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Welcome to the Medical Port news page. Here you can stay updated on the latest Health and Tourism related news.

Alzheimer’s Disease: hindering the onset of the condition

Many thoughts cross our mind when we think about ageing. When it comes to mental health, we are increasingly aware of the impact of Alzheimer’s disease for the patient and for his/hers carers. Uncertainty makes us wonder what causes the disease and how can we prevent it. Understanding Alzheimer’s disease Alzheimer’s disease is the most …

Read More: https://health-abroad.org/2018/10/09/alzheimers-disease-hindering-the-onset-of-the-condition/
Lifetime consequences of a stunning tan

In our minds, we always link summer to images of paradisiac beaches with tanned bodies composing such idyllic scenes. As the bathing season starts, we concern ourselves with getting that right golden brown tone. But how much do we worry about maintaining a healthy, young skin? High temperatures, higher risks Behind the sunny weather that warms …

Read More: https://health-abroad.org/2018/07/30/lifetime-consequences-of-a-stunning-tan/
World Travel Awards conquered by Portugal

Portugal has been mentioned as a leading destination for vacation in many articles and placed in the top of various rankings. This year, World Travel Awards distinguished the country with several awards in different sections. Photo credits: Bengt Nyman Portugal conquering hearts 2018 is definitely the year of Portugal as an unmissable touristic place. World Travel …

Read More: https://health-abroad.org/2018/07/11/world-travel-awards-conquered-by-portugal/
The importance of sleep for a healthy life

Contemporary society versus sleep The benefits of a good night sleep are well known nowadays. However, in the World Sleep Day – celebrated every 16th March -, specialists keep reminding us how our routines are contradicting this knowledge and harming our health, in many cases without realizing it. The pressure of work and the aim …

Read More: https://health-abroad.org/2018/03/23/the-importance-of-sleep-for-a-healthy-life/
Portugal: World’s Leading Destination

Portugal was the biggest winner at the latest World Travel Awards: the country was elected World’s Leading Destination. Lisbon got the award for the Best City Break Destination. It’s the first time that an European country wins such award. Among the 17 destinations running for this recognition were countries like Brazil, Greece, USA or the …

Read More: https://health-abroad.org/2017/12/13/portugal-worlds-leading-destination/
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 Portugal in third place in the top ten countries to visit next year. Last year, …

Read More: https://health-abroad.org/2017/10/25/lonely-planet-portugal-among-the-top-destinations-for-2018/
October: Breast cancer awareness month

Many countries mark October as the Breast Cancer Awareness month, with the aim to disseminate more information about the leading cancer among women, as well as promote an early detection. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women. Some risk factors have been identified but there are no specific causes leading to this condition. …

Read More: https://health-abroad.org/2017/10/03/october-breast-cancer-awareness-month/
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 Lisbon,  keeps on attracting more and more foreigners, both tourists and new residents. The expats mentioned …

Read More: https://health-abroad.org/2017/09/28/lisbon-millennials-find-their-new-home/
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 of this article. The process The process of surrogacy requires a previous authorization by the …

Read More: https://health-abroad.org/2017/09/15/surrogacy-in-portugal-part-2/
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 eligible? Heterosexual couples and lesbian couples. What are the main requirements? Surrogacy is only legal …

Read More: https://health-abroad.org/2017/09/13/surrogacy-in-portugal-part-1/
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 expats. The climate, the people, the culture, leisure possibilities, the easiness to settle in and …

Read More: https://health-abroad.org/2017/09/06/expats-have-decided-portugal-has-the-best-quality-of-life/
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