Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Lisbon among Top vegan-friendly capitals

Lisbon has ranked third on a list of Europe’s most vegan-friendly capital cities, after Amsterdam (Holland), which came in first, and Paris (France), second. Compiled...

“Super Strain” outbreak “quadruple” over five years

A bacteria-resistant strain of gonorrhea is sweeping the world, and Portugal is no exception. In five years, the number of people contracting the disease in...

Government prepares “smarter” sugar tax revamp

Taxes on fizzy drinks in Portugal are to be overhauled to penalize those that are the most unhealthy, and the Government is also considering...

Megadroughts in Portugal?

Portugal could be subject to “megadroughts” lasting for many years by the end of the century, according to climate models drawn up by researchers...

University of Porto develop vaccine

Researchers from the University of Porto have developed a vaccine that simultaneously helps to prevent bacterial infections that cause diseases such as meningitis, pneumonia,...
paternity

Portuguese boost paternity leave

The government is currently in the process of drawing up plans to increase paternity leave. The new legislation is expected to see fathers taking a...

Portugal among top EU countries for overweight teens

A new report by the World Health Organisation has placed Portugal among the top-five of 27 European countries and regions analysed in terms of...

Eucalyptus ban is “huge loss to the economy”

The ban on planting new areas of eucalyptus in Portugal is a “huge loss to the Portuguese economy,” as well as having no technical...
Skin Cancer

Skin cancer campaign launched

An educational campaign aimed at warning of the dangers of excessive exposure to the sun is being launched at schools across the country today. The...
Stroke

Three people per hour suffer a stroke

Three people every hour suffer a stroke in Portugal, which is the main cause of death or incapacity in the country, with women at...
Blueberry

Portuguese Blueberry a Potent Anti-Inflammatory

An active ingredient of a specific type of Portuguese blueberry shows increased anti-inflammatory effects in the intestines of an animal model with colitis when...

Baked Eggs Recipe

INGREDIENTS ¼ cup olive oil 3 bell peppers, any color, thinly sliced 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced 2 beefsteak tomatoes, cut into wedges ...
Hake

One-dish Portuguese-style hake bake

Hake baked with green peppers, chickpeas, tomatoes and olives; it's a quick dish that requires little cleanup afterwards (hooray!) Ingredients: 2 onions, thinly sliced 3 garlic cloves,...
easter

Portuguese Easter traditions & celebrations

During the Holy Week, which marks the end of Lent in the run-up to Easter, the deeply Catholic country is steeped in religious ritual...