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Austria 'on threshold of flu outbreak'
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Austria 'on threshold of flu outbreak'

Doctors are warning of the onset of a flu outbreak in Austria - with around 10,000 people reported to be suffering from the virus. There are also concerns that the vaccine may be less effective as the virus has mutated to avoid the immunity provided by the flu jab. READ  

Ukrainian chemist lands in court for cancer 'cure'
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Ukrainian chemist lands in court for cancer 'cure'

Vasyl Novytskyi, a 77-year-old chemist from Ukraine, appeared in court in Vienna on Tuesday for allegedly selling an unauthorized and untested 'cure' for cancer. READ  

Help Me, Helen
Avoiding harmful patterns in relationships

Avoiding harmful patterns in relationships

Vienna-based Marriage and Family Therapist Helen Rudinsky looks at how to avoid invalidating others, even if you don't realize you're doing it. READ  

EU considers energy drink ban for under-18s
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EU considers energy drink ban for under-18s

Vytenis Andriukaitis, the EU Commissioner in charge of Health and Food Safety, has said he is considering a ban on the sale of caffeinated energy drinks to under-18s - which could mean bad news for Austrian energy drink company Red Bull GmbH. READ  

The Local Profile
I always felt like a ‘third culture kid’
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I always felt like a ‘third culture kid’

Helen Rudinsky is originally from America but has lived in several countries since she was a 12-year-old, including Russia, Finland, Holland, Switzerland, Kenya, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. She is now based in Vienna where she works as a Marriage and Family Therapist, and counsels couples, individuals and children from the expatriate community. She spoke to The Local about the ups and downs of expat life. READ  

Lung cancer link to smoking confirmed
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Lung cancer link to smoking confirmed

A new study carried out by Florian Kocher of the Innsbruck Medical University together with the Tyrol Cancer Registry shows that smoking is one of the most important reasons for lung cancer, it was revealed on Tuesday. READ  

Smoking ban for restaurants 'by summer'
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Smoking ban for restaurants 'by summer'

Austria’s Health Minister Sabine Oberhauser (SPÖ) has said that she wants a decision on implementing a full scale ban on smoking in public places made in parliament before summer. She said that the relevant bill is currently being worked through “step by step”. READ  

Gender identity all in the head
Conchita is not transsexual - she's all woman. Photo: APA/HERBERT NEUBAUER

Gender identity all in the head

Are you male or female, or something in between? A new study from the MedUni of Vienna reveals that brain structure is significantly different between males and females - and that trans-gender individuals are something different too. READ  

Austrian health agency exports cannabis
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Austrian health agency exports cannabis

Austria exported 142 kilos of cannabis to foreign pharmaceutical companies last year. READ  

Ebola
'Ebola watchlist man' sent back to Austria
A hospital isolation room. Photo: APA/HELMUT FOHRINGER

'Ebola watchlist man' sent back to Austria

A 35-year-old Israeli businessman has told The Local he is extremely angry after Cypriot authorities prevented him from leaving a plane in Larnaca and sent him back to Vienna because he had travelled to Liberia in early December - which is one of the centres of the Ebola outbreak. READ  

Gorgonzola recall due to Listeria contamination
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Gorgonzola recall due to Listeria contamination

According to a report in the news daily Heute, a batch of Gorgonzola DOP cheese from Italian manufacturer CasArrigoni has been recalled due to infection with the deadly Listeria bacterium. READ  

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  

 
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