Archive for category: Health and Environment

Ebola Turns Tourists from Uganda

Ebola Turns Tourists from Uganda

/ August 7, 2012 9:37 am

It’s been reported that the outbreak of ebola in Uganda has hindered the nation’s tourism industry. Tour companies and government officials said last Wednesday that travellers were starting to cancel their plans to visit the country amid the increasing number […]

India Bans Tiger Parks Tourism

India Bans Tiger Parks Tourism

/ July 25, 2012 11:45 am

The India Supreme Court has banned tourism in tiger reserves throughout the country in a ruling that aims to protect the endangered animals. However, this will disrupt travel plans for thousands of tourists, who booked stays at the hundreds of […]

Travel Warning over Rabies Death

Travel Warning over Rabies Death

/ June 8, 2012 10:20 am

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has updated its travel advice for travellers planning to visit India following the death of a British woman due to rabies last month. The organisation now says that there’s a high risk of rabies. It […]

Window Seats Increase DVT Risk

Window Seats Increase DVT Risk

/ February 9, 2012 8:47 am

According to doctors, the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), where blood clots typically form in the legs, is increased when travellers sit in the window seat of a plane. This is more dangerous for people who are already at […]

Edinburgh Tram Staff Cut Down Trees

Edinburgh Tram Staff Cut Down Trees

/ January 13, 2012 8:36 am

The disastrous Edinburgh Trams project has made dozens of mature trees victims of the construction works. The century-old trees were chopped down from some of the most prestigious streets in the city – Atholl Crescent and Coates Crecent – in […]

80mph Speed Limit is Risk to Health

80mph Speed Limit is Risk to Health

/ January 9, 2012 10:52 am

Medical experts are now warning that an 80mph speed limit on motorways could lead to more crashes, which will result in further injuries and deaths. The British Medical Journal report claims that the risks will be greater than the benefits […]

Driving with a Cold Like Being Drunk

Driving with a Cold Like Being Drunk

/ January 6, 2012 12:08 pm

Research carried out by insurance firm Young Marmalade and Halfords – a leading car parts, enhancement, camping, bicycles and mobility retailer – has found that drivers with heavy colds or the flu can suffer from a major lack of concentration […]

Helicopter Crash Kills Medical Team

Helicopter Crash Kills Medical Team

/ December 29, 2011 12:37 pm

On Monday, a Mayo Clinic medical team in Jacksonville, Florida departed around 5:45am on a helicopter with a pilot, surgeon and technician. The group was on its way to retrieve a heart for a transplant, but all of them were […]

US anxious over Cuban oil project

US anxious over Cuban oil project

/ December 27, 2011 8:34 pm

An enormous £473m Chinese-manufactered petroleum rig, the Scarabeo 9, will be arriving in Cuba before the New Year, to start drilling exploratory wells. A wide range of international petroleum companies from Norway, Spain, Russia, Vietnam, Malaysia, India, Canada, Venezuela, China […]

Bird flu research dispute as US terror fears rise

Bird flu research dispute as US terror fears rise

/ December 26, 2011 10:51 pm

The researchers behind two contentious bird flu studies have been requested by US authorities to edit key details after a federal advisory board suggested that the data might inspire terrorists. The documents show how a variant of bird flu may […]

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