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They lurk in the dark corners of our forgotten memories, but they are by no means gone. Global attention is still focused on malaria, Ebola, E. Coli and HIV and yet there are other diseases, long forgotten, that continue to claim lives in the darkness, when no one is looking. Thanks to scientific research, technological advances and […]

Suicide is the third leading cause of death in children and young adults between 10 and 24 years old. People tend to think of mental health as something generally affecting adults; after all, adults lead more stressful lives than children do. However, the numbers show that approximately 20% of the world’s youth suffer from some […]

Do you know the difference between health and life insurance? I’ll let you in on a secret: they are both equally important to have in your portfolio. We have already discussed the importance of choosing the right health insurance coverage while living abroad. Life insurance is not something you want to think about, but if something were to happen […]

Moving to a new country for an adult is a challenge, but towing a whole family along with you can multiply the challenges greatly. Although it tends to be easier for children to adapt to new environments, make new friends and learn new languages, it can still be challenging for them to adapt to a […]

Regardless of whether you celebrate Christmas or not, your children will most likely have a couple of weeks off school over the holiday period. We all know that spending more time at home means more snacking and less exercising. Moreover, during the Christmas season, the average Briton will gain 2.5kg – and although we’d love […]

Raising a child with special needs, anywhere in the world, is a challenge. Even when you’re in the familiarity of your home country, finding the right education, proper support and help so your child thrives can be difficult. So, what happens when a family is offered the opportunity to relocate? How many families are willing […]

According to an article published on CNN, three New York mothers have recently performed unfathomable acts of murder: letting their babies fall to their deaths after throwing them out of the window.   These acts are inhumane and unforgivable; yet it is important to know that these women were suffering from postpartum depression. Of course, I am not condoning […]

Expats around the world are well aware of the need for international health coverage, because illness or accidents can strike when you least expect them. You may never actually need or use your insurance, but having it gives you the sense of security that someone is watching over you. Health insurance should be like that one friend […]

The National Sleep Foundation released their 2015 Sleep Duration Recommendations earlier this year. They suggest that a newborn baby should be sleeping up to 17 hours a day. According to me, so should adults. However, healthy sleeping patterns vary greatly between age groups, reducing until adulthood. As adults, we should be getting between 7 and […]

‘I have hope’ reads the slogan of the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) of the United States. For years, breast cancer has been a main focus for three main reasons: there is no concrete explanation as to how the cell’s DNA becomes cancerous, it is the second leading cause of death for women worldwide and […]

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