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  1. '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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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