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Can you have a healthy Chinese new year?

How do the Chinese celebrate the Lunar New Year, and is the event physically or mentally beneficial?

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Health Tips

Ebola in Africa: what expats need to know

Dr Peter Salama, Executive Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Health Emergencies Programme which coordinates outbreak responses, remarked that we have “learnt never, ever to underestimate the Ebola virus disease and we will be remaining vigilant.”

Tired all the time? How to get better sleep

Sleep deprivation is a key global issue that is having a particular impact in east Asian cities.

Your guide to malaria protection

Malaria prevention has always been a consideration for expats and travellers alike, but there have been reports of a treatment-resistant strain of the disease gradually sweeping through Southeast Asia.

Keeping active in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia has the highest activity level in the world according to the World Health Organization, but there are growing concerns that physical fitness levels in the region are on the wane. Westernised influence of high-fat, sugary foods and long, sedentary working hours in front of computer screens are the main reasons for this concern.

How expats in Thailand can reduce sugar intake

How much sugar do you consume? According to the World Health Organization (WHO), six teaspoons per day is the recommended daily allowance. Thailand’s daily sugar consumption is more than four times that level, and is contributing towards Thailand’s rising health problems.

Expat life: managing stress in Hong Kong

Becoming an expat in Hong Kong is an exciting prospect, but living in the city can bring mental challenges and worries for expats. How can you manage the potential stress of making a move?

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Is there a depression crisis in Asia’s cities?

How much of a problem is depression in Asia’s metropolises and how can it be identified and prevented?

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How does physical activity affect your health?

How important is it to stay active as we age and what kind of activity brings the most benefits?

Pharmacy

Buying antibiotics in Southeast Asia

Having easy access to antibiotics may seem like a convenient option when you’re living or travelling abroad, but it can lead to greater health issues further down the line.

What questions should I ask my surgeon?

Asking the right questions can not only bring peace of mind, but help ensure the surgery goes smoothly

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Tackling type 2 diabetes in Dubai

Rising numbers of sufferers in the UAE are highlighting the risks for all.

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Cancer care for expats living abroad

A cancer diagnosis can come at any stage in life and if you’re living abroad you’ll want to know what help is available

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