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Frequently asked questions about COVID-19

We have created this FAQ to give you some general information to help you increase your awareness of the COVID-19 infection.

Learn more about the new coronavirus

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A guide to health screenings and preventative care

A list of 13 health screenings to adopt including alcohol use, cancer screenings and weight management. Find out which tests are recommended, when and for whom as part of a well-rounded approach to keeping fit and well and to help lower the risk of disease.

Read the full screening list

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Know your options for colorectal cancer screening

A guide to the most common screening types for colorectal health including colorectal cancer screening: Colonoscopy, stool, DNA, Flexible sigmoidoscopy

Find out about colorectal screening

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A guide to cervical cancer screening

Find out what you need to know about cervical cancer screening and stay in control of your health.

Get the guide to cervical cancer screening

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Looking ahead: understanding your cancer diagnosis

Applying a few simple principles to your life following a cancer diagnosis can help you live your best life.

Read the cancer diagnosis well-being principles

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Low back pain: Who’s at risk and why it’s on the rise

Low back pain is extremely common and the leading cause of disability across the globe. If you’ve just started a new role overseas or travel frequently for work, the high-pressure situation combined with hours of sitting still — at a desk or in an aeroplane — could make the problem worse.

Find out more about low back pain and what you can do about it

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11 exercises to avoid with sciatica

If you experience sciatic pain, there are certain exercises you shouldn’t do. We’ve listed 11 in our illustrated guide.

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Blood pressure tips

Studies show that high blood pressure can have serious consequences for your health. There are a number of steps you can take to help control your blood pressure and help prevent the onset of certain diseases.

Find out how to take control of your blood pressure

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Male breast cancer

Male breast cancer, while rare, is a condition that forms in the breast tissue of men. Less than 1 percent of all breast cancers occur in men. Make sure you know what to look out for and what to do if you have symptoms. 

Learn about the causes and signs of male breast cancer

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Asthma health tips

For those managing asthma, brush up on these tips including helpful warning signs, information on triggers and coping techniques, and take charge today.

Learn about the triggers and warning signs of asthma and how to get help

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Find out how to manage the symptoms associated with Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), such as steroid inhaler treatment to losing weight and exercising regularly.

Learn how to control chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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How to manage your diabetes

Reviewing this checklist of important checkups with a doctor on each visit can bring getting on top of diabetes one step closer.  

Know the recommended screenings for diabetes

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Live well with diabetes

By following the right advice and keeping on top of your health, it’s possible to avoid complications and to well with diabetes.

Get our diabetes care checklist

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Diabetes oral health tips

Looking after your teeth and gums is important for everyone – perhaps especially so if you have diabetes. Follow these simple tips to help maintain oral health. 

Get our diabetes oral health tips

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7 tips for diabetes foot care

One of the greatest foes for diabetics is casual foot care. Discover what to look out for and how to look after your feet with these helpful tips. 

Here are seven tips for caring for your feet with diabetes

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Breast health and screening

As health and wellness partners, we are focused on prevention and early intervention. Discover how to help prevent the onset of breast cancer.  

Learn how to improve your odds against breast cancer

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Eat away at your cancer risk

Discover how your nutritional intake can help to keep your body and immune system healthy, helping to avoid the onset of cancer.      

Find out how your diet can help lower your cancer risk

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Alcohol control tips

Alcoholism is a chronic disease. Discover how to spot the signs of alcohol abuse and how to get yourself — or someone you know — on a healthier path. 

Find out who’s at risk for alcohol abuse and how to get help 

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Support for loved ones with cancer

Relocating abroad and discovering a loved one has cancer comes with many concerns. What kind of care will be available? How will everyone cope without the familiar support network back home? Start the journey with these tips in mind.

Read our guide on ways you can support loved ones battling cancer

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What to expect BEFORE you’re expecting

Planning on starting a family while working abroad? Read our suggested questions to ask yourself before making any plans. 

Read our guide for expectant expats

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The rise of globesity: a short introduction to a big problem

Obese children and adults are likely to struggle with a range of health problems that are profoundly debilitating and largely preventable. Get an overview of the devastating effect of obesity on individuals, and the health care service, and discover how everyone has a part to play in turning the tide on ‘globesity’.  

Learn more about the global obesity problem and what can be done about it

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Your diabetes risk: Age, culture, family history matters

Diabetes doesn’t discriminate — but it does strike certain communities at a higher rate. While getting older or having close relatives with the condition put you at higher risk, ethnicity plays a role as well. Find out more.   

Find out if you’re more susceptible to diabetes and how to reduce your risk

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Top 5 tips for managing your diabetes

The good news is that being diagnosed with pre-diabetes doesn’t mean you will automatically develop diabetes. A commitment to lifestyle changes can actually return your blood glucose levels to a normal range. If you are managing type 2 diabetes, these practical tips will help you on a day-to-day basis.  

Learn more about managing your diabetes

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Is diabetes in your future?

Prevention is always better than the cure. The best way to ward off diabetes is a change in lifestyle, or intervention - to reverse the symptoms if caught in the early stages. Could you be at risk of developing pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes? If so, what can you do about it? Find out here. 

Find out the risk factors for diabetes and how you can lower your risk

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Health and happiness: your guide to a stress-free expat life

Moving abroad is an exciting adventure. The realities of expat life can also be a shock to your system if you’re not prepared. Our guide to health and happiness offers some tips for keeping yourself on track in your new home.

Learn about ways to stay well while living abroad

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Frequently asked questions about the Zika virus (answered in plain English)

Most people have heard of Zika, but with so many reports and news articles about the virus, it can be hard to pick out the answers you’re looking for. What are the risks of Zika? How can you protect yourself from it? Is there a Zika vaccine? Get the answers here. 

Learn more about the Zika virus

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Cancer in the developed and developing world

Cancer is understood around the world as the word you never want to hear your doctor say. In the past, inadequate understanding of its causes, coupled with inadequate treatment, made it appear to be a death sentence.

Learn more about cancer in the developed and developing world

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Smoking tobacco and the way it damages your organs

We all know that smoking can cause fatal health problems, but what’s happening to your organs when this damage occurs?

Learn more about the damage smoking can cause you

Flying for treatment: an introduction to health care tourism

Today, there is enormous disparity in the number of doctors and standard of medical facilities available across the globe. Even wealthy countries have to bring in physicians from abroad to fill gaps in the workforce.

Learn about the pros and cons of travelling for treatment

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International doctors: the difference

Today, there is enormous disparity in the number of doctors and standard of medical facilities available across the globe. Even wealthy countries have to bring in physicians from abroad to fill gaps in the workforce. Naturally, challenges arise where there are too few facilities or personnel to ensure the quality, impartiality, availability and affordability of proper health care.

Find out what you need to know about doctors around the world

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What is obesity? A definition

Discover our definition of obesity and learn how body mass index (BMI) is defined. 

Find out what you need to know about doctors around the world

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Treating expat depression

If you are living away from home and feeling that you or a loved one might be experiencing depression, you can get help. Seeking treatment for depression as an expat is especially important since you are far from your support network. 

Find out how to get help for depression while abroad

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Antidepressant Q&A for expats

A useful resource to answer questions you may have about depression medication while living away from home.

Learn all about antidepressants

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