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Diabetes: how to control blood sugar

According to the World Health Organisation, diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs either when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin...

Vila do Bispo is a small pretty town west of Lagos with narrow streets and typical whitewashed Algarvean houses surrounding the main 16th century church with a museum containing some interesting...

Tavira is a coastal city in the Algarve, southern region of Portugal, famous for its Moorish architecture. Fondly called Venice of Algarve, the city lies across the river Gilao that meets the...

A blue Renault 8 Gordini was the first winner of the Rally de Portugal. Back in 1967, on its very first edition, the biggest rallying event held in the country actually had an ‘e’ at the end –...

Cancer surgeries delayed over lack of medical gowns

Cancer surgeries have had to be delayed because doctors don’t have clean gowns. This latest ‘shock’ exposing the effects of austerity cuts on the health service came this week at IPO - the country...

Although small in stature, Alex Wilson was larger than life as a leader in the classic car movement in the Algarve.

On April 7, more than 60 classic car enthusiasts from the ‘Monday Car...

The top socially-accepted drug

Alcohol is a socially-accepted drug, consumed every day in enormous quantities; a chemical substance that affects the body and mind, and is not considered “bad” by the general public or the law....

1,000 in Portugal at risk of Chagas disease

It has an unusual name - due to the surname of its founder - but the insidious Latin-American Chagas disease now threatens as many as a 1,000 people in Portugal.

It cannot be ignored, an...

Braced for an encounter with the deadly Ebola virus, Portugal’s director general of health Francisco George says the country is prepared and has a strategy in place. Only last month, the health...

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