Category Archives Jet Lag

If you travel a lot for business, you probably consider yourself a true Road Warrior – someone who knows the nuances of specific airports, who understands how battle through fatigue and how to ensure that you’re always at (or at least close to) the top of your game. Well, here’s someone better at it than you – Secretary of State…

This is some exciting news for international travelers - American Airlines announced that starting February 1, they will begin serving complimentary beer and wine to customers flying in the main cabin on certain international flights. That’s right – free beer and wine will be served on American’s flights between the U.S. and Europe, Asia, and certain countries in South America. Hard…

In my last post I provided a list of the foods and drinks that you should definitely avoid when flying. And it might seem that after going through that list that your options are so limited that you’re better off eating nothing. Guess what, you could be right. A study, published in The Journal of Science in 2008, revealed that…

Traveling often goes hand-in-hand with being a competitive athlete. Whether it’s a professional football player or an endurance runner, traveling before competition and, in some cases, traveling in general can decrease athletic performance and expose the athlete to health risks. In this two part series I’ll address these specific threats: Jet lag and Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). We all know…

Are you preparing for a study abroad program? Do you know someone who is? HTH Worldwide, a global health and safety services company, recently released on YouTube an educational video series called Health and Safety Abroad.  Dr. Frank Gillingham, medical director for HTH Worldwide, created this video series to help study abroad participants prepare for their experience. These video vignettes, cover…

Traveling a long distances for the holidays?  A recent study at the University of California, Berkeley, found that chronic jet lag causes memory loss and learning problems.  Psychologists conducted a trial that subjected hamsters to 6-hour time shifts twice a week for four weeks and then compared the jet-lagged hamsters’ performance on learning and memory tasks to a control group. …

Back in January we told you about Cephalon’s submission of their sleep disorder drug, Nuvigil, to be approved as a treatment for jet lag by the FDA.  The FDA has completed its review, but they have not approved the application because of questions pertaining to some of the data submitted.  Cephalon is already following up with the FDA to clarify…

If you could take a pill to manage your jet lag, would you?  Would it be worth the possibility of dealing with headaches, nausea, dizziness or insomnia as side effects?   Would you be willing to pay more than $9 per dose for this remedy? Healthy travel takes more than packing a first aid kit and getting the destination-specific vaccinations that…

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