While some travel insurers have a list of pre-existing medical conditions they automatically cover, you should always disclose every part of your medical history - even if you don’t think something is important enough to declare. Failing to disclose this information can result in a travel insurance claim being turned down.
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Whoever said "It's not the size of the boat, it's the motion of the ocean" had obviously never been sea sick. While frenzied, energetic sex can be fun, it also has the potential to cause catastrophic accidents. Here are some of the most common injuries sustained by over-enthusiastic lovers - from bumping heads while bumping uglies to face-planting during a standing 69.
It seems like everyone I know who had a trampoline as a kid also has a story about breaking their leg, or their arm, or personally witnessing some heinous injury. Trampolines have only gotten more popular in recent years, and they've gotten safer, too, with nets and spring covers — so are they still a broken leg waiting to happen?
The BMJ recently published a case report about a 34-year-old man admitted to an emergency room in Cooperstown, NY with thunderclap headaches; a particularly painful kind that can be a sign of cerebral haemorrhaging. His symptoms included dry heaving and intense head and neck pain.
The man traced his anguish to a chilli eating contest a few days prior where he consumed a single Carolina Reaper, the Guinness World Record holder for the world's hottest chilli.
It happens with parents all the time. They sign little Everett up for kids' soccer and he's good. Really good. So they put him in soccer camps, goalkeeper clinics and spend every weekend lugging coolers and lawn chairs to his soccer games all over the state. They start daydreaming about professional contracts and how he might even become the next Mark Schwarzer. Good thing they discovered his perfect sport so young, right?
The ACCC is taking Thermomix to the Federal Court with accusations the company behind our favourite hot wet rice has been a more than a bit dodgy when it comes to Australian Consumer Law. Allegedly, Thermomix made customers sign non-disclosure agreements - stopping them saying anything bad about Thermomix - before they could get a refund on recalled products that were causing serious injuries.
For some of us, the modern workplace is like a second home, where most of our waking hours are spent. Whether you have a cushy office job or a physically demanding one, the more time you spend at work, the more likely it becomes that you may succumb to an unexpected workplace accident or medical emergency. Worse still, you could even lose your life. We look at the ten most common types of workplace injuries -- and how to avoid them.
Around 432,700 Australians -- or 1 in 45 -- have suffered an acquired traumatic brain injury in their lives. Some eventually die as a result, and those who do recover often exhibit lingering effects. It's a serious public health issue that's only getting worse. Here's what you need to know about protecting your head.
Dear Lifehacker, I need advice about a friend who likes to do dangerous DIY work around his house. He recently did major plumbing work without having a licence (the main water line from the street to his house). He's now installing an electric stove in his kitchen also without a licence. Should I dob him in? I'm afraid that something terrible may happen in the future from a botched job.
Pulling a muscle sucks, and figuring out if it's an actual strain that needs attention sucks even more. We've all experienced strains, cramps, soreness and general tightness, but it doesn't help that these all seem to cause varying degrees of similar pain. Here's how to tell if it's really a pulled muscle and what you can do about it.
Practising a healthy mindset doesn't just strengthen your brain -- it may protect your body from injury, too. Runners in a recent study were more likely to develop overuse injuries like tendinitis if they were hard on themselves after bad performances.
If you're in the market for a new car, you may have seen the term "ANCAP safety rating" floating around. This is a regulatory system that rates the likelihood of a serious injury occurring in the event of an accident. The following guide explains how ANCAP ratings are determined and why you shouldn't solely rely on them when comparing different car models. We've also thrown in some general road safety tips that every motorist should follow.