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If your new year’s resolution is to make health a priority start this year off with Cervical Health Awareness Month. An annual event, Cervical Health Awareness Month aims to educate women and highlight issues relating to cervical cancer, preventative measures, and HPV infection. Each year an estimated 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the […]

Global life expectancy has increased by around six years largely thanks to improvements in health care advances in the last two decades. One of the most comprehensive studies of health care to date, published in The Lancet, found life expectancy increased 6.6 years for women and 5.8 years for men between 1990 and 2013. The 2013 […]

Twenty years after a global conference urged better sexual and reproductive health services for teens, a new study shows disappointing results, reports Women’s E News. The study, published this month in the Journal of Adolescent Health, highlights the degree to which the goals set have been unmet. The study’s key findings include:

The annual HSBC Expat Explorer Survey has revealed the best and worst countries for raising children abroad. Looking at criteria such as access to better education, cost of childcare, and the opportunity to learn a new language, the survey found New Zealand is the best country for expats families in 2014. This result, based on […]

Since the global recession began in 2008 the number of children living in poverty in affluent countries has risen by 2.6 million, according to a report from UNICEF. In 23 of the 41 countries including in the study, poverty has jumped sharply. In Ireland, Greece, Croatia, Latvia, and Iceland rates rose over 50%. UNICEF, a […]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of this disease which affects mainly women. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the developed world, with cancers caused by infections such as the HPV virus being more common in middle- and low-income countries. Scientific research and better screening […]

With the new school year well under way for most, many parents will see their first cases of back-to-school colds, flus, and stomach upsets. As kids are coming into close contact with their peers again, their exposure to new viruses and bacteria increases. These illnesses help strengthen the immune system and build up resistance, it’s […]

A recent study has analysed what women really feel about breastfeeding in nine different countries. A contentious issue at times, opinions are divided on every aspect from how long we should breastfeed for, to whether it should be done in public. The 2014 Lansinoh Global Breastfeeding Survey, conducted by breastfeeding supply company Lansinoh, asked over 13,000 […]

Experts say optimism, a purpose, a natural diet and an active lifestyle are three times as important as genetic makeup when determining how long you will live. For families moving abroad, the country you choose to move to can have a big impact on your health and general wellbeing. Some countries, such as Australia, promote […]

With the school year starting in September for many, lots of children are already half-way through their summer holidays. For some parents this can be a blessing, but how can you make sure your little ones are ready to go back-to-school without a mad rush at the end of August? We offer eight tips on how […]

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