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Looking good as a means to feeling good

Man’s quest for looking young forever has not been the sole preoccupation of women (just look at “The Picture of Dorian Gray”) nor has it only been recently that the media has bombarded us with...

On World Osteoporosis Day, Portuguese specialist Pedro Lôbo do Vale has explained that the condition affects over 800,000 people in Portugal - most of them women - and will see one in three over...

Autumn wars: allergy strikes back

Autumn has arrived, and you’re not feeling too good. You can’t stop sniffing and sneezing. Your nose is clogged and you don’t sleep well. The return of cool weather leaves you feeling not...

What to eat when you have chronic kidney disease

There is no single eating plan that is correct for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The doctor must always determine at what stage is the CKD. What patients can and cannot eat may be...

Use of social media blamed for spiralling cases of anxiety and depression

A leading Portuguese psychiatrist has sounded a stark warning over the use of social media.

Cases of anxiety, depression, stress, dependence, self-harm and even suicide are becoming ever...

A deep and detailed look into the complex world of Alzheimer’s disease was published this month in Barlavento newspaper, highlighting the daily struggles of a daughter coping with her mother’s...

Cholesterol

Cholesterol is both a friend and a foe. At normal levels, it is an essential substance for the body’s normal functioning, but if levels in the blood get too high, it becomes a silent danger that...

The Hospital Particular do Algarve’s (HPA) new hyperbaric chamber was used for the first time on Monday (September 14) to treat two British victims of decompression sickness.

The dive...

Over 100 people attended the Algarve’s first hyperbaric medicine conference, which took place on Saturday (September 12) at the Hospital Particular de Alvor.

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