Our posts: Health

We explain the most frequently asked health related questions from expats and give precious advice when you live abroad.

endometriosis awareness month
Health 1 March 2023
What is endometriosis?

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month. In this Blog we will speak about endometriosis, which affects approximately 10% of women and girls of reproductive age worldwide. It is a silent, disabling disease that has a lot of impact on the quality of life of women who suffer from it. Currently, specialists and associations fight to make…

Health 25 January 2023
Let’s talk about miscarriage: a gynaecologist’s point of view

Dr. Natalia García Montaner, specialist in Gynaecology and Obstetrics at Teladoc Health, answers our questions about miscarriage, a situation faced by many couples and expatriates. We hope to provide some answers to couples who are going through it, which can be very difficult to deal with when you are away from home and family. Moreover,…

blue monday
Health 16 January 2023
What is Blue Monday?

It’s no secret: Mondays are (usually) disliked. They start the week by reminding us of everything we have to do and how much is left to do at the end of the week. But are all Mondays equally “tortuous”? Will 16 January be the worst in 2023? The third Monday in January is called “Blue…

best healthcare systems
Health 9 January 2023
The best healthcare systems in the world

The quality, accessibility and cost of health services are at the heart of expatriates’ concerns when they consider moving abroad. Based on various health systems’ rankings as well as key performance indicators, Foyer Global Health provides you with an overview of the five best healthcare systems in the world. Rankings of world’s best healthcare systems…

psychology expatriate
Health 30 September 2022
Psychology and expatriation, the struggles of the expatriate

Expatriation is a complex and multifaceted event. It often gives rise to contradictory and sometimes destabilising emotions for those who are confronted with it. These strong emotions can represent a real psychological challenge for the expatriate. Expatriation amidst enthusiasm and doubts Moving abroad requires a physical, emotional and psychological effort that confronts the expatriate with…

fatty liver disease
Health 29 August 2022
Things you should know about Fatty Liver Disease

Currently, fizzy drinks are one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world due to huge advertising and society’s ignorance of some of their effects on the body. It has been observed that their consumption starts at a very young age and increases over the years. Its excessive consumption, when it should be sporadic…

hydrating eating summer
Health 30 June 2022
Hydrating and eating well in summer

With the arrival of summer, it is common for our weight, but also our digestive system, to alter. This is due to changes in the timetable and the irregularity of our eating habits, as we eat more meals away from home and at different times than usual. It is therefore important to adjust our diet…

skin cancer
Health 3 June 2022
Skin cancer: Everything you need to know and how to prevent it

In recent years, we have been witnessing an increase in diagnosed cases of skin cancer, as well as a greater awareness and interest to prevent it. At Foyer Global Health and together with Teladoc Health we want to do our bit by speaking about this disease with the aim of promoting early detection through self-examination…

expat mental health
Health 15 April 2022
Expat mental health: how to prevent risks?

Two years ago, we shared with you an article on homesickness and its impact on stress specific to expatriates, without knowing that in 2022, the subject would be even more topical. Indeed, the Covid-19 crisis has particularly amplified this problem and led some governments to make mental health a pillar of their national strategy. Health…

world health day 2022
Health 7 April 2022
World Health Day 2022

The origin of the word health goes back to the Latin “salus” or “salvatio”, which means: “to be able to overcome an obstacle”. This meaning has evolved in our society until, in 1946, the World Health Organisation (WHO) defined health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence…