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Call Your Closest Clinic, Australia-Wide

Mindfulness, Meditation and Travel

Mindful Travelling Dr Fauzie Le Duc TMA member Nerang You may not be aware of it, but when you travel and see new places there is a high chance you might be practicing Mindfulness. That feeling you get, for example, when you reach the peak of a hike and look out to the panoramic view […]

The Bucket List

Dr Deb Mitchell – Alice Springs My Travel Bucket list …As a solo GP living literally in the middle of Australia for the last 18 years, it is approx. 1500kms to the North & South, much further to the East or West. Luckily I do love a road trip because unfortunately it isn’t cheap to […]

Sea Sickness Tips

Who gets sea sickness? Sea sickness can ruin sea voyages whether on small yachts or larger cruise ships. Although anyone can get sea sickness in severe conditions, some 20-30 % of the population are more prone, especially migraine sufferers, women and children. Situations that increase susceptibility include changes in boat motion, on-board reading, heavy weather, passenger […]

How to Bug your Travel Doctor

How to bug your Travel Doctor; A tongue in cheek look at questions/problems we face. Dr John Kenafake – Sunshine Coast Below are some of the day to day questions asked to Travel Doctors.

Fear of Flying

20-25% of persons suffer from this,  and it can have a serious impact on  the  life choices of a sufferer, and even their family. It is a learned response to aircraft and it can be  ‘unlearned’ with the right help. The Wikipedia entry on fear of flying calls it  Pteromerhanophobia, …  a fear of being on an airplane (aeroplane), or other flying vehicle..  It is […]

Are you involved in sending staff overseas for work?

Travelling Staff – Employer Occupational Health and Safety Responsibilities A poll at a recent webinar of over 100 members of the Chamber of Commerce revealed most business did not have a current Travel Health policy. Very few systems were in place to protect either the travelling staff, or those who are sending them overseas. This is […]

Permethrin – a secret weapon against mosquitoes

Permethrin is a special insecticide that enables clothing to kill or repel mosquitoes Wearing treated items will significantly decrease the number of bites you get. Treated bed nets have been shown to be four times more effective than untreated nets. When you wear treated clothes, you still need to use repellent on exposed skin. You […]

Splitting tablets?

Dr Deb – TMA member in Brisbane   A recent study looking at the accuracy of tablet splitting, found large variations in dose in some of the splits. Some tablets are easier to split than others, and some drugs are more dangerous than others if you get the dose slightly wrong. The major finding of […]