Oncology & Cancer

US flight crew have higher cancer rates than general population

Flight crew have higher rates of specific cancers than the general population, according to a study in the open access journal Environmental Health involving 5,366 US flight attendants. Some of this increased cancer incidence ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Understanding the challenges of air travel and dementia

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 airlines or airports.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Lassa virus on flight raises questions about spread of disease

John Nides and his wife had buckled up for the trip home from New York on March 31 when a passenger boarded Delta Flight 2921 who needed help from a flight attendant to navigate the walkway, according to Nides, and was garbling ...

Health

Conquer 'lag,' rise early: Science solves sleep

Summer is winding down, but for those still in travel mode can jet lag be overcome? And for those heading back to school and early mornings, is it possible to rise AND shine? Simon Fraser University researcher Jay Olson has ...