Travel Health

5 Myths About Sun Protection

January 10 2019

You put sunscreen on at the beach or a barbecue, so you’re covered, right? Er, not really. To save face – and everything below it – make sure you’re not falling for these misconceptions:   You only need sunscreen when outdoors While ultraviolet B rays are at their most powerful in the middle of the...


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5 Causes of Hives You Wouldn’t Expect

December 3 2018

Breaking out in hives is the worst: your skin itches all over, you’re covered in unsightly red welts, and, as if that weren’t bad enough, it’s not always clear what might have triggered them. What we do know: hives, also known as urticaria, can appear anywhere on the body, including your face, torso, arms, legs, and even inside...


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How to Get Rid of Mosquito Bites ASAP

November 22 2018

While you can’t totally erase those pesky red marks from your skin, these six solutions can stop your mosquito bites from itching and driving you nuts. A speck of black floats past your face or a wispy buzz sounds in your ear. Sometimes (if you’re lucky) you can detect the presence of mosquitos before they’ve...


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8 Surprising Reasons You Feel Nauseous

October 5 2018

Can’t shake that queasy feeling? Here’s how to feel better in no time. There’s nothing worse than when you start to get that sick, queasy feeling deep in the pit of your stomach. If you’re not already puking (the absolute worst), it can leave you feeling dizzy, disoriented, and down for the count until you...


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Everything You Need To Know About Meningococcal Disease

June 5 2018

About the disease Meningococcal disease is an acute bacterial infection that can cause death within hours if not recognised and treated in time. In Australia there are 5 main strains of the disease, all of which now have vaccinations available from your doctor. *Note that the C-strain vaccine available through Australia’s free National Immunisation Program...


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Important Things To Know About The Flu

April 24 2018

The flu is a highly contagious viral infection that can cause severe illness and life-threatening complications, including pneumonia. The flu is spread by contact with fluids from coughs and sneezes. It is estimated that flu contributes to over 3,000 deaths in Australia each year. The “swine flu” virus – also known as influenza A (H1N1) – emerged in...


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Remedies for Traveller’s Diarrhoea

April 16 2018

One of the worst things to have during vacation is Traveller’s Diarrhoea (TD). This illness is said to be caused by a sudden change in surrounding and eating habit. Research has proven that is not the case. A bacteria present in the body is at fault.  Depending on the location of your vacation the chances...


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Tips To Stay Healthy On The Go

November 7 2017

If you travel on a regular basis, whether if it’s for work or pleasure, you’ll know how hard it is to stay committed to your health and fitness goals. So here are four tips to help you stay healthy while traveling: 1. Research Take the time to research places to go and eat before you arrive...


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What You Need To Know About Hepatitis A

September 11 2017

Hepatitis A is an illness that causes inflammation to your liver. It’s caused by a virus that’s spread through: person-to-person contact consuming contaminated food, drinks or ice eating from or licking contaminated utensils. The illness may last only a few weeks, but some people are seriously ill for up to six months. Hepatitis A usually...


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Tips For Coping With The Flu

August 26 2017

Flu contributes to an estimated 3,000 deaths in Australia each year. The flu is a highly contagious viral infection that can cause severe illness and life-threatening complications, including pneumonia. The flu is spread by contact with fluids from coughs and sneezes. The most common symptoms of the flu are sudden high fever, a dry cough,...


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