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“Don’t fear long haul flights!” Vascular surgeon tells travelrs

...ight, has sparked off this sudden debate that long flights can be fatal to many people. Dr. Scurr says this ... occur only in passengers who travel long distance flights according to Dr. Scurr. “This is really about a change in our habits. There has been a general real...

Long travel increase pulmonary embolism

...an 5000 kilometres than among those taking shorter flights - where the incidence was just 0.01 per million. For people travelling more than 10,000 kilometres, the risk rose to 4.8 cases per million. The message is, if you're going on a really long flight, take medical advice on the potential risks of PE....

Second SARS suspect fuels worry in India

...uthorities in Delhi said they planned to segregate flights coming in from east and southeast Asia, where most... have been reported, to ensure passengers on those flights do not come in contact with other sections of the airport. Health department officials say they are ...

SARS make Air India cut flights

...r, Air India, has decided to make more cuts to its flights to Hong Kong because of concerns over Severe Acute...y on the Bombay-Hong Kong route. However Air India flights will be operated by pilots who are not members of the pilots body. Air India has already reduced the...

Flying with caution, with SARS

...nted to keep travel as harmless as possible. Newer flights are equipped with sophisticated air cleaning systems that has stringent filters to screen out spores, bacteria and viruses. Air flow patterns are designed in such a way that there exists a minimal flow between the front and back //parts of the plane....

SARS reaches Russian Federation

...go carriers on Thursday to suspend reservations on flights to mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, in connection with concerns about the spread of SARS. They also warned of a complete halt of operations. Training on disinfecting the planes, isolating the casualties and practising evacuation were also dealt ...

“ Economy Class Syndrome

...st 10 hours of air travel over six weeks. All took flights lasting at least four hours. The mean total duration of air travel during the study was 39 hours. Participants underwent blood tests before and after the study to check for a marker of blood clotting. Results showed nine out of the 878 developed ven...

Transmission Of Infectious Disease On Planes Analyzed

...and using disinfectants to clean the cabin between flights to areas of the world prone to malaria and other vector-borne diseases can help reduce disease transmission. Thus in conclusion researchers suggest that simple measures such as frequent hand washing, which has been proven to reduce the transmission ...

British Grandmother has timely bypass surgery in India

... do a single thing. The centre arranged the visas, flights - everything. Mavis, who flew to India with her husband Ken, 69, said that they had never considered private treatment as an option in Britain because they knew they could not afford it. "We paid less than 5,000 pounds, minus the cost of the flight...

Indian Healthcare Facilities Come In For Praise

...ything was set up, even the direct British Airways flights from Heathrow to Bangalore. We were met by representatives from the hospital and were shown to a VIP suite. It was simply five-star luxury. The operation was carried out by Dr. Varma and his father who is a renowned surgeon in India on 6 November 20...

Hot Air Balloon Festival launched in Rajasthan

...of Rajasthan making it an ideal destination. Free flights will be available for sports enthusiasts, and the festival will be brought to a close on Feb 25. The organizers will also be catering to training ballooning enthusiasts from school and university. The festival will be brought to a close with all gra...

Chicken Dishes Back On Airline Menus

...and chicken breast with toast were sighted on many flights Wednesday morning. "Many of the flights have asked us to get poultry back on the list," said Sunil Taneja, director business development, Ta...

Poor Quality of Cabin Air in the Plane Can Cause DVT, After A Long Flight

...used by mere sitting in cramped conditions on long flights according to researchers, who suggest that cabin air quality may also play a key role. A study in today's issue of the Lancet journal seems to throw up plausible risk factors risk factors. Low cabin air pressure and poor oxygenation can increase the...

Sunglasses Can Really Pull a Fast One on the Biological Clock, and Set a Lag in the Build Up Of Jet Lag

If you find passengers on long haul flights sporting sunglasses, don’t be surprised. They don'...an help reduce jet lag. Now passengers on the long flights are being goaded into wearing sunglasses to bring down the fatigue and jetlag. In a path breaking ...

Mumps Outbreak Hits US As CDC Monitors Air Travelers

...was monitoring two airline travelers who took nine flights in this month. However Penny Hitchcock, an infectious disease expert at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Center for Biosecurity, said that the CDC had not clarified why it was looking for air travelers. "Warning the general public about ...

Travel-Related Blood Clots Can Be Reduced By Using Flight Stockings

...eler’s thrombosis, but some evidence suggests that flights of eight hours or more increase the chances that a person with existing risk factors will develop DVT.The review gathers data for more than 2,800 passengers. About half of these travelers wore some type of compression stockings, the others did not. T...

Hospitals In Scotland Not Diagnosing DVT Properly

...has been linked to the travel of long distances on flights and a majority of cases are seen in patients in hospitals who are immobilised for a long time. It is estimated that 1 in 2, 000 people in UK develop DVT each year. It is known to be very fatal if the clot travels p to the lungs. It was reported tha...

Relief Operations In Indonesia’s Quake-Hit Area

...n coordination with others in dealing the incoming flights of relief goods as well as finding extra warehousing to store the needed materials. Indonesian Red Cross volunteers, international staff of doctors, nurses, relief experts, water engineers, logisticians and IT specialists, and uncountable numbers o...

Simple remedy to prevent DVT: Eat 6 Tomatoes!

...timated that the number of people on long duration flights who suffer clots total to nearly 12% of the passengers, therefore this research holds a wealth of hope for DVT patients. Researchers have found that the yellow liquid surrounding the seeds in a tomato, possess anti-clotting properties. Aspirin also...

Physical Activity of any kind to Prolong Life

...ergy were more likely to work for pay and walk two flights of stairs a day. It was found that they burned an average of 600 calories more a day than those in the lowest third. According to Manini the 600 calories represents "about two hours of activity," Manini said. "It doesn't have to be a certain activi...

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