Travel insurance – should you have the right for your cancer diagnosis to be forgotten?

‘Cancer patients have the right to be forgotten’, is the strong statement being brought forward by campaign group, Youth Cancer Europe.

World Health Organisation warns of deadly virus

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is warning holidaymakers and brits living abroad of the mosquito-borne West Nile virus, after the number of reported infections…

Sickness bugs and how to avoid them on holiday

The most common cause for food poisoning amongst British tourists is undercooked poultry contributing to 244,000** cases a year. This is closely followed by beef…

Is the heatwave set to stay in the UK?

As temperatures hit record highs in the UK, Africa, Canada and Japan everyone is now asking how long will this hot weather last?

Is there a new cure for Malaria?

Recurring malaria is the most common type of malaria outside of sub-Saharan Africa affecting 8.5 million people each year. Once bitten by a mosquito carrying the disease…

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BA Check-in-crisis – What compensation can you get?

British Airways (BA) suffered another serious systems failure when a technical fault caused flight delays and the BA online check-in system malfunctioned causing chaos…

  

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Is there a sun cream ban on the way?

Hawaii is the first country to pass a legislation to ban certain sun creams in a bid to protect their coral reefs from damage. Research has shown that damage to coral reefs…

Category: International Travel, Lifestyle, Medical

Man Injured after Dead Snake Strikes!

A man from the US required medical treatment after he was bitten by the severed head of a rattlesnake. He was airlifted from his home in Texas to the nearest hospital, where…

Category: Medical

Travelling with a Mental Health Condition

For many, going on holiday is the perfect way to de-stress and escape the 9 to 5. Day to day life can be stressful for everyone but those struggling with their mental health…

Category: International Travel, Medical, UK Travel

How chickenpox could scupper your holiday…

With half-term just around the corner are you aware of the impact your child catching chickenpox could have on your holiday? Chickenpox is a household name for the highly contagious…

Category: Medical

Don’t let your allergy hold you back

According to Allergy UK 44% of British adults are affected by one or more allergic disorders, and whilst this may be well controlled at home, it is important to understand what precautions you

Category: Medical

No snow at the ski resort!

With the Winter Olympics now finished and the Paralympics in full swing, many people have been inspired to take to the slopes and try their hand at winter sports; whether that’s skiing….

Category: International Travel, Medical

Earthquake hits Taiwan, are you covered?

Four people have died and a further 200 are injured after an earthquake hit the popular tourist city of Hualien, Taiwan on Wednesday 7th February 2018. Infrastructure has been badly damaged.

Category: Disasters, International Travel, Medical

Are your prescription drugs illegal abroad?

For many, taking prescription medication has become part of a daily routine and not something that is usually given a second thought – until it comes to travelling abroad.

Category: International Travel, Lifestyle, Medical

The Plague – is Madagascar safe?

Although plague outbreaks are not unexpected in Madagascar, the recent outbreak of pneumonic plague – the deadliest form – has been described as a concern.

Category: Disasters, International Travel, Medical

 

The Plague – is Madagascar safe?

Although plague outbreaks are not unexpected in Madagascar, the recent outbreak of pneumonic plague – the deadliest form – has been described as a concern.

Category: Disasters, International Travel, Medical

As the NHS struggles, Brits head abroad

For many Brits travelling abroad is for no other reason than spending a week relaxing in the sun, for others it’s for lifesaving surgery. As the NHS struggles to cope with an increase in demand…

Category: International Travel, Medical

The fate of the EHIC

Formal negotiations for Brexit are well and truly underway, and since the announcement in June 2016 that Britain will be leaving the European Union (EU) the fate of the EHIC…

Category: International Travel, Medical

Is Gastritis really the New Whiplash?

You may have noticed in the news lately that the Government are looking to crack down on those who are making fraudulent claims of ‘upset stomachs’ or ‘food poisoning’ whilst on holiday.

Category: Lifestyle, Medical