Travel Health Alerts

Listed below are countries with current health alerts for travellers. If you are planning a trip over the next few months, especially as School Holidays begin on 1/7/17, please take the time to read up on any disease outbreaks pertinent to the destinations you are visiting. These “Travel Health Alerts” have been resourced from the…

Beat the bite!

We love getting outdoors while the weather is warm. The problem is – so do the mozzies. They’re not just annoying; some mosquitoes can transmit serious diseases. There are simple ways you can Beat the bite! and protect yourself and your family. Many mosquitoes bite at dusk and dawn, but in some areas mosquitoes will…

Travel Health Update & Misconceptions re travel to well known destinations

Autumn 2017 Travel Health Update Many people are deciding to travel to more “exotic” or “off the beaten track” destinations and as a result, put themselves at risk of contracting serious diseases and illnesses. Many of these diseases can be prevented by ensuring each individual traveller is protected through vaccination prior to travel. Furthermore, travellers…

Top 5 Skiing & Snowboarding Injuries

Risk Factors ·       1 Knee Ligament Injuries ·       2 Snowboarder’s Ankle ·       3 Skier’s Thumb ·       4 Wrist Fractures ·       5 Head & Spinal Injuries ·       Prevention Tips Based on research evidence, the biggest risk factors associated with skiing and snowboarding injures are: Poorly adjusted bindings Research evidence on skiing injuries, particularly injuries in children,…