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Some 30 people in Japan have developed such symptoms after long flights as breathing difficulties, increased heart rate, chest pains, loss of consciousness, and interruption of blood circulation, a study conducted by a team of doctors showed Monday.

The victims of the so-called economy-class syndrome showed such symptoms after sitting in narrow seats for hours at a time.

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