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Modes of travel

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?

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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Skin cancer always a risk – even in winter

During winter, the risk of skin cancer doesn’t disappear. CyberDoc talks to us about when to see your doctor about a strange-looking mole or spot.

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10 fascinating facts about salt

The one thing that fast foods, whether it be chips, hamburgers, pretzels or fried chicken have in common, is loads of salt.