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Austrians still love to smoke
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Austrians still love to smoke

Austrians loathe giving up cigarettes and the statistics prove this out. According to Mr. Zoltán Massay-Kosubek, the Policy Coordinator at the European Public Health Alliance, Austrians are smoking more than ever before, an increase driven mainly by younger smokers entering the market. READ  

Fertility problems hit one in five Austrian couples
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Fertility problems hit one in five Austrian couples

The number of couples using in vitro fertilisation (IVF) in Salzburg has doubled since 2006, an increase well above the national average. READ  

Why sunny days can lead to suicide
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Why sunny days can lead to suicide

Although long periods of sunny weather have a positive effect on people’s mood and can be beneficial for those suffering from depression, shorter spells of good weather can actually be a trigger for suicide, according to researchers at the Medical University of Vienna. READ  

Death threat triggered by misdiagnosis
Austrian armed police. File photo: APA

Death threat triggered by misdiagnosis

An Austrian man was arrested by the Cobra armed police in Linz on Tuesday morning for making threats against the life of his doctor, after the latter misdiagnosed an allergic condition as pancreatic cancer. READ  

15-year-old boy has malaria not Ebola
Linz General Hospital. Photo: APA/Werner Kerschbaummayr

15-year-old boy has malaria not Ebola

A 15-year-old boy who was admitted to Linz General Hospital on Friday having symptoms consistent with Ebola has now been confirmed as having malaria. READ  

Suspected case of Ebola in Linz
Linz General Hospital. Photo: APA/Werner Kerschbaummayr

Suspected case of Ebola in Linz

A 15-year-old boy with Ebola-like symptoms is being treated in an isolation ward in Upper Austria. The young man was admitted to Linz General Hospital on Friday morning, suffering from a high fever. READ  

Austrian has eight kg tumour removed
CT scan of the tumour. Photo: APA/Marija Kanizaj/LKH-Univ. Klinikum Graz

Austrian has eight kg tumour removed

A 75-year-old Austrian woman is recovering in hospital after having an eight kilogram (18 pounds) tumour removed from her stomach - the largest and heaviest tumour the medical team in Graz has ever seen. READ  

Massive turnout planned for 'Business Run'
Vienna Marathon 2010. File Photo: APA/ANDREAS PESSENLEHNER

Massive turnout planned for 'Business Run'

Vienna's Prater park and the Ernst Happel stadium will be host on Thursday for the 14th annual Wien Energie Business Run, with a record turnout of more than 28,000 runners expected. READ  

Suspected case of Ebola in Vienna
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Suspected case of Ebola in Vienna

A 45-year-old woman with a suspected Ebola infection has been admitted to hospital in Vienna. READ  

Insufficient postage betrays drug gang
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Insufficient postage betrays drug gang

A gang dealing in counterfeit prescription drugs with in excess of €3 million (US$3.94 million) annual turnover was busted by Austrian investigators after a package arrived in Austria with insufficient postage. READ  

Happiness 'about making right choices'
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Happiness 'about making right choices'

Can happiness be learned? And can you measure how happy certain people are? An international conference in Innsbruck is looking at these questions. READ  

Austria 'not prepared' for Ebola
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Austria 'not prepared' for Ebola

The Freedom Party's (FPÖ) spokesman for science is warning that Austria is unprepared in the event of the deadly Ebola virus appearing in the country. READ  

Department of the obvious
Poll shows Austrians like beer
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Poll shows Austrians like beer

In news that will surprise almost no-one, a recent poll shows that Austrians really like beer. READ  

Food Safety
Mars chocolate drink recall spreads to Austria
The affected drinks may look like this. Photo: Mars Germany

Mars chocolate drink recall spreads to Austria

A recall of Mars brand chocolate drink products that affected Germany earlier this month over fears of contamination has now spread to Austria. READ  

West-Nile virus now confirmed in Austria
Culex quinquefasciatus, the Southern House Mosquito. Photo: Salvadorjo/Wikimedia

West-Nile virus now confirmed in Austria

Recent scares over deadly cases of Salmonella, Listeria, and Ebola have raised awareness of blood- and fluid- borne pathogens, with the latest now-confirmed case of the West-Nile virus appearing in Austria. READ  

 
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