Tuesday, 25 July 2017
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8598The austerity imposed in Portugal had a very negative impact on the overall capacity of the healthcare system.

Devastating austerity measures slashed out years of progress in the Portuguese National Health System (NHS) with the arrival of the troika of international lenders – European Commission, European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

Nettles - a natural ViagraThe increasing population of Portuguese elderly and retired northern Europeans prefer natural foods.

The book 'Plantas para Curar e Comer’ (Plants for Healing and Eating,) has plenty of tips for this group of two million people, focusing on quality rather than price.

Study of children’s fitness across the globe - Portuguese poorly rankedAn international research team co-led from the University of North Dakota and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) studied the aerobic fitness levels of children and youth across 50 countries.

How much longer will we live in 2030?Mortality and causes of death: 2015 and 2030 - This infographic displays data from the World Health Organization’s “Projections of mortality and causes of death, 2015 and 2030”. The report details all deaths in 2015 by cause and makes predictions for 2030, giving an impression of how global health will develop over the next 14 years. Also featured is data from geoba.se showing how life expectancy will change between now and 2030.

All percentages shown have been calculated relative to projected changes in population growth. CLICK HERE TO VIEW.

Doctor Care AnywhereSound too good to be true? Well the GP surgery of the future is actually here today. Doctor Care Anywhere is enhancing the virtual GP experience, putting patients are the heart of healthcare and being uncompromising on quality of service.

Almost everyone has a smartphone. People communicate over Skype and Facetime with their families and relatives across the globe and now technology that we already use in our daily lives is making seeing the doctor more convenient than ever.

The New Way To See A Doctor Wherever You AreDoctor Care Anywhere is a doctor-founded online GP service where patients are able to see a GP via video or over the phone, no matter where they are or what day of the week it is. We are changing the way you see your GP and reinventing the “family doctor” - new, improved and relevant for the digital age.

At the heart of our service, we put time and flexibility back into the doctor-patient relationship and use the best technologies that we know patients are comfortable using in their daily lives.

NHS and the European Union: the factsThe UK’s referendum on EU membership takes place on the 23rd June, and one of the most highly-charged issues on both sides of the argument is the future of the National Health Service.

While Leave campaigners believe the NHS will be in greater health outside the EU, recent government figures suggest that Brexit would result in a loss of £36bn a year, which could leave the NHS with a funding black hole.

Recognising a StrokeBlood Clots/Stroke now have a fourth Indicator, the tongue.

We should all know that to regognise signs of a stroke Remember the 1st Three Letters....S... T.... R.

Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognise the symptoms of a stroke.