10OCT 2014

Healix shortlisted for prestigous Health Insurance Award

The shortlist for the Providers Awards has just been announced for next week's annual Health Insurance Awards in London and Healix are delighted to be on the list.

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06OCT 2014

A perspective on the Ebola crisis based on lessons learned from previous outbreaks

The confirmed case of Ebola in a Liberian national, recently arrived in Dallas, not only highlights the potential for international spread of the disease but begs the question why this outbreak is larger and has spread to more countries than on previous occasions.

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06OCT 2014

Incidences of HIV growing in Eastern Europe

The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is the worldwide number one cause of death from an infectious disease. Now more often thought of as a condition seen in resource-poor settings, recent figures have highlighted the growing incidence of HIV in Eastern Europe, where there has been a 9% increase in incidence over the past few years – compared with a 1% increase in the west of Europe.

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06OCT 2014

Japan and France experience outbreaks of dengue fever

Fuelling concerns about the risk of mosquito borne diseases becoming prevalent in cooler climates

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06OCT 2014

An ancient flatworm infestation is diagnosed in 11 holidaymakers returning from Corsica

A disease usually associated with tropical climates, the flatworm infestation Schistosomiasis or Bilharzia, has been reported for the first time in holiday-makers returning from the French island Corcisa.

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