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
Hong Kong – The Air Pollution Index, which rates the likelihood of people getting ill due to air pollution recently reached 500 – the highest score possible.
The risk of suffering a second heart attack increases 40 percent if you live in an area with high air pollution. Air pollution, while being bad for the environment, is also linked to respiratory infections, lung cancer and heart disease. A study from the University of Tel Aviv has found pollution impacts cardiac events and stroke, and can cause repeated episodes over time writes Bryony Ashcroft at expathealth.org
The study found cardiac patients living in high pollution areas were over 40 percent more likely to have a second heart attack when compared to patients living in low pollution areas. The study aimed to determine the long term risks for heart attack patients living in polluted areas. Continue reading Cardiac risk doubles in heavily polluted areas
Two studies have discovered sleep patterns are affected by your racial and ethnic origins. In the first study, of 400,000 people, those born in the U.S. reported sleeping longer than the recommended seven to nine hours per night. African-born Americans sleep six hours or less and Indian-born Americans sleep six to eight hours a night writes Bryony Ashcroft at expathealth.org Continue reading Race and country of origin impact on your sleep