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61-year-old man eaten alive by maggots

A 61-year-old bedridden man from Vienna was eaten alive by maggots, reported Austrias Broadcasting Corporation “ORF”. His 34-year-old girlfriend was sleeping next to him in bed until his death was noticed.

The first autopsy reaveled that he died because of a circulatory failure. The man was totally corroded by maggots. They were already inside his lungs. But the forensic medicine don’t wanted to confirm that maggots got the blame for his death.

34-year-old girlfriend was arrested by the police. She has to expect a trial because of denial of assistance. The 61-year-old had a stroke and was a nursing case since the last five years. His girlfriend explained that she was totally overchallenged with the care. They were a couple since 15 years.


Salzburgs children don’t want to make sport

Doctors of the state hospital criticize that the children of the province of Salzburg are not so much interested in sport anymore. 20 years ago their predecessors were much more sporty and healthier. The blame for the worrying development got the playstation. But also parents are not that innocent. They are too anxious and fear […]

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Austrian women become alcohol dependent

The amount of alcohol dependent women in Austria is increasing rapidly, warns the director of the Austrian Anton Proksch Institute Michael Musalek. If this trend continues, the amount of alcohol dependent women in Austria is going to redouble. Alcohol seems to be very popular in the Alpine Republic. The country takes the top places in […]

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Burgenland is the home of the most eager blood donors in Austria

Austrias most eastern province of Burgenland is the home of Austrias most eager blood donors. Every year the people from Burgenland give more than 10.000 litre blood. 5 percent of all Burgenlanders are regular blood donors. Austrias Red Cross tries to get blood donors with slogans like “Give blood, save lifes”, or “If you want […]

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Grievances in Viennese psychiatry

The Green party locates massive grievances in the psychiatry of Vienna again. 6 months ago the investigation committee of Viennas local council finished the last investigations. Now the Greens think that “old mistakes are done again”. The main reproach is the suspicion that mentally disturbed patients have to live isolated in special buildings. Green politican […]

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Increase of alcohol intoxications: Alcohol too cheap in Austria?

The leader of the workshop for prophylaxis of addiction in Vorarlbergs Western province of Vorarlberg damns the reviviscence of cheap alcohol in discotheques. The critical man even locates a “barbarization”. He demands a discussion with mayors and public authorities from towns and villages with discotheques. Alcoholic drinks should be more expensive again, is the main […]

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Austrian girls are very slim

A study of a French research scientist revealed that Austrian girls are one of the most slender ones in Europe. Only girls from France and Italy are slimmer. French girls have a body mass index of 23,2 and are the winners of the analyis. The results were published in the new issue of the professional […]

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Too many mistakes in Austrian hospitals?

A controversial topic occurred about a new book which discusses mistakes in Austrian hospitals. The author promotes his work even in TV shows. He claims that Austrian hospitals are a deathtrap, because too many mistakes happen which cause death. Doctors are upset and deny the reproaches. One of the complaints is that 17 percent of […]

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Austrian dogs are too fat

An investigation of a pet food manufacturer revealed the result that every third dog in Austria is too fat. Reasons are wrong feeding and too little move. Castrated and sterilized dogs have a higher risk for overweight. Even the weight of the dog owner has a huge influence on the weight of the dog. The […]

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Does Jörg Haiders party destroy Carinthias health system?

Jörg Haider is the minister president of Austrias Southern federal state Carinthia. His party rules the province since 1999. This seems to be a thorn in the flesh of Carinthias Socialdemocrats. Emotional critics and getting caught up in each other’s blame is part of the political everyday life in Carinthia. Now the Socialdemocratic party whip […]

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One million Austrian men are impotent

According to an article on the website of the Austrian Broadcasting, one million Austrian men are impotent. The only way to avoid impotence is to do a lot of sport, and an additional wastage of 4.000 calories every week. Austrian men are known for their carelessness about their health. Potency could be a good motivation […]

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Austrian midwifes against Caesarean operations

Austrian midwifes criticize the high amount of Caesarean operations. Every fourth baby in Austria is born that way. The federal state of Burgenland in the leader of Caesarean operations. The midwifes in Austria are not happy with such a development. “Soon every second baby is born by Caesarean operation”, moans a speaker of the midwifes. […]

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Every fifth Lower Austrian is impractical for the army

Every year 12.000 young men from Lower Austria have to go to the army physical. In the last years every fifth of them is not useful for the Austrian army. 25 percent of the impractical men have mental problems and psychical conspicuities. The main reasons for such a result are wrong nutrition, no sport, and […]

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Clinic for in vitro fertilization wants sperm from fire fighters

A clinic in Carinthia for in vitro fertilization is out of sperm. Now they have started an appeal for help through the medias. Fire fighters from Carinthia should come and provide the clinic with their sperm. The manager of the clinic for in vitro fertilization in Carinthias capital Klagenfurt is in deep trouble. He is […]

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People from Tirol have highest life expectancy in Austria

The people from Austrias Western province Tirol have the highest life expectancy in Austria. This is the result of “Statistik Austria”. The average Tirolean man who is born today, can expect to turn 78 years. Female Tiroleans have a life expectancy of 84 years. The two places of Tirol with the highest life expectancy are […]

