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  • 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 […]
  • The impact of coronavirus on your expatriation
    • 24 July 2020
    • Coronavirus
    • Expat life
    • News
      Many of you were directly impacted by the global health crisis caused by the coronavirus. It has also greatly impacted expatriate departure decisions which were in many cases postponed or cancelled. We will hereby provide an overview of the direct and indirect consequences that the quarantine measures had on a significant number of projects. […]
  • Second Opinion: making sure you are taking the right decision
    • 17 July 2020
    • Foyer Global Health
    • Health
    • Insurance
      And then it happens, you injure your knee; you have a mole that looks funny or you have symptoms that might indicate a chronic or serious disease. Of course your first step is to make an appointment with your doctor and if the complaints persist he might refer you to a specialist. In most […]
  • Co-living, an attractive housing alternative for expats
    • 10 July 2020
    • Expat life
    • Lifestyle
      Co-living is becoming more and more popular among the expat community. By offering affordable houses for individuals, co-living is undoubtedly an effective solution to the housing crisis. You might have already experienced living at the dormitory as a university student; co-living is not much different. Nevertheless, co-living emphasises shared values and community rather than […]
  • Seasonal allergies: good practices and how to treat them
    • 24 June 2020
    • Health
    Seasonal allergies are among the most common allergies in Europe, affecting almost half of the population. They belong to the many respiratory allergies caused by pollution and allergens (grasses, trees, herbs) in the air. Spring and early summer are the most favourable seasons for pollen allergy, commonly known as “hay fever”. If you are prone […]
  • 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 […]
  • How to conciliate home office and children
    • 09 June 2020
    • Coronavirus
    • Lifestyle
      The coronavirus outbreak has forced companies to adapt and change their working conditions to ensure business continuity. Further to social distancing recommendations, the solution of home office was mostly adopted , which we continue to practice today at Foyer Global Health. For parents with children, this new situation was a real challenge. In our […]
  • 10 Mobile Applications that every Expatriate must have
    • 03 June 2020
    • Expat life
      With expatriation, one is quickly confronted with many difficulties related to distance, the unknown and simply the new environment in which one now lives. Thanks to digital technology, it is now possible to overcome these difficulties by using mobile applications, designed for each of your needs. We have listed 10 indispensable applications for expatriates […]
  • 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 […]