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.

Cerebral Palsy
    May 29, 2010

The term cerebral palsy, in the past, was used to describe a disorder that causes physical disability, which hampers body movement.

Alzheimer's or dementia
    May 15, 2010

Alzheimer's disease or simply Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia. This degenerative disease, so far incurable and terminal, was first described in 1906 by the German neuro-phatologist Alois Alzheimer.

Handling depression
    March 20, 2010

Depression is a main reason of incapacity among its sufferers. It is also the second most important cause of the loss of the healthy years of one’s life.

Parkinson's Disease
    March 6, 2010

Parkinson's Disease (PD) was described for the first time in 1817 by James Parkinson as a degenerative disease of the central nervous system.

Premature Babies
    February 20, 2010

A baby is considered premature if it is born within 37 weeks of gestation. Prematurity was earlier one of the most common causes of infant mortality, but the evolution of medical treatment has contributed to a higher number of babies surviving.