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85-year-old woman was killed by leeches

The 85-year-old woman from Lower Austria wanted to make “leech therapy”. Her doctor fixed 20 leeches on the body of the old woman. Leeches should help against impaired circulations. On the next day the 85-year-old was dead. She died because of acute anaemia. The leeches took too much blood from her. Now the female doctor […]

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Salzburg: Hepatitis scandal in Austrian supermarket

Horrible news from the city of Salzburg. 13 customers of a supermarket in Salzburg were infected with the hepatitis A virus (jaundice), because they bought meat from the supermarkets delicacies unit. The circulator of the disease was the butcher of the supermarket, which is located in the Salzburg district of Schallmoos. The supermarket had to […]

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Every third Austrian girl has eating disorder

Already 30 percent of all Austrian girls have abnormal eating behaviours. They are suffering under anorexia or bulimia. This means they are addicted to eat, and to vomit their meal in succession. Experts say those kind of things are the diseases for women of the 21th century. Girls want to have a thin body at […]

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8th November: Austrian doctors on strike

Austria had more popular health ministers in its history as the present one. Now doctors in Austria are even going on strike, to protest against the new law in the health system. A strike of doctors in Austria is something very unsusual, but Austrias health minister made it possible to displease them in a way, […]

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Addicted to ham & cheeseburgers: Carinthian schools prefer fast food

The president of the medical association in Vienna demands a ban on fast food in schools. The Carinthians don’t like such an idea. “Nobody takes our beloved fast food away”, is the sulky comment from Austrias Southern province. It’s an undisputed truth that fast food is not the healthiest nutrition. Especially for young people. Fast […]

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Many Austrians feel healthy but aren’t

According to a new survey of Statistik Austria, 75,5 percent of Austrians feel “very good” or at least “good”. This is quite a suprising result, as most of the Austrians suffer under many medical conditions and chronic diseases. 2,3 mio Austrians over 15 years have backbone troubles, 1,3 mio blood-pressure, 1,1 mio always problems with […]

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Sensational birth of identical triplet in Vorarlberg

In Feldkirch, a little town in the province of Voralberg, on Monday, the 6th of August, the monozygotic (appeared from one fertilized egg) triplet of girls is born. The probability to give a birth to such an identical triplet is only 1 to 200 million… This phenomenon is possible to achieve only by natural way, […]

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Aptitude test for medical study: Germans better than Austrians

The aptitude tests for the medical study are evaluated. The best result had a young lady from Vienna, but applicants from Germany were averaged better than Austrians. 2.581 people applied in the test. 740 places at university are available. Two third of the applicants were Austrians, 28% Germans, and the rest came from several countries […]

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Births in Austrias federal state Tirol

7.117 babies were born last year in the federal state of Tirol. Conspicuously is that women in old age became mothers more often, and the increase of abdominal deliveries. More and more women in Tirol decide to have a baby in old age. Last year every fourth mother was more than 35 years old. The […]

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Life expectancy in Austria rises

The life expectancy in Austria continues to rise. Stronger in the Western parts of Austria than in the Eastern provinces. The data for such results comes from the new health report. Furthermore the differences in life expectancy between men and women decrease. The average Austrian man has a life expectancy of 76,5 years. The woman […]

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Every fourth Austrian is mentally ill

Almost a fourth of the Austrians suffer under mental illness in the course of a year. Such a conclusion can be found in the health economic study, which was carried out the first time in Europe. “Cost of Disorders of the Brain in Europe” is the title of the study. 28 European countries were investigated. […]

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No pupils for geriatric care school in Graz

The need for qualified employees of geriatric care is big in Austria. In spite of that a geriatric care school in Graz has to face empty class rooms. Reason is not a lack of interest, but the missing assistance of the employment agency. “The pupils need financial assistance”, says the female schoolmaster Heidemarie Schrötter. “No […]

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Modern equipment for patients with cardiovascular diseases

Hospital of Wels (Upper Austria) has purchased a new apparatus for investigation of coronary arteries without use of the catheter. The coronary artery disease (CAD) is a major cause of illness and death in the developed countries. The new technology is able to help to detect changes in the heart vessels at their earliest stages, […]

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Alarming data about language difficulties in children

According to the survey of the province and Caritas organization, every second child between five and six years in Upper Austria has difficulties with the speech. Speech and language therapists say, that nowadays children of the early age (until two years) often spend too much time only with their mothers. The TV serves as a […]

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Premiere of laboratory for heart catheterization in Europe

For the first time in Europe a stereotactic heart catheterization laboratory was opened in the Cardiology department of internal medicine at Vienna General Hospital (AKH). Three million Euros were spent to arrange it. For cardiologists this is a new way to treat heart illnesses. This laboratory is composed of two large magnets with a weight […]

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Unique museum of contraception and pregnancy termination

A worldwide unique museum of contraception and pregnancy termination was opened in Vienna. Numerous exhibits and various kinds of information about this subject are exposed. The possibility to regulate pregnancy and parenthood itself is an important achievement of the medicine. It is expected, that a lot of young people will visit this museum, in order […]

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