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9 essentials for staying healthy while traveling, from a sterilizer wand to a muscle stimulator to improve circulation

Taking proper precautions while traveling is vital in helping prevent contracting a virus like COVID-19. Innovative tech like portable water filters or wand sterilizers can help make any trip a much safe experience.  Below, we've rounded up 9 essentials everyone should pack in their suitcase or carry-on for healthy travel. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Travel isn't what it used to be. Not only has the pandemic severely restricted what has become the world's favorite pastime, but it's also c...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Health, Europe, Fcc, Youtube, Africa, US, Trends, Tech, Best, Features, New Zealand, South America, Fda, Anthropologie


Air New Zealand to trial Covid vaccine passport on Sydney flights

Airline aims to ‘streamline health verification’ for travel as vaccinations begin Air New Zealand will trial a digital vaccine passport in April on flights between Auckland and Sydney.As vaccination begins in Australia, attention has turned to the potential resumption of international travel and how Australia could track whether potential visitors have been vaccinated. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Health, Australia, World news, Australia news, Air transport, Sydney, New Zealand, Auckland, Air New Zealand, Coronavirus


Four fined £10,000 at Birmingham airport for not declaring arrival from 'red list' country

Travellers entering UK must complete passenger locator form and lying about place of departure can lead to prisonCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFour passengers at Birmingham airport have been fined £10,000 for failing to declare they had travelled from a “red list” country on the first day the restrictions came into force.British and Irish nationals or UK residents who have been in a country deemed a high coronavirus risk in the previous 10 days are required to book ...
Tags: Travel, Health, Politics, UK, England, Hotels, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Public services policy, Home Office, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Birmingham, Coronavirus


Covid travel rule-breakers could face 10-year jail terms, says Hancock

Health secretary sets out new measures as Scottish government announces even stricter plansCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTravellers arriving from coronavirus hotspots could face £10,000 fines and jail sentences of up to 10 years under a package of measures designed to stop new variants entering Britain.Matt Hancock, the health secretary, said people who travelled to England from 33 high-risk countries would have to pay up to £1,750 to quarantine in government-design...
Tags: Travel, Health, Politics, England, Science, Scotland, UK News, Britain, Air transport, Health policy, Hancock, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus


Summer holidays cancelled? UK faces big decision on border

Stricter controls appear likely, with government’s approach in stark contrast to that during first Covid waveCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSlumped on the sofa after another day of home schooling, many families will have longingly eyed adverts for getaways: sun, sandy beaches and glittering pools, a much-needed reward after a year in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic.But ministers are becoming increasingly concerned they may have to ask the British public to sac...
Tags: Travel, Health, Business, Politics, UK, Science, Conservatives, Travel & leisure, Society, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Public services policy, Infectious Diseases, Home Office, Health policy, Boris Johnson


Doctors Predict Another Onslaught Of COVID-19 Patients After Mass Holiday Travel

(CNN) — More people traveled through US airports Sunday than any other day this pandemic, setting the stage for waves of new infections across the country. Over 1.28 million people passed through security checkpoints Sunday, the Transportation Security Administration said. At the same time, more Americans were hospitalized this past week than any other week of the pandemic, according to the Covid Tracking Project. Six states set new records Sunday for the most Covid-19 patients hospitalized: Ala...
Tags: Travel, Health, UK, California, US, California News, Sacramento, Cnn, Cbs, San Joaquin County, National Institutes of Health, Airlines, Pasadena, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, South Carolina


Facebook to remove debunked misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines

Facebook says it will start removing debunked misinformation about the upcoming COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks. The removals will be part of Facebook’s policy on coronavirus content that could lead to “imminent physical harm”, that includes false claims around safety, efficacy, ingredients or side effects of the vaccines. For instance, claims that the COVID-19 vaccines contain microchips or anything else not on the official vaccine ingredient list will be removed. Conspiracy theori...
Tags: Travel, Health, Facebook, UK, News, India, Vaccination, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Oxford University, Misinformation, Avaaz, Pune, ICMR, Bharat Biotech, Serum Institute of India


