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This time of year for most Algarvians is a time to recuperate a little. After spending a summer working too many hours a day, having put the kids back to school and having gone through an...

There is something more important than enumerating diseases one by one; something more important that we must deal with every day: people who are ill, who feel ill, who suffer … as a whole!

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Glaucoma is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness. In the early stages, there are no symptoms. While glaucoma can strike anyone, the risk is much greater for certain groups of people. High-...

If I told you that garlic, a humble kitchen herb, has the potential to save the world from the threat of antibiotic resistant infections, you probably wouldn’t believe me.

Luckily, you don...

The HPA Health Group offers innovative technology in the treatment of swallowing difficulties and speech disorders. This new technology is the only one in the Algarve and one of the few in...

Around 400 B.C., Hippocrates is said to have named masses of cancerous cells karkinos — Greek for crab. Why did he use that word?

A malignant tumour is usually hard mass, so maybe it...

A new equipment for the treatment of cancer will soon be available at the Hospital Particular in Gambelas: Hyperthermia.

Hyperthermia means increasing body temperature above the...

I’ve had several women come to me this month with hypothyroidism, or low thyroid function. All had different symptoms, but had one thing in common: they had all been diagnosed with something else...

Type 2 diabetes mellitus is the most prevalent form of diabetes and is associated with modern lifestyle: poor diet and sedentary lifestyle. Many people are unaware that they suffer from this...

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