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Flier Says Lack of Legroom Almost Killed Him

The fit but tall traveler developed deep vein thrombosis on a cramped 10-hour flight

(Newser) - An Air Canada passenger says a cramped 10-hour flight from Chile to Toronto in January has taken a serious toll on his otherwise impeccable health, and he wants the airline to "take a good hard look at what they're doing," he tells the CBC . Colin Savage, a... More »

Cholesterol Drugs Cut Clot Risk

Large study looked at other possible drug benefits

(Newser) - Cholesterol-lowering drugs showed sizable effects on patients in a new study, but not only in the realm of lowering heart attack and stroke risk. The statins, which are sold under the brand name Crestor, also dramatically cut the occurrence of potentially deadly blood clots in healthy people, reports the New ... More »

Infected Tattoo Linked to Man's Death

He dies of blood clot 10 days after birthday present from lover

(Newser) - An infected tattoo has been linked to the death of a 35-year-old British man, a medical panel has determined. The man died of a blood clot in his lungs 10 days after receiving the tattoo, a birthday present from his girlfriend, on his right calf, reports the Telegraph. The lethal... More »

Surgeon General Targets Killer Blood Clots

Easily treated 'silent' condition kills about 100,000 each year

(Newser) - An easily treatable complication related to blood clots kills 100,000 Americans every year, but a new federal awareness campaign aims to change that, the AP reports. Although deep vein thrombosis affects up to 600,000 people a year, "I don't think most people understand that this is a... More »

Blood Clots Killed Woman in Waiting Room

Camera caught fallen patient left ignored on NYC hospital floor

(Newser) - The death of a woman on the floor of a Brooklyn hospital was caused by blood clots from extended inactivity, CNN reports. Chronic deep vein thrombosis formed clots in her legs that eventually reached her lungs. The case has drawn international attention after security-camera footage showed the woman falling to... More »

Long Trips Double Risk of Developing Blood Clots

WHO warns travelers of danger of sitting

(Newser) - Travelers who don't move around during long trips double their risk of developing a dangerous blood clot, the World Health Organization says. Deep-vein thrombosis is usually associated with air travel, but train, bus, and car passengers who sit for 4 hours or longer also risk the formation of clots, which... More »

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