Health
Taking the lag out of jet lag

Edition 44: Autumn 2008

Travel Africa looks at a couple of new products to reduce jet lag, and highlights some of the tried and tested methods that will help you arrive feeling fresh.

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Attack of the baobab

Edition 44: Autumn 2008

We no longer have to wait between our Africa trips to have a little baobab in our lives. The EU has recently given approval for the fruit from these mighty trees to be used in food products.

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Medical help - a phone call away
Edition 32: Autumn 2005

Over-the-phone medical guidance service GP-line (www.gp-line.co.uk) has proved so popular in the corporate sector that it is now launching to the general public.
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Flu- what should we do?
Edition 32: Autumn 2005

Are we on the verge of a global outbreak of flu, and, if so, what precautions can we take?
Dr Charlie Easmon reports.
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Health: Safe Water
Edition 25: Autumn 2003

Among travellers, diarrhoea is the great equaliser. It hardly matters how much you spend on your holiday.
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Health: Emergencies
Edition 27: Spring 2004

Most common emergencies in the African bush can be easily averted by taking some straightforward and sensible precautions. Dr Richard Dawood has advice for staying safe on safari.
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Vaccinations: The Facts
Seeking reliable health advice is an essential part of planning a trip to Africa. When it comes to vaccinations, it’s particularly important to be totally prepared, says Dr Richard Dawood.
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Health: Long-haul flights and DVT
Edition 26: Winter 2003/4

According to Dr Richard Dawood, Travel Africa's medical expert, his most memorable plane journey in Africa was a pilgrim's flight in 1978, between N'Djamena and Khartoum. There were no worries about the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), seat pitch
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Malaria: Spelling it out
Five letters could save your life, says Dr Charlie Easmon, Medical Director of The Number One Health Group. These five letters are the ABCDE of malaria.
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Travelling with Antibiotics
Dr Richard Dawood advises travellers to remote parts of Africa to include prescription antibiotics in their medical kits.

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Malaria Q & A
"I'm asked more questions about malaria than about any other disease," says Dr Richard Dawood, "both by first-time travellers and by Africa veterans alike."

In the first of his new series of travel health columns, he tackles current queries about the illness.

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Report on the latest Cholera vaccine
Double Whammy

Travel Africa's medical expert, Dr Richard Dawood, reports on a cholera vaccine with a scene-stealing added benefit.

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Health: Malaria Part 1
HOW GREAT IS THE RISK, REALLY?

How concerned should you be about catching malaria in Africa and what should you do to guard against it?
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Health: Malaria Part 2
In our last edition we looked at the threat of malaria and attempts to control it. We stressed the need for travellers to Africa to be well informed beforehand. In
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Health: Medical Kits
Edition 24: Summer 2003

Dr Richard Dawood advises on Medical Kits.
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