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Researchers find that ‘aguardente’ fruit Medronho is good for you

A recent study has found that medronho, the fruit commonly found in the Algarve’s Monchique and Caldeirão mountains and used to create the hugely alcoholic Medronho aguardente (firewater), is...

Under attack

When we read or watch the news headlines, we feel that the world is under attack from everywhere, everybody and everything. It feels like a dangerous, negative world to live in.

Almost all...

A third set of teeth

My maternal great-grandfather, an old generation Algarvian gentleman, based his daily diet on fish. I can still recall his toothless smile. Mr. Estevens had not one single tooth in his mouth but...

Healthy and balanced meals

Because I believe food is ultimately the best medicine, I want to give you the tools that you need to be able to make good food choices, and prepare a healthy and balanced menu. In my previous...

Myths, misconceptions and reality

Myths are beliefs that are held to be true even though there is substantial evidence disproving them. Misconception is an incorrect view or opinion that is based on faulty thinking or...

Innovative breast cancer treatment comes to Algarve

A determining factor for the success of cancer treatment is how soon treatment is initiated. The possibility of completing radiotherapy during the surgery for breast cancer and in one session only...

Diabetes, the silent disease

Glucose (sugar) is essential to life. Diabetes is an abnormal and uncontrolled rise of the blood glucose level, or “sugar diabetes”. This is due to alterations in insulin production or lack of...

Healthy eating in pregnancy

Pregnancy is a very important stage in a woman’s life,thus additional nutritional careis vital.

Eating well during pregnancy doesn’t necessa­ry mean eating for two – al­though it is very...

Lung cancer – 10 new cases every day

On average, over 10 people develop lung cancer every day in Portugal and a total of 4,000 new cases of the disease are expected this year.

The news came from Fernando Barata, president of...

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