Author: Mirelle Toddington

Omeprazol use causes concern

Overuse of Omeprazol sparks GP concerns   Doctors in Spain have warned against ‘excessive and inappropriate use’ of the stomach-protector pill Omeprazol, saying it can lead to infections in the digestive system, reduced absorption of vitamins and even cancer of the oesophagus and stomach. One in three patients who take Omeprazol regularly should not be doing so, GPs reveal. Although prescriptions for it have not increased in the last few years – quite the opposite, says digestion specialist Dr Mercedes Ricote – it can be purchased over the counter, leading to many taking it without medical advice. Dr Ricote,...

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The battle for Cala Mosca

Brussels battle for Cala Mosca   At a decisive moment when the developer is determined to get the final green light to build 1,500 new houses on this last kilometre of virgin coastline, the European Parliament Petitions Committee has intervened to safeguard the interests of environmental protection. The previous intervention of the European Parliament in 2012, after local political party CLARO presented its Petition supported by over 7,000 signatories, effectively paralysed the developer’s building plans by insisting on an Environment Impact Study. However, the Developer can lawfully carry out this study, and when it was presented in 2014, it...

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APAH at Zenia Boulevard

APAH awareness event at popular shopping centre   Animal rescue charity APAH was recently invited by the management team at Alcampo in Zenia Boulevard to hold a three day pet awareness event at the supermarket. Every week, volunteers from APAH visit the store to buy food and cat litter for the cats and dogs in their care, which led Marie Carmen the department manager for the Pet Supplies Section to invite them to host the event. Tables promoting the work that APAH does were placed at the store entrances giving information on the work APAH does in rescuing, rehabilitating and...

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New International library in Blue Lagoon

  Las Filipinas Neighbourhood Association, which covers the area between Orihuela Costa and San Miguel de Salinas, has spearheaded a number of new activities at Las Filipinas Social Centre, which is located in Blue Lagoon. These include: Spanish lessons, fitness classes and community groups – and now thanks to the agreement of San Miguel councillor María José Costa, the building will now also house an international library. Although there is no funding to buy books, the association hopes that local residents will donate books that they no longer need, in any language, to get the collection started. The centre...

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World Cancer Day raises much-needed funds

  Maria and the Pink Ladies hosted a local World Cancer day event at Zenia Boulevard on Saturday to mark the occasion. World Cancer Day takes place annually on 4th February and unites the world’s population in the fight against cancer. It aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about the disease, pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action. The local event attracted hundreds of well wishers and the warm sunny day encouraged people to join in the fun and help raise funds for Spanish anti-cancer charity the AECC....

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