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Do You Need Vaccinations Before Traveling Abroad?

Do You Need Vaccinations Before Traveling Abroad?

When to visit the vaccination clinic Travelers to other countries often face health issues they wouldn’t ordinarily experience at home. To minimize your risks of becoming seriously ill when traveling abroad, you should find out in advance whether any specific immunizations may be recommended for travel to the region of the world you’ll be visiting. […]

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Health Tip: Controlling Altitude-Related Ear Pain

Health Tip: Controlling Altitude-Related Ear Pain

(HealthDay News) — Ear pain while flying is most often caused by changes in air pressure that cause the ear’s Eustachian tubes to compensate by opening wider or narrowing. Latest Travel Health News The American Academy of Otolaryngology suggests how to deal with ear pain caused by changes in altitude: Consult with your doctor on […]

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When Is a Sick Fellow Flier a Health Risk to You?

When Is a Sick Fellow Flier a Health Risk to You?

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Travel Health News MONDAY, March 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If you worry about catching a nasty infection when you fly, a new study suggests your risk boils down to exactly how close you are to that sick passenger. A row in front, a row in back, a couple of […]

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Timely Tips for Sick-Free Travel

Timely Tips for Sick-Free Travel

Latest Travel Health News THURSDAY, March 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If traveling is in your near future, there are a number of things you can do to keep from getting sick and spoiling your trip. “We are having a bad cold and flu season, so it is really important to remember to practice good […]

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Pack Wisely for a Healthy Trip

Pack Wisely for a Healthy Trip

By Julie DavisHealthDay Reporter Latest Travel Health News FRIDAY, Dec. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Buying new clothes for an upcoming holiday trip may top your to-do list, but packing the right medications can mean addressing health needs with ease rather than scrambling to find an all-night drugstore in a strange city. Prescription medications are […]

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Tips for Healthy, Happy Travels

Tips for Healthy, Happy Travels

By Julie DavisHealthDay Reporter Latest Travel Health News TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Buying new clothes for an upcoming holiday trip may top your to-do list, but packing the right medications can mean addressing health needs with ease rather than scrambling to find an all-night drugstore in a strange city. Prescription medications are […]

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Malaria

Malaria

Malaria facts More than 210 million cases of malaria occurred worldwide in 2015. The World Health Organization estimates that 438,000 people died of malaria in 2015; the vast majority are young children in sub-Saharan Africa. This is a significant decrease in deaths since 2000 due to increased prevention and control measures. About 1,700 people are […]

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Health Tip: Relieve Ear Pressure While Flying

Health Tip: Relieve Ear Pressure While Flying

(HealthDay News) — The feeling of pain or popping in your ears during a flight is a common reaction to altitude-related changes in cabin air pressure. Latest Travel Health News The air in the middle ear passes to the Eustachian tube. This connects the nose with the middle ear and allows your body to maintain […]

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Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis Symptoms Chills Chills are feelings of coldness accompanied by shivering. They may arise with or without fever. Without fever, chills typically arise after exposure to a cold environment. Essentially any condition that may produce fever (including infections and cancers) can result in chills along with fever. Fever and chills are common symptoms of influenza […]

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Trump’s Health Secretary Resigns Over Travel Controversy

Trump’s Health Secretary Resigns Over Travel Controversy

Tom Price, President Donald Trump’s secretary of health and human services, resigned Friday afternoon in the wake of revelations he had used charter flights at taxpayers’ expense. Latest Travel Health News The announcement came shortly after Trump had told reporters he considered Price a “fine man” but that he “didn’t like the optics,” the Washington […]