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Aspirin revisited

The good old aspirin … A real survivor, with extensive usage, from pain relief to preventative medicine.

Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) was first produced in tablet form in 1901, more than...

Golf is a popular sport amongst people of all ages worldwide. Part of its appeal is that to participate there is no gender, skill or age limit.

People of all ages can practice golf,...

Artificial sweeteners

With overweight and obesity increasing at a fast pace, sugar substitutes abound and are taking the place of sugar in the market. Too much sugar is of course a major contribution to our caloric...

Complex care is the most important problem faced in general/internal medicine as it is a real challenge to treat patients with multiple co-morbidities. It is very common for patients to have...

An extremely efficient natural therapy now available in Portugal

Hirudotherapy is a type of therapy that uses medicinal leeches to treat and prevent a number of different illnesses. The name derives from the Latin word ‘hirunas’, which means leech.

The...

Breathing in this spring

Did you know that you can improve your health, diminish the amount of stress in your life, increase your energy level, improve your concentration capacities and more just by doing the simplest...

Gallstone disease is common in the population, with symptoms often underestimated by the patient and physician, and diagnosed only when complications arise.

Gallstones are stone-like...

Diabetes: how to control blood sugar

According to the World Health Organisation, diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs either when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin...

Cancer surgeries delayed over lack of medical gowns

Cancer surgeries have had to be delayed because doctors don’t have clean gowns. This latest ‘shock’ exposing the effects of austerity cuts on the health service came this week at IPO - the country...

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