Remote control drone flies abortion pills into Poland

Here you can see the packets of abortion pills attached to a remote control drone which landed in Poland.

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fat food

Social factors and culture shock play a significant role in expat weight gain.

How does that saying go? “The best way to discover a new country is through your stomach” or something to that effect. Okay, so perhaps I made that up but I imagine the notion rings true with many a fellow expat.

Let’s be honest, one of the best things about moving abroad is all the weird and wonderful foods that you can try. The novelty of such exotic choices is likely to be one of the last to run out. Read More →

On June 21st 2015, 35,985 people were gathered for the first International Yoga Day in India.

On June 21st 2015, 35,985 people gathered to celebrate the first International Yoga Day in India.

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Protecting Mommy

Sun protection creams are recommended to use with small children rather than sprays.

Summer is fast approaching, which for many people means that it is time to enjoy some sun, sea and sand. Without wishing to dampen spirits, it’s also an important time to remind yourself and your family to take care in the sun.

We have compiled a list of 5 need-to-know tips to help you choose an effective sunscreen, with the help of the Environmental Working Group’s Guide to Sunscreen. Read More →

With a growing importance in terms of business, Singapore is nowadays considered by expats as one of the best country to live in.

Due to cutting-edge technology, Singapore is considered to be one of the best countries to live in for expats.

Pacific Prime, an international health insurance broker, have put together a report entitled “Cost of health insurance in top expat destinations”.

This report compares the prices of three types of health insurance plans, i.e individual, couple and family plans, offered by 11 international insurance providers to calculate the average prices in the top 6 expat destinations: Hong Kong, China, Singapore, UK, UAE and Thailand.

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foodpoisoning

Follow WHO’s five-point plan for preventing food-borne illnesses to avoid getting well-acquainted with your toilet.

Unfortunately we have all been there, you are giddy with the excitement of a new country, the sights, the sounds, not to mention the food.

Then it suddenly hits you. You’re not sure if it was the food you had from that street vendor or the water you drank during your hike, all you know is you are likely to become well acquainted with your toilet while you suffer through food poisoning. Read More →

BABY

Babies should be fed a variety of greens to enjoy a healthy diet later in life.

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Middle East respiratory syndrome 3D image by Scinceside (CC-BY-SA 3.0)

Middle East respiratory syndrome 3D image by Scinceside. CC BY-SA 3.0

The World Health Organisation have reported a total of 64 cases, including 5 deaths due to the outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in the Republic of Korea. This the largest reported outbreak outside Saudi Arabia since the virus first emerged in 2012.

WHO reported the first case of MERS-CoV on 20 May, affecting a 68 year old man in the Republic of Korea. The man in question had recently returned from a trip around four middle eastern countries. The virus was not initially suspected as the cause of the illness, and thus was not treated in isolation. It is believed that this may have contributed to the further spread of the virus amongst hospital workers, who were the first to be in contact with the patients. Read More →

posture

Many indigenous cultures do not suffer from back pain due to their “J” shaped spine and stronger abdominal muscles.

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melanoma

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer.

Results of an international trial show that a combination of drugs could help extend the lives of patients suffering melanoma – the most dangerous form of skin cancer. 

During the trial, 945 people suffering from melanoma were treated with both ipilimumab and nivolumab. In 58% of the cases, this combination therapy resulted in a decrease of the advancement of the cancer, i.e. the tumours stayed the same size or shrank in size over a year period. Read More →