A new international survey has revealed governments around the world are leaving cancer patients with untreated pain. Millions of patients lack access to pain-relieving drugs, often leaving them in debilitating pain which can have long-term negative psychological as well as physiological effects. Continue reading Pandemic of untreated cancer pain
Whilst the most basic healthcare provided through the Spanish public healthcare system is usually provided free of charge, quite often after seeing your GP you may be referred to a Specialist who will charge for his services which you may also need to be asked to settle at the time of your appointment Continue reading Living in Spain : be prepared for the cost of medical care
Positively Pink is a charity whose sole purpose is to raise the necessary funds to provide education, support and a FREE breast screening programme to British Women & Men who live on the Costa del Sol.
ALC Health were delighted to support this year’s October ‘Postively Pink Ball’ which helped to raise over €20,000 on the night to help continue this important programme of screening that includes both physical examinations and health education carried out in conjunction with Clinica Medicare, a Nurse led British health centre based in La Cala de Mijas and Dr David Deardon a UK trained Specialist and the head of The British Surgical Clinic. Continue reading Postively Pink raises €20,000 for breast screening programme on the Costa de Sol
ALC Health’s Prima Travel plan has been created exclusively for residents of all European Union (EU) countries regardless of nationality and where our choice of world class cover options offer not just peace of mind, but great value for money. And no matter where in the world your journey takes you ALC Health Prima Travel will be with you every step of the way.
We’ve here to look after your health, your valuables and your travel plans backed by the service and support that you would expect from an award winning international medical insurance company. Continue reading Planning a Ski Trip this winter? Make sure that you’re covered before you leave home
A recent expat survey from HSBC has rated Singapore as the country with the best healthcare, closely followed by Thailand in second place and France in third. However in terms of how easy it is to organise medical treatment Singapore drops down to third place with Hong Kong coming top of the table. Continue reading Singapore is the place to be ill.
The UK’s NHS (National Health Service) is being asked to resist cutting its hearing services, following research that has found up to 43% of adult services will be affected by budgetary pressures.
The World Health Organisation has confirmed that an outbreak of dengue fever has been reported on the Portuguese Island of Madeira. As of 10 October 2012, a total of 18 confirmed cases and 191 probable cases have been reported.
The Public Health Authorities of Portugal are implementing control measures to reduce the risk of sustained transmission locally, to minimize the impact on the affected population and to prevent the export of infected vectors from the island. Continue reading Dengue Fever reported in Madeira
Nine probable and confirmed cases, including 5 deaths have been reported with Marburg haemorrhagic fever in Kitumba sub-county, Kabale district in South-western Uganda. Of these, 3 have been laboratory confirmed by the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI). Continue reading Marburg haemorrhagic fever in Uganda
So let’s be real, the world isn’t pre-designed for people with restrictions such as food allergies. As a food allergy sufferer and a travel extraordinaire, I have come to realize this the hard way. I have also come to realize that if I am proactive about managing my dietary restrictions, most places are more than willing to work with me and often have options for me! This sure makes a gal feel special! Continue reading Traveling with Food Allergies
According to a new report, there will be more pensioners around the world than children by 2050. This will present major challenges, not only to healthcare systems, but also to the workforce, housing and intergenerational relationships. The report, from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), says the global population of over 50s will exceed the number of under 15s by 2050 reports expathealth.org Continue reading More pensioners than children by 2050