09-06-2004 Airline seat that warns if you are at risk of DVT A new generation of ?intelligent? airline seats could save lives by warning passengers when they are at risk of deep vein thrombosis. A chair has been developed to monitor travellers and alert them when they have been sitting in one position too long. It's inventors say the device could also help airline staff to identify agitated passengers who may cause an air rage incident.
02-06-2004 Airlines' duty to safeguard health When my father Thomas stepped on to a plane headed for Australia, he was buzzing with excitement. He was 68 and full of health and vitality, overjoyed about the prospect of being reunited with his brother and meeting his nephew for the first time.
?01-06-2004 Taking Aspirin Won't Prevent DVT on flights, doctors told By Jenny Hope
Doctors are being told not to recommend that travellers take low-dose aspirin to prevent DVT on long-haul flights.
The British Medical Association says there is no evidence that it helps travellers and warns that it can trigger seriou?25-05-2004 DVT is no longer the scourge of just the economy class By Eddie Lennon
You may have more chance of dying in a car than an airplane but for many Irish people flying is a life-threatening and sometimes fatal experience.
Concerns about the mortal dangers of travelling by plane have, for many years, centred?12-05-2004 Now Boarding. Suits Blaming Leg Blood Clots on Air Carriers By Robert S Greenberger
Squeezed into the middle of a five-seat row, with surly neighbours that she didn't want to keep climbing over, Adriene Rodriguez says she slept through the 12-hour flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne, Australia.
It is always inconvenient when a passenger dies on an aeroplane - not least for the person sitting in the next seat. So Singapore Airlines has attempted to take the trauma out of such tragedies by introducing a special cupboard to store any unexpected corpse.