Tag: "travelers" at medical news
American Society of Travel Agents urges healthy travel for consumers
... today that in a recent survey, 56 percent of U.S. travelers
plan their itinerary for their vacation while jus...tination. ASTA surveyed more than 1,200 U.S. adult travelers
to learn more about steps they take to prepare for vacations outside of their home country. More tha...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for May 17, 2005
...ed as diarrhea prevention for all 50 million U. S. travelers
(Editorial, p. 861). The drug can be a good alternative for selected patients, the writer says, but "rapid and judicious treatment of diarrhea, not antibiotic prophylaxis, is the best recommendation for most travelers." 2. Guidelines Now Recommend ...
Mayo Clinic Proceedings studies risk factors for blood clots
...than 5,000 miles prior to surgery. These long-haul travelers
experienced over 30-times-higher incidence of dangerous blood clots or pulmonary embolisms within 28 days of surgery compared to the surgical patients who either did not travel or traveled within North America. The facts that an average age of these ...
Ethics in a pandemic
...economic losses when the WHO advised international travelers
against all nonessential travel because of SARS. Decisions about travel restrictions need to be clearly justified and the process must be transparent the report says. At the same time, the WHO relies on individual countries for reporting disease outb...
Internet game provides breakthrough in predicting the spread of epidemics, report scientists
...al theory that describes the observed movements of travelers
amazingly well over distances from just a few kilometers to a few thousand. The study represents a major breakthrough for the mathematical modeling of the spread of epidemics. "Since we can't track people with tracking devices, like we do animals, w...
Melatonin improves mood in winter depression
...r) rhythm disturbances, such as those found in air travelers
and shift workers, as well as in totally blind people. Lewy and his colleagues in the OHSU Sleep and Mood Disorders Lab set out to test the hypothesis that circadian physiological rhythms become misaligned with the sleep/wake cycle during the short d...
Melatonin most effective for sleep when taken for off-hour sleeping
...rly important for rotating or night-shift workers, travelers
with jet lag and individuals with advanced or delayed sleep phase syndrome. The findings appear in the May 1, 2006 issue of the journal Sleep. Melatonin is a hormone produced by the body at night in darkness, which helps the brain determine day and ...
New study finds that Ramelteon shows potential for circadian phase shifting
... fall asleep earlier than their normal bed time or travelers
entering a new time zone, these changes can create a disruption, confusing their natural 24-hour 'body clock,' which keeps them aligned with their environment," asserted Gary Richardson, senior research scientist at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Mich...
New long-distance wireless networking developed at UC Berkeley brings eye care to India
...ge to about 200 feet. (This is why computer-toting travelers
cluster in groups at Wi-Fi "hotspots" at airports and cafes, and why a laptop user on the street can horn in on Wi-Fi from a nearby house.) Brewer and his group first pinpointed the factors that make these standards ill-suited for long distance netw...
New approach assesses risk of water-borne pathogen disease
...e among adventure athletes, military personnel and travelers
highlight the risk for acquiring leptospirosis in tropical environments. Noted risk factors include the use of well or stream water, minding livestock, walking barefoot and the presence of rats and cats in the home. Previous data from the Peruvian...
Air travel and flu: Post-9/11 restrictions delayed start of season
...re slowly in years when the number of domestic air travelers
was lower. However, the most striking finding was that the peak date of the US flu season following September 11, 2001 was delayed, by 13 days, to March 2. Following the terrorist attack, there were restrictions on air travel and many people themselv...
Newly discovered behavior in cancer cells signals dangerous metastasis
...ncer cells shift between two alternating states -- travelers
and nesters -- represents a new understanding of how cancer metastasizes, or spreads to other parts of the body, said the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers who conducted the study. "Understanding this toggle switch might ultimately enable...
Individualized strategies needed for prevention of malaria in long-term travelers
... JAMA. There were more than 800 million trips by travelers
worldwide in 2005, according to background information in the article. For long-term travelers
visiting malaria-endemic countries, recommendations for prevention have been difficult to standardiz...
Travel outside of the US causing increased health risks to Americans
...one of the key topics discussed being the diseases travelers
are bringing back to the United States upon return...evention (CDC) will discuss their findings of 1193 travelers
from 49 states with suspected dengue infections. Persons infected by Dengue often don't see the sym...