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Half the angiographs used in Portugal’s hospitals are past their ‘sell-by’ dates. According to a new report on large-scale hospital equipment, 22 of the country’s 44 angiographs are over 10 years...

Hospital “victory” opens new can of worms

On paper, it’s a “victory”. Socialists fighting the transfer of services from Portimão hospital to Faro have won a court ruling that effectively bars health chiefs from any further streamlining....

BMW 328

All roads lead to Lisbon from April 4 to 6 if you are a classic car buff. And, if you are not, here is your chance of becoming one.

This time, instead of my regular ideas regarding the...

One of the best things about car presentations is getting to know different places. I had been in Berlin before, but not at Tempelhof. Built in the Twenties and later used by the Nazi regime, the...

Child vaccine withdrawn after bad reactions

A multi-vaccine against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and polio has been suspended following serious adverse reactions in three children.

Reactions included strong pain and swelling...

Health service suffers 2,000 ‘no shows’ every day

Every day at least 2,000 patients fail to turn up for medical appointments in Portugal’s health centres and surgeries - and doctors point the finger at increased charges and patients’ financial...

Did you know that certain foods or food components may provide health and wellness benefits? These foods, also known as “functional foods”, are thought to provide benefits beyond basic nutrition...

Peugeot is on a roll at the moment with a series of genuinely interesting cars. The new 308 is a world apart from its disappointing predecessor and I quite like it.

I will start this piece...

“It is a national emergency.” Thousands of Portuguese every year need ‘end-of-life’ palliative care, but only a tiny minority receive it. According to APCP (the Portuguese palliative care...

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