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Overseas Health insurance News: Rapid hepatitis C diagnostic test ‘is game-changer’

A new hepatitis test could be a game-changer in international healthcare facilities.Investigations by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI MUHC) found that point-of-care and rapid tests for hepatitis C are just as reliable as laboratory tests, which are typically the first choice for diagnosis.The study, which was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, is set to change the way expatriate medical insurance customers and other people across the world are screened for the condition.As a result, ... Read more

Expat Health Insurance News: Prolonged periods sitting ‘can cause diabetes’

International healthcare research has demonstrated the dangers posed by remaining in a sedentary position for significant lengths of time. The study, which was published in Diabetologia, the European Association for the Study of Diabetes' journal, was led by the University of Leicester's Diabetes Research Group's research fellow Dr Emma Wilmott. It involved a total of 794,577 participants and combined the findings of 18 different studies and was undertaken through a collaboration with the Leicester-Loughborough Diet, Lifestyle and Physical Activity ... Read more

Expatriate Health Insurance News: Avoid heart problems by walking daily

People who move to another country might wish to consider how well suited their new home is for daily walks, which can make individuals less likely to suffer a heart attack or a stroke.New research by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) shows the chance of experiencing one of these problems is reduced by 50 per cent among those who jog or walk every day.The study results, which were published in the British Medical Journal, were compiled after more than 10,000 people ... Read more

Expatriate Health Insurance News: Study into mosquito genetics ‘could combat malaria’

A study into the genetics of mosquitoes could support malaria treatments delivered through international health insurance.Research undertaken in Virginia Tech's Fralin Life Science Institute and published in PLoS Pathogens revealed that the ability to transmit human malaria multiple times originated in the recent evolution of closely-related African mosquitoes.The research, which was led by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences associate professor of entomology Igor Sharakhov and department of entomology student Maryam Kamali, could have implications for the control of malaria throughout ... Read more

Worldwide Medical Insurance News: Global collaboration leads to treatments for rare diseases

International healthcare collaborations could help to find treatments for a number of rare diseases, scientists have said following the discovery of a medication that can ease the symptoms of nondystrophic myotonia.A report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association explained how a drug that was originally approved for the treatment of heart disease can also deal with the symptoms of this rare inherited muscle disease.University of Rochester Medical Center neurologists who played a role in the investigation suggested that ... Read more

International Healthcare News: MS ‘is exacerbated’ following ART infertility treatment

Females who suffer from multiple sclerosis (MS) and who undertake assisted reproduction technology (ART) infertility treatment could be increasing the activity of their disease, a study in Argentina has indicated.The research, which was published in the Child Neurology Society and American Neurological Association's journal Annals of Neurology, suggested that the regulation of immune responses can be altered through reproductive hormones in people who suffer from MS and other autoimmune disorders.Many people use ART to become pregnant when infertility and MS coincide, ... Read more

Expatriate Health Insurance News: Smoking after stroke ‘impacts cognitive abilities’

People who have suffered a stroke may find recovery is more difficult if they continue to smoke, a study has indicated.The research, which was presented to the Canadian Stroke Congress, found smokers typically have worse decision-making and problem-solving skills than non-smokers following a stroke.Investigators looked into the mental abilities of 76 stroke patients with an average age of 67.5 years old, 12 of whom were smokers.Tests into brainpower were conducted using a Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) tool, which examined their skills ... Read more

Worldwide Medical Insurance News: Hearing aids ‘take time to adjust’

People who have recently received a hearing aid through an expatriate medical insurance policy might be concerned that they have not yet adjusted to the device.Action on Hearing Loss audiology specialist Gemma Twitchen suggested that this can "take time", recommending that recipients patiently wait until they feel comfortable wearing the implement and until their brain is used to hearing new sounds.Frequently, hearing aid patients feel like the sounds they receive are unnatural or are too loud, she remarked, stating that it ... Read more

International Healthcare News: Study claims ‘cafeteria diet’ causes metabolic syndrome

People could be putting themselves at risk of making an expatriate health insurance claim if they eat a "cafeteria diet", a study presented to the Canadian Stroke Conference has said.This eating pattern, which involves a high intake of calories, sodium and sugar, was given to rats and found to induce symptoms of metabolic syndrome in just two months.Metabolic syndrome involves elevated blood sugar and cholesterol, as well as obesity and high blood pressure, but the rats that ate a cafeteria diet ... Read more

Expatriate Health Insurance News: Obesity ‘makes heart disease harder to identify’

Obesity can substantially hinder the treatment and diagnosis of heart disease, although it is a major contributor to the ailment.This is according to preventive cardiologist Dr Shelton Litwin, who is investigating the impact of weight loss and obesity on cardiac health.Around half of Dr Litwin's patients at Georgia Health Science's Health System have heart disease that is related to obesity, with some other contributing factors including diabetes, hypertension and shortness of breath.As a result, he said that obesity "really is the ... Read more
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