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The unique risks space tourists will face

Space tourists may soon be plunking down six figures and buying passage to a low-earth orbit. But they should be aware of the health risks from gravitational forces, space radiation and space motion sickness.

Why do people get air rage?

In yet another air rage case, the niece of celebrity designer Ralph Lauren has been charged with drunk and disorderly conduct on high. What is it about air travel that makes passengers snap?

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Your body on a long flight

Whether you’re ensconced in first class or crammed into coach, flying above 30 000 feet for four-plus hours can affect your health. Here’s how…

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