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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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Lonely Planet: Portugal among the top destinations for 2018

The country comes third in the Lonely Planet ranking. This is just another of many international recognitions portraying Portugal as a desirable tourism destination. Already thinking about where to go next year? Lonely Planet, reknown worldwide for its travel guide books, places

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Lisbon: Millennials find their new home

The UK newspaper “The Independent” explains why so many young professionals are calling Lisbon their new home, as the possibility to work remotely becomes more and more a reality. Warm, vibrant, “the new capital of cool”, as we have previously described

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Surrogacy in Portugal – Part 2

Surrogacy is regulated in Portugal since August. While the country puts no restriction based on nationality, the process has multiple requirements and must always happen on a voluntary basis. For an introductory part and requirements for surrogacy, check Part 1

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Surrogacy in Portugal – Part 1

Since August, Portugal is one of the few European countries to have legislation on surrogacy. In some countries like France, Italy or Spain, this process is forbidden, while the law varies among other European countries where it’s legal. Who is

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Expats have decided: Portugal has the best quality of life

Portugal is one of the biggest winners in the latest report from InterNations, an international expat community, that counted on the input of 12 500 expats. According to the 2017 “Expat Insider Report”, Portugal is definitely a top choice among

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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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Portugal twice on the list of best places to retire abroad

Lisbon and the Algarve region feature once again among the top-ten destinations to retire abroad, according to editor of Live and Invest Overseas. It’s not the first time that Kathleen Pediccord, from Live an Invest Oversees chooses Portugal as a

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Move over Lisbon, Oporto is the coolest city…

… at least for 8 reasons. Lisbon remains the city receiving more tourists in Portugal, but CNN explains why Oporto has much to offer as well.  CNN describes Oporto as “a place to go for a unique blend of history,

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