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12 Apr

Half of the World’s Population Suffers Headaches, Study Finds

52% of people worldwide are affected by recurrent headaches, from kids to the elderly, researchers say.

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11 May
EU Scraps Mask Mandate for Planes, Airports

EU Scraps Mask Mandate for Planes, Airports

The European Union's mask mandate for airliners and airports will be dropped as of May 16, officials said Wednesday.

The new guideline "takes account of the latest developments in the pandemic, in particular the levels of vaccination and naturally acquired immunity, and ...

07 Apr
Hundreds of Overseas Flights Canceled After Mask Rules Dropped

Hundreds of Overseas Flights Canceled After Mask Rules Dropped

Just weeks after dropping masking rules, some overseas airlines have canceled hundreds of flights as they struggle with staffing shortages related to COVID-19.

This comes as the leading U.S. airlines have

15 Mar
Rise in U.K. COVID Cases Closely Watched by U.S. Health Officials

Rise in U.K. COVID Cases Closely Watched by U.S. Health Officials

The United States is keeping a close eye on rising COVID cases and hospitalizations in Britain, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday.

Compared to the previous week, the United Kingdom saw a 48% increase in COVID-19 cases and a 17% rise in hospitalizations last week, CNN

23 Feb
COVID Travel Rules to Europe May Be Lifted for Vaccinated

COVID Travel Rules to Europe May Be Lifted for Vaccinated

All testing and quarantine requirements for travelers to European Union member nations should be lifted next month for those who are vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19, the European Council said Tuesday.

That would include people who received their last dose of t...

22 Feb
Boris Johnson Lifts Last COVID Restrictions in England

Boris Johnson Lifts Last COVID Restrictions in England

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Monday that his government will end all remaining coronavirus restrictions in England, including the requirement for people with COVID-19 to self-isolate.

In a

25 Jan
EU Eases COVID-19 Travel Rules Within the Bloc for Fully Vaccinated

EU Eases COVID-19 Travel Rules Within the Bloc for Fully Vaccinated

European Union residents should be able to move freely between the 27 member nations if they've been vaccinated in the past nine months or have recently recovered from coronavirus infection, bloc officials said Tuesday.

The announcement was made a day after the World Hea...

24 Jan
England to Lift Travel Restrictions for Vaccinated Visitors

England to Lift Travel Restrictions for Vaccinated Visitors

Coronavirus testing requirements for vaccinated people arriving in England will be scrapped, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Monday.

Details about the changes are to be provided later in the day by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, the Associated Press...

19 Jan
COVID Restrictions Eased in England

COVID Restrictions Eased in England

Numerous COVID restrictions will be dropped in England because government experts believe the Omicron variant "has now peaked nationally," British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Wednesday.

As of Jan. 27, COVID-19 passes will no longer be needed to enter large-scale ev...

11 Jan
Americans Should Avoid Travel to Canada: CDC

Americans Should Avoid Travel to Canada: CDC

Americans should avoid travel to Canada due to "very high" levels of COVID-19 cases in that country, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday.

The agency placed Canada under a Level 4 travel health notice, which is the highest category and inc...

06 Jan
UK Eases COVID Testing Rules for International Visitors

UK Eases COVID Testing Rules for International Visitors

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday announced that pre-departure tests for people traveling to the United Kingdom will no longer be required because restrictions meant to contain the international spread of the highly contagious

27 Dec
Science Shows Safest Plane Seating to Cut COVID Spread

Science Shows Safest Plane Seating to Cut COVID Spread

Taking to the skies for a long-awaited holiday?

Choose your seat on the plane wisely and don't overlook familiar steps like keeping your mask on to reduce your odds for getting COVID-19 or another contagious disease, experts suggest.

“Spacing is an obvious chall...

01 Dec
First U.S. Omicron Case Reported in California

First U.S. Omicron Case Reported in California

The first confirmed U.S. case of the Omicron variant has been reported in California, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday.

The patient was a traveler, apparently from the San Francisco area, who returned from South Africa on Nov. 22, t...

01 Dec
CDC to Toughen COVID Testing for International Travelers

CDC to Toughen COVID Testing for International Travelers

As the world struggles with ways to stem the spread of the new Omicron variant, the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday that international travelers to the United States will soon have to provide a negative result from a coronavirus test taken with...

