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  • Movember: the importance of testicular self-examination
    • 11 November 2021
    • Health
    Testicular self-examination in men is a simple manoeuvre that, correctly oriented, can give us a lot of information regarding testicular well-being or discomfort. Therefore, it should become as frequent and effective for men as breast self-examination is for women.   Some statistics on testicular cancer Testicular cancer constitutes approximately 1% of all male tumours. The […]
  • BMI, what you need to know about its advantages and disadvantages
    • 22 September 2021
    • Health
      The BMI (Body Mass Index) is used internationally, both by healthcare professionals and individuals. It is used to evaluate someone’s corpulence based on a 7-degree scale. The formula to calculate it is simple: BMI = weight(kilograms) / height²(meters). Here are the different levels of interpretation according to the World Health Organization: Below 16.5: malnutrition […]
  • The importance of medical check-ups
    • 26 March 2021
    • Health
    Many diseases such as cancer, high blood pressure or diabetes show no symptoms in their initial stages. If they are diagnosed early such diseases can be treated resulting in a better prognosis. Identifying risk factors that predispose to certain pathologies and thus being able to monitor them is another advantage of medical check-ups. Even if […]
  • Lung cancer: Early detection is the key!
    • 04 November 2020
    • Health
    November is the lung cancer awareness month and we believe it is our duty, as a renowned international health insurer, to foster consciousness on this deadly disease. Lung cancer is the most common cause of death from cancer worldwide. This devastating cancer is estimated to be the source of nearly one in five deaths (1.59 […]
  • Prostate cancer: often silently present
    • 29 May 2020
    • Health
      Cancer is unfortunately still one of the leading causes of death in the western world, accounting for an estimated 9.6 million deaths in 2018 of which 1.28 million were from prostate cancer. However, the slow growth rate of this type of cancer makes it in most cases a highly manageable illness. The diagnosis of […]
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
    • 18 May 2020
    • Health
      An increasing number of expats are suffering from STDs and this trend should clearly be alarming us. This is obviously resulting from careless sexual behavior and unprotected sex, but possibly also from myths or misconceptions about sexually transmitted diseases. Being an expat often means the opportunity of living life to the fullest, to be […]
  • Asthma: What is it, what causes it, and how to avoid exacerbations and triggers
    • 08 May 2020
    • Health
      Asthma is a chronic condition that causes narrowing, irritation and inflammation of the lung’s airways in the presence of certain triggers, such as allergens or pollution. This creates symptoms such as wheezing, shortness of breath and coughing. Today, most of us know at least someone with asthma, and we may actually suffer from it […]
  • Tips on how to properly use and wear your medical mask
    • 05 May 2020
    • Coronavirus
    • Health
      In these times of coronavirus outbreak, wearing a mask is one of the most important hygienic recommendations to protect yourself and others from COVID19 contamination. This article provides useful best practices on medical masks usage.   Which masks should I use? There are several categories of masks to be used, which usually differ by […]
  • With Diabetes, you do not have to stand alone
    • 06 April 2020
    • Health
      Diabetes is a condition where your body either does not produce enough insulin (type 1) or cannot use the insulin it produces (type 2). There is also gestational diabetes which occurs during the pregnancy. With over 463 million adults living with diabetes, chances are it affects you or someone you know. In 2019, diabetes […]
  • All about Hypertension
    • 30 March 2020
    • Health
      Hypertension is a serious medical condition that significantly increases the risk of heart, brain, kidney and other diseases. An estimated 1.13 billion people worldwide have hypertension. Hypertension is the major cause of premature death worldwide. One of the global targets is to reduce the prevalence of hypertension by 25% by 2025. (Source: It […]