India’s drug regulator grants medical device registration to three GOQii devices

India’s apex drug regulator has granted medical device registration to three wearable devices from GOQii, the California-based fitness technology company. These devices offer measurements of body temperature and a pulse oximeter, as well as of vitals such as Electrocardiography (ECG), blood pressure, and heart-rate, among other things. Wearables Smart Vital, Vital 3.0, and Vital ECG have received an approval for registration from the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO). While t...
Tags: Travel, Health, Wearables, News, California, India, Mumbai, Goqii, Ministry of Health, Gondal, Vishal Gondal, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, CDSCO, Wearables Smart Vital Vital, Vital ECG, Tricog Health


UN Internet Governance Forum: Risks and regulation of AI in healthcare

“We [as a society] clearly want to have more AI applications to solve serious societal problems, such as the pandemic, but we are not ready to respond to the risks that will come with these applications,” said Katarzyna Szymielewicz, a lawyer and activist on human rights and technology, said at the Internet Governance Forum 2020. She is also the cofounder and  president of the Panoptykon Foundation in Poland.  We already have data protection safeguards such as the GDPR (General Data Protectio...
Tags: Travel, Health, News, Africa, Eu, Artificial Intelligence, Poland, European Commission, Un, World Health Organisation, Smith, Internet Governance Forum, European Union Agency, Panoptykon Foundation, Katarzyna Szymielewicz, Szymielewicz


Google-FitBit deal should go forward only with human rights due diligence, safeguards: Amnesty to EU

Global human rights NGO Amnesty International the European Commission to block Google’s acquisition of wearables company FitBit, unless it integrates meaningful safeguards. The letter comes as the Commission’s investigation into the deal for competition concerns is expected to close in early December.  addressed to the Commission’s competition policy chief Margrethe Vestager, the NGO said that the European Commission must ensure that the merger does not “proceed unless the two business en...
Tags: Travel, Health, Google, Facebook, News, Eu, European Union, United States, Commission, European Commission, Amnesty International, Fitbit, NGO, Ftc, Margrethe Vestager, Amnesty


Experts fear Thanksgiving COVID spikes—Can you have your turkey and stay healthy too ?

Holiday travel and family gatherings will bolster America's already growing number of coronavirus cases, experts warn.The CDC recommends families celebrating with people outside their quarantine households follow extra precautions.For families staying physically distant, there remain many ways to connect with each other this Thanksgiving. Like any holiday, Thanksgiving has always had challenges mixed in with the fun. There are maddening travel logistics, crafting a dinner to meet everyone's die...
Tags: Health, Family, Cdc, Relationships, America, Communication, Society, Cnn, Public Health, Netflix, United States, Innovation, Cbs, Associated Press, Friendships, Tripadvisor


Amazon launches pharmacy services in the US, adds services for Prime members

Amazon.com launched ‘Amazon Pharmacy’ in the United States (US) on Tuesday, allowing customers to order prescription medicines online for home delivery, as well as increasing Prime’s value proposition by adding services around medicine delivery and purchasing. Customers will be able to add their insurance information and manage prescriptions. Prime members without health insurance can get substantive discounts on Amazon Pharmacy, as well as at 50,000 physical drugstores countrywide. “…cust...
Tags: Travel, Health, Google, Amazon, News, US, Customers, Walgreens, Cigna, Cvs, Cnbc, PillPack, United States US, Google Cloud, CNBC Amazon, Online pharmacy


5 people reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus on the first Caribbean cruise since the pandemic began

A SeaDream cruise ship. Courtesy of Conde Nast Traveler The first major cruise since the onset of the pandemic set sail this week in the Caribbean: SeaDream Yacht Club's SeaDream I. Despite strict predeparture coronavirus-testing guidelines, five passengers aboard the ship have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to CNN's Ana Cabrera. Since the first passenger tested positive, the ship has docked in Barbados and its passengers are on lockdown. Visit Business Insider's homepage f...
Tags: Travel, Health, Transportation, Europe, Science, News, Trends, Cnn, Boats, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Caribbean, Barbados, Conde Nast Traveler, Sloan, Ana Cabrera, Ben Gilbert


