February 24, 2017

travel health


  • Rusty Water
    Ask the Experts

    Rusty Water

    by Berkeley Wellness

    Got rust? This oxidized iron occurs naturally in some drinking water sources and can also come from old, corroded pipes. While it may look and taste unpleasant, the reddish-brown liquid is not a threat to your health.

  • Weed Behind the Wheel

    Weed Behind the Wheel

    by Berkeley Wellness

    Like alcohol, marijuana impairs driving performance. The question is how much. Advocacy groups claim that marijuana affects psychomotor skills only mildly and that this doesn’t seem to play a significant role in road accidents compared to alcohol.

  • Can Birth Defects from Zika Be Prevented?

    Can Birth Defects from Zika Be Prevented?

    by Berkeley Wellness

    A research letter published in Lancet: Infectious Diseases by Edward Blonz, PhD, proposes a reason why the Zika virus causes microcephaly in babies—and a possible way by which pregnant women in Zika-affected countries might avoid this outcome.