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World's first vaccine for toxic shock syndrome in Vienna
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The world’s first vaccine for toxic shock syndrome that can occur in women from using tampons has been developed by researchers at a Vienna university.

Tick warning for Austria after mild winter
Ticks have eight legs. Photo: Wikimedia

Medical experts are warning that this year ticks are particularly active in Austria, due to the winter having been the second warmest on record.

Toddler maces herself
File photo: Pepper spray cannisters

A two-year-old girl from Upper Austria has been hospitalised after she grabbed pepper spray that her mum had bought for self-defense – and accidentally used it on herself.

NGOs sue Monsanto over pesticide safety
File photo: German protest against Monsanto. Photo: Dirk Ingo Franke/Wikimedia

A group of European NGOs on Wednesday sued agri-giant Monsanto and the EU's food safety watchdog for allegedly distorting scientific data on the carcinogenic effects of controversial weedkiller glyphosate, ahead of a key EU vote to renew its approval for another 10 years.

Austrian students keep fit with classroom bikes
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Schoolchildren keep fit with exercise bikes in the classroom.

Experts warn ice skaters not to underestimate risk of injury
Skating in Vienna in front of the Rathaus. Photo: Wien-info

Ice skating is one of the most popular winter sports among Austrians - but also one activity where you shouldn’t underestimate the risk of serious injury.

Startups
Austrian water filter gadget approved by WHO
Photo: Helioz

An Austrian startup’s low-cost gadget which lets people in developing countries know when water is safe to drink has been approved by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Asylum seekers given priority for hospital visits
Refugees arriving at Vienna's Westbahnhof station. File photo: Caritas

An admission by Austrian health officials that asylum seekers are given priority for hospital visits has been greeted by angry reaction.

Police called to prevent riot in children's clinic
File photo: APA/Gindl

Police had to be called to a children’s clinic at a hospital in Vienna on Sunday after fights broke out among families who had been waiting for 16 hours with their sick children to see a doctor.

Swine flu outbreak in Salzburg clinic
Image of the H1N1 influenza virus. Photo: CDC Influenza Laboratory.

Four swine flu patients have been isolated and clinic employees are wearing face masks to protect against infection.

First confirmed case of Zika virus in Austria
Aedes (yellow fever) mosquito. Photo: Muhammad Mahdi Karim/Wikimedia

Austrian health officials have confirmed that the country has its first imported case of the Zika virus, which is linked to birth defects.

Six-year-old sued for skiing accident
Photo: Alpenarena Hochhäderich

A six-year-old girl was accused in an Austrian court of causing a skiing accident in which a woman, who is suing her for damages, was seriously hurt.

Austrians increasingly rely on antidepressants
Photo: Acdx/Wikimedia

A new study suggests that Austrians are increasingly being prescribed medication to treat serious depression and other mental disorders.

Delayed electronic health records system online
File photo: APA/Helmut Fohringer

Austria's controversial electronic health records system, known as ELGA, is now up and running in Vienna and Styria. This comes after years of preparation and several delays.

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