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NEWS Painkillers are doubling the risk for deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

September 30th 2014 /

Common painkillers such as aspirin and ibuprofen almost double the risk for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism, two lethal conditions

NEWS Statin drugs don't prevent blood clots - even though doctors think they do

September 24th 2012 /

For years, doctors have been prescribing cholesterol-lowering statins in the belief the drugs also prevent blood clots - but they don't, a major new study has found

FEATURE Avoiding traveller's thrombosis

2011 (Vol. 22 Issue 4)

Although it's been called the 'economy-class syndrome', deep vein thrombosis (DVT)-when a blood clot develops in one of the deep veins of the body-is a genuine threat to anyone travelling on a long-haul flight

FEATURE Low bone density

2009 (Vol. 20 Issue 1) /

Q) I've recently been diag-nosed with osteopenia

NEWS Flying: Longhaul flights increase DVT risk fourfold

February 26th 2009

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a very real threat for people flying longhaul, a new study has confirmed - and there are a few things you can do to reduce your risk on flights

NEWS HRT: It's every bit as dangerous as we've been told, especially if you're older

August 9th 2007 /

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is every bit as dangerous as studies from a few years back suggested, a new study has just confirmed

FEATURE The best alternative treatment for . . . postnatal depression

2005 (Vol. 15 Issue 10) /

What is it?Postnatal depression (PND) affects 10-15 per cent of women after childbirth, and is like other forms of depression, including anxiety and mood swings, tearfulness, low self-confidence, feelings of guilt and worthlessness, an inability to concentrate, and loss of appetite and insomnia

FEATURE So you think you need . . . a total hip replacement

2004 (Vol. 14 Issue 12)

Joint replacement is justifiably regarded as miracle surgery

FEATURE Thrombosis remains a major risk after hip and knee surgery

2003 (Vol. 13 Issue 10)

The risk of deep vein thrombosis after hip and knee surgery remains high, even among patients who are given anticoagulation therapy as a precaution

NEWS Risks of the pill not published

May 1st 2001

A Dutch radio journalist has found evidence that the drug company Wyeth had discovered that the so called third generation oral contraceptives can increase the risk of thromboembolism

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