If you are one of the 30 million plus Americans that suffer from migraines, you know how debilitating the sensitivity to light, sound, air pressure and movement can be.  Traveling with a migraine can be especially tricky, particularly when in a foreign country where the treatment options may not be the same as in the U.S. So while you are…

An important new contribution to the health care reform debate adds some much needed global perspective to the pervasive political rancor. Author T.R. Reid's newly published book, The Healing of America, has been cited by reviewers as a series of serious and lucid insights into how medicine is practiced around the world and how different countries have crafted a mix…

H1N1 news will be breaking fast over the coming weeks and months. HTB will try to capture some of the most important angles to keep you posted.  Please tip us off to anything you think we are missing. Global travel helps drive H1N1 transmission. The World Health Organization (WHO) maps the countries where H1N1 is impacting the health care services. …

A recent post on the Uncornered Market blog addresses the not-so-delicate topic of "how to travel without hugging the bowl."   Though this is sometimes unavoidable, there are some steps you can take to protect yourself and your vacation from a gastrointestinal attack. More than 200 foodborne diseases have been identified worldwide and include traveler's diarrhea, Hepatitis A, typhoid fever, cholera, salmonella, and…

The World Health Organization (WHO) has published an H1N1 flu alert that summarizes activity around the globe: In the southern hemisphere where flu season is waning, Chile, Argentina, New Zealand, and Australia appear to have passed their peak influenza activity and are returning to baseline levels. South Africa and Bolivia continue to experience high levels of influenza activity. In the…

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