Travel Abroad Health News

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10/4/2017
Antibody Injections in Pregnancy Might Shield Fetus From Zika

But experimental treatment only tested in monkeys so far, researchers say

7/20/2017
Travelers to Europe Need Measles Protection: CDC

15 countries have reported outbreaks so far this year

6/19/2017
How to Beat Jet Lag This Summer Vacation

Sleep specialist offers these tips to help speed the reset

6/14/2017
Could You Spot Bed Bugs in a Hotel Room?

Survey finds they're a major worry for U.S. travelers, but many can't identify the annoying pests

6/12/2017
A Monkey's 'Smile' May Not Be Sweet

People who thought the animals were grinning or blowing kisses often got bitten, researchers say

5/15/2017
Many U.S. Travelers Skip Measles Shots, Despite Infection Risk

Though the disease was eliminated in the U.S. in 2000, foreign travel can still bring it home today

4/24/2017
Travelers Bring Malaria Back to U.S., With High Costs

Study finds it leads to more hospitalizations than other travel-related illnesses

2/17/2017
For a Fun and Safe Tropical Getaway, Plan Ahead

Be aware of unusual health risks in the Caribbean and Central and South America, doctor advises

12/22/2016
Celebrate the Holidays, But Not While Drinking and Driving

Coffee won't help a tipsy person sober up, traffic safety experts warn

12/16/2016
Taking a Holiday Trip? Protect Yourself From Blood Clots

Sitting for long periods puts you at risk for potentially deadly deep vein thrombosis

9/13/2016
Pilots on Insulin Therapy Can Safely Fly Commercial Planes: Study

But they must check blood sugar before and during flights, regulations say

8/12/2016
Ditch Your Car, Ride Your Bike and Check Your Scale

European study finds people who mostly use bikes to get around weigh less

8/4/2016
Hitting the Highway? Keep Safety in Mind

Planning ahead is essential to a positive travel experience, CDC says

7/22/2016
Some Pregnant Women Still Travel to Zika-Affected Areas

41 New York City moms-to-be tested positive for the potentially devastating virus after trips abroad

7/21/2016
Chickens Make Malaria Mosquitoes Fly the Coop

Sleeping with a feathered friend nearby may keep some biting bugs at bay, researchers find

7/13/2016
Dodge the Jet Lag, Enjoy Your Trip

Sleep specialist offers tips on ways to cope with changes in time zones

6/30/2016
Malaria Vaccine Protection Short-Lived in Young Children

Kids in study were given 3 doses, but manufacturer now says 4 doses needed

2/18/2016
U.S. Travelers Seek More Zika Details

Most intend to stick with their plans -- while packing bug repellent, survey finds

2/10/2016
TB Cases Falling for Foreign-Born People in U.S.

Study reports decrease among recent entrants from Mexico, China, India, Philippines and Vietnam

2/9/2016
Short Flashes of Light May Treat Jet Lag

Stanford researchers find therapy seems to help people adjust to new time zone faster

2/7/2016
Vacation Weight Gain Can Lead to 'Creeping Obesity,' Study Finds

Watch alcohol intake and weigh yourself before and after vacation, researcher suggests

1/21/2016
Zika Virus Likely to Spread to Southern United States, Experts Predict

They say it's only matter of time before the mosquito-borne disease tied to birth defect is transmitted here

1/20/2016
CDC Issues Zika-Virus Guidance for Docs With Pregnant Patients

Among the recommendations: ask about recent travel to high-risk areas and symptoms such as sudden fever

1/18/2016
CDC Warns Pregnant Women to Avoid 14 Countries in the Americas

Exposure to mosquito-borne Zika virus linked to birth defects in Brazil, health officials say in issuing travel alert for Central and South America and the Caribbean

1/15/2016
CDC Warns Pregnant Women to Avoid 14 Countries in the Americas

Exposure to mosquito-borne Zika virus linked to birth defects in Brazil, health officials say in issuing travel alert for Central and South America and the Caribbean

10/9/2015
Many Americans Traveling Abroad Lack Key Vaccinations: Study

Outbreaks of measles, hepatitis A could be prevented if people were fully immunized, researchers say

5/11/2015
Antibiotic-Resistant Typhoid Spreading Across Asia, Africa

Areas lacking clean water, effective sanitation most at risk, experts say

5/6/2015
'Cruise Ship' Norovirus Bug Can Spread by Air, Study Finds

Current containment strategies may need adjusting, research suggests

3/25/2015
Ebola May Hit Young Children Hardest, Study Finds

Babies, toddlers get sick faster and die sooner than older children and adults, study finds

3/4/2015
Chinese Researchers Report Successful Hepatitis E Vaccine

New immunization offers nearly 5 years of protection, experts say

2/27/2015
Airport Screenings Miss Roughly Half of Sick Travelers: Study

Dishonesty among passengers about exposure to diseases biggest barrier to effective checks

2/22/2015
Tropical Virus Symptoms Can Mimic Rheumatoid Arthritis: Study

Similarities may make diagnosis of chikungunya more difficult, researchers say

2/4/2015
Ebola Donations Slow to Reach West Africa

Just 40 percent of pledged aid has been received by hardest hit countries, report says

1/22/2015
Antibiotics for Traveler's Diarrhea May Spur Growth of Superbugs: Study

Researchers recommend caution when using antibiotics to treat digestive ills while abroad

12/14/2014
Study Shows Why Expert Pilots Are Experts

Accomplished aviators process visual information more efficiently than less experienced ones

11/6/2014
Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Virus Still a Concern for American Travelers: CDC

Painful infection is common in Caribbean, and Central and South America

10/30/2014
Leprosy Still Occurs in U.S., CDC Reports

Experts estimate about 100 cases a year occur in America

7/30/2014
Malaria Growing Resistant to Drugs Used to Fight It

But several new drugs are in the development pipeline, experts say

3/5/2013
1/18/2013
Malaria, Typhoid Pose Biggest Threat to Travelers in Tropics

The feared Ebola virus is much less common, study says

8/8/2012
Too Much Travel May Be Tough on Olympians

Study finds traveling across more than five time zones to compete raises chances of illness

7/30/2012
'Women and Children First?' Not So, Says Study

But critic questions conclusions about who is saved first during ship sinkings

6/21/2012
Travel and Other Adventures Can Boost Happiness

As long as you do it for the right reasons and not to impress others, study says

6/18/2012
Hotel Room Germs Abound on TV Remotes, Light Switches

Study tracked bacteria counts in facilities in three U.S. states

3/28/2012
Older Travelers at Much Higher Risk of Dying From Malaria

Study of U.K. tourists found particularly high risk in Gambia, West Africa

2/3/2012
Malaria's Global Death Toll Much Higher Than Thought

Study estimates 1.2 million die each year, nearly double previous estimates

1/27/2012
Tropical Trip OK for Most With Crohn's, Colitis

Symptom-free patients have no greater risk for gastro infections than general public, study finds

12/23/2011
Holiday Travel Tips for People With Diabetes

Expert advice on managing airport hassles, time-zone changes and insulin needs

12/16/2011
Dengue Fever Cases Subside in Florida, But Threat Remains

Report finds no outbreak in Key West this year, but many residents may still be infected

10/20/2011
Unvaccinated Kids Behind Largest U.S. Measles Outbreak in Years: Study

Vaccination and quick public health response are limiting these outbreaks, experts say