Thrombosis risks double after 4-hour travel: study

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By Laura MacInnis GENEVA, June 29 (Reuters) - The chances of developing deep vein thrombosis double after travelling for four hours or more, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday in a study estimating one in 6,000 long-haul passengers is at risk. Tall people whose legs are jammed in economy class and the very short whose feet do not touch the ground are particularly vulnerable to potentially dangerous blood clots linked to immobility during travel, the United Nations agency ...

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