Hints and Tips

Russia 2018: Ready for kick off

24 June 2018

It’s not long now to the 2018 World Cup in Russia starting on June 14 and if you’ve booked your tickets to see the Socceroos in action (or you’re about to) NOW is the time to think about getting the recommended vaccinations and advice.

Genuine or not? A vital difference

11 December 2017

There’s a lot of appeal in the street markets that you come across in some developing countries – where else would you find hugely discounted products with high end brand names?

In Profile: Laos

15 February 2017

High on the list of up-and-coming tourist destinations for Australian travellers is the Lao People's Democratic Republic, or Laos.

20-year peak in imported dengue: Is it lack of awareness, or just complacency?

19 January 2017

Australia has seen an increasing number of dengue notifications in recent years – the more-than-2,000 confirmed cases reported last year were the highest in 20 years.

Snow-bound? Pack these healthy tips

29 June 2016

Snow is falling along with the mercury as winter bites in the southern states of eastern Australia.
If you are heading for the snowfields, we’ve got some advice to keep you healthy and safe on the slopes.

Insect repellent. Forget flashy gimmicks

8 June 2016

Whether you’re heading to Brazil for the Games in August or just taking a short winter break in Fiji, the last thing you’ll want to bring home is dengue, chikungunya or Zika.

Zika and safe sex

24 February 2016

By Dr Eddy Bajrovic*