5 people just tested positive for the coronavirus on the first Caribbean cruise since the pandemic began

A SeaDream cruise ship. Courtesy of Conde Nast Traveler The first major cruise since the onset of the pandemic set sail this week in the Caribbean: SeaDream Yacht Club's SeaDream I. Despite strict predeparture coronavirus-testing guidelines, five passengers aboard the ship have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to CNN's Ana Cabrera. Since the first passenger tested positive, the ship has docked in Barbados and its passengers are on lockdown. Visit Business Insider's homepage f...
Tags: Travel, Health, Transportation, Europe, Science, News, Trends, Cnn, Boats, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Caribbean, Barbados, Conde Nast Traveler, Sloan, Ana Cabrera, Ben Gilbert


A global black market for negative COVID-19 test results has emerged, with fakes starting around $200

A healthcare worker administers a COVID-19 test at United Memorial Medical Center testing site in Houston, Texas, June 25, 2020. MARK FELIX/AFP /AFP via Getty Images As the coronavirus pandemic drags on, people around the world are turning to the black market for negative COVID-19 tests that enable them to travel. Incidents in South America, Europe, and Africa highlight the emerging global black market for negative COVID-19 results. In one case, police in France arrested a ring of sellers ...
Tags: Travel, Health, Europe, UK, Science, News, France, Africa, Trends, Ap, Paris, Testing, Brazil, Ethiopia, World Health Organization, North America


Tamil Nadu, UP complete 427,000 consults on eSanjeevani

With an average of 10,000 consults being carried out per day, the Indian government’s telemedicine platform eSanjeevani has completed 700,000 consultations, the Health Ministry said on November 7. Of this, the last 100,000 consults were completed in the preceding 11 days. eSanjeevani had completed 300,000 consults on September 8, meaning that 400,000 consults have been carried out since. In total, eSanjeevani has been rolled out in 23 states and four union territories including Ladakh and Jammu ...
Tags: Travel, Health, News, India, Kashmir, Telemedicine, Kerala, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Manipur, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu, Health Ministry


Raw sewage dumped into English and Welsh beaches '2,900 times this year'

Exclusive: Public health and environment at risk as water companies overuse emergency overflows, says pressure groupWater companies discharged raw sewage into bathing water beaches almost 3,000 times in the past year, polluting the environment and risking public health, new analysis shows. Related: Face masks and gloves found on 30% of UK beaches in clean-up Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Health, Business, UK, Utilities, Environment, Water, Society, UK News, Pollution, Beach Holidays


CoreCare raises $3 million for managing billing and payments from public health benefit providers

CoreCare, a provider of revenue management services for healthcare companies dealing with public health benefit providers, has raised $3 million in a seed financing round. The company, which uses machine learning, automates large swaths of billing and revenue cycle management to reduce the burden on hospitals, according to chief executive, Dennis Antonelos. Already, companies like Creative Solutions in Healthcare, a nursing facility operator in Texas, which operates nearly 80 locations has si...
Tags: Travel, Health, TC, Y Combinator, Texas, Articles, Healthcare, Machine Learning, Health Insurance, Medicare, Goat Capital, Dennis Antonelos, Creative Solutions in Healthcare, Antonelos, Primetime Partners Goat Capital Funders Club, Gary Blake


A mutated coronavirus strain causes most new COVID-19 infections in Europe and was spread within the continent by tourists, scientists say

Tourists and residents arriving at Pablo Ruiz Picasso Airport in Malaga, Spain, on June 22 after the borders were opened. Europa Press News/Europa Press via Getty Images Most new COVID-19 cases in Europe come from a mutated variant of the coronavirus spread from Spain by tourists, scientists said in a report Thursday. The coronavirus variant was first identified in northeastern Spain in June and was carried abroad by tourists and other travelers, the scientists said. There isn't enough dat...
Tags: Travel, Health, Hong Kong, Europe, UK, Science, France, Germany, Trends, Spain, Tourism, New Zealand, Transmission, Basel, Tourists, Malaga Spain


