Healthy diet could cut risk of Alzheimer’s disease

A new diet could more than halve a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study.

Researchers looked at the effects of three diets, namely a standard Mediterranean-type diet, the Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension diet (DASH) which is designed to reduce blood pressure and the Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodege-nerative Delay (MIND). This combines elements of the Me-diterranean diet and the DASH diet

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Cocaine smugglers trying every trick in the book

The bizarre, the ridiculous, the unbelievable, the potentially lethal, the laughable, the extreme, even the mind-boggling!

Cocaine thieves have tried it all to smuggle drugs in and out of Spain but police are wise to them all.

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Mueca 2015 set to bring every corner of Puerto alive with fun

Puerto de la Cruz is about to welcome back one of its most popular and entertaining festivals in Mueca 2015.

The International Festival of Art in the Street will once again offer a comprehensive programme of activities from May 7th to 10th, bringing the whole town alive with colour and fun.

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Island opera to portray legend of woman “buried alive”

The spooky legend of a La Palma woman said to have been buried alive more than 200 years ago has inspired the creation of a new opera.

The island’s Cabildo says it is delighted to support the project based on the life and death of María Liberata whose story is known by many residents but not beyond.

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Oldest road resurfaced at last

A road improvement project described as “perhaps the most pressing in the south of Tenerife” has now been completed.

The newly-resurfaced TF-463 links the coastal town of Playa San Juan with Guia de Isora and was previously in a bad condition.

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Car thefts at local beauty spots

Police have arrested three people for homing in on tourist cars parked at local beauty spots.

The men, aged 32, 35 and 21, operated in the areas around the beach of Las Teresitas in Santa Cruz, the fishing village of San Andrés and the viewing point of Pico del Inglés.

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Organic garden plots on offer

Allotments appear to be as popular here in Tenerife as they are in the UK.

La Orotava began its scheme in 2011 as a pioneer for the Canary Islands. It has proved extremely popular, so much so that representatives from other municipalities have been to visit to adopt the idea themselves.

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Roundabout to have sensor lighting

La Palma is to use a pioneering scheme in Spain to light a major roundabout and contribute to the green environment.

The system is being installed at the new Cruce del Molino on the LP3 at Breña Alta. It allows variations in the LED lighting, depending on the amount of traffic at the time, and uses less power.

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Four week deadline for landslide works

Major roadworks are being carried out alongside a busy road in El Rosario to rectify landslides.

The protection work at Tabaiba Baja started on April 13th and has a deadline of four weeks to be completed.

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Tips to avoid indigestion

If you have indigestion only occasionally with mild pain and discomfort, you may not need to see your GP for treatment. It may be possible to ease your symptoms by making a few simple changes to your diet and lifestyle.

 

Healthy weight

Being overweight puts more pressure on your stomach, making it easier for stomach acid to be pushed back up into your oesophagus (gullet). This is known [...]

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