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.
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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.
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.
This is how big families, that include, 5 kids and two adults, prepare for a family trip to Yellowstone. Andrea Goeldner from Wisconsin tells the story about their family's big vacation and how to pack and load your car before you start your family trip.
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.
How far do you drive to and from work each day? If you are in your car for more than an hour, you may want to consider what it is doing to your health.
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?
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.
If you have fibromyalgia, then traveling to any destination can be a nightmare. The fatigue, insomnia, pain, stiffness and other issues are exacerbated by travel. However, there are steps you can take to reduce your discomfort and make the trip easier.
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.
It is not always easy to find gluten-free meals while you are traveling abroad. However, Amsterdam has many options that can help people with celiac disease. From grocery stores that carry gluten-free food to restaurants with gluten-free menus, you will find a way to survive and avoid the protein.
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
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.
Why watching the food, exercising and cleaning the mind is so important when traveling abroad. Jayne McAllister, of Jayne McAllister Travel Wellness shares 7 tips for travel wellness. Cher Murphy reports.
June is here and the official start to summer is not far away. Do you have plans for this summer? Although for many, money is tight or paid time off is scarce, but it really is in your best interest to schedule a summer vacation if you can. Do it for your health.