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If you consider travel insurance to be an extra unnecessary expense, you’re not alone. Travel insurance has a bad rep around the world, with most people lamenting over paying for something they probably won’t end up needing. However, life’s full of unexpected events – and those events don’t need to be catastrophic to ruin a trip. You never know when…

Just as India celebrated a full year without a single new case of polio this month, Afghanistan and Pakistan officials released data that showed nearly a threefold increase in polio cases in 2011. Although the total numbers were rather small -- 76 (up from 25 in 2010) in Afghanistan and 192 (up from 80 in 2010) in Pakistan -- the…

The World Health Organization cialis online announced today that for the first time since the AIDS virus was discovered almost thirty years ago, there has been a worldwide decrease in the number of new cases. The remarkable drop of over 15% in the last decade can be attributed to increased education on the use of condoms, and improved access to…

A safe blood supply is something many in the U.S. take for granted.  All countries don’t employ the same precautions to ensure their blood bank is safe or have an adequate supply available – for example in some areas in Europe, patients are required to find donors to replace the blood they use. June 14, 2011 marks the annual recognition…

New research published this week in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet has disclosed the presence of super bacterium NDM-1 in the drinking and ground water in Delhi, India. NDM-1 resists treatment by the most powerful antibiotics available and could spark a worldwide spread of untreatable infections. NDM-1 has already been carried from India to Europe by “medical tourists” who…

In sharp contrast to conventional wisdom, there are http://lipitorgeneric-online247.com/zetia-cholesterol-meds.htmlviagra onlinecelebrexlipitor dosagecelebrex dosagehttp://cialis24hour-pharmacy.com/bestsellers.html a number of places outside the U.S. where the cost of medical care can be higher than for the same care at home. In my role as Medical Director for HTH Worldwide, I see proposed treatment plans and cost estimates that would cause patients without travel health insurance…

HTB’s readers are one of the most globally connected groups we know. These connections produce knowledge of the disparity in health, education and life expectancy that prevail around the world, and with that knowledge comes responsibility. While we aren’t trying to guilt you into trading your comfortable job for subsistence farming, we’d like to suggest making at least a modest…

With epidemics and outbreaks threatening many developing countries, there is a need for more epidemiologists and public health workers to collect data and respond to the situation.  International law now requires countries to report certain outbreaks or public-health events and to improve their disease surveillance and response capabilities, but a shortage of trained epidemiologists limits their ability to comply.  The…

The recent discovery of a rare amoebic infection in two organ transplant recipients catapulted an unusual, but catastrophic, risk of organ transplantation into international headlines. The Centers for Disease Control reported that four people in three states received organs from a patient suffering from neurological problems who died at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in November. Two of the…

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