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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 […]
  • 5 Ways to cope with Expat Homesickness
    • 28 April 2020
    • Expat life
      What does homesickness mean? According to Fisher and Hood (1987), homesickness is described as “a complex cognitive motivational emotional state concerned with grieving for and being preoccupied with thoughts of home.” This is indeed a strong, complex, feeling as so many negative emotions are associated with homesickness: anxiety, stress, insecurity, loneliness, etc. It can […]
  • How to have a balanced diet in your new country?
    • 20 April 2020
    • Expat life
    • Lifestyle
      For some people, moving abroad can be a very stressful experience. The more adventurous expats might think it is the good opportunity to discover new cuisines and exotic food. In both cases, you will likely face a cultural shock that can lead to bad eating habits… and weight gain. We strongly encourage you not […]
  • 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 […]
  • Understanding Anxiety and Depression to Live Life to the Fullest
    • 23 March 2020
    • Expat life
    • Health
    Anxiety is one of the most common mental disorder. It can be occasional, but it can also quickly become pathological if it gets chronic. In most cases, it occurs after a stressful situation or an unexpected event generating fear, stress and anxiety. Depression is a different disorder, but the symptoms may coincide with those of […]