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Health service suffers 2,000 ‘no shows’ every day

Every day at least 2,000 patients fail to turn up for medical appointments in Portugal’s health centres and surgeries - and doctors point the finger at increased charges and patients’ financial...

Did you know that certain foods or food components may provide health and wellness benefits? These foods, also known as “functional foods”, are thought to provide benefits beyond basic nutrition...

“It is a national emergency.” Thousands of Portuguese every year need ‘end-of-life’ palliative care, but only a tiny minority receive it. According to APCP (the Portuguese palliative care...

Every family should have one, but the truth is that 31.1% of the Algarve’s population has not been appointed a family doctor, according to data from the regional health administration (ARS) cited...

Opt for coconut oil when cooking and baking in place of butter. It is one of the few oils that remains ‘healthy’ and does not oxidise when heated.

Coconut oil is also rich in lauric acid, a...

Torticollis, a pain in the neck

Have you ever gone to bed perfectly fine and woken up the next morning with a stiff, painful neck where your head stays tilted to one side? Sometimes the pain can be so acute that just lifting...

For humans to be in good health, or “healthy”, usually means the general condition of a person’s mind and body free from illness, injury or pain.

Everyone wants to be healthy and society...

New moves to oust hospital director

In a relentless concerted attack on Algarve hospital boss Pedro Nunes, Portimão’s municipal assembly has passed a new motion calling for his dismissal. The move comes after a series of political...

Are you sure you have healthy kidneys?

“But doctor, my kidneys have never given me trouble, I’ve never had pain and I’ve no problem urinating ...” This is unfortunately due to the fact that very often, when patients seek the...

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