Archive for the ‘International Health News’ Category
Diarrheal diseases are the world’s second biggest killer of young children, behind pneumonia. An international study, published in The Lancet, has provided the clearest picture yet of the impact and common causes of this type of disease. The Global Enteric Multicentre Study (GEMS) is the largest ever study on diarrheal diseases in developing countries, looking [...]
International health news Expats warned to have the right health insurance - Abu Dhabi is just one of the places which will turn you away for not having the necessary health insurance. Narrowing global health gap - Under 5s mortality has fallen from 12 million dying in 1990 to less than 7 million in 2011. Depressed middle [...]
There has been a sharp rise in cases of type 2 diabetes in people under 40 over the past 20 years say researchers. The disease can now be considered “common” in this age group in the UK, according to a lead researcher. Research by Cardiff University shows that in 1991 there were some 150 cases [...]
Two new respiratory viruses originating in different regions of the globe have caught the attention of international health officials. The novel coronavirus (NCoV) in the Middle East and bird flu outbreaks in China are triggering fears of global pandemics. Last week, reports stated the SARS-like novel coronavirus had spread to France where two patients are [...]
International health news Best countries to be a mother, or a baby - Mother’s Index rates countries on criteria including maternal health and infant mortality. The US and UK didn’t make the top 20. Modern life causing dementia earlier - Scientists say electronics, chemicals, mobile phones and PCs are to blame for a sharp rise in dementia [...]
Retirees considering moving abroad don’t need to be concerned about health care costs. Some top retirement destinations offer high-quality healthcare from as little as $30 per person per month, a new report from InternationalLiving.com has found. The report profiles seven destinations with high-quality, low-cost health care. Costa Rica In Costa Rica, expats can take advantage [...]
It seems growing numbers of expats are returning home due to the high cost of healthcare in their adopted countries. Jelf Employee Benefits is hearing increasing anecdotal evidence of British expats being unable to afford the healthcare they need abroad, and so returning home. The company is warning expats to educate themselves on the cost [...]
Health advice Nuts just as important as milk for bones - For healthy bones in children, nuts and other high-magnesium foods can be just as important as foods rich in calcium says a new study. Read before you buy health insurance - Questions to ask yourself before buying international health insurance. Make sure you get the right plan [...]
Millions of people live in endemic malaria regions, these people still lack access to prevention, diagnostic testing and treatment. The fact many of these people and regions are the world’s poorest is no coincidence. Lacking resources and funding, governments may have the will to fight malaria, but lack the infrastructure. The theme for this year’s [...]
Health advice Stay healthy on a long-haul flight - The best health buys for flying, from avoiding anxiety to warding off coughs and colds, this is an extensive list. Hay-fever season “worst in decades” - The longest winter in 50 years will give way to the worst pollen season in decades. Tips for beating hay-fever this spring.
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