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  1. Compression Stockings Cut Fliers' DVT

    April 20, 2006 -- Wearing compression stockings on long flights may help avoid deep vein thrombosis (DVT) -- clots that form in legs' deep veins. Researchers recently reviewed 10 studies of compression stockings for DVT prevention in long-distance flights. The studies included a combined total of mo

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  2. Pine Bark Extract May Prevent Leg Clots

    Aug. 12, 2005 -- A supplement derived from French maritime pine bark may help reduce the risk of developing leg clots during long air flights. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs as a result of the blood's circulation being restricted. Long periods of inactivity or immobility, dehydration, and low hum

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  3. Compression Stockings Cut in-Flight Clot Risk

    June 16, 2005 -- Wearing compression stockings during long-haul flights may reduce the risk of blood clots in the legs by more than 12 times, a new study shows. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a potentially dangerous type of blood clot that develops in the deep veins of the legs, torso, or arm. These

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  4. Flight Socks May Fight Blood Clots in Legs

    Nov. 9, 2004 -- Wearing special socks on long flights may help reduce the risk of potentially dangerous blood clots known as deep vein thrombosis, according to a new study. Deep vein thrombosis is the medical term for clots that form in the deep veins of the legs or pelvis. Blood clots in these deep

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  5. Popular Drugs Called Statins Not Just for Cholesterol Anymore

    June 14, 2001 -- Statin drugs are famed for their ability to save lives by lowering cholesterol and preventing heart attacks and strokes. A new study suggests that these medications may prevent yet another life threatening condition: deep vein thrombosis, or DVT. DVT is a condition in which a blood

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  6. Sweating Over Economy-Class Tickets?

    May 10, 2001 -- Attention summer travelers: Are you phobic about those cheap airline tickets you just bought? Well, stand by. The controversy about so-called "economy class syndrome" isn't over, so there's still no telling whether you need to upgrade them. A new study finds that as many as 10% of ai

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  7. 'Economy Class Syndrome' Back in the News

    Jan. 12, 2001 -- Joining a growing list of airlines, Singapore Airlines announced plans Friday to warn travelers about the risk of developing potentially fatal blood clots during long-haul flights. Singapore's national carrier joins British Airways and Australia's two biggest airlines in issuing bro

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  8. No Link Shown Between Long-Distance Flights, Blood Clots

    Oct. 26, 2000 -- When John Kim travels from California to Singapore, he knows there's a 15-hour flight ahead. So whenever he can, Kim unbuckles his seat belt, sneaks into a space in the plane, and performs 'the bear,' a Tai-Chi movement. Kim doesn't like sitting still for long, but there's another p

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  9. A Possible Reason to Fly First Class: 'Economy Class Syndrome'

    Oct. 25, 2000 -- If claustrophobia and fear of crashes weren't enough to keep you grounded, now there's a new reason to fear flying: It's called "economy class syndrome." The term is used to describe a consequence of a medical condition known as deep vein thrombosis that occurs when people develop b

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  10. Aspirin Prevents Serious Complications From Surgery

    April 13, 2000 (Eugene, Ore.) -- Small doses of ordinary aspirin may help decrease complications in people who go through major hip or knee surgery, according to a large study just published in the April 15 issue of thejournal Lancet. Two of the main complications of major surgery are deep-vein thro

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