17 Nov
Most Older Adults Plan to Travel Soon, With Precautions: Poll

Most Older Adults Plan to Travel Soon, With Precautions: Poll

Nearly 1 in 3 older Americans plan an extended trip next year, and 1 in 4 plan to travel for the holidays, but many will take COVID-19 into account, a new survey shows.

If COVID cases surge at their destination, 20% said they would definitely change their plans, and anot...

08 Nov
U.S. Reopens Borders to Vaccinated Foreign Travelers

U.S. Reopens Borders to Vaccinated Foreign Travelers

For the first time in more than18 months, fully vaccinated travelers from dozens of other countries can enter the United States on Monday.

Visitors will need to show proof of vaccination and a negative coronavirus test taken within three calendar days of travel. Unvaccin...

26 Oct
Biden Administration Announces Details of Vaccination Requirements for Foreign Travelers

Biden Administration Announces Details of Vaccination Requirements for Foreign Travelers

The Biden administration on Monday released the specifics of its plan to allow the return of foreign travelers to the United States.

While adult visitors will have to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and will need to be tested for the virus before boarding a plane to...

15 Oct
Vaccinated Foreign Travelers Can Enter United States Beginning Nov. 8

Vaccinated Foreign Travelers Can Enter United States Beginning Nov. 8

All international travelers who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus will be able to enter the United States beginning Nov. 8, an official at the White House told The New York Times.

The announcement came on the heels of news on Wednesday that ...

13 Oct
U.S. to Reopen Borders to Vaccinated Travelers from Canada, Mexico

U.S. to Reopen Borders to Vaccinated Travelers from Canada, Mexico

Beginning in November, the United States will reopen its borders to fully vaccinated travelers from Canada and Mexico for the first time since pandemic closures began 19 months ago, the Biden administration will announce Wednesday.

The move comes just weeks after U.S. of...

30 Aug
U.S. to Be Removed From E.U. Safe Travel List

U.S. to Be Removed From E.U. Safe Travel List

Due to surging coronavirus cases, the United States will be removed from the European Union's "safe list" of countries whose citizens can travel to the 27-nation bloc without additional restrictions such as testing and quarantines.

The change is expected to be announced ...

13 Aug
Coronavirus Outbreak on Carnival Cruise Ship

Coronavirus Outbreak on Carnival Cruise Ship

A coronavirus outbreak on a Carnival Cruise Line ship that sailed from Galveston, Texas, to Belize is one of the largest reported on a vessel sailing from the United States since cruises relaunched this summer.

The 27 cases on the Carnival Vista reported by the

05 Aug
Biden Administration Plans to Require Vaccination for Most Foreign Visitors

Biden Administration Plans to Require Vaccination for Most Foreign Visitors

Plans are underway to require nearly all foreign travelers to the United States to be vaccinated against COVID-19, a Biden administration official confirmed Wednesday.

The policy will be put in place once the current restrictions on travel into this country are lifted, b...

05 Aug
Moderna Vaccine's Protection Does Not Wane After 6 Months: Report

Moderna Vaccine's Protection Does Not Wane After 6 Months: Report

Moderna Inc. announced on Thursday that the potency of its vaccine does not dim in the first six months after the second dose.

The news came in a

28 Jul
Vaccinated Americans Can Soon Visit the U.K. Without Quarantining

Vaccinated Americans Can Soon Visit the U.K. Without Quarantining

Starting Aug. 2, the United Kingdom will allow fully vaccinated travelers from the United States into the country without having to quarantine upon arrival, officials there announced Wednesday.

Right now, people who have been vaccinated in Britain don't have to isolate w...

26 Jul
U.S. to Stick With International Travel Restrictions

U.S. to Stick With International Travel Restrictions

The rapid spread of the highly contagious Delta variant around the world means that the United States will continue with COVID-19 international travel restrictions for now, a White House official said Monday.

The Delta variant now accounts for 83% of all U.S. coronavirus...

20 Jul
U.S. Issues Toughest Travel Alert for Britain As COVID Cases There Climb

U.S. Issues Toughest Travel Alert for Britain As COVID Cases There Climb

The U.S. government issued its most dire warnings against travel to Britain on Monday as coronavirus cases surged in that country while nearly all COVID-19 restrictions were lifted in an effort to restart the economy.

Both the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Cent...

20 Jul
Canada to Welcome Fully Vaccinated Americans in August

Canada to Welcome Fully Vaccinated Americans in August

Fully vaccinated U.S. travelers will be allowed into Canada as of Aug, 9, Canadian officials announced Monday.

