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World Parkinson’s Disease Day

  Understanding Parkinson’s Disease Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a long-term progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement. It develops when cells in a particular part of the brain stop working properly and are lost over the time. These

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The importance of sleep for a healthy life

Contemporary society versus sleep The benefits of a good night sleep are well known nowadays. However, in the World Sleep Day – celebrated every 16th March -, specialists keep reminding us how our routines are contradicting this knowledge and harming

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World Cancer Day 2018

What do specialists say? Healthy daily habits and screening are the main keys to cancer prevention. There were an estimated 14.1 million cancer cases around the world in 2012, a number that is expected to grow to 24 million by

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World Diabetes Day 2017

422 million adults worldwide have diabetes. The prevalence of this condition is rising at a faster pace than before particularly among low and middle income countries. There are different types of diabetes. Only type 1 is not preventable. In all

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The future of health at the Web Summit

Medical Port visited the tech conference that brought people from all over the world to Lisbon. The future of health was among the topics discussed at the Web Summit. From alternative therapies to wearables, transplants and hybrid humans: a broad

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October: Breast cancer awareness month

Many countries mark October as the Breast Cancer Awareness month, with the aim to disseminate more information about the leading cancer among women, as well as promote an early detection. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women. Some

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Health R&D: Portugal among the best

A recent report published by the World Health Organization (WHO) places Portugal on the 8th place in the ranking of countries with highest percentage of GDP spent on Health and medical science research and development (R&D). The report claims that

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World Hepatitis Day 2017

Hepatitis is a liver inflammation caused by a virus. Since 2010, the World Health Organization (WHO) brings awareness to this disease every 28th of July. The motto for this year is: “to eliminate hepatitis.” There are five hepatitis viruses: A, B, C, D

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31st May: World No Tobacco Day

Tobacco contributes to 16% of non-communicable diseases and tobacco-related diseases kill more than 7 million every year. Today commemorates the World No Tobacco Day, a date that aims to raise awareness of the hazardous effects of tobacco, not only for

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World Immunization Week 2017 – Vaccines are successful

During the “World Immunization Week” the World Health Organization (WHO) raises awareness to the use of vaccines as an effective tool protect against diseases. Vaccines are seen as one of the most successful and cost-effective ways to prevent diseases and

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