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Long-distance travel can lead to fatal blood clots, study finds

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    A study published Monday strengthens the evidence that long-distance travel can lead to potentially fatal blood clots in some people -- showing that the risk grows in tandem with the length of the trip.

    In an analysis of 14 previous studies, researchers found that, in general, travel was associated with a nearly three-fold increase in the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) -- blood clots that form in the veins, often in the legs.

    Read More at Travel more than doubles risk of blood clots: study - Yahoo! News

    Source: Yahoo News