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Porto Hospital opens training on Parkinson’s technique

Porto’s Hospital de São João is to start training foreign doctors on a technique it has been perfecting for years in the treatment of patients with Parkinson’s disease.

Deep Brain...

Did you know that you can dislocate your jaw just by eating a bread roll? No, neither did I – until it happened to me exactly one year ago.

I never expected to injure myself so badly one...

Beside you all the way

Senology is the medical specialty that deals with the study and the treatment of the mammary glands for both benign and malignant breast disease.

When there is any suspicion, alteration or...

Gout

Gout is a type of arthritis in which uric acid crystals are deposited in the joints, tendons and kidneys causing pain and inflammation.

Uric acid is normally cleared from the body via the...

A ground-breaking, blood-resistant surgical glue which allows for easier reparation of cardiovascular anomalies has been created by a group involving two Portuguese scientists – Maria José Pereira...

Good news for hepatitis C sufferers

A pioneering new treatment for people suffering from hepatitis C will be made available in Portugal this month - two years after its use was approved by the EC.

Boceprevir will improve...

Mouth ulcers

What are they?

These are sores that tend to be white in the centre and surrounded by red inflammation. They can range in size from a small pinhead to quite large. They can appear quickly...

First stone laid at university’s new medicine wing

A line-up of government officials and academics witnessed the laying of the first stone of the long-awaited new wing at University of the Algarve (UALG) that will house the institution’s medicine...

Cross-border health agreement in the making

Health chiefs in the Algarve and Spain are coming up with a ‘Eurocitizen’ discount card, to help people get the specialist care they need at affordable prices.

The initiative was thrashed...

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