A mutated strain of COVID-19 causes most new infections in Europe and was spread around the continent by tourists, scientists say

Arrival of tourists and residents at Pablo Ruiz Picasso Airport in Malaga, after the government opened the borders on the first day without COVID-19 virus alarm on June 22, 2020 in Malaga, Spain. Europa Press News/Europa Press via Getty Images Most new COVID-19 cases in Europe come from a mutated variant of the virus spread from Spain by tourists, scientists said in a report Thursday. The coronavirus variant originated in north-east Spain in June and was carried abroad by tourists and othe...
Tags: Travel, Health, Hong Kong, Europe, UK, Science, France, Germany, Trends, Spain, Tourism, New Zealand, Transmission, Basel, Tourists, Málaga


Sidekick Health scores $20M for its gamified digital care platform

Nordic digital therapeutics company, Sidekick Health, has closed a $20 million Series A led by pan-European VC Wellington Partners and healthcare focused VC Asabys Partners. Existing investors, Novator and Frumtak Ventures, also participated in the oversubscribed round. The 2014-founded startup has built a gamified digital care platform that targets chronic and lifestyle disease management via digital nudges from a helmet-wearing cartoon helper — pushing patients toward relevant information to s...
Tags: Travel, Health, Fundings & Exits, TC, Europe, France, US, Iceland, Wellington, Digital Health, Novator, Bayer, TechCrunch Every, Voluntis, Digital Therapeutics, Wellington Partners


Digital Health ID will be used for COVID-19 immunisation: PM Modi

“India is already working on putting a well-established vaccine delivery system in place. This digitised network along with digital health ID will be used to ensure immunisation [for COVID-19] of our citizens,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday. India’s Digital Health program the National Digital Health Mission — which PM Modi announced on Independence day — has been rolling out in pilot in the union territories. As of September 9, 100,000 Health IDs had been issued across Andaman & N...
Tags: Travel, Health, News, India, Narendra Modi, Bill Gates, Vaccination, Mission, Bill, Digital Health, Infosys, Modi, Nandan Nilekani, Nilekani, Puducherry, Aadhaar


Dr Lal PathLabs left millions of customer data exposed: Report

Dr Lal PathLabs left the data of millions of patients exposed on a public server, TechCrunch reported. Exposed data includes details about patient bookings, names, addresses, gender, date of birth, phone numbers, and details of which tests the patients had availed. Dr Lal PathLabs, one of the largest diagnostic labs in the country with 200 laboratories nationwide, is also a government certified private laboratory for carrying out diagnostic tests for COVID-19 in several states. Some of the expos...
Tags: Travel, Health, News, India, Amazon Web Services, Data Leak, Sami Toivonen, Lal PathLabs, Dr Lal PathLabs


IIT Kharagpur launches a telehealth platform, in talks to test it in Bangladesh

IIT Kharagpur last week launched a telemedicine platform for offering emergency healthcare services to students and other employees. The platform — called iMediX — will be integrated at the Dr. B. C. Roy Technology Hospital of the college. It also has plans to offer the tech for commercial use cases (more on that below). No privacy policy: It is worth noting that at the time of publication, the iMediX website is not secure to browse as its security certificate had expired on September 7. The pla...
Tags: Travel, Health, News, India, Bangladesh, Telemedicine, West Bengal, IIT Kharagpur, Roy Technology Hospital, KGP Chronicle Commercialisation, VK Tewari, Swasthya Bhawan, Tewari India, March India 's Health Ministry


Qantas and Jetstar slash fares and boost flights as border restrictions ease across Australia

