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Ebola's deadly reach impacts Vienna student
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Ebola's deadly reach impacts Vienna student

Austria has yet to record its first case of Ebola, but the feared virus has already had a severe impact on the lives of Africans living in Vienna. READ  

Facing up to death over coffee and cake
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Facing up to death over coffee and cake

Vienna seems to have cafes for everything these days - Internet, cats, breakfast and writers - but earlier this year saw the opening of the first Death Cafe. Freelance journalist Maddy French went along to check it out. READ  

Patient dies after 'botched colonoscopy'
The hospital in Horn filed a complaint against the doctor. Photo: Leyrer-Graf

Patient dies after 'botched colonoscopy'

A doctor from the Waldviertel in Lower Austria is being investigated after an elderly patient died several days after a routine colonoscopy. READ  

Austrian surgeon saves Ukrainian lives
Univ. Prof. Dr. Werner Girsch operating in Kiev. Photo: Ukraine Today

Austrian surgeon saves Ukrainian lives

Prof. Werner Girsch of the Speising Orthopedic Hospital in Vienna traveled to Kiev to operate on wounded Ukrainian soldiers. Volodymyr Solohub and Artem Bahrov filed this report from Kiev for Ukraine Today. READ  

Wooden spoon rebel ready for prison
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Wooden spoon rebel ready for prison

The owner of a health food shop in Graz who is refusing to comply with health and safety guidelines and stop using wooden spoons and chopping boards has said that she is willing to spend two and a half days in prison rather than pay a €550 fine. READ  

My Austrian Career
'Creating community is key to my business'
Beate McLatchie. Photo: Bali Yoga Wien

'Creating community is key to my business'

Beate McLatchie is originally from Innsbruck, Austria but moved to Bali in 1992 and spent over 20 years there, raising a family, running a yoga and wellness company and building villas. She has now returned to Vienna to set up a yoga studio and spoke to The Local about feeling like an expat in her own country. READ  

Lung cancer fatal for many Austrians
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Lung cancer fatal for many Austrians

Lung cancer specialists in Vienna have warned that for many people the disease is a death sentence, and that this most fatal form of cancer has a huge global death toll. READ  

One million have work-related health issues
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One million have work-related health issues

Eight out of ten workers in Austria - around 3.3 million people - are exposed to physical and psychological risks in their workplace, according to Statistik Austria’s Labour Force Survey. READ  

Trojan horse highlights Greenpeace concerns
Greenpeace activists dressed as lobbyists draw a trojan horse through the streets of Vienna. Photo: APA

Trojan horse highlights Greenpeace concerns

Greenpeace introduced a four-meter tall trojan horse to the streets of Vienna on Friday, to highlight the dangers they say are hidden in the proposed trade agreements between the EU, USA, Canada and Singapore. READ  

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
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'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
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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  

 
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