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Americans Got Drug-Resistant Infections After Stem Cell Treatments in Mexico

Antibiotic-resistant meningitis or severe, long-lasting joint infections: That's what three U.S. "medical tourists" brought home after seeking out unapproved stem cell treatments in Mexico, according to a new report.

The germ involved in all three cases was Mycobacterium abscessus, explained a team led by Dr. Minh...

Measles Outbreaks Have CDC Tweaking Travel Guidelines

As millions of Americans prepare to travel abroad this summer and measles outbreaks increase worldwide, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has tightened its guidance on how travelers should handle the potential health threat.

Americans planning to fly to other countries should consult their doctors at least six weeks before they leave, if they are unsure ...

Traveling? Here's Your Family Medical Checklist

When going on vacation, there's a lot to remember, but it's a good idea if you add one more item to the to-do list.

Baylor College of Medicine in Houston suggests creating a family travel medical checklist, to be sure that you and your loved ones stay healthy and safe while you're away.

“Traveling can expose families to different environments, climates and potential health risks. ...

U.S. Tourists in Northern Mexico Are Buying Counterfeit Pills Containing Fentanyl

Researchers have uncovered groundbreaking evidence that pharmacies in tourist areas of Northern Mexico are selling counterfeit pills containing fentanyl, heroin and methamphetamines.

The pills, mainly sold to U.S. tourists without a prescription, were passed off as controlled substances, including oxycodone, percocet and Adderall,

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  • February 6, 2023
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  • Plane Wastewater Study Shows How COVID Travel Restrictions Failed

    Wastewater research isn't for the squeamish, but it can get to the bottom of questions about such things as the effectiveness of COVID-19 air travel restrictions.

    Tests of toilet tank water from flights entering the United Kingdom helped Welsh scientists determine that steps meant to keep the virus from traveling among countries appear to have failed.

    "Despite all the intervention m...

    New Year, New Travel: Stay Healthy on the Move

    Travel can be fun, but taxing.

    As the pandemic ebbs and people venture back out into the world, an expert from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston offers tips for ensuring a healthier, more peaceful vacation or work trip.

    “Though frequent travel can boost your mood and positively impact your mental health, keep in mind that it's a two-way street,” said

  • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • January 7, 2023
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  • Heading South for the Winter? Check This Medical Checklist

    Escaping from a cold, wintery place to a warm climate can be fun for so-called "snowbirds" who migrate south for the winter.

    Still, experts say it's a good idea for older adults to prepare by having a "medical checklist" to ensure both regular care and help in case of an emerging issue while away from home.

    "Snowbirds should have their medical checklists completed a month before th...

    Canada to Remove All COVID Border Restrictions Oct. 1

    All COVID travel restrictions in Canada will be gone starting on Oct. 1, health officials announced Tuesday.

    Both international and domestic travelers to the country will be able to give up such pandemic mainstays as submitting mandatory health information through

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  • September 27, 2022
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  • Japan to Drop COVID Restrictions, Ease Entry for Tourists

    Japan announced plans Thursday to relax tight COVID travel restrictions, making it easier for tourists to return to the country.

    Independent tourists can begin traveling to Japan on Oct. 11. Some tour groups had already been allowed. The country will also end a cap on tourist numbers, as well as pandemic-e...

    Bout With Omicron Provides Little Immunity Against Reinfection

    If you battled a COVID-19 infection early in the pandemic, it probably won't protect you much from reinfection with Omicron and its subvariants, a new study warns.

    Even a previous infection with the original Omicron variant provides little protection against reinfection, researchers report.

    Traveling Overseas? Follow This Health Checklist

    As summer approaches, you may be planning a big trip for the first time since the pandemic began -- but be sure to make and follow a health checklist if you are traveling to another country, an expert advises.

    That includes going to a travel medicine clinic, getting all the necessary vaccinations and packi...

    One Big Motivator to Get COVID Vaccine: Travel

    Wanderlust has become a strong incentive for Americans to get COVID-19 vaccines, a new study finds.

    The bucket list beckons, and "many people consider travel an essential part of their lifestyle and a contributor to their sense of well-being," said study lead author Dogan Gursoy, a professor in hospitality business management at Washington State University.

    "They'll weigh the v...

    Mandatory COVID-19 Tests Lifted for Vaccinated Travelers to Britain

    Vaccinated travelers will no longer have to take COVID-19 tests when they enter Britain, officials announced Friday.

    British residents and visitors who have had at least two doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine now only need to fill out a passenger locator form before arrival, the

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  • Heading to the Mountains? Heart Patients Should Check With Their Doctor First

    If the Alps or the Rockies are on your bucket list, check with your doctor first if you're at risk for cardiovascular disease.

    New advice from the American Heart Association (AHA) suggests certain people take precautions before going to high altitude places.

    These recommendations apply to folks with high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, heart rhythm abnormalities (arrhy...

    Should You Cancel Travel Plans Due to Coronavirus? Take This Quiz

    The coronavirus crisis has millions of Americans questioning whether it's wise, or even safe, to travel this spring.

    Now, an infectious disease expert has created a checklist to help you decide whether to go ahead with your trip or cancel it.

    COVID-19 is an illness caused by a new coronavirus. For most people with healthy immune systems, infection appears to result in mild ...