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The Importance of Heat Awareness And Sun Care On Your Gap Year.

Most travellers enjoy the sun and the heat on their gap years – and they should – but too much sun and heat do have health risks that need to be carefully managed. It is important that all travellers understand the risks of being in the sun, hydrate well, stay cool and take the right sun care precautions before the sun and the heat have a negative impact on their health.  

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What Is Shigella? Symptoms And Treatment For Travellers.

Shigella has hit the headlines recently with travellers in an Egyptian resort where two British holidaymakers died suddenly contracting the disease, but what is Shigella? What are the symptoms, and how can backpackers protect and treat themselves when travelling?  

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Most Common Travel Illnesses And Ailments, And How To Deal With Them.

Getting sick when travelling is never pleasant, but it does happen from time to time. Here are the most common basic illnesses and ailments that the majority of travellers fall foul of on most trips, as a qualified nurse who

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The Ultimate Travellers Guide To Malaria And Antimalarials.

This ultimate guide to Malaria and antimalarials is here to give all travellers all the information they need from a qualified travel nurse to protect themselves against malaria and understand the importance of antimalarials.

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How To Decide What Travel Vaccines You Really Need.

Do you really need travel vaccinations on your gap year? Is saving a bit of cash on the cost of the vaccine really worth the risk of contracting a life threatening disease? Or are the risks so low and the side effects so bad that it isn’t worth it? Let me take you through the professional process of risk assessing your travel vaccination programme so you can decide for yourself and make a fully informed decision on wether travel vaccinations are right for you.

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How To Deal With Anxiety And Fear Before Travelling.

Backpacking around the world can be an exciting and genuinely awesome experience, but for many it can also be extremely daunting, and for some – even though a gap year may be a dream – it can actually cause a lot of fear, worry and anxiety. Here are a few expert tips to dealing with that fear and following your gap year dreams anyway!

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How To Travel With Diabetes.

Diabetes is a disease that is far more prevalent than people think, but contrary to popular belief it is not one that – if managed well – should stop you from travelling or jumping into your own adventures around the world. It is more than possible to travel with diabetes and this post will give you all the essential information you need to know.

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