Qantas and Jetstar say they have sold 6,500 seats in the past 24 hours and will increase domestic flights as a result of state borders reopeningFull Australian Covid stats; Covid restrictions state by stateNSW cases map; Vic cases mapNSW hotspots list; Qld hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus emailDomestic airlines have sold thousands of seats in the past 24 hours and will triple flights on some routes as borders reopen and new Covid cases continue to drop.South Australia is...
Tags: Travel, Health, Australia, Australia news, Queensland, Airline Industry, New South Wales, Qantas, Victoria, Melbourne, South Australia, Jetstar, NSW, Vic, Coronavirus outbreak


ruth bader ginsburg, rest in power

  These highlights of Ginsburg's decisions and dissents on the SCOTUS are a joy to read. I used two sources, and decided to keep the overlap. Many highlight the reason she was affectionately known as the Notorious RBG.United States v. Virginia, 1996In United States v. Virginia,  Ginsburg  wrote the majority opinion that would serve as a milestone moment for women’s rights and university admission policies. The case challenged a policy by the Virginia Military Institute that barred wome...
Tags: Travel, Health, Florida, Texas, Supreme Court, Congress, Washington Post, Virginia, Disability, US politics, Feminism, Labour, Reproductive Rights, Obits, George W Bush, Bernie Sanders


Parliament Watch: China and its apps dominate technology discussion in Week 1

China, China and more China. Our north-eastern neighbour was on the minds of everyone in Parliament this week. Discussions on technological matters were dominated by China: app bans, Chinese surveillance, concerns about Huawei and ZTE and so on. In all that hullaballoo, one member — Congress’s leader in the Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury — even called for India to have its own internet firewall as protection against China! Meanwhile, the government made some interesting, albeit confusing move...
Tags: Travel, Health, Facebook, Uber, News, Congress, China, India, Digital, BJP, Social Security, Union, Bill, Parliament, Huawei, Telemedicine


NHA asked for Rs 30 crore for National Digital Health Mission rollout in union territories

The National Health Authority has requested a budget of Rs 30 crore from the central government to implement the National Digital Health Mission in six union territories. The Health Ministry disclosed this in response to a Parliament question on Friday. As of September 9, 100,000 Health IDs have already been created in the six union territories apart from Jammu & Kashmir, NHA said. As is evident by now, the Ministry said it would not delay implementation of the Digital Health Mission or the Heal...
Tags: Travel, Health, News, India, BJP, Parliament, UPI, Ministry, Delhi High Court, The Health Ministry, Health Ministry, Nha, Parliament Questions, Personal Data Protection Bill, Joint Parliamentary Committee, National Health Authority


Govt telemedicine platform eSanjeevani alloted Rs 100 crore

The Indian government’s telemedicine platform eSanjeevani, which completed 300,000 consults in early September, over Rs 100 crore for the current financial year. This was disclosed by the Health Ministry in Parliament on Friday. Three states account for nearly half of the allotment: Karnataka (Rs 21.87 crore), Madhya Pradesh (Rs 15.13 crore), and Haryana (Rs 10.69 crore), total to Rs 47 crore. eSanjeevani, which began scaling up as the pandemic hit, is implemented at a state-level under the Na...
Tags: Travel, Health, News, BJP, Parliament, Delhi, Telemedicine, Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Manipur, Uttar Pradesh, Health Ministry, Haryana, OPD, Lok Sabha


‘Everyone was drenched in the virus’: was this Austrian ski resort a Covid-19 ground zero?

At least 6,000 people say they caught coronavirus in Ischgl, dubbed ‘Ibiza on ice’, and their class action is gaining pace. Those who were there recall a terrifying weekIn the first week of March, Charlie Jackson had an argument with his wife. The recruitment agent, 53, from Pangbourne in Berkshire, was due to catch a flight to Innsbruck for a three-day “boys’ holiday”, skiing in the Tirolean Alps. Jackson’s wife, Carol, felt Ischgl, the resort booked by the group, was a bit too close to the par...
Tags: Travel, Health, Europe, Law, Alcohol, Bars, Pubs, Life and style, Austria, Infectious Diseases, Health & wellbeing, Innsbruck, Italy, Jackson, Ski Resorts, Berkshire



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