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18-03-2006
DVT: It’s now clear that flying puts us more at risk
By Dr Richard Dawood

Dr Richard Dawood argues that new research has revealed a clear link between air travel and deep vein thrombosis – and airlines must respond with action.


10-03-2006
Low oxygen ‘causes DVT when you fly’
By Jenny Hope Medical Correspondent

Flying long-haul puts you at greater risk of DVT because of low cabin pressure and low oxygen levels, says a study.

The research shows for the first time that sitting stationary for long periods during air travel is not the only cause of potentially fatal blood clots.

The unique conditions of long distance flying increases the chances of DVT by activating blood clotting mechanisms in some travellers.


10-03-2006
DVT Caused by Poor Air Quality in Jets, says scientists
By Nic Fleming, Medical Correspondent
DVT, the potentially fatal condition dubbed “ecomony class syndrome”, can be caused by poor air quality in passenger aircraft, scientists have show for the first time.
In a study that will have major implications for the airline industry, the World Health Organisation said it was not just sitting still that causes Deep Vein Thrombosis.


05-03-2006
New warnings over mobiles on planes
By Chris Haslam

A study has concluded that mobile phones and wireless-enabled laptops pose serious safety issues on board airliners and can “impact a plane’s navigation or other systems”.


02-03-2006
Hotel-to-plane transition gets easier
Hilton puts lobby kiosk for flight check-in to the test
By Roger Yu USA Today

The transition from hotel to plane is getting easier as hotel operators pump billions of dollars into technology that streamlines the travel experience for their best customers.


02-03-2006
GREEN SKIES THINKING
‘If you’re worried about the environment – walk,’ says Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary over concerns about greenhouse gas emissions. But two rival publishers have teamed up to argue that you can fly the ecofriendly way. Alasdair Palmer reports


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