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Expat Health Insurance News: Maintain mental health ‘by monitoring stress’

Expatriates could curtail their likelihood of requiring mental health treatment through international health insurance policies by monitoring their stress levels.Phillip Hodson, fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, explained some of the symptoms of this damaging emotion can be anxieties, sweating, changes to eating patterns, difficulty sleeping and emotional disturbances.Being overly stressed can make people sick, he remarked, although he admitted some levels of the emotion are needed to "get us going in the day".The specialist suggested modern business ... Read more

Expatriate Health Insurance News: Creation of laboratory-grown kidney ‘hits breakthrough’

In the future, people suffering from kidney problems may be able to use international health insurance policies to have a laboratory-grown organ put in their body, with a study published in Annals of Surgery suggesting scientists have reached a milestone in this area.Wake Forest Baptist Medical Centre regenerative medicine researchers have successfully created support structures - known as scaffolds - that could eventually be utilised to create human kidneys.They used organs from a pig to do so and intend to eventually ... Read more

Expatriate Healthcare News: Parents should give babies a ‘wide variety’ of foods

Expatriate parents could curtail the likelihood of their child having to make a claim on international health insurance policies in later life by exposing them to healthy foodstuffs from an early age.According to independent public health nutritionist Fiona Wilcock, evidence supports the claim that the more often a product is put on a baby's plate, the higher the likelihood is that the child will eventually eat it.This is even the case if the youngster initially rejects it, she declared, advising parents ... Read more

Expat Health Insurance News: Drop in child mortality rate found

Improvements in international healthcare have caused a massive decline in the number of mothers and children who die.According to the Countdown 2012 Report from the Countdown to 2015 initiative, the amount of maternal deaths has fallen by almost one-half since 1990, while the amount of deaths of children under age the of five dropped from 12 million in 1990 to 7.6 million in 2010.Between 2000 and 2010, the rate of decline for child fatalities averaged at least five per cent every ... Read more

Expatriate Health Insurance News: Potential treatment could prevent brain damage after strokes

A compound is being studied by international healthcare experts at the University of Missouri (MU) and the University of Notre Dame that could potentially prevent people who have suffered from a stroke from sustaining brain damage, as well as reduce the amount of harm the incident causes.The research, which is outlined in the journal Molecular Neurodegeneration, involves the analysis of a thiirane class of gelatinase selective inhibitors and how these function on a matrix metalloproteinase enzyme (MMP), especially a substance known ... Read more

Expatriate Health Insurance News: Stroke linked to sleeplessness in normal-weight adults

People who have less than six hours of sleep every night are significantly raising their chance of having to pay for stroke treatments through international medical insurance policies, research has indicated.A three-year study of 5,666 individuals with no history of transient ischemic attack, stroke and without a high likelihood of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), performed by scientists at US institution the University of Alabama at Birmingham, revealed sleeping patents can have an effect on strokes.It found this is the most important ... Read more

Expatriate Insurance News: Exercise ‘can combat dementia’

People aged over 60 might be able to cut their likelihood of suffering from dementia by engaging in regular exercise, a diet and fitness expert has said.Rosemary Conley recommended simply taking short talks every day, aiming for around 30 minutes of moderate physical activity.This could be broken up into two 15-minute strolls or three ten-minute excursions, she added."Exercise can dramatically reduce our chances of getting dementia," Ms Conley asserted.The neurodegenerative illness cannot be successfully cured in any international healthcare facility, although ... Read more

Expatriate Health Insurance News: Pollution linked to risk of second heart attack

People who relocate abroad to polluted climes could have a greater risk of having to fund chronic heart disease treatments through their expatriate medical insurance policies, a new study has indicated.The research, from Tel Aviv University (TAU), found cardiac patients who lived in areas with the highest levels of pollution were significantly more likely to have a second heart attack when compared to those in the cleanest regions.Dr Yariv Gerber of TAU's School of Public Health at the Sackler Faculty of ... Read more

Expatriate Health Insurance News: Mediterranean diet ‘improves wellbeing’

Expatriates who are relocating abroad to the Mediterranean could see their physical and mental health improve as a result of the dietary habits in the region, cutting their chance of having to use Read more

Worldwide Medical Insurance News: Too much vitamin D could be dangerous

Expatriates may already be aware that too little vitamin D could be dangerous for them, leaving them susceptible to diseases and illnesses that need treatment on international health insurance policies.However, recent research from the University of Copenhagen, which was published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, found too much of this compound can have harmful effects as well.Investigators analysed blood samples from 247,574 Copenhagers and found elevated risks of mortality among those with both low and high levels of ... Read more
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