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Medical Port at the Medical Travel Summit 2017

Medical Port CEO Belén de Vicente was a guest speaker at the Medical Travel Summit in Croatia, an event organized by the International Medical Travel Journal (IMTJ). The Medical Travel Summit in an event for senior-level professionals working in the

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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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World Immunization Week 2017 – Vaccines Work

Every year, the last week of April aims to raise awareness for immunization. This year topic is “Vaccines Work”. Vaccines work by acting as “fake” pathogens that carry diseases, prompting a response from the immune system. This way, the body will be

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Lisbon: the new capital of cool

Lisbon has become very attractive for foreigners looking to run their businesses or just resettle. The Guardian explores examples of the city’s recovery after the economic crisis. According to this article by the Guardian, Lisbon is a city “of old-fashioned

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This year’s hottest destination? Portugal, says “Boston Globe”

Portugal’s attractiveness reached the other side of the Atlantic. The Boston Globe emphasises how a small country like Portugal has a varied range of offerings, “good food, rich history, great views and temperate climate”.   Lisbon is described as a city

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March 24th: World Tuberculosis Day

World Tuberculosis day aims to raise awareness to the epidemic of tuberculosis, a disease that in 2015 affected more than 10 millions people worldwide. The theme for this year is “Unite to End TB”. Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial infection

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Parkinson’s: Rehabilitation and Learning Camp in Portugal

“You need motivation, I think that’s what the staff here are very good at, they are very good at motivating you without making you feel like it’s a bootcamp.” We have already talked about how exercise can be a boost

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International Childhood Cancer Day – 15 February

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that around 200 000 children and teenagers are diagnosed with cancer, though many cases may be unreported. It is one of the leading causes of death among children. Childhood cancer is commonly used to

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Porto: Best European Destination 2017

Nominated three times and three times winner, setting a new record. The city of Porto is once again the Best European Destination. “Never has the choice of the winning city been so unanimous among travellers from all other the world”,

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Parkinson’s Disease: How exercise can help

Exercise has multiple benefits for everybody. But for for people suffering from Parkinson’s, a movement disorder, it can have even a greater importance. A recent article by the New York Times emphasizes the power of exercise for Parkinsons Disease patients.

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