Will Lots of TV Watching Kill?

Japanese researchers have found that people who watch a lot of TV are at higher risk of death caused by pulmonary embolism (PE). Those who watched more than 5 hours of television were found to be 2.5 times more likely to die of PE or deep vein thrombosis. PositiveTip: If you must watch hours and hours of…

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Venous Thromboembolism Risk Twice as High in Non-travelers.

Travel-related venous thromboembolism (VTE) following long-haul flights has recently attracted significant public attention. Results of a new meta-analysis of 14 studies showed travelers have a significant elevation in risk that increases with the duration of the trip. The pooled relative risk for VTE across all the studies was 2.0 (p>0.001) compared to non-travelers. When duration of…

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