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Fear of Flying Can Be Lethal

Fear of flying may be the main cause of the potentially fatal condition known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT) which affects up to 30,000 long distance travelers a year. Until now, it was believed that DVT, often called ?economy class syndrome,? was caused by the cramped conditions on planes, along with long periods of immobility which could cause...

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Genetic Test For Frequent Fliers

In an earlier news story, we reported that researchers in Australia and the U.K. believe that many deaths from bloodclots caused by long airplane flights go unreported.

Now scientists think that genetic testing could prevent this from happening. Gillian Turner, a medical geneticist at the University of Newcastle in Australia, says people...

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Blood Clots May Kill Thousands of Airline Passengers

More than 2,000 airline passengers may die from blood clots in Britain aloneevery year, an English doctor claims. An Australian surgeon agrees, sayinghospital reports indicate that up to 400 people arrive at Sydney airportsuffering from blood clots every year. In the past 8 years, 25 passengersarriving at Tokyo's international airport have died...

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