Sunday, June 25, 2017
health care

Portugal’s National Health Service better than UK and Spain

Portugal’s National Health Service has fared better than the UK’s NHS in an international survey into European national health systems. Portugal ranked above the UK...

Therapy in Paula Rego’s art

Portugal-born artist Paula Rego has voiced hopes that a collection of works that she painted years ago when she was suffering from depression, and...
jewellery

Unseen Portuguese jewellery in Lisbon

A never-before-seen collection of Portuguese jewellery will be put on show for the first time in Lisbon, at the Medeiros-Almeida Museum. More than 70 jewels...
implant

First Artificial Heart Implant in Portugal

Health Minister, Adalberto Campos Ferreira, announced today that the first artificial heart to be implanted in a patient in Portugal had been a success...
Malasadas

Happy Malasadas Day!

A malasada (or malassada, from Portuguese "mal-assada" = "under-cooked") (similar to filhós) is a Portuguese confection, made of egg-sized balls of yeast dough that...
piri piri

Portuguese Piri Piri Wings

Ingredients: 2 x Piri Piri Chillies 2 x cloves of garlic Zest and juice of two limes The stalks from a small bunch of coriander 2 x Tbsp of...

Miss Portugal South Africa Finalists 2017

Being Miss Portuguesa is a unique and unforgettable experience. The Miss Portuguesa brand is the largest beauty pageant of Portuguese beauty and it selects its...
Cannabis

A Case For Cannabis?

The Left Bloc and the Communist Party are reported to be once again preparing legislation in order to have cannabis legalised for therapeutic and...
Valentines Menu

A Valentine’s Menu The Portuguese Way

This Valentine’s Day, whether spending it with your sweetheart, entire family, friends or your parents, love is the only ingredient required. Starter: Portuguese Cupped Oysters Oysters are...

One third of Portuguese adults do no exercise

One third of Portuguese adults are physically inactive and do not fulfill any recommendation for physical exercise, thus running the risk of dying from...

GNR ferry close to 300 organs for transplants

Portugal’s GNR police force transported 285 organs harvested for transplants between hospitals last year, mostly in and around the districts of Lisbon, Setúbal and...

Wastewater research shows ecstasy on the rise in Portugal

The latest findings from the largest European project in the emerging science of wastewater analysis, presented by the Europe-wide SCORE group, in association with...

What is a Portuguese man-of-war exactly?

A man-of-war is a colony of hydroids, tiny animals which “work together to form a total package,” says George Burgess of the Florida Museum...

Portuguese spend €9,000 a day to stop smoking

Portuguese spend on average €9,000 a day on products to help them stop smoking. This is according to consultancy company IMS Health. According to IMS...