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Global Benefits Vision Author Team, are Expert journalists, dedicated to providing accurate, high value business information.

In the June 2022 issue: GEB: Why a Competitive Multinational Pension Demands a Single View – Denis Cabrillon R&D – Long COVID: Vaccination Could Reduce Symptoms – Trish Greenhalgh, Brendan Delaney, Manoj Sivan R&D – Inflation: There’s a Way to Reduce It: Raise Productivity – David McMillan R&D – Who Really Owns the Oil Industry’s Future Stranded Assets? – Gregor Semieniuk, Philip Holden

GEB: Why a Competitive Multinational Pension Demands a Single View – Long COVID: Vaccination Could Reduce Symptoms – Inflation: There’s a Way to Reduce It: Raise Productivity – Who Really Owns the Oil Industry’s Future Stranded Assets?

In the May 2022 issue: Insurers And Employers Working in Partnership to Address the Global Mental Health Crisis – Daniela Masters R&D: COVID Reinfection and Associated Symptoms – Lara Herrero R&D: A Sociological Perspective On Long COVID – Laura Mauldin R&D: The Biology Of How Muscles Change With Age – Roger Fielding

GEB’s Insurers And Employers Working in Partnership to Address the Global Mental Health Crisis with Daniela Masters – R&D: COVID Reinfection and Associated Symptoms – A Sociological Perspective On Long COVID – The Biology Of How Muscles Change With Age

In the April 2022 issue: Global Expert Views With Damien O’Farrell – Pasquale Gorrasi Six lifestyle “medicines” for a better, longer life – Yoram Vodovotz, Michael Parkinson Got Zoom fatigue? – Julie Boland

GEB’s Global Expert Views With Damien O’Farrell and Pasquale Gorrasi – Six lifestyle “medicines” for a better, longer life – Got Zoom fatigue?

The Future for Global Mobility in a Pandemic Economy – Global Food Prices Are Higher Today Than for Most of Modern History – Half of Unvaccinated Workers Say They’d Rather Quit, But Few Follow Through

In the October 2021 issue: The Future for Global Mobility in a Pandemic Economy – Pasquale Gorrasi R&D: Global Food Prices Are Higher Today Than for Most of Modern History – Alastair Smith R&D: Half Of Unvaccinated Workers Say They’d Rather Quit, But Few Follow Through – Jack J. Barry, Ann Christiano, Annie Neimand

GEB’s New Business Accelerator – Gaining Control Over Employee Benefits: Yes You Can – Deciphering the Symptoms of Long COVID – Returning to the Workplace?

In the July-August 2021 issue: GEB’s New Business Accelerator – Ludovic Bayard Gaining Control Over Employee Benefits: Yes You Can – Guglielmo Callipari, Balasz Kaposvari R&D: Deciphering the Symptoms of Long COVID – Allison Navis R&D: Returning to the Workplace? – Helen Hodgetts, Nick Perham

Cells are the basic building blocks of all living things. So, in order to treat or cure almost any disease or condition – including cancer – you first need to have a fundamental understanding of cell biology.. While researchers have a pretty good understanding of what each component of a cell does, there are still things we don’t know about them – including the role that some RNAs molecules play in a cell. Finding the answer to this may be key in developing further cancer treatments, which is what our research has sought to uncover.

Not to burst anyone’s water bottle, but healthy people can actually die from drinking too much water. I am an exercise physiologist, and my research focuses on overhydration and how drinking too much water affects the body. Since water – and sodium – balance is essential to life, it is extremely rare for people to die from drinking too much – or too little – fluid. In most cases, your body’s finely tuned molecular processes are unconsciously taking care of you.

There are many reasons why mental wellbeing is important. Not only is it protective against physical illnesses and linked to greater productivity, but the mental wellbeing of a population is essential for a country’s sustainability, long-term growth and development. But despite the clear benefits, governments tend to focus public spending on treating and preventing disease, and providing care for those who are ill. While this is important and should continue to be prioritised, such strategies alone won’t increase levels of mental wellbeing overall.

Nowadays, any discussion around healthcare for your employees will inevitably center around Covid. At a time when the pandemic and its challenges are still making headlines as outbreaks, infection rates and vaccines flood every news bulletin, it’s easy to overlook the impact on other areas of healthcare. Many of these involve complex or life-threatening illnesses, such as cancer. Global Benefits Vision recently spoke to Further Group CEO Frank Ahedo about the impact that Covid is having on the treatment of serious medical conditions, and how this changing landscape will affect the way employees have access to treatment.

Employee Health Matters: The Impact of Coronavirus on Cancer Treatment – Mental Wellbeing Can Lead to Lower Healthcare Costs – Eight Glasses of Water A Day? Your Kidneys Say ‘No’ – Cancer, how one type of RNA could be the future of treatment

In the May 2021 issue: Employee Health Matters: The Impact Of Coronavirus On Cancer Treatment – Frank Ahedo R&D: Mental Wellbeing Can Lead To Lower Healthcare Costs – Ziggi Ivan Santini, David McDaid, Sarah Stewart-Brown, Vibeke Jenny Koushede R&D: Eight Glasses Of Water A Day? Your Kidneys Say ‘No’ – Tamara Hew-Butler R&D: Cancer, How One Type of RNA Could Be The Future of Treatment – Francesco Crea, Azuma Kalu

There’s no shortage of weight loss programmes out there to choose from, each of which claim to have the key to shedding pounds. One of the latest popular weight loss programmes out there is Noom, which claims that behavioural psychology is the key to helping people lose weight for good – including those who haven’t had success in the past.

Staying in touch with loved ones without seeing them in person has become even more important during the pandemic. But for some people, making or receiving calls is a stressful experience. Phone anxiety – or telephobia – is the fear and avoidance of phone conversations and it’s common among those with social anxiety disorder.

COVID-19 has hijacked people’s lives, families and work. And, it has hijacked their bodies and minds in ways that they may not even be aware of. As we see it, SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is a sort of zombie virus, turning people not into the undead but rather into the unsick. By interfering with our bodies’ normal immune response and blocking pain, the virus keeps the infected on their feet, spreading the virus.

As we pass the one-year anniversary of COVID-19 being declared a global pandemic, its impact on the mental health and well-being of children is undeniable. Indeed, news headlines on whether “the kids are alright” have frequently surfaced, bringing to light the immense challenges for kids, and their families, as they cope with ongoing changes during COVID-19, including online schooling and social distancing from friends..

Generali Employee Benefits recently onboarded network partner for the Belgian market, Vivium. Global Benefits Vision interviews Hans Callebaut, Commercial Director at Vivium and Thierry Mestach, Chief Network Officer at GEB, to learn more about the added value this pairing will bring to the Employee Benefits market and more specifically to the multinational corporate customer segment.

The Vital Importance of Strong Network Partners in Pooling – COVID-19 Stress Toll, A Family Affair? – The Coronavirus Messes with Our Minds Too – Phone Call Anxiety – Behavioral Psychology and Weight Loss

In the April 2021 issue: The Vital Importance of Strong Network Partners in Pooling – Hans Callebaut, Thierry Mestach R&D: COVID-19 Stress Toll, A Family Affair? – Nicole Racine, Erin Hetherington, Sheri Madigan, Suzanne Tough R&D: The Coronavirus Messes with Our Minds Too – Athena Aktipis, Joe Alcock R&D: Phone Call Anxiety – Ilham Sebah R&D: Behavioral Psychology and Weight Loss – Claire Madigan

What is a “great” workplace? Many might believe that organizations offering the best benefits, such as healthcare and free meals, automatically create the best office environments, but that’s not necessarily true. Whereas things like complimentary food and comprehensive healthcare are important to overall workforce health and happiness, they alone do not determine whether a workplace is objectively “great.”

Smallpox killed countless millions – 300 million people in the 20th century alone – before it was finally declared eradicated on May 8 1980. It was a momentous day, marking what the current director general of the World Health Organization, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, called the greatest “public health triumph in world history”.

It is often said that the only certainty in life is uncertainty. And never more so than over the last year. Not to mention for the foreseeable. What we do know for sure is that global mobility is not about to disappear in a (post) pandemic world, as has been suggested by some commentators. Opportunities abound and the richness of the global assignment will not be usurped by the remoteness of the virtual assignment any time soon.

Workers who communicate with their colleagues mainly through videoconferencing are far less effective at building relationships than when the communication is done face to face, according to a study we recently completed and just submitted for peer review. We also found two important ways employees can overcome the downside of video meetings.