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Being fit and healthy is vital to student travelers. Let's learn how to avoid health hazards and about the intricacies of travel health insurance and international health care costs.
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Can I Fly With the Swine Flu - And Will I Get Swine Flu From Air Travel?
Swine flu hit the headlines in a huge way back in April '09 when it first appeared in Mexico. The swine flu's now been hanging around long enough that we need to know how to live with its existence if we're going to travel. Learn about swine flu and air travel, what the CDC and WHO say about swine flu and travel, and whether you can fly with the swine flu.

Avoid and Treat Heatstroke
I've had heat exhaustion - quel drag (sweating, cramps. hideous headache and vomiting). Heatstroke - now we're talkin' death. Brain fry. Permanent vegetation. Don't go there!

Travelers' Diarrhea: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments
Traveler's diarrhea is unpleasant but a inevitable aspect of life on the road. Find out what causes it, what the symptoms are and how you can treat it.

How to Kill Bedbugs
Add your own tips on how to kill bedbugs -- what's a surefire way to kill bedbugs at home and in hotels or hostels?

Seen Bedbugs in a Hostel or Hotel?
Nobody wants to see bedbugs in a hostel or hotel -- and chances of seeing them in a hostel are actually less likely than seeing them in a hotel. If you've seen bedbugs in a hostel or hotel, though, tell us about it: where were they (like in bed)? Did you tell management and if so, what happened? Discretion, please, on establishment names... if...

Had Bedbug Bites? Tell All...
Have you been one of the unlucky recipients of bedbug bites? So how could you tell? How long did it take to heal? Enquiring minds want to know about bedbug bites.... Read what we know about bedbug bites and then tell us (ewwww) about yours...

Frugal Sunburn Remedies
Sunburn can ruin a student traveler's trip fast. Who wants to watch the beach action from the upper floor of a shaded hostel? Avoid sunburn and find cheap remedies.

International SOS - American Medical Help Abroad
Your paid membership to International SOS offers emergency evacuations and repatriations, prescription replacement and guarantee of medical expenses. Great resource.

Can you Drink the Tap Water in Europe?

American Consulate List of Doctors and Hospitals Abroad
"U.S. Embassies and Consulates maintain lists of physicians and medical facilities for distribution to American citizens needing medical care. The inclusion of a specific physician or medical facility does not constitute a recommendation and the Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability."

How to Kill Bedbugs
Add your own tips on how to kill bedbugs -- what's a surefire way to kill bedbugs at home and in hotels or hostels?

List of Doctors and Hospitals Abroad
A comprehensive list of doctors and medical facilities in 37 countries, courtesy of the U.S. Department of State. Choose your country and print the list or jot down the website before you leave home.

CDC Health Travel Warnings
Health Travel Warnings - CDC Health Travel Warnings

How to Purify Water When Traveling

International Student Travel Health Insurance
International health Insurance, or ISI, offers student travelers several health insurance options; the basic plan's premiums range from $36 to $60 per month depending on amount of coverage. Medical visits, hospital stays, emergency evacuations and more are covered. ISI also offers traveling students options like trip cancellation insurance. Get covered!

Travel Immunizations - Travel Shots and Immunizations
Travel shots and immunizations - do I need travel immunizations or shots for travel? What kind of travel immunizations do I need? Get the answers about travel vaccinations.

Travel First Aid Kit - Travel First Aid Kit Supplies
Travel First Aid Kit - Travel First Aid Kit Supplies

Toilets Around the World - Toilet Talk for Travelers
Whether appealing or appalling to your Westernized sensibilities, toilets around the world serve the same purpose, and you'll need to use 'em. You can't flush toilet paper in many countries' toilets, and you may not get toilet paper to begin with or the toilet paper may be reminiscent of fine sandpaper. Let's talk toilets (and traveler's diarrhea, too).

Best Personal Travel Gear 2005 - Top Toiletry Travel Gear 2005
Best personal travel gear 2005 - top toiletry travel gear like best razor, best feminine hygiene product, best over the counter travel drug, best insect repellent and best personal care travel item overall. Read reviews and compare prices.

Malaria and Travel
Malaria, a creepy insect-borne disease found in warm areas, is a very real travel worry if you're heading to a country where malaria is prevalent, like many countries in Africa. Check out a malaria map from the CDC to learn whether malaria is an issue in countries to which you will be traveling. Learn about malaria symptoms, malaria prevention,...

CDC Yellow Book - Health Information For International Travel 2005-200
CDC's Yellow Book 2005-2006: travelers' health and safety tips - immunizations, vaccinations, travel hazards, wild animal attacks, disease prevention (mad cow disease, river blindness, plague, yellow fever, malaria), travelers' health risks and diseases by country or world area.

Bedbugs and Travel - Hostels Will Have Bedbugs and Other Bed Bug Myths
Bedbugs are simply not the travel scourge your mother thinks they are for student travelers and backpackers. Bedbugs don't transmit disease and hostels don't harbor bedbugs any more than hoity hotels. Let's lay some bedbug myths to rest -- bedbugs are not the bane of backpackers and student travel.

Date Rape Drugs
Date rape drugs like roofies, GHB and ketamine are dropped into your drink to render you helpless and amnesiacal. They not only make you vulnerable to sexual assault, but their side effects can seriously harm your health and even kill you. Get the facts.

Avoid Infectious Diseases Abroad
Avoid malaria, yellow fever, rabies and other infectious diseases with immunizations where possible and care combined with common sense.

Avoid or Deal With Motion Sickness
Nothing ruins a trip like getting motion sickness; ways to deal with car sickness, seasickness and avoiding the barf bag on a plane.

International Student Travel Health Insurance
International health Insurance, or ISI, offers student travelers several health insurance options; the basic plan's premiums range from $36 to $60 per month depending on amount of coverage. Medical visits, hospital stays, emergency evacuations and more are covered. ISI also offers traveling students options like trip cancellation insurance. Get covered!

List of Doctors and Hospitals Abroad
A comprehensive list of doctors and medical facilities in 37 countries, courtesy of the U.S. Department of State. Choose your country and print the list or jot down the website before you leave home.

American Consulate List of Doctors and Hospitals Abroad
"U.S. Embassies and Consulates maintain lists of physicians and medical facilities for distribution to American citizens needing medical care. The inclusion of a specific physician or medical facility does not constitute a recommendation and the Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability."

International SOS - American Medical Help Abroad
Your paid membership to International SOS offers emergency evacuations and repatriations, prescription replacement and guarantee of medical expenses. Great resource.

How to Eat Street Food Without Getting Sick
Street food can be cheap, delicious and safe -- and often more so than the Western restaurants you’ll find on your travels -- you just need to know what to look for.

What to Take in Your First Aid Kit

How to Avoid (or Cure) Jet Lag When Traveling
Jet lag is a necessary evil for long-haul flights and can ruin your first few days in a new destination. Here's how to prevent jet lag from ruining your holiday.

How to Avoid Mosquito Bites
A guide to avoiding getting bitten by mosquitos, whether it's insect repellent, coils, bracelets or patches -- we let you know which methods actually work and which ones are just a gimmick.

How to Travel as a Hypochondriac
For hypochondriacs, traveling can be a daunting task. How do you conquer your fear of catching a tropical disease? We share tips and advice for travelers.

5 Ways to Overcome Loneliness While Traveling
Loneliness while traveling can affect everyone on the road. Here are some surefire ways to overcome it while not letting it ruin your trip.

How to Treat Mosquito Bites When Traveling
Mosquito bites are a necessary evil of travel, made worse because you likely won't be carrying many remedies! Here's how to treat bites as a backpacker.

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