Travel Health Advice

Travel Health Advice

In this section you will find advice about TravelHealth topics such as malaria and how to stop getting bitten. Or what about DVT and what precautions you can take when you fly. Maybe you are afraid to fly and need some advice. Travelling with children can be a nightmare or a wonderful experience depending on how well prepared you are. Other topics include advice for the GAP year student, the diabetic traveller as well as the issue of insurance and sun care to mention a few.

  • Animal Contact – Advice and Information Any direct contact with stray or wild animals should be avoided when travelling abroad. Bites ...
  • Backpacking This exciting venture is no longer restricted to the young student on a gap year. ...
  • BCG Vaccination BCG vaccination has been shown to give 70%-80% protection against TB (Tuberculosis). The vaccine is ...
  • Before you Travel It is important to prepare your trip well in advance. Here are some general guidelines ...
  • Business Travel: Taking Time to Adjust Travel has changed considerably over the last ten years and we are now able to ...
  • Coping with Jet Lag Our bodies adjust to a natural rhythm that promotes sleeping at night and being active ...
  • DVT – Deep Vein Thrombosis First recognised back in 1946, travel related DVT is an added potential problem for ‘at ...
  • Eating & Drinking in Developing Countries Traveller’s diarrhoea is the most common health problem affecting those travelling to developing countries.  It ...
  • Family Holidays Being on holiday with children can be exciting and carry wonderful memories for years to ...
  • Fear of flying Fear of flying is a common psychological problem among travellers; recent estimates suggest that between ...
  • Female Travellers While the woman traveller needs to think through all of the travel health issues that ...
  • Gap Year Travel Travelling to far, distant countries, meeting new people and experiencing new cultures, can be a ...
  • Giving Blood and Travel In some circumstances, travel can become a restriction for giving blood. Apart from the “normal” ...
  • Health & Business Travel Business Travel is an important aspect of our twenty first century lifestyle. While the evolving ...
  • Insurance Cover Good medical insurance is important wherever you go in the world and for however long ...
  • Male Travellers Many men try to avoid anything to do with seeing their doctor. However, it is ...
  • Medical Tourism Medical Tourism is becoming one of the fastest economic growth areas globally. It is defined ...
  • Preventing Accidents There are more tourist deaths related to road traffic accidents and drowning than from diseases ...
  • Preventing Insect Bites Malaria is not the only disease that is transmitted by mosquitoes – Dengue Fever is ...
  • Senior Travel Once the kids have left home or you have taken retirement, there may be increased ...
  • Sexual Health For some, relaxing and having fun on holiday involves casual sexual encounters. Surveys show that many ...
  • Sun Safety – Being Safe in the Sun In the United Kingdom cases of skin cancer have doubled over the last 20 years. ...
  • Travel Delays As we get ready to face a summer of delays following industrial action across the ...
  • Travel During Pregnancy Travel while you are pregnant requires careful planning and thought beforehand. It is important to ...
  • Travel with Asthma As soon as you are aware of an upcoming trip, make an appointment to visit ...
  • Travel with Diabetes Whenever you travel it is essential to plan ahead. A visit to your Diabetic Adviser ...
  • Travel with Kids Travelling with children can be exciting and carry wonderful memories for years to come — ...
  • Traveller’s Diarrhoea “Travel broadens the mind, but loosens the bowels”. Traveller’s diarrhoea is the most common illness ...
  • Travelling with Medication Due to restrictions on many flights across the globe those travelling with existing medical conditions ...
  • Travelling with Specific Needs If you have a physical disability, travel can often be pushed aside for fear of ...
  • When you’re not in the driver’s seat Travelling by public transport can be the cause of much anxiety for many travellers.