Must Read Blogs of 2013 - Travel Health

By : Geoffrey | Published : Monday September 9, 2013 | Posted in : Travel Health
passport with doctors equipmentTo celebrate the influx of expert information delivered by travel health influencers over the summer months, the team at HealthExpress has highlighted the best travel healthblogs from around the world. As usual, we’ve based our selection on the following criteria: calibre of content, post frequency, reader interaction and social authority. Here’s our pick of the bunch:

Should I be worried about the H7N9 bird flu virus?

By : Zaman | Published : Thursday August 15, 2013 | Posted in : Influenza
hikers on mountain With the recent news of the H7N9 (a new bird flu strain) virus being passed between humans for the first time in China, a sense of anxiety has risen in the Far East; with farms beginning to cull poultry. While there are currently no indications that suggest the H7N9 flu virus is set erupt in to a global pandemic, like that of the 2009-2010 swine flu epidemic, a sense of precaution should be taken if travelling to Far East and China in particular.

Travel health infographic: Jet lag action plan

By : Charlie | Published : Friday April 26, 2013 | Posted in : Travel Health
For some, the flight journey can be a pleasant experience; however, for the majority any excitement felt whilst crossing multiple time zones, particularly when travelling east, is threatened by the risk of jet lag. A major cause behind tiredness and confusion, jet lag not only affects you when air bound; the symptoms of jet lag can stay with you throughout the duration of your stay. Although jet lag can be a serious challenge, learning about the condition...

Are you prepared for summer?

By : Sophie | Published : Friday June 8, 2012 | Posted in : Travel Health
It’s going to be a big summer here in the UK, with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee just gone and the Olympics on their way. However, despite the upcoming excitements, thousands of Britons will jet off this summer to far-off destinations for their summer holidays. Going on holiday or taking the time to travel the world should be an enriching and enjoyable experience, which is why it is so important to make sure that your travels are not disrupted or spoiled...

Reports on medical research – sifting the wheat from the chaff

By : Emily | Published : Thursday February 9, 2012 | Posted in : Travel Health
researchThere have been a few reports in the media about the transference rate of HIV and more recently a report about the likelihood that one in 100 people might be naturally resistant to hepatitis, leprosy, malaria and HIV. However, I can’t help wonder whether these reports are potentially dangerous. Or should we simply view them as the stepping stones of research that will eventually be able to provide us with more effective treatments and vaccines?