Statistics collected by WHO state that between 2 and 3 million non-melanoma skin cancers and 132,000 melanoma skin cancers are reported globally each year. These cases are a direct result of skin damage caused by overexposure to the sun. Although women don’t win an award for their efforts either, it seems that men are the […]
As a citizen of a licorice-consuming country, I was pleased to find out that our oh-so-beloved sweet is not only delicious, but also has a surprising number of benefits (especially where your teeth are concerned). Studies have found that the natural chemicals in licorice, an extract from a the root of a plant called Glycyrrhiza Glabra, can […]
According to the WHO, loud music is the number one cause of preventable hearing loss. Research shows that the consequences of overexposure to loud music may be even worse than we think, especially for children. Earlier this year, WHO highlighted that about 1.1 million young people ‘are at risk of hearing loss due to the unsafe […]
Pets have a remarkable impact on expat children. Apart from acting as a great distraction to the stress of moving country, studies show that pets can play an important role in building self-esteem, fulfilling a therapeutic role and boosting children’s physical health. Building self-esteem
The expat community are arguably at a greater risk of developing mental or psychological problems linked to mental health. According to a study on expats living in the US, 50% were at a higher risk of mental problems, such as anxiety and depression, than their US counterparts.
This April, National Soy Foods Month, organized by the Soyfoods Association of North America, takes place for the fifth year running. Being the most consumed, used and grown legume in the world, soy appears to be one of the most popular health products that people enjoy in different cuisines across the world. This month, why not […]
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