The importance of having access to clean blood cannot not be over played, particularly when you are travelling or working overseas as was seen when Philip Pain, a Southampton University student studying Spanish in Mexico, fell from a 7th storey balcony and sustained multiple life threatening injuries.
The hospital had insufficient supplies of blood of his group, O NEG, and so the Blood Care Foundation (BCF) was asked to assist. Continue reading Blood Care Foundation goes to the Aid of British Student
Whether or not you want to invest in social networks, I’m almost certain that you’re spending at least some time on them. And you’re probably even doing some travel planning on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and the rest reports the Healthy Travel Blog
We even gave you some helpful hints on how to use Pinterest to plan a trip a couple months ago. But that’s just dipping your toe into the Social Travel craze – there are many other tools out there specifically built to make travel a more social experience … even if some of them seem to be forcing the issue like a bad dinner party. Continue reading Social Travel Craze – 15 Social Travel Websites
Two studies in the U.S. have shown that children with “neglectful” parents are less active than those with engaged parents. The studies looked at different styles of parenting and whether they were associated with sedentary behaviour reports expathealth.org
Researchers found children who had parents who weren’t at home often and reported spending less time with their kids had, on average, 30 minutes of extra screen time per day. Children aged two to four were sitting for more than several hours per day. This was particularly worrying as at this age movement is essential for a child. These sedentary hours did not include naps or feeding times, only waking hours. Continue reading If you want active children you need to spend more time with them
For travelers looking to be as healthy as they can be, the tighter smoking restrictions around the globe have been a blessing. Smoke-free airplanes, attractions and restaurants can make the experience far more enjoyable for those that don’t feel like being inundated with second hand smoke writes the healthytravelblog.com Continue reading Smoking Around The World
Think it’s dirty where you live? Truth is, the scattered cigarette butts, candy wrappers, and whatever other miscellaneous garbage you may see lying around the ground is nothing compared to the cleanliness issues that some countries face writes guest author: Derek Gianetti for the healthytravelbog.com . Continue reading The Three Most Polluted Countries in the World
ALC Health has confirmed that it will be exhibiting at this year’s AMII Summit being held at the Royal College of Physicians in London on Tuesday 3rd July, bringing together the UK’s leading specilist domestic and international medical insurance intermediaries and insurance providers Continue reading ALC Health exhibiting at the AMII Summit 3rd July 2012, London
Health Insurance magazine’s (HI-Mag.com) product review has awarded ALC Health PRIMA Premier plan an exceptional 8 out of 10, showing once again that ALC Health’s approach to creating international medical insurance programmes for expatriates and global citizens worldwide continues to set the standard for flexible cover at an affordable price. Continue reading ALC Health awarded high marks in Health Insurance Magazine product review
Andy Lindley, a member of ALC Health’s Head Office client services team is cycling from Wembley Stadium Arch in London (UK) to the Arc de Triumph in Paris (France) to raise funds for Help the Hospice between 14th – 16th June with a great start covering over 90 miles.
Leaving early morning at 5.30 Andy and his fellow riders were thankfully ahead of the morning rush hour traffic with a fairly flat run through to their first stop in Chertsey. However this proved to lull everyone into a false sense of security as the remaining 66 miles were over and through the North/South downs on route to the coast, including the dreaded Beacon Hill. Passing Haslemere in Surrey, Andy was tempted to pop into one of ALC Health’s clients, Quin-Essence for a desperately needed rest but thankfully resisted doing so in fear of being asked to make another mid-term policy adjustment. Continue reading ALC Health’s Andy Lindley begins marathon bike ride from London to Paris
An outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease has been reported from Edinburgh. Any traveler who develops fever, cough, chest pain, or difficulty breathing should seek immediate medical attention.