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Health Warning to Hajj Pilgrims

ABH LogoHealth experts from the Association of British Hujjaj (Pilgrims) UK, a National Hajj/Umrah specific organisation working for the welfare and wellbeing of pilgrims, have issued a warning to Hajj pilgrims around the world who will converge at Makkah during the next few weeks to perform annual Hajj pilgrimage, that they must safeguard their health from the risk of deadly infectious diseases.

Smart bacteria causing gonorrhoea is hard or impossible to treat

gonorrhoeaWorld Health Organization (WHO) announced a bacteria that cause gonorrhoea, which is a common sexually-transmitted infection, is much harder, and sometimes impossible, to treat. Dr Teodora Wi, Medical Officer, Human Reproduction, at WHO said that these bacteria are particularly smart. Every time we use a new class of antibiotics to treat the infection, the bacteria evolve to resist them.

World’s Worst Cholera Epidemic in Yemen

cholera yemenHealth experts from the Association of British Hujjaj (Pilgrims) UK (ABH), a national Hajj specific organisation, express their grave concern of the rapidly spreading cholera outbreak in Yemen which has exceeded 200,000 suspected cases, increasing at an average of 5000 a day. The world is now facing the worst cholera outbreak ever.

AmaWaterways has a New Wellness Program on board

AmaWaterways wellnessIn celebration of Global Wellness Day, AmaWaterways has launched a wellness program onboard AmaLyra Paris & Normandy sailings. The program – led by “Sports Scientist” Selina Wank (pictured) – features four to six classes daily, including morning stretches, jogging, yoga, cardio and core strengthening and circuit training. Activities will be complemented by discussion groups with a focus on healthy eating and relaxation techniques.

Beverly Hills launches ‘Wellthy’ initiatives throughout the summer

beverlyhills wellthBeverly Hills has become The City of Wellth, launching a summer of special ‘Wellthy’ initiatives throughout the summer within hotels, restaurants and spas across the city. Hotels across the city are getting involved in the initiative and offering unique spa and hotel packages as well as a variety of restaurants creating locally sourced, plant-based, vegan dishes.

Rise in Washington teens who consider suicide

youth mental healthResults from latest Healthy Youth Survey (HYS), taken in the fall of 2016 by tweens and teens in Washington, shows that one in five high school students seriously considered suicide in the past 12 months.

Weight loss by sitting in Infrared Sauna is the new trend

infrared saunaInfrared saunas are the latest trend in the United States. Infrared saunas cause reactions, such as vigorous sweating and increased heart rate, similar to those elicited by moderate exercise but they produce these results at lower temperatures than does a regular sauna. Infrared saunas also make it accessible to people who can't tolerate the heat of a conventional sauna.

Event delegates need healthier food choices

healthy foodMillions of people regularly take part in conferences, meetings and other events every year. Only in the US, the number of attendees amounts about 225 million. A new study in the UK finds out that 57% of attendees find it difficult or very difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle at events, signifying there is a need for healthier food choices.

Hershey announces Dark Chocolate spa treatments

MeltSpa by HersheyHershey Entertainment & Resorts (HE&R) in January adds MeltSpa by Hershey day spa to its portfolio. Anticipated to open fall 2017, MeltSpa by Hershey will be located in the heart of downtown Hershey, Pa. at 11 E Chocolate Ave., featuring exclusive dark chocolate treatments.

2017 Medical Tourism Trends

doctor planeThe Medical Tourism industry was valued at a staggering US$439 billion, with a projected growth rate of up to 25% year-over-year for the next 10 years as an estimated three to four percent of the world's population will travel internationally for healthcare and health-related treatment.

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