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Everything You Need To Know About Travelling With Diabetes

It is estimated that over 4 million people in the UK are living with diabetes. Although diabetes can be considered a very debilitating condition, it should not be considered a barrier to travel. However, the need to be prepared and plan ahead is imperative. Here are some useful tips to help you along the way! Before You Go Consult a travel clinic/GP at least 6-8 weeks prior to travel to discuss vaccinations/travel medications that might be required. Ensure you have enough regular medication for the duration of the trip, and... Read More

21/06/2018
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What Should Be In Your Travel First Aid Kit

When it comes to ‘Travel First Aid’, how do you know if you are getting it right? Depending on your destination and activities, you might need to bring very little with you in terms of first aid. A standard small travel pack might just suit you fine. If you are planning a more adventurous holiday, or are expecting different hygiene levels or limited access to medical aid, it is worth kitting out beyond basic necessities to help you out in a pinch. Basic first aid kit A basic first aid kit should... Read More

18/06/2018

Travel Health News Weekly Roundup (June 11th – 17th 2018)

It’s that time again for your Travelpharm weekly health news roundup! We have collected all the latest news articles from around the world to get you up-to-date with all the breaking travel health news. It is always important to do your research when planning to travel abroad. The more you know before you travel, the better prepared you will be once you’re there. Allowing you to enjoy your holiday without worrying about unexpected surprises. The following articles are for 11-17 June 2018. Enjoy! Rabies Vaccinations Its been reported that Global... Read More

11/06/2018
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Basic First Aid Skills You Need To Have

When you are going on holiday or preparing for long-term travelling, getting into trouble is the last thing on your mind. Of course, we always wish you never encounter any problems, but it is good to prepare for some basic injuries. This way, you can treat easy scrapes, and also know when to call the professionals. In this post, we will go through some first aid basics and essentials, such as cleaning and dressing a small wound, burn, or sprain. We will also discuss some of the symptoms that mean... Read More

02/05/2018

What do I do against hay fever?

What is hay fever? A runny nose, itchy eyes, a headache and feeling tired. Spring and summer don’t just bring better weather, they also kickstart the hay fever season, causing such symptoms. Hay fever is another name for a pollen allergy. Throughout most of the year, even in autumn, all flowers, grasses and trees release pollen. If you are allergic to pollen it means that the mucus membranes in the nose, eyes and throat recognise the pollen as hostile invaders. Your body’s defence mechanism will kick in, making your nose... Read More

Malaria Strains Map 25/04/2018
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First and Second-Generation Migrants Need More Malaria Education

Immigrants and travellers returning home from visiting friends and relatives abroad (VFR travellers) top the list of travellers most at risk, with over 40% of all new cases being attributed to this group alone. VFR travellers are the most challenging group with regards to malarial education, say anti-malarial specialists TravelPharm, and this World Malaria Day on April 25th should be used to engage communities about the subject. This high rate of malaria among VFR travellers may arise for numerous reasons. It may be that many believe they do not require... Read More

sleep relaxation 26/02/2018

Three Relaxation Techniques To Help With Sleeping Disorders

Everyone experiences problems with sleeping at some point in their lives, and there are many different triggers that can start sleep disorders overnight. Most of the problems people have with sleeping come down to stress and/or anxiety, and the feeling of not being able to switch off when you go to bed at night time. It’s important to identify the issues that are keeping you awake and try to come up with solutions to allow your mind to rest efficiently. What makes us tired? Most sleep disturbance is caused by... Read More

30/01/2018

Isn’t It Time To Start Planning That Family Holiday?

The year may be young, but now is the ideal time to start planning your family holiday. Not only can you get a better deal or holiday package by booking earlier, but you can also plan around the school calendar and include Bank Holidays to get that extra day off added to your holiday timetable. So what dates do you need to know? Well for starters you need to think about your children and the school year! School Calendar: Be sure to check with your child’s school as to when the... Read More

26/01/2018

Drug Resistant Typhoid Fever In Hyderabad

Emergency vaccinations are underway as drug-resistant Typhoid Fever hits Hyderabad. Typhoid, as discussed the other week, is a bacterial infection caused by a strain of Salmonella (Salmonella Typhi) and globally can be attributed to 128,000 deaths annually. Symptoms of Typhoid include: High fevers Stomach pain Headaches In some cases there is even a noticeable rash. Clinical diagnosis is done by a blood test or analysis of a stool sample. Hyderabad, a major city in India is currently in the grip of a Typhoid crisis with cases emerging that have become resistant to... Read More

25/01/2018

What Happens On Burns Night?

When is Burns Night? What happens during the supper? What is the Burns Address? All your questions AND MORE answered here! Robert Burns Day (or Burns Night) is held, traditionally, on January 25th every year to celebrate the birthday of Scotland’s ‘national poet’. As well as being recognised as one of the greatest poets of all time, he is also a Scottish hero because he used his works to draw attention to class inequalities, poverty and other social injustices. Burns won a public vote to become ‘The Greatest Scot’ of all time. His... Read More