smoking ban

Police save heart attack man at smoking demo

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. READ  

Smoking ban
Pro smoking lobby to protest at parliament

Pro smoking lobby to protest at parliament

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. READ  

NHS reform could be costly for Brit expats

NHS reform could be costly for Brit expats

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. READ  

Smoking ban
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  

Smoking ban

'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

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 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

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'

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  

 
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