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Some Cities’ Smog Can Ruin Your Vacation

Some Cities’ Smog Can Ruin Your Vacation

Latest Travel Health News TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Got travel plans abroad? Spending just a short time in a highly polluted city can harm your health, researchers warn. “It’s widely known that long-term exposure to air pollution is associated with increased cardiovascular disease. But it was unknown whether a short-term visit to […]

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Health Tip: Planning a Stress-Reducing Vacation

Health Tip: Planning a Stress-Reducing Vacation

(HealthDay News) — Not all vacations are created equally. Studies show that the happiness gleaned from a vacation is dependent on how stressful it is, says Harvard Business Review. Latest Travel Health News It found that 94 percent of people have as much or more energy after a positive trip. To create a positive vacation, […]

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Unplugging From Social Media on Vacation? It’s Tough at First

Unplugging From Social Media on Vacation? It’s Tough at First

Latest Travel Health News WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Taking a vacation from social media and digital technology while you travel can cause withdrawal symptoms, but a small study suggests you’ll come to enjoy the offline experience. The British study included 24 people. During their travels to 17 countries and regions, most unplugged […]

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Health Tip: Travelling to a High Altitude

Health Tip: Travelling to a High Altitude

(HealthDay News) — The low oxygen levels found at a high altitude can make travelers feel sick, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Latest Travel Health News The best way to avoid sickness is to ascend gradually. But if you have to ascend quickly, you can take medicine to help prevent problems. […]

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Traveling Abroad? Make Sure Your Measles Shot Is Up to Date

Traveling Abroad? Make Sure Your Measles Shot Is Up to Date

Latest Travel Health News WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Due to waning vaccination levels in some areas, measles outbreaks are back with a vengeance. But many globe-trotting Americans may not realize the problem is worldwide. Therefore, making sure your measles vaccination is up to date is paramount before jetting off. In fact, U.S. […]

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Health Tip: Make Traveling Easier on Your Pet

Health Tip: Make Traveling Easier on Your Pet

(HealthDay News) — Taking your dog or cat on a flight may be no cakewalk, depending on the differing requirements of the airlines and various destinations. Latest Travel Health News That’s why it’s best to research these things before you leave, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To reduce travel-related stress for […]

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Typhoid Fever

Typhoid Fever

What is typhoid fever? What is the history of typhoid fever? Typhoid fever is an acute infectious illness associated with fever that is most often caused by the Salmonella typhi bacteria. Salmonella paratyphi, a related bacterium that usually leads to a less severe illness, can also cause typhoid fever. The feces of human carriers of […]

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Heading to Europe This Summer? Get Your Measles Shot

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Travel Health News MONDAY, June 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — As Europe deals with its biggest measles outbreaks since the 1990s, U.S. health officials are urging travelers to be up-to-date on vaccination. In 2018, European countries reported more than 83,500 measles cases, including 74 deaths, according to the World Health […]

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When Fido Comes Along on Your Vacation

When Fido Comes Along on Your Vacation

Latest Travel Health News MONDAY, June 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Summertime is vacation time, and plenty of people bring their pets along on their adventure, so one expert offers tips on how to make the trip fun for all. “Before attempting a car ride, acclimate your pet to the harness or crate,” said Kit […]