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Posted by portugalpress on October 18, 2017

If I told you that garlic, a humble kitchen herb, has the potential to save the world from the threat of antibiotic resistant infections, you probably wouldn’t believe me.

Luckily, you don’t have to take my word for it – Nottingham University carried out “ground-breaking” research in 2015 that explains it all scientifically.

In this unique study, researchers from the Microbiology and Medieval History departments re-created a remedy for a Staphylococcus aureus eye infection from a 10th century Anglo-Saxon ‘leechbook’ – using garlic, onion and oxgall or cow’s bile.

Posted by portugalpress on October 18, 2017

The HPA Health Group offers innovative technology in the treatment of swallowing difficulties and speech disorders. This new technology is the only one in the Algarve and one of the few in Portugal.

The Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation device was developed in the United States in the year 2000, but has only very recently been made available in Europe.

It is a portable system, with specific electrodes which are applied to the muscles used for swallowing and in speech.

Posted by portugalpress on October 18, 2017

One of the world’s most famous museums is the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. It is admired by millions of visitors each year and so needs a lot of maintenance to ensure its beautiful paintings are conserved and its structure is solid.

Although from the outside it looks perfect, for more than 200 years the museum suffered from a severe rising damp problem resulting in most of the walls requiring replastering and repainting each year, without actually addressing the underlying problem.

Posted by portugalpress on October 18, 2017

As Britain undertakes the fifth round of Brexit talks, some headway has already been made in some key areas affecting expatriates.

According to UK Brexit Secretary David Davis, previous negotiations “made real progress on issues which will enable citizens on both sides to continue to live their lives broadly as they do now”.

So what has been agreed and what issues affecting citizens’ rights are still under negotiation?

Posted by portugalpress on October 18, 2017

Some companies that provide utilities such as water, electricity, telecommunications and other public services try to charge thousands of euros for bills related to consumptions done more than six months ago. This type of debt collection, although not illegal, can be blocked by the consumer, who sometimes does not know this.

Posted by portugalpress on October 18, 2017

International real estate service Live and Invest Overseas has produced its annual list of the 10 best places to retire overseas. Unsurprisingly, and for the fourth year in a row, Portugal’s Algarve region tops the list, partly, it is reported, because it is possible to live comfortably on €1,400 a month.

But for many British people approaching retirement, there is a real fear that the golden age of moving overseas for a sun-filled retreat could be over as Brexit negotiations on free movement across the EU become knotty.

Posted by portugalpress on October 18, 2017

Foreign exchange specialists Currencies 4 You have opened a new office in Almancil.

Located on Rua 5 de Outubro in the heart of the town, the office officially opened its doors on October 9.

It is managed by Simon Perks, who leads a team comprising of Elisabete Serrano, Sharon Truman and Andrea Barnett, all of whom are on hand to assist with clients’ currency requirements.

Currencies 4 You was founded in 2009 by Suraj Gokani, who has over 14 years of experience in one of the most volatile markets in the world, namely the international currency markets.

Posted by portugalpress on October 18, 2017

Faro will be hosting its traditional Santa Iria fair between Friday, October 20 and Sunday, October 29 at Largo de São Francisco.

There will be rides, local entrepreneurs promoting their businesses, artisans selling their handicraft, regional delicacies and much more.

It is one of the oldest traditional fairs in the region, said to date back hundreds of years as it is mentioned in a 1596 manuscript.

Opening hours are Monday to Thursday (4pm to midnight), Friday to Saturday (3pm to 1am) and Sunday (3pm to midnight).

Posted by portugalpress on October 18, 2017

Olhão wildlife centre is holding a birdwatching excursion at Ria Formosa on Saturday (October 21).

As the centre explains, the estuary is a “sanctuary” for many kinds of birds.

The meeting point is at the entrance of Quinta de Marim in Olhão at 9am.

Admission is free but registration is needed.

927659313 | rias.aldeia@gmail.com

Posted by portugalpress on October 18, 2017

Frederico Falcão, president of Portugal’s wine and vines institute (IVV), has praised the “great evolution” of Algarve wines and said his goal is to make sure their quality continues to improve.

“Although I don’t visit the region frequently, I’m aware of the great evolution and development of Algarve wines, and that delights me because I like the region and its wines very much,” he said, cited by the Algarve’s wine commission (CVA).

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