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A clinic offering ‘avant-garde’ plastic surgery opened in Vilamoura on November 29. The clinic is the brainchild of Avelino Monteiro Abreu, an experienced plastic surgeon who also works for...

Hearing loss and ageing do not necessarily need to go hand in hand

Hearing difficulties are often undervalued and regarded as a natural phenomena associated with the ageing process. Although in the elderly, loss of hearing is called presbycusis. Due to the...

Did you know that they are our fuel? Like cars we need fuel, and they represent the necessary energy. Carbohydrates aren’t bad, but some may be healthier than others.

Bread, pasta, rice,...

Teenagers and children’s postures

You certainly have noticed how our young population, mainly our teenagers, have adopted bad postural habits. They seem to be glued into this hunched over posture over their cell phones or tablets...

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...

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