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“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...

Doctors step-up fight against hospital director

As many as 370 Algarve doctors have signed up to the latest attempt to disgrace hospital administrator Pedro Nunes (pictured).

This new bid follows the ongoing controversy that has dogged...

Diabetes support - Alcoutim

Alcoutim has renewed a protocol with AEDMADA, a regional association for the study of diabetes and support of local patients.

The council will be giving €4,500 a year to the project, which...

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