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Health Tip: Food Safety for Travelers

Health Tip: Food Safety for Travelers

(HealthDay News) — Foodborne illness is often preventable, yet millions of people become sick from this, says the World Health Organization. Latest Travel Health News The organization’s “Five Keys to Safer Food” are: Wash your hands before handling/consuming food. Separate raw and cooked food. Cook food thoroughly. Keep food below 5C or above 60C. Avoid […]

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Health Tip: Prevent Travelers’ Diarrhea

Health Tip: Prevent Travelers’ Diarrhea

(HealthDay News) — A vacation or business trip to a developing country can lead to a nasty case of travelers’ diarrhea — if you’re not careful. Latest Travel Health News The U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases offers this advice on what to avoid during travel to developing nations: Drinking tap […]

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Dengue Fever

Dengue Fever

REFERENCES: Ahmad, Nisar, et al. “Dengue Fever Treatment With Carica papaya Leaves Extracts.” Asian Pac J Trop Biomed 1.4 Aug. 2011: 330-333. Anwar, Sarah. “First Dengue Vaccine Approved By WHO After Twenty Years of Clinical Studies.” ContagionLive.com. Apr. 19, 2016. <http://www.contagionlive.com/news/first-dengue-vaccine-is-approved-by-who-after-twenty-years-of-clinical-studies?utm_source=Informz&utm_medium=Contagion+Live&utm_campaign=Contagion_Live_Trending_2_4-19-16>. Canada. Public Health Agency of Canada. “Dengue Fever: Global Update.” June 3, 2011. <http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/tmp-pmv/thn-csv/dengue-eng.php>. […]

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Health Tip: Traveling by Air

Health Tip: Traveling by Air

(HealthDay News) — Crowded airports and planes can seem daunting to parents travelling with small children, especially when the unpredictability of air travel is factored in. Latest Travel Health News The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests how to make air travel less stressful: Get to the airport early, especially when traveling with a younger child […]

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Malaria

Malaria

Malaria facts More than 215 million cases of malaria occurred worldwide in 2016. The World Health Organization estimates that 445,000 people died of malaria in 2016; the vast majority are young children in sub-Saharan Africa. Although this is a significant decrease in deaths since 2000 due to increased prevention and control measures, there has been […]

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Travelers&#8217; Diarrhea

Travelers’ Diarrhea

Travelers’ diarrhea facts Travelers’ diarrhea is a gastrointestinal illness that occurs in travelers. Travelers’ diarrhea usually is caused by eating food contaminated with bacteria or, less commonly, with parasites or viruses. The treatment of travelers’ diarrhea is usually plenty of oral liquids as well as over-the-counter medications that control diarrhea and cramps. Antibiotic prophylaxis (prevention) […]

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Make Your Next Camping or Hiking Trip Trouble-free

Make Your Next Camping or Hiking Trip Trouble-free

Latest Travel Health News SATURDAY, Aug. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Planning ahead is the key to staying healthy and safe when you go hiking or camping, experts say. “‘Be prepared’ is the Boy Scout motto, and it is one of the best ways to avoid pitfalls and make the most of any hiking or […]

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Health Tip: Studying Overseas

Health Tip: Studying Overseas

(HealthDay News) — Spending a semester in another country can be an incredible experience, but it doesn’t come without risk of travel-related illness. Latest Travel Health News The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these tips to prepare for a semester abroad: Learn about health concerns in your host country. At least a […]

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Health Tip: Traveling With a Disability

Health Tip: Traveling With a Disability

(HealthDay News) — Traveling with someone with a disability may seem daunting, but things are likely to go a lot smoother with some preparation. Latest Travel Health News AARP offers this advice: Contact the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at least 72 hours before departure to explain your loved one’s needs. The number is:855-787-2227. When you […]

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Health Tip: Travel Tips For Women With Breast Prosthesis

Health Tip: Travel Tips For Women With Breast Prosthesis

(HealthDay News) — After a mastectomy, many women prefer to wear a prosthesis, in lieu of reconstructive surgery. Latest Travel Health News The prosthesis often is made of silicone gel or foam, and will be placed inside a bra or directly on a woman’s chest. Sometimes. a prosthesis can pose difficulties when traveling by plane. […]