Travel Health

Germs Suffer "Jet Lag" And Can Make You Fat

Jason Tetro | Posted 11.02.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

One particular consequence of an altered circadian rhythm is altered glucose utilization leading to increases in weight gain, obesity and even diabetes. The reason for this has been examined at the molecular level and some paths to problems have been elucidated.

Mosquito Viruses Are a Biting Concern for Snowbirds

Jason Tetro | Posted 10.24.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

In the coming month, close to a half million Canadian snowbirds, will seek out new homes in the southern United States. While the promise of a gentler environment is obvious, there are risks with the semi-annual migration. The lack of a freezing season means a number of pests thrive throughout the year including the ever annoying mosquito.

Tourist Brings Home Rare Virus

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.29.2013 | Canada Alberta

TORONTO - Public health authorities in Alberta say a woman from the province has been diagnosed with a rare virus after she returned from a trip to Th...

How To Avoid Illness When Travelling

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Vinh Tien Trinh | Posted 11.06.2012 | Canada Travel

If there's one disease that's a pro at travelling, it's the influenza virus. More commonly known as the seasonal flu, the virus tends to trot around t...

Don't Let Your Dream Cruise Become A Health Nightmare

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.25.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Some people think of them as the ultimate in no-muss, no-fuss travel. But while a cruise can be a dream vacation, it can turn into a nightma...