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  • August 13, 2014
    Travel tips: All the tips you want to know about health while flying

    Consuming ample amounts of alcohol in your flight, especially long-haul ones is not a good idea because the lower pressure in the cabin at high altitudes restricts intake of oxygen. Aviation Health explains the harmful effects of drinking on a flight: Alcohol’s principal action is to slow down brain activity by restricting oxygen intake to […]

  • July 19, 2013
    Simple, stress-free yoga for travel

    Summer travel is already here for all of us living in the Northern Hemisphere and lengthy travel times in flights, trains or cars can be uncomfortable, while leading to Deep Vein Thrombosis. A little mobility and yoga goes a long way to avoid the stress. Yoga for travel is one of the best options to […]

  • June 25, 2013
    Travel tip: Relieve lower back pain for air travel with this tip

    We all know that flying long distances is a pain in the neck… literally. You can avoid sore, achy backs by bringing in an inflatable beach ball. Doug Kelsey, a physical therapist, writes on My Itcy Travel Feet that small amount of air in the ball supports your lower back and this simple beach ball […]

  • September 10, 2012
    How to avoid Deep Vein Thrombosis on long flights

    Deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a potentially life-threatening disorder in which blood clots form in the deep veins of the body, particularly the legs, has been growing in recent years after several cases were attributed to long flights. DVT can lead to a pulmonary embolism (PE), when a clot breaks free and lodges in a lung. […]

  • May 10, 2012
    WHO issues malaria alert for India

    Travelling to India this summer? Better be prepared against malaria. The World Health Organization (WHO) has alerted international travelers against the active threat of malaria in India. In its latest ‘International Travel and Health Bulletin 2012’, the WHO has said that malaria risk exists throughout the year in the whole country at altitudes below 2,000m. […]

  • February 7, 2012
    Get the aisle seat or exercise to avoid blood clots

    Airlines seats are getting crampier day by day, be it the coach class or the so-called upscale first class. And when you’re on that long-haul flight the next time, have a look in that back-seat pocket for some instructions on simple, basic exercises. Because when it comes to health risks on long flights, it’s not […]

  • December 15, 2011
    Prevent popping ears with this tip while flying

    Ear-popping pain is one of the hazards of flying and in some cases it can also lead to permanent damage. Earlier, we had recommended some tips on how to prevent your ears from popping; and here’s one more: You should try the Valsalva manuever, where you close your mouth and pinch your nose shut and […]

  • December 2, 2011
    Airline food kills someone… finally

    The family of a man who died on board a flight to Miami in May has sued American Airlines and Sky Chef, the company that provided the in-flight meal, alleging that airplane food is what caused the passenger’s death. We are not a fan of airline food either and would sue them for lack of […]

  • October 21, 2011
    Affordable dental treatments in Mexico

    Mexico is a popular destination for people who are in search of low cost dental treatments. Dental treatments in Mexico could be as much as 70 percent cheaper as compared to its more affluent Northern neighbors. People from the US find it easy to cross the border and avail affordable dental treatments in Mexico. Popular […]

  • September 30, 2011
    Tips: Ears popping when flying and remedy

    From BBC – Dr Trisha Macnair Why do the ears make a popping sensation? The ear consists of three chambers: The outer ear canal which leads up to the ear drum. The middle ear chamber behind the drum which is filled with air. The very specialized inner ear. The air in the middle ear is […]

  • May 26, 2011
    Tips on a bedbug-free travel

    One of the most annoying failure about travel is to bring home the bedbugs that may have creeped into your baggage. It saves a lot of money if you’re a cautious traveler by not spending more than $2,000 on getting your home bedbug free. So here are a few tips on how you can have […]

  • April 6, 2011
    Pregnant women and travel insurance

    Baby-mooning is one of the fastest catching trend these days. Many pregnant women take the opportunity for one last holiday before their baby is born and to avoid disappointment it’s advisable to them not to leave without proper travel insurance. Traveling gets complicated by the time they are 27 weeks pregnant with many travel insurers […]

  • March 17, 2011
    Japan Red Cross says Tokyo safe for travelers

    The Japanese Red Cross says Tokyo is safe for international travellers, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said on Wednesday. Senior IFRC official Matthias Schmale also told a news briefing that Japan was not asking for a massive international aid operation to help cope with its tsunami disaster, but would […]

  • June 30, 2009
    “Smile Cards” for tourists in Bangkok

    The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration announced the launch of its Bangkok Smile Card project this July. According to BMA Deputy Governor, Ms Taya Teepsuvarn, the BMA will introduce a boat pass, add information booths and designate certain roads as walking streets. The “smile cards” are part of a wider campaign that tags Bangkok as a city […]

  • June 15, 2009
    Emergency phone numbers for vacation travel

    With summer here, you are probably about to pack your bags, the car and the family for your vacation. And, one other item you need to prepare is your cell phone. You should have the numbers in your directory you may need in case of emergency. Here’s an quick reminder of those important contacts that […]

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