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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%.
18 January 2017
Researchers at Cambridge University may have made a breakthrough in the treatment of Parkinson's disease, according to preliminary findings.
17 January 2017
Stansted Airport has made a bid to become Britain's next hub for long-haul travel, as passengers are promised seamless connection facilities and baggage transfer.
13 January 2017
Long-term goals such as travelling more and visiting new places have come above healthy eating and changing jobs in a list of the top New Year's resolutions.
14 January 2017
Some of the biggest airports in the UK have been forced to cancel flights as snow and blizzard conditions sweep parts of the country.
Stress could be as significant a risk factor for heart attacks and strokes as smoking, drinking and overeating, new research shows.
24 December 2016
Planned strikes by British Airways cabin crew on Christmas Day and Boxing Day have been suspended amid continuing industrial unrest ahead of the weekend break.
11 January 2017
A connection between diabetes and inflection in children could be a major breakthrough in developing a cure for type 1 diabetes, according to new research.
10 January 2017
A new trial aimed at tackling widespread loneliness among older people is successfully reducing isolation using community-based tactics, a report shows.
07 January 2017
People may be able to enjoy better brain health in later life by following a Mediterranean diet, research has suggested.
06 January 2017
Many Britons plan to cut down on the costs of their holidays in 2017, as part of their financial resolutions for the New Year.
05 January 2017
Holidaymakers have been encouraged to make the most of the fact 2017 boasts a pair of bank holiday weekends just two weeks apart.
04 January 2017
Holidaymakers are increasingly turning their attentions to trips which are all-inclusive, new research has suggested.