California One of the Most Polluted States

California One of the Most Polluted States

California seems to be heading nowhere when it comes to safeguarding the environment. The state is considered as one of the most polluted areas in the United States. When it comes to poor air quality, many areas in California seem to land on the top spots. Polluted air is considered to be a primary cause of health damage to millions of people in the country, according to the American Lung Association. According to a recent “State Of the Air” report by the American Lung Association, three cities …

Tips for Travel During Pregnancy

Tips for Travel During Pregnancy

With today’s fast-paced way of life, people are becoming more and more mobile. Part of this trend is the increasing frequency of travel. Whether business travel, vacation trip with family, or visiting long-lost friends, travel is a necessity in the modern society. Pregnant women are usually discouraged to travel, especially when they are near their due date, because it might jeopardize the health of the mother and the unborn child. But pregnant people can travel with safety precautions on hand. …

Vaccine Skin Patch Prevent Travelers Diarrhea

Vaccine Skin Patch Prevent Travelers Diarrhea

There seems to be another solution to a frequent problem that hounds many travelers, diarrhea. There is a new vaccine skin patch that has been developed that may help prevent traveler’s diarrhea according to researchers. A skin patch may seem an unlikely solution to this problem, but it seems that it might just make traveler’s diarrhea a thing of the past for people going on frequent trips out of the country. Researchers have discovered that the consumption of food and drink contaminated with th…

Starving May Help Avoid Jet Lag

Starving May Help Avoid Jet Lag

If you are a frequent traveler who have to go through different time zones most of the time, this research may be useful to you. In an experiment on mice, disrupting meal habits may help fend off jet lag. The experiment suggests that skipping meals on a long flight or on the night shift may help travelers prevent jet lag. Jet lag is a physiological condition which is brought about by a change in what is called as the body’s circadian rhythm. This is the natural cycle that bodily functions normal…

Preventing Infections During Travel

Preventing Infections During Travel

When traveling in a different country, you need to expect the best but prepare for the worst. On that note, bear in mind that you have to protect yourself against infectious diseases when traveling abroad. Aside from getting yourself updated with immunizations-which was explained in an earlier article-here are other tips you need to know.Check your health insurance policy – Find out several weeks in advance how your health insurance policy handles medical care when traveling overseas. Some insur…

How to Prevent Infections During Travel

How to Prevent Infections During Travel

While travel experts say that you should “pack light”, this doesn’t apply when it comes to your health. You need to bring all the possible medications and other items you need in preventing infections or having your illness worsened during your travels abroad. Here are some things to consider that you should include in your suitcase.Extra supplies of prescription medicine – You need to bring your medications with you, as it can be challenging to get presciptions abroad. Put some of your medicine…

International Travel: Staying Healthy Far from Home

International Travel: Staying Healthy Far from Home

Traveling abroad can be a thrill of you life, especially that you get to visit many great cities of the world or explore the most exotic and remote locations. Although the rewards of international travel can be very significant, you are still prone to infectious diseases and may encounter risks to your health. What’s worse, if in case you acquired a disease during your travels, the local hospital may not have the proper medicine or equipment to treat it? Worse, traveling back to your home countr…

Vaccines for Foreign Travel

Vaccines for Foreign Travel

When you travel overseas, your need for a particular vaccine depends on several factors, including your age, the season, the countries you would be visiting, the length of your stay, the reason for your trip, your accommodations, lifestyles, and overall health. Do keep in mind that some vaccines are not appropriate for children, pregnant women, and people with certain medical conditions. Getting vaccinated before traveling would require a consultation two to three months in advance with your phy…