Oct 16, 2014

Wash away those bugs!

Guest Blog by Lily Slydel   Post-shower, floral scented, auburn goodness; my swishing locks are one of my most attractive features. My long, thick hair, after shampoo and conditioning, is just like walking hair product advert. I know I’m worth it – but sadly, it’s not attracting the right kind of attention. So long perfume, … Continue reading "Wash away those bugs!"
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Jul 24, 2014

DEET Resistance, by bite-protection expert Howard Carter

Many doctors and travel nurses in the UK are still recommending DEET to travellers abroad, most of them completely oblivious to the fact that certain mosquitoes have built up resistance or tolerance to this pesticide repellent in the last few years. Fifteen years ago I went to India for the first time armed with the … Continue reading "DEET Resistance, by bite-protection expert Howard Carter"
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Nov 02, 2012

Increased Risk of Malaria

According to a study published in the British medical journal, The Lancet, scientists have found new evidence that resistance to the front-line treatments for malaria is on the rise. This resistance is especially predominant in South-East Asia, in countries like Thailand, Cambodia, Burma and Vietnam, where the study shows the drugs treating malaria became far … Continue reading "Increased Risk of Malaria"
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Nov 25, 2011

Warning of the week – Australian diseases

As read in the Indendent on Friday 25th November 2011 Visiting Australia can be hazardous to your health, according to travel advice from the Foreign Office. Anyone heading for the northern part of the country should be warned that dengue fever and Murray Valley encephalitis occur periodically.  Both are transmitted by mosquitoes, and the only … Continue reading "Warning of the week – Australian diseases"
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