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Why Personal Injury Lawyers Are Essential For Your Success

Personal Injury Lawyer

Over 37,000 Americans die in a road crash every year according to statistics from the Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT) and an additional 3.5 million Americans are injured or disabled. A statistic from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) reveals that drunk driving is still the number one cause of death on American roadways. A personal injury lawyer can come to your rescue if you have been affected by a road crash injury or disability and help you to obtain the compensation you deserve.

Are Companion Pets a Legitimate Claim?

Companion pets for therapy gains support

News of late contains several stories of people trying successfully and unsuccessfully to board airline flights with a companion pet in tow claiming that their companion pet is necessary to their mental well-being--peacocks and hedgehogs for example. Here's what a new study has to say about the evidence of companion pets and pet owner mental health.

As Vaccination Rates Continue to Fall, Measles Outbreak Claims 35th European Victim This Year

childhood vaccination

A six year-old boy in Italy is the latest to die of measles in the European outbreak. His death marks the 35th victim of this highly contagious viral disease on the continent this year. Once nearly eradicated in all developed nations, measles has been making a steady return, despite the availability of a safe and effective vaccine.

What We Know and Don't Know About Zika Virus and How To Take Precautions

Zika virus mosquito

Last year, the headlines were everywhere warning us of the dangers of Zika Virus. This “new” and terrifying mosquito-borne illness captured our attention, as we learned it is harmful to the most vulnerable amongst us—pregnant women and babies. Researchers have discovered some information about how this virus is transmitted, how it affects us, and what we still don’t know. Read on to learn how you can be informed and take precautions to avoid being infected during mosquito season.

Chinese Plant Artemisia Annua Effectively Serves as Malaria Treatment

Artemisia anuua ( sweet wormwood), an effective anti-Malarial

Artemisia annua, also known as sweet wormwood, has been used as an effective Malaria treatment for thousands of years in Chinese Medicine. Now, western scientists have found that ingesting Artemisia, in its natural form, is more effective than the synthetic drugs commonly used to treat the infection.

Obesity, microcephaly and the Zika virus: How serious is the Zika virus?

The WHO, CDC and other large health organizations have created official travel warnings for anyone who may be planning to visit South America because of an outbreak of the Zika virus. Although knowledge about the virus is limited, there is a strong warning for those who are pregnant and may become pregnant based on potential health risks for unborn children. The virus has also raised other questions, and researchers are taking a closer look at it. Could the Zika virus also be one of the viral infections that has been linked to obesity? Is the virus responsible for microcephaly in babies?

FDA Warns Travelers About Bringing Medications into the U.S.

Foreign meds not allowed in U.S. luggage

It may seem innocent enough, but bringing something as innocuous as an over-the-counter med bought in a non-U.S. pharmacy into the U.S. while traveling can essentially be as illegal as being a narcotics mule. Here are the answers to a few common questions the FDA recently provided for U.S. and visiting foreigners about bringing over-the-counter and prescription medications into the U.S.

Celiac disease travel advice for gluten-free food in Munich

If you are traveling to Munich and have celiac disease or gluten sensitivities, then you should be aware of some of the safe locations to eat. Visiting the city during Oktoberfest is a challenge for people who require a gluten-free diet, but it is still possible to enjoy the festivities and eat a delicious variety of foods. Tourists who plan to visit Munich during other times of the year can also find gluten-free options.

Holiday travel tips for people with celiac disease

The holiday season is often a difficult time for people with celiac disease because traveling while on a restricted diet has multiple challenges. From searching for gluten-free restaurants to avoiding contamination on flights, taking a trip requires careful planning and preparation. The following holiday travel tips will help you stay organized and avoid gluten

Airlines provide autism support: Advice for flying

An airport can be an overwhelming location for a child with autism, and some families struggle to find an accommodating airline that will meet their needs. However, airports are beginning to join forces with nonprofits to offer special programs for autistic children. They allow families to practice taking their kids to an airport in dry runs.

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