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Most locations in the Algarve have fast-flying, crazy swooping birds and many of them build nests on the outside of buildings and other structures. I am often asked, are they swallows or swifts?...

Yet another BMW SUV is here to drag customers away from saloons and hatchbacks. At least it looks and drives rather well.

Well, it figures. Two weeks ago I put down SUVs and the way they...

Back pain is the most frequent complaint of the human species. Worldwide, cervical, upper and lower back pain are the most common causes for medical consultations and absenteeism from work. It is...

Summer holidays are coming and whether you have planned your vacation in a foreign country or in a location not so far away, it is likely to involve travelling. Unfortunately for some, travelling...

I often write about specific medical ‘conditions’ and the natural treatments that can help overcome them. However, I’m constantly reminded that the physical aspect of ‘dis-ease’ is only ever part...

It is estimated that in Portugal approximately 25% of the population (around 2.5 million people) suffer from respiratory allergic diseases, such as rhinitis and bronchial asthma. This number has...

Yes, they are incredible engineering achievements sometimes, but are SUVs a sign of progress for the auto industry?

I would say no.

It is common to hear our elders talking about the...

It’s summertime. Time for the beach, the sun, dining “al fresco” and … mosquitoes!

There is no doubt about it, mosquitoes are annoying.

What is worse, their bites sometimes...

To the north of Silves lies the Barragem de Odelouca (“barragem” being Portuguese for dam), a huge expanse of water commissioned in June 2012, which is a main source of drinking water for the...

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