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  • Our society facing social phobia
    • 22 February 2021
    • Health
    • Lifestyle
    Mental health is very present in the current context, both in the expatriate community and in the general population. At the beginning of our blog, we talked about anxiety and depression, some mental disorders that are often difficult to live with daily. When this anxiety turns into an excessive fear and changes our relationships with […]
  • BMI, what you need to know about its advantages and disadvantages
    • 31 July 2020
    • 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 […]
  • Vaccination: preventing health problems before going abroad
    • 16 June 2020
    • Expat life
    • Health
      First, it is important to remember that vaccines can save lives, every second and everywhere in the world. Moving to a foreign country is often an opportunity to review your immunization record and any reminders you may need to make. The objective of this article is to answer the most frequently asked questions related […]
  • 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 […]