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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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Everything You Need To Know About Travel Vaccinations But Were Afraid To Ask.

Are you heading out on your first backpacking trip or gap year? Unsure what travel vaccinations you need? Get all your questions and concerns answered here with this ultimate professional guide to travel vaccinations.

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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 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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Travelling For Treatment, Everything You Need To Know About Medical Tourism.

Medical tourism is an increasingly growing trend amongst travellers on a gap year. If you are considering having any treatment done as part of your travels, then here is everything you need to know before you go.

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Top 10 Health Mistakes Every Traveller Makes.

Travel health is an important issue for any backpacker heading off on their gap year adventures, but it is also one that so many people neglect. Here are the top 10 health mistakes every traveller makes, and how you can avoid making the same mistakes yourself. 

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