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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.

Featuring a panel of national...

Coronary angioplasty and thrombolysis - The interventions that protect your heart || Part 2

Cardiovascular disease is responsible for major mortality rates, of which acute myocardial infarction is the most prominent condition. Until a few years ago, mortality rate due to acute myocardial...

It’s yet another reason why we should all be blending smoothies and counting calories. Lusa reports today on an American study that shows that people who gain weight in their 50s stand a much...

After undergoing much-needed repair work, Faro Hospital’s children’s ward officially reopened on Friday (August 28) in a ceremony attended by the Secretary of State for Health Manuel Teixeira....

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