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Food allergy incidence around the Globe  Studies show that the prevalence of food allergy is increasing in both Western countries and developing countries in Asia and Africa during the last decade. “Most people think that the allergic symptoms are not severe, just skin rashes or other conditions that are inconvenient rather than fatal,” said Prof Emeritus Pakit Vichyanond, director of the Samitivej Allergy Institute (SAI) at Samitivej Thonburi Hospital as interviewed by The Nation Newspaper (on 16 November 2018). “In fact, if...
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The government of Thailand intends to make private health insurance compulsory for expatriates. With that in mind other South East Asian countries may well follow suit. Australians: The number of Australians choosing to retire in Thailand has been increasing, in part due to the relatively lower cost of living in South East Asia. The current cost of living has never been higher than at this time in Australia. By the year 2030 that figure is forecast to increase substantially, making...
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A mother-to-be develops preeclampsia and is flown hundreds of miles for a life-saving emergency c-section By their very nature, emergencies and accidents aren’t predictable. When your health or life is under threat, you need the strength and expertise of a clinical team that can mobilise immediately to get you the care you need, in the right place and at the right time. For example, Aetna International’s Care and Response Excellence (CARE) team is a round-the-clock service for accidents and emergencies...
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Healthy sleep is as important to your health and well-being as a good diet and physical activity, so follow these 10 simple steps to build a healthier sleep pattern — from foods to exercise, sunlight to naps. People who don’t need much sleep are synonymous with success. Historical figures from Leonardo Da Vinci to Winston Churchill are all known for achieving great things while sleeping little. But attitudes to sleep are shifting. It’s not the enemy of productivity, it’s a...
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Why is sleep so important to general and mental health? And how can employers promote good sleep to support employee wellness and productivity? In 2007, two years after founding the Huffington Post Media Group, Arianna Huffington awoke in a pool of blood, her worried daughter hovering at her side. The hard-driving executive had worked herself into a state of exhaustion that led her to fall asleep at her desk and break her cheekbone. Save for her injury, Huffington’s situation wasn’t...
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