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  • 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 […]
  • Coverage limit in International Health Insurance plans
    • 15 May 2020
    • Foyer Global Health
    • Insurance
      Following our latest article on insurance deductibles, we want to shed light on one of the most important topics of insurance: benefits limits (aka coverage limits). Cover limit is a common thing in insurance, however they are often linked to different conditions. Should you be searching for the most suited international health insurance cover […]
  • How to best manage your budget when you are going abroad?
    • 12 May 2020
    • Expat life
      Moving abroad will impact your financial situation. A lot of expats are stressed about the financial risks of living in another country. Planning your budget ahead will save you from insecurity in your new country of residence and make you feel more confident on how to manage your life abroad. Step 1: Define the […]
  • 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 […]
  • A Hawkes process to make people aware of the severity of COVID-19 outbreak in France
    • 30 April 2020
    • Coronavirus
    More information about the scientific content here. This article was written by  Foyer’s Data Studio, just before the lockdown in France on March 16, 2020.   Insurance companies have a huge amount of data about their customers.With the emergence of disciplines such as machine learning and deep learning, these companies could extract a lot of unknown […]
  • 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 […]
  • All you should know about telemedicine consultation
    • 21 April 2020
    • Coronavirus
    • Foyer Global Health
    • Health
    • News
      Telemedicine has become a bit of a buzzword with the Covid-19 outbreak. But it is true that, among the greatest health related innovations of the digital era, telemedicine consultation is undoubtedly one of the most successful. Although it has been available for a few years, the market is now finally mature enough, and no […]
  • 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 […]