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Travel safely – Avoid deep-vein thrombosis

If you take a flight that is over eight hours long, or go on a long journey by bus, car or train, you could run the risk of deep vein thrombosis (blood clot) or even a pulmonary ebolism occurring. You should consult your doctor if you have already suffered from deep vein thrombosis or a pulmonary embolism, if you are pregnant, have recently had a baby or undergone surgery, are overweight, are having hormone treatment or have had cancer…. Wear…

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Watch out for ticks

Ticks that carry the FSME virus are found mainly in the south and animals with Lyme disease are everywhere. There is no vaccination so antibiotics are the only treatment and cure for Lyme disease (borreliosis). The initial symptoms are similar to those for `flu but organs can also be affected by the virus and there can be other problems too like muscle and joint pains, disturbed vision and dizziness. So when you are out hiking, always wear long trousers and…

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