Tips to Stay Safe at the Winter Olympics

Tips to Stay Safe at the Winter Olympics

Tips to Stay Safe at the Winter Olympics Here are some tips for travelling to Sochi and Russia for the Winter Olympics. Make sure your childhood vaccinations are up-to-date. Also vaccination against hepatitis A is a good idea (link to Sitata country description for...
“Cannibal Sandwiches” CAN BE BAD FOR YOU!

“Cannibal Sandwiches” CAN BE BAD FOR YOU!

“Cannibal Sandwiches” CAN BE BAD FOR YOU! Earlier this year in January, health authorities in Wisconsin received reports of seriously ill persons who were infected with the type of E.coli bacteria that can cause kidney failure. An investigation into the cause of the...
Want a Good Tip? Don’t Drink Unpasteurized Milk

Want a Good Tip? Don’t Drink Unpasteurized Milk

Want a Good Tip? Don’t Drink Unpasteurized Milk Researchers at the Minnesota Department of Health have just published a study in the Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal that found that consuming raw (unpasteurized) milk causes bacterial or parasite infections in 1...
The Dangers of Reporting Rape Abroad

The Dangers of Reporting Rape Abroad

The Dangers of Reporting Rape Abroad A 19 year old Somali woman was handed a suspended six-month jail sentence for defamation and lying by a Somali court in Mogadishu after she reported that she was raped to a news outlet. She will serve her sentence confined to her...

How Safe Is Bottled Water?

How Safe Is Bottled Water? In many countries around the world, water from the tap is perfectly safe to drink, although sometimes a change in water can cause mild gastrointestinal upset to your system. The real concern is with water in less developed countries that...
Tips for Disaster Relief Humanitarian Workers

Tips for Disaster Relief Humanitarian Workers

Tips for Disaster Relief Humanitarian Workers Many international voluntary organizations deliver humanitarian relief for people caught in large scale disasters, such as the super typhoon that devastated the city of Tacloban and other areas of the Philippines. Because...