Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

The risk of a clot or Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is small but the event can be life-threatening, and is associated with flying and travelling long distances in cramped conditions in buses, trains or cars. DVT (compression stockings / socks) have been found to be very effective in reducing the incidence of DVT when travelling.

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What is "Permethrin"?

What is "permethrin"? Learn about the insecticide permethrin, and how it can help protect you from many insects including mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, bedbugs, chiggers, scabies and flies.

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Insect and Mosquito Repellents

Many diseases are spread by insects and mosquitoes. The best way of protecting yourself from insect and mosquito bites is by using repellent. But which repellent is the best? Do "natural" repellents work as well as the "chemical" ones? 

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