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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...

The top socially-accepted drug

Alcohol is a socially-accepted drug, consumed every day in enormous quantities; a chemical substance that affects the body and mind, and is not considered “bad” by the general public or the law....

1,000 in Portugal at risk of Chagas disease

It has an unusual name - due to the surname of its founder - but the insidious Latin-American Chagas disease now threatens as many as a 1,000 people in Portugal.

It cannot be ignored, an...

Braced for an encounter with the deadly Ebola virus, Portugal’s director general of health Francisco George says the country is prepared and has a strategy in place. Only last month, the health...

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