March 1, 2012 at 9:08 am
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, ‘MyGlobe’ provides a wealth of information on 247 countries – helping members of our international health insurance schemes to find their feet in unfamiliar surroundings.
If you need medical treatment abroad, using MyGlobe will enable you to access our global network of over 10,000 healthcare providers, as well as vital health and security updates for anywhere in the world.
February 24, 2012 at 11:50 am
All day long – no matter what you’re doing – your heart is working for you, circulating blood around your body’s complex network of blood vessels, over 100 000 times a day and maybe even three billion during a lifetime.
With all that hard work to do, your heart is an organ that deserves everything you can do to keep it healthy throughout life.
So, to help you look after your heart we’ll be holding a series of online ask the expert live chat sessions on our Heart Centre pages at the end of this month. Each one will be hosted by a different heart health specialist who’ll be able to answer your questions live during the online discussions.
February 23, 2012 at 6:24 pm
Being diagnosed with heart disease or cancer is an emotionally difficult time for both patients and loved ones, with 50% of sufferers saying that emotional support is just as important to them as their medical treatment.
Nearly half of the people in Britain with heart disease or cancer don’t discuss their condition with their family or friends after initial diagnosis. For many it proves to be a lonely time as suffers come to terms with their diagnosis and worry about how their loved ones may react.
February 22, 2012 at 12:59 pm
Two new studies published this week have underlined the importance of diet in preventing memory loss and dementia, and increasing longevity.
Research presented to the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology by the Mayo Clinic in the US found that high calorie intakes were associated with a higher risk of memory loss or mild cognitive impairment. One of the authors suggested that cutting calories and eating a healthy diet may be a simple way to prevent memory loss.
February 21, 2012 at 9:29 am
Do you regularly kid yourself that you’re not a heavy drinker because you only ever have one or two glasses of alcohol a night?
The trouble is that with the stronger beers and wines now available, cheaper alcohol prices and the larger wine glasses and measures we pour ourselves at home these days, it’s all too easy to slip into the unsafe drinking zone without realising. What many of us still fail to understand is that you don’t have to be a drunk to be over the safe drinking limit.