Vaccination is a true sign of self-love and love for one's neighbour
Vaccination is an essential act of protection for the health of all. Each unvaccinated individual is at risk of becoming ill and increases the risk of disease transmission. Vaccines have a preventive function, not causing the disease, but also not curing it. What they do is prevent the disease from developing or mitigate it (by decreasing the intensity of the symptoms) should it still occur.
Drugs and Devices
How to live with medication
Ageing is a natural phase of life and although it is a step we cannot avoid, we can prevent and treat the problems that arise with it. Nowadays, we expect to grow old with an improved quality of life, that is, in good health and with autonomy. The...
Lice! This embarrassing and irritating invasion of privacy
Infestation of humans byhead lice(pediculushumanuscapitis) isfrequent andis called pediculosis. Lice are small parasites, without wings (they do not fly), which need a host (a human) to complete their life cycle. Lice feed through a bite on the sca...
Eye symptoms - Eye to eye
The eyes are fragile and there are many factors that can affect them: but most problems can be solved with simple measures and with the advice of your pharmacy.
Signs and symptoms
Epistaxis - Head forward and pinch nose
Epistaxis is the medical term used to define nosebleeds. These haemorrhages are due to the high number of blood vessels in the nose lining which can easily be damaged, causing bleeding. Throughout life, there is an estimated prevalence of 60% and ap...
Watch out for one of the most serious complications of diabetes
Data from 2015 estimate that diabetes affects about 13.3% of the population between 20 - 79 years of age, in Portugal, that is, more than 1 million Portuguese, of which 44% do not even have a diagnosis of the disease. As diabetes progresses, patient...
I cannot sleep! What should I do? (Insomnia)
Sleep is a basic and physiological vital need for the proper functioning of our body. It is essential to keep our physical, cognitive, and emotional health in balance. The truth is that society does not value sleep as it should. In general, we slee...
Constipation in children. A headache for parents
Constipation is a common condition that affects 30% of children. Constipation in children can appear at any age, however, as a rule, it will mainly manifest itself during 3 periods of growth: food diversification (introduction of solids or milk deriv...