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[CNET] Dead British gamer's father warns of blood clot risks

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http://news.cnet.com/8301-10797_3-20...=2547-1_3-0-20

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The family of a British man who died after engaging in marathon Xbox sessions is launching a campaign to raise awareness about the risks of prolonged game and computer use.

Chris Staniforth, 20, of Sheffield died in May after suffering from deep vein thrombosis (DVT), according to autopsy results. A blood clot formed in his left calf and traveled to his lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism.
Not sure if this is the correct section, as it is gaming related but not really anything to do with the industry. I apologize if it is in the wrong section.

EDIT: Seems someone moved it for me, thanks.
Edited by Red Rabbit - 7/30/11 at 8:10pm
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Good thing I never game for more than a couple hours at a time. I think I move my legs fairly often when I do, anyway. I dunno.

In any case, RIP Chris.
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I'm sorry but what does the a blood clot have anything to do with video gaming.....
     
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Rest in peace but, what a idiot.

If you SIT in the same place for like 100 hours of course your going to get a blood clot..
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Rest in peace but, what a idiot.

If you SIT in the same place for like 100 hours of course your going to get a blood clot..
I can object to that I've played more xbox than I have been outside and school put together and I have yet to see any differences in my health. He prolly sat on the couch eating doritos more than he played.
     
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RIP. I have to applaud him for being able to sit down and play the same game for such a long session; I have never done that and probably never will be able to.
     
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I'm sorry but what does the a blood clot have anything to do with video gaming.....
I'd be more worried about heart attacks from Amnesia
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A thrombus (blood clot) in your leg can shoot up into your lung causing a pulmonary embolism which will kill you dead. Basically, take walk to the bathroom every few hours. I think its what killed Captain Phil on Deadliest Catch.
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A thrombus (blood clot) in your leg can shoot up into your lung causing a pulmonary embolism which will kill you dead. Basically, take walk to the bathroom every few hours. I think its what killed Captain Phil on Deadliest Catch.
Well he was fat No offense to him but its only truth and that was a good show too.
     
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Its sad he's dead.....but how fricking lazy was this guy to sit in the same place for 12+ hours?!
More importantly, instead of blaming video games shouldn't his dad of said something to him while he was still alive...something like "get a job" or "maybe you should go for a walk".

Sad yes, tragedy...no.
Yet another death caused by stupidity that will no doubt litter our newspapers and media for days and days just like Amy Winehouse.
No scratch that, i care more about this poor fool than i do her.
Reality check:
A corporal names Mark Anthony Pailin was killed a week or so ago serving in the UK army, he did more for his country than some fat kid addicted to Halo and Amy Winehouse combined yet you hear nothing on the news or in the newspapers about him.
Ok rant over.

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