A new study has shown exercise can make middle-aged people not onlyhealthier but also smarter. The data from the Montreal Heart Institute comes from participants who all had a BMI between 28 and 31 (overweight) – someone with a BMI of over 30 is considered obese writes expathealth.org Continue reading What links the Cayman Islands, sport and brainpower?
There is a rising tide of opposition against the Dutch coalition government’s plans for income-dependent health insurance. Changes to the system will see high-earners paying up to €482 per month for health insurance, according to the national Nos television station. This will affect those who earn more than €70,000 a year writes Bill Cariker of expathealth.org Continue reading Dutch health insurance costs see sharp increase
As we all know, traveling can be nasty business; sometimes getting there can be half the fun, but getting there seems to cause more than half of the health issues. A significant number of travelers who go abroad for more than two weeks fall ill – an estimated 10 million travelers every year get “traveler’s diarrhea.” Continue reading A week in Travel & Health
Sudan has notified WHO of a yellow fever outbreak affecting 23 localities in Greater Darfur. As of 11 November 2012, a total of 329 suspected cases including 97 deaths were reported from this outbreak. Central and South Darfur have reported most of the suspected cases. Continue reading Yellow fever outbreak in the Sudan