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    • 15TH FEBRUARY 2024
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    How to Establish Boundaries with an Alcoholic or Addict

    How to Establish Boundaries with an Alcoholic or Addict

    If you’re an expat in Spain dealing with a relationship with an alcoholic or addict—whether it’s your spouse, parent, child, or friend—you’ll discover that setting boundaries is crucial for self-preservation. Without boundaries, you risk being overwhelmed by the needs of the alcoholic or addict. Addicts often lack boundaries; they take and take, often with little

    • 29TH JANUARY 2024
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    Dental Care in Spain

    Dental Care in Spain

    Dental care in Spain is generally high quality and affordable, making it a popular destination for dental tourism. The country has a well-trained dental workforce, with many dentists having received their education in prestigious universities. Additionally, Spain has access to the latest dental technology and equipment. Here are some of the reasons why dental care

    • 15TH JANUARY 2024
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    Wegovy: Slimming Drug Pilot Scheme Given Green Light By UK Govt

    Wegovy: Slimming Drug Pilot Scheme Given Green Light By UK Govt

    What is Wegovy? Wegovy, a trade name for semaglutide, belongs to the class of glucagon-like peptide receptor agonists, specifically a GLP-1 analogue. Manufactured by the Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk, Wegovy is a weight loss medication. Who Could Benefit From Wegovy? In 2023, the National institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) issued guidelines recommending

    • 12TH JANUARY 2024
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    Hypnotic Sedative Use On The Rise Amongst Young People In Spain

    Hypnotic Sedative Use On The Rise Amongst Young People In Spain

    The consumption of lorazepam has tripled among young people in the last three decades. According to data presented by the Spanish Ministry of Health, 19.6% of adolescents aged 14 to 18 admit to having taken hypnotic sedatives Hypnotic sedatives belong to a group of central nervous system depressant psychotropic drugs. Lorazepam (Orfidial) or bromazepam (Lexatin)

    • 8TH JANUARY 2024
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    Psycho-Oncology: A new specialty

    Psycho-Oncology: A new specialty

    January is set as date to initiate the process of making Psycho-oncology PIR (Psychologist in Residency) a reality. With the beginning of the year, the profession will initiate the procedures for this new specialty to take off. Additionally, the plan is to integrate the professional field with palliative care, aiming to create a PIR that

    • 17TH DECEMBER 2023
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    Annual Report on the Spanish Health Service

    Annual Report on the Spanish Health Service

    A recent report from the National Health System, published by the Ministry of Health, provides a detailed overview of health in our country, highlighting an alarming increase in cases of mental and behavioral disorders. Despite widespread confidence in the healthcare system, the document reveals concerning figures about the mental health of the Spanish population. According

    • 11TH DECEMBER 2023
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    Dirty Old Town

    Dirty Old Town

    In 2020 Spain was sanctioned by the EU regarding it’s lack of preventative measures in cleaning up the air in Madrid and parts of Barcelona. The European High Court ruling claimed that between 2010 and 2018 Spain had persistently breached limits of nitrogen dioxide in the capital, Madrid and in parts of Barcelona. They also

    • 28TH NOVEMBER 2023
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    World AIDS Day 2023

    World AIDS Day 2023

    1st December is World AIDS Day and this year the UN project on AIDS, UNAIDS focusses on empowering communities in tackling the AIDS problem UN General Secretary António Guterres has released his statement on the 2023 World AIDS Day where he promotes the key work of communities in tackling AIDS. From budgeting to programme implementation

    • 24TH NOVEMBER 2023
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    Ending Violence Against Women

    Ending Violence Against Women

    On the UNESCO Day of Eliminating Violence Against Women ESHA Spain unequivocally rejects all forms of violence against women. Such actions are not only morally reprehensible but also a violation of basic human rights. ESHA Spain advocates for a society that fosters respect, equality, and empathy, where women can live free from the threat of

    • 17TH NOVEMBER 2023
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    How to Combat Expat Loneliness in Spain

    How to Combat Expat Loneliness in Spain

    Navigating expat life in Spain and overcoming the challenges of loneliness. ESHA Spain present some targeted strategies, including considerations for accessing English-speaking doctors and therapists The initial thrill of embracing expat life in Spain is undeniable, especially during the early stages of adapting to a new life in this culturally rich country. However, as the