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06 January 2012 12:59
A skier suffered a tummy bug ahead of a competitive race
News that a professional skier came down with a tummy bug on the slopes in Croatia rally hammers home the importance of taking out
medical travel insurance before leaving home for a winter holiday.
Overall World Cup leader Lindsey Vonn finished ninth in a World Cup slalom after complaining of an upset stomach on a social networking site.
She tweeted: "Feeling absolutely terrible today. Didn't get to inspect the course but still going to try and race. Here goes nothing!"
Her condition appeared to blight her during her first run, as she only managed a finish of 24th place.
However, by the second go she had got on top of things, coming second only to Marlies Schild of Austria - who has won all three World Cup slaloms this season.
Her time in the first leg shows how when we're feeling unwell our performance can be affected on the slopes. With that in mind, it's always worth taking out
sports travel insurance to protect against any unforeseen accidents if you're skiing when not 100%.
23 March 2017
Passengers on certain flights into the UK will no longer be able to carry laptops and tablets like iPads in their hand luggage.
22 March 2017
Mountaineers looking to scale the world's highest peak may need to shell out for a GPS device, according to Nepal's tourism chief.
21 March 2017
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18 March 2017
A young actor has released pictures of a lump on her throat that turned out to be thyroid cancer, with hopes the image will raise awareness and alert others who may be suffering from the disease.
17 March 2017
A "promising treatment" for aggressive blood cancer needs more evidence of its effectiveness before NHS doctors will be able to prescribe, a watchdog is warning.
16 March 2017
Millions of Brits are opting for coach holidays over jet-setting and cruises, new research indicates.
15 March 2017
Thousands of flights to and from America's north east have been cancelled in preparation for a "life-threatening" storm poised to hit the country.
14 March 2017
Seniors who experience weight loss should not put it down to the normal ageing process, experts are warning.
11 March 2017
Gatwick Airport is insisting it is still a "credible and deliverable" expansion option, as the airport experienced its busiest ever February.
08 March 2017
Strikes by French air traffic controllers (ATCs) are leading to delays and cancellations across the UK.
10 March 2017
Waiting times for kidney transplant patients have fallen significantly, health officials have said.
09 March 2017
A Dutch snowboarder has been fatally injured in the second avalanche to hit the French Alps in 24 hours.