Canada's 14-day quarantine requirement will be waived for people who are residing in the United States and are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved...

19 Jul
Court Blocks Lifting of COVID Restrictions on Cruise Ships

Court Blocks Lifting of COVID Restrictions on Cruise Ships

A federal appeals court has ruled that Florida-based cruise ships will be able to keep COVID-19 pandemic restrictions in place for now.

On Saturday, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily blocked a June ruling in favor of a Florida lawsuit that had challenged...

16 Jul
Canada May Open Borders to Fully Vaccinated Americans by Mid-August

Canada May Open Borders to Fully Vaccinated Americans by Mid-August

Fully vaccinated Americans may be able to visit Canada by mid-August, and fully vaccinated travelers from all countries may be able to visit by early September, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada closed its land bord...

25 Jun
Hawaii to Ease COVID Rules for Fully Vaccinated Tourists

Hawaii to Ease COVID Rules for Fully Vaccinated Tourists

Hawaii will drop COVID-19 testing and quarantine rules for fully vaccinated travelers from the U.S. mainland in two weeks, Gov. David Ige announced Thursday.

When the restrictions are lifted on July 8, visitors using the quarantine exemption will have to upload their vac...

25 May
U.S. Issues Tough Travel Warnings for Japan Ahead of Olympics

U.S. Issues Tough Travel Warnings for Japan Ahead of Olympics

U.S. officials on Monday warned all Americans not to visit Japan because of a spike in coronavirus cases there just two months before the Tokyo Olympics are set to start.

The travel advisories, one issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and on...

30 Mar
Have to Travel During Spring Break? Here's How to Stay Safe

Have to Travel During Spring Break? Here's How to Stay Safe

If you must travel during the spring break, be sure to follow recommended COVID-19 pandemic safety measures, an emergency medicine doctor advises.

Millions of people are packing airports, while only one-quarter of the U.S. population has received at least one shot of a C...

25 Jan
Biden Will Ban Travelers From South Africa as New COVID Variants Spread

Biden Will Ban Travelers From South Africa as New COVID Variants Spread

As more infectious coronavirus variants first detected in Britain and South Africa circulate globally, President Joe Biden plans to bar travel by non-citizens into the United States from South Africa.

A White House official said Sunday that the South Africa travel b...

22 Dec
What You Need to Know About the New Variant of COVID-19

What You Need to Know About the New Variant of COVID-19

For Americans who are worried about the new coronavirus variant that is circulating in Britain, experts in the United States urge everyone to stay calm.

So far, the new variant only seems to spread more easily, with no evidence of higher virulence (ability to cause harm)...

09 Mar
Should You Cancel Travel Plans Due to Coronavirus? Take This Quiz

Should You Cancel Travel Plans Due to Coronavirus? Take This Quiz

The coronavirus crisis has millions of Americans questioning whether it's wise, or even safe, to travel this spring.

Now, an infectious disease expert has created a checklist to help you decide whether to go ahead with your trip or cancel it.

COVID-19 is a...

30 Jan
Checklist: What You Need to Know About Coronavirus

Checklist: What You Need to Know About Coronavirus

The coronavirus that has rapidly infected nearly 6,000 people in China is spreading across the globe, with five cases confirmed in the United States.

The death toll in China so far has topped 130.

Here's what else you should know about the new coronaviru...

09 Dec
Many Kids Traveling Overseas Aren't Vaccinated Against Measles

Many Kids Traveling Overseas Aren't Vaccinated Against Measles

Many American kids aren't vaccinated against measles before they travel overseas to areas where the disease is endemic, a new study finds.

Nearly 60% of these children hadn't received the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccination before going abroad. This year, th...

26 Jul
Most Airplanes Not Equipped With First Aid for Kids

Most Airplanes Not Equipped With First Aid for Kids

You're on an overseas flight with your young child, who starts complaining of fever and chills. You ask the flight attendant for help, maybe some pain relievers. Will the plane's first aid kit have what your child needs?

Not likely, new research finds. While children...

06 Jun
Should Air Quality Checks Be Part of Your Travel Planning?

Should Air Quality Checks Be Part of Your Travel Planning?

Before you book that next trip, you might want to check the air pollution levels of the city you choose as your vacation destination.

A new study finds that just a brief visit in cities with bad air can lead to breathing problems that may take at least a week to subs...

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