Patients who travel abroad for medical treatment risk returning with complications or infections that require costly treatment on the NHS and is one of the issues highlighted in a new handbook exploring medical tourism.
As the number of people with dementia grows it's increasingly critical to understand its impact and how to manage it in a range of circumstances including air travel where no guidelines currently exist for ...
Swedish health care authorities are warning young travellers this summer against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) by posting cheeky messages on airport toilet seats, a project leader said on Tuesday.
In an article in the official publication for the G7 meeting at Schloss Elmau, Germany, this weekend, Professor Peter Horby, who leads the Epidemic Research Group Oxford (ERGO), and Professor Adrian Hill, director of vaccine ...
While it probably won't make the idea of attending school more appealing social scientists say different infrastructure and behaviour change programs are key to encouraging young people to take a more active ...
Treating travellers' diarrhoea with antibiotics can promote the spread of drug-resistant "super-bacteria"
Each year, more than 300 million tourists visit areas with low standards of hygiene. A recent Finnish study shows that about one-fifth of these travellers return home with an unwanted companion, a drug-resistant intestinal ...
Taking antibiotics for diarrhea may put travelers visiting developing parts of the world at higher risk for contracting superbugs and spreading these daunting drug-resistant bacteria to their home countries, according to ...
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 1,200 people since it began in December 2013, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.
The World Health Organization said Monday that it had set up a task force with the global airline and tourism industry in an effort to contain the spread of Ebola.
Severely overweight people who suffer from hypoventilation can have abnormally low levels of oxygen (hypoxaemia) in their blood during air travel as a result of reduced atmospheric pressure in the cabin of aircrafts.
New analysis of 'swine flu' pandemic conflicts with accepted views on how diseases spread (w/ Video)
(Medical Xpress)—New analysis of the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic in the US shows that the pandemic wave was surprisingly slow, and that its spread was likely accelerated by school-age children
Holidaymakers are being urged to use insect repellent to protect themselves against bites and the diseases they can spread, as trends show travel to tropical countries is rising among Britons.
(HealthDay)—If you're returning home after having chest surgery at an out-of-town hospital, flying is as safe as driving, an expert says.
The World Health Organization announced on Monday that it had convened emergency talks amid rising concern over polio after cases were discovered in Afghanistan, Iraq and Equatorial Guinea.
Injured patients who live near trauma centers that have closed have higher odds of dying once they reach a hospital, according to a new analysis by UC San Francisco researchers.