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Lazy Lifestyle Doubles Risk Of Lung Blood Clots In Women

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Get up and move

One more reason for women everywhere to be getting up and active as much as possible!

A study among women released on Tuesday says lying around for long periods of time outside of work DOUBLES the risk of dangerous blood clots in the lung.

Researchers added a sedentary lifestyle to list of causes for pulmonary embolism — blood clots in the lungs that typically arise from a vein constriction in the legs — after studying 69,950 female nurses over an 18-year period.

Age, immobility on long-haul flights, obesity, smoking and hypertension are already risks for the condition, but researchers found the risk doubled in women who spent 41 hours a week outside of work sitting down, compared to those who spent less than 10.

The average age of women studied was 55-years-old, which begs the question whether younger women face the same risk. More research is needed to determine whether the findings apply to men and women not of European descent.

Remember ladies — an active lifestyle is a healthy lifestyle!

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Woman Becomes Temporarily Paralyzed After Getting Hickey

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Whoa! This is crazy!

A New Zealand woman was temporarily partially paralyzed by a hickey on her neck given to her by her partner.

The woman went to the ER after experiencing loss of movement in her left arm while watching television.

Doctors concluded that she suffered from a mild stroke, but were confused as to how it happened. Once they found a small vertical bruise on her neck near a major artery, they concluded that the hickey had created a clot in the artery.

The doctors added:

"Because it was a love bite there would be a lot of suction. Because of the physical trauma it had made a bit of bruising inside the vessel. There was a clot in the artery underneath where the hickey was. We looked around the medical literature and that example of having a love bite causing something like that hasn't been described before."

Wow! Glad she's okay! Who knew a hickey could do such damage?

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