Posts Tagged ‘expat health’
Perhaps you are a person who simply loves to travel and go to all sorts of places. In fact, you might even want to visit a third world country. Whether it is for a leisure trip or to serve on a volunteer mission, you should know some information about self medicating. Get some training Of [...]
With technology slowly taking over our lives, and human cashiers being replaced at supermarkets, can healthcare also become virtual and replace pharmacists? Digital companies such as Dokteronline say yes. Online companies that sell prescription medicines have received a bad press due to the legitimacy of the company and quality of drugs. Caution is, of course, [...]
The mandatory level of health insurance required by Dutch law has recently increased in cost, despite record numbers of people being unable to meet the payments on their premiums. In addition there have been a number of changes to the terms of certain services and a significant rise in the excess rate. The Basisverzekering insurance [...]
A new study has revealed skin problems, joint disorders and back pain are the main reasons people visit their doctor. Scientists hope the findings will help researchers focus their efforts on determining better ways to prevent and treat these illnesses in large groups of people. The Mayo Clinic Proceedings study classified patient diagnoses into disease [...]
With talk of emerging markets and BRIC countries, more UK businesses are looking to expand abroad than ever before. Figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show 127,000 Brits left the UK for a definite job in the year ending March 2012, compared to 108,000 the previous year. While many travellers skimp on travel [...]
According to statistics from the World Health Organisation, depression rates are increasing around the world. Mental health is often stigmatised and in some cultures there is little support or help for people suffering from anxiety, depression or other mental issues. It isn’t surprising to think relocating to a new country can trigger feelings of anxiety [...]
Sociologists at Louisiana State and Baylor Universities have found that areas with a high concentration of locally owned businesses have healthier populations – with lower rates of obesity, diabetes and mortality. Published in the Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, the study suggested that small, local businesses have a vested interest in the well-being [...]
Spanish hospitals are among the biggest offenders for overcharging expat patients, according to an industry watchdog. Carl Carter, chairman of the Association of International Medical Insurance Providers (AIMIP), claims expats are at serious risk of being duped by health professionals when receiving medical care abroad.
Expats who are happier living abroad are potentially healthier, according to experts. Happiness has been linked to longevity and a decreased risk of certain diseases. Researchers say expats who have the opportunity to socialise are better able to adjust. If you combine socialising with doing something you love do you hold the key to happiness [...]
Put hundreds of thousands of people in any environment and some are bound to get sick. Surely the 2012 London Olympics will be no exception. Hence, a Canadian-led team headed by Dr. Kamran Khan is working with British authorities to anticipate and track risk for the games. The project will integrate research on both the local [...]
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