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New year, same health: why have a check-up?

What is a medical check-up and what is it for? O medical examination encompasses a series of clinical tests and examinations, the purpose of which is to assess the general health of the individual and to detect any undiagnosed diseases. However, a good monitoring program does not necessarily have to include all existing tests and clinical examinations....

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Canker sores – their causes and treatment

Canker sores are very common, but they can be quite embarrassing and painful. Although the causes of canker sores are not completely known, some factors seem to contribute to their development, as Dr. Andreia Maduro points out. You have most likely already experienced the discomfort of a canker sore, as it is one of the most common health...

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Do you know the most common cause of vertigo?

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common cause of vertigo, and although it can affect anyone, it is most often experienced in older age groups. BPPV is mainly treated by maneuvers performed by specialists. We spend our daily lives depending on it, but it is only when it fails that we realize how crucial it is to our lives....

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Head and neck cancer: beware of smoking and alcohol

Smoking and alcohol consumption, as well as HPV infection, are the main causes of head and neck cancer. Oncologist Leonor Abreu Ribeiro discusses the need for prevention and reviews the innovations available for the treatment of this tumor. It is the sixth cancer with the highest number of new cases diagnosed in 2020, both in the world and in...

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Guide to a Healthy Christmas

Christmas is coming up, and we know it can be hard to make wise choices with all the temptations around us. So we asked nutritionist Inês Carretero to give us some food recommendations for the upcoming holiday season. Christmas is coming, and we know that sometimes it’s hard to make better choices with all the temptations around us. That’s...

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Menopause: everything you need to know

Roughly speaking, the term menopause refers to the cessation of spontaneous menstruation due to a natural and biological process. A woman is considered to have “entered” menopause only when she has not had a period for at least 12 consecutive months. At the origin of menopause is the endocrine inactivity of the ovaries and their inability...

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OMICRON – what we already know about the new variant

First identified in November this year, the new Covid-19 variant, Omicronapparently has a potentially reduced severity compared to the Delta variant.   However, and according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), “the increased transmissibility and resulting exponential growth of cases will quickly outweigh...

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