Interview Mattieu Rouot, CEO MAXIS GBN; Health Benefits of Meditation and Mindfulness – Long-Haul Flights and Your Body – Food Microbes and Cancer – What Is A Gig Job? – Sitting All Day Is Bad For Your Health
Retirement on a DC pension in NL and UK – No Benefit from Coronary Artery Stents! – Could Neurotechnology Make Lawyers Smarter Workers? – Long COVID: Researchers Zeroing in on Autoimmune Attacks – Burnout, How to Prevent It in the Workplace – How to Treat Scars
Innovation in Plan Administration, Dejan Malesic – Digital Nomads Have Rejected The Office – Pilates Workout Can Benefit Your Health – Vitamin B12 Deficiency Can Have Serious Consequences – Elon Musk’s ‘Hardcore’ Management Style
Interview Issiah Sakhabuth, IEBA Chairperson – R&D: Procrastinating Is Linked to Health and Career Problems – The Body Has an Internal Clock – Obesity: Too Much Salt and Not Enough Water? – How To Tell If Someone Is an Expert – Eye Movements and Our Understanding of Memory
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?
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
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
GEB’s New Business Accelerator – Gaining Control Over Employee Benefits: Yes You Can – Deciphering the Symptoms of Long COVID – Returning to the Workplace?
Cancer: How One Type of RNA Could Be the Future of Treatment
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.
Do You Really Need to Drink 8 Glasses of Water a Day? An Exercise Scientist Explains Why Your Kidneys Say ‘no’
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.
Mental Wellbeing Can Lead To Lower Healthcare Costs
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.
Interview with Frank Ahedo, Further Group CEO
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
Three Ways Behavioural Psychology Might Help You Lose Weight
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.
A Year into the Pandemic, The Coronavirus Is Messing With Our Minds as Well as Our Bodies
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.
Covid-19 Stress Toll Is a Family Affair: 4 Ways to Support Mothers’ Mental Health
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..
Global Scale, Local Service – The Vital Importance of Strong Network Partners
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
Work Smart Now! Chapter Two: Introducing Productivity
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.”
Vaccines Alone Are Not Enough To Eradicate A Virus – Lessons from History
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”.
Zoom Work Relationships Are Hard to Build – Unless You Can Pick Up on Colleagues’ Nonverbal Cues
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.
Predicting Severe COVID Big data can help doctors predict which COVID patients will become seriously ill
The pandemic continues to pose huge challenges to health services worldwide. Hospitals are in crisis as the pace of new COVID-19 cases outstrips their capacity. What makes things particularly difficult is that the coronavirus doesn’t affect everyone in the same way.
Featured: Work Smart Now! – Vaccines Alone Are Not Enough – Predicting Severe COVID – Zoom Work Relationships Are Hard to Build – Featured: Global Mobility Teams Prepare for Remobilization
Interview Mattieu Rouot – MAXIS GBN, Chief Executive Officer
As CEO of MAXIS GBN, Mattieu Rouot oversees relationships with more than 500 multinational companies in over 120 countries around the world. Global Benefits Vision: Mattieu, thank you for speaking to us – Can you share a few highlights of your career, perhaps with emphasis on global employee benefits?
Severe COVID May Be Caused by Autoantibodies
Whether or not a person with COVID-19 develops severe disease depends a lot on how their immune system reacts to the coronavirus. But scientists still don’t know why some people develop severe disease while others suffer only mild symptoms – or no symptoms at all. Now, a new study from Yale University sheds some light on the issue.
Outsmarting COVID-19 Fears… and Boost Your Mood
After a year of toxic stress ignited by so much fear and uncertainty, now is a good time to reset, pay attention to your mental health and develop some healthy ways to manage the pressures going forward. Brain science has led to some drug-free techniques that you can put to use right now. I am health psychologist who developed a method that harnesses our rip-roaring emotions to rapidly switch off stress and activate positive emotions instead. This technique from emotional brain training is not perfect for everyone, but it can help many people break free of stress when they get stuck on negative thoughts.