Laura-Do Vale
    Laura  Do Vale

    Mind Matters

    Laura Do Vale is a trained clinical psychologist as well as a neuro-psychologist with over ten years of practice. She is currently doing her PhD from the University of Estremadura, Spain. She has practiced at the trauma unit of the Central Hospital of S. Jose; at the oncology unit at Capuchos Hospital, the Children’s Hospital at Dona Estefânia and as the pneumologist at the Hospital of Sta Marta, Lisboa – Portugal. She now works at Muscat Private Hospital.

Nutrition Reorientation
    November 6, 2010

Feeding behaviour refers to the intake of any food. A person who has eaten only chocolate all day may have been well-fed, but is certainly not well-nourished. Good nutrition means the act of eating properly, as far as both quality and quantity are concerned.

A stroke
    October 23, 2010

A stroke is a disease associated with changes in the blood vessels of the brain, and these can be of two types: Ischaemic and haemorrhagic. The first involves a reduction in cerebral blood flow, which is important because it allows the brain to carry oxygen and nutrients essential to the functioning of cells that constitute it.

For a healthy relationship
    October 10, 2010

Laura Do Vale is a trained clinical psychologist as well as a neuro-psychologist with over ten years of practice. She is currently doing her PhD from the University of Estremadura, Spain.

Dealing with Grief
    September 25, 2010

Death is the most harrowing experience we go  through. Sooner or later, we will suffer the loss of someone close, be it a friend, a lover or a close relative. In our culture, we speak of and think very little about death.

Hyperactive behaviour
    September 5, 2010

Before we start, we must define hyperactivity, because the term has been widely confused with indiscipline. Hyperactivity, known in medicine as an attention deficit disorder, can affect children, teenagers and even some adults.