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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...

The Rapid is a hatchback that looks like the child of an estate and a shooting brake. Surprisingly, it works out really well.

I have a friend who took an unfortunate turn in life and became...

Every family should have one, but the truth is that 31.1% of the Algarve’s population has not been appointed a family doctor, according to data from the regional health administration (ARS) cited...

Opt for coconut oil when cooking and baking in place of butter. It is one of the few oils that remains ‘healthy’ and does not oxidise when heated.

Coconut oil is also rich in lauric acid, a...

Torticollis, a pain in the neck

Have you ever gone to bed perfectly fine and woken up the next morning with a stiff, painful neck where your head stays tilted to one side? Sometimes the pain can be so acute that just lifting...

Ferrari was just nominated World’s Most Powerful Brand for the second year running. It seemed fit then, to write about the Prancing Horse.

Enzo Ferrari wanted to be an opera